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AFL-CIO seeking direction

In a blast email, AFL-CIO top brass is asking their ranks what direction they should be heading in

Kris LaGrange's picture
Jan 08, 2018

When UCOMM suggested in the wake of the destructive Trump election that new leadership at the 12 Million member AFL-CIO is needed, we received a few calls and concerned emails but our real message really didn’t resonate. Rewarding the same ol’ same ‘ol, every top leader at the AFL-CIO was reelected again at what some were calling the most uninspiring AFL-CIO Conference in decades.

Today the AFL-CIO put out a bulk email, asking people to make suggestions. The text and accompanying links from that is below. It’s a nice gesture, but we’re unsure if these emails will make a difference or get read, but we should go through the motions anyway. In the work that we do here at UCOMM, we often bear witness to well-dressed political coordinators dolling out tens of thousands of dollars to elected officials, and little to no money spent on internal inner-union and external for-public communications. This seems to be the Modus Operandi at the AFL-CIO – spend money on Chuck Schumer and no money on strategic marketing that supports organizing and contract battles.

Or maybe we’re wrong?


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