ILR Impact Brief - Transcending Free Market Unionism: A New Alliance for New York State UnionsPolicy & Issue Briefs
Abstract[Excerpt] In the few years since the AFL-CIO consolidated 25 of the 31 central labor councils in New York State into five area labor federations (ALFs), local union affiliates have begun to transcend the narrow interests that long divided one union from another. ALFs have begun to embrace new and more diverse leaders, strengthen their functional capabilities, forge coalitions with community groups, and help elect politicians who are more responsive to the concerns of working families. Whether the restructured labor movement has a greater ability to affect organizing drives and contract negotiations is still unclear.
Citation InformationJeff Grabelsky. "ILR Impact Brief - Transcending Free Market Unionism: A New Alliance for New York State Unions" (2007)
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