“AFL-CIO tries to regroup as American support for unions declines”
“It was an unexpected and blunt admission by one of the nation’s most powerful labor leaders: “We are in crisis, and we have to do things differently,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told USA Today last week.
His candid assessment heralds a change in strategy for the one-time labor giant. It is now seeking to partner with other left-leaning organizations such as the NAACP and the Sierra Club to bolster its influence, and its lagging membership.
The idea would have been heretical in an earlier time when such partnerships meant solidarity under the union label and the obligation of union dues.”