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How do we build a better, stronger U.S. labor movement?

The following was posted this morning at AFL-CIO Now.

AFLCIO-13-Future-of-Unions(May 6, 2013) — At our AFL-CIO Convention in September, the AFL-CIO needs to be ready to make decisions about how the union movement should change and what we can do together to make a better future for working people. We’re taking a hard look inward, at ourselves, and also asking for ideas from everybody who’ll share them—from people inside and outside the labor movement, from progressives, academics, student groups. We want ideas from anyone who cares deeply about building a real movement for working people.

Visit and join the conversation about the future of work.

These discussions will be happening all across the country, both in person and online. We’ve invited journalists, activists, academics and even a former Cabinet member to lead online discussions around some of today’s most pressing questions. How can we compete in a global economy? How can communities make an impact on workers’ rights? What’s the union movement’s proper relationship to the Democratic Party?

Pleaseshare your ideas now at

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1 Comment for “How do we build a better, stronger U.S. labor movement?”

  1. SeattleSparky

    We really need to spread the word and get as many people replying and active as we can. Now is not the time to sit back and watch it happen!! It is a crucial time in the labor movement , and we need to do all we can to activate our members!!

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