Unaffiliated Union

Unaffiliated Union

A union in the United States that is not a part of the AFL-CIO, which is America's biggest labor group. The Teamsters and the SEIU are two of the largest unaffiliated unions, both having split from the AFL-CIO in 2005.
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Ron Chen, president of the Independent Association of Publishers' Employees, the unaffiliated union that represents Dow Jones workers, said the layoffs "appear to be unjustified and timed to prevent the company from paying out retirement benefits to several of the dismissed employees.
The decision was generally announced to employees a few weeks ago, said Thornton, noting also that the paper formally notified the Boston Globe Employees Association, an unaffiliated union with whom the paper was in negotiations.
This should act as an inspiration to everyone in English Canada, within the CLC, and within suspended or unaffiliated unions, to recognize that the need to unite and jointly cooperate in the struggle against corporate globalization must supercede our other political differences and institutional rivalries.