Friday, April 29, 2005

AFL-CIO Report

Here is the press release and the link to the report, Winning for Working Families issued by the AFL-CIO yesterday.

According to the press release, the recommendations include:

The officers’ recommendations include:

  • Establishing a $22.5 million Strategic Organizing Fund with rebates for unions that meet tough organizing standards;
  • Creating year-around, year-in and year-out member education and mobilization capacity around national, state and local political and legislative issues and increasing political program funding by approximately $7.5 million a year;
  • Building stronger state and local labor organizations through improved planning and coordination, establishing performance standards and benchmarks, forming larger metropolitan, area and regional organizations and developing mechanisms for full funding and affiliation; and
  • Increasing training and leadership development to ensure diversity at all levels of union movement leadership.

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