Labor unions - including the Texas AFL-CIO
- vocally opposed it, believing it would threaten American jobs.
In 2013, the AFL-CIO
Equity Index Fund submitted shareholder proposals to reform executive compensation practices and to establish independent chairs of corporate boards.
Leading economist and businessman Dr Yousef Mashal said the AFL-CIO
should reconsider its position.
He is a current member of the National Writers Union/United Auto Workers Union, AFL-CIO
, serving as the Chair of the NWU's Veterans' Committee, and is longtime member of the United Association for Labor Education (UALE).
American Federation of State, Municipal and City Employees (AFSCME) and even the Communications Workers of America, both of which remained in the AFL-CIO
, represent a significant number of public workers.
As a letter carrier for twenty-three years, I am a lot less interested in who wants to be part of the AFL-CIO
or the Change to Win Coalition than I am with the profound apathy that dominates many of the existing unions.
spokeswoman said the decision is "a real tragedy for working families .
After the successful Cuban Revolution, however, the successor AFL-CIO
established its own Latin American operation in 1962, the American Institute for Free Labor Development or AIFLD, to better respond to "challenges" within the region.
These four unions had shifted resources into organizing and had expressed frustration that the AFL-CIO
had been unable to get other unions to follow suit.
More and more workers cannot get the health care they need, and out-of-control drug prices are a huge factor," says AFL-CIO
director of governmental affairs Gerry Shea.
Both of these models must be distinguished from the Steelworkers-PACE "strategic alliance," which smacks of a cobbled-together facade orchestrated by AFL-CIO
leadership, to provide a countervailing force to the NUP.
filed a case in mid-March with the Office of the U.