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Friday, February 25, 2005

Global Unions

While the arguments about how to regain lost ground for working people and their families domestically are and should be at the center of the discussion about improving the structure of the labor movement, it's also healthy that the SEIU and others are working toward global unions. There will undoubtedly be complications, but if unions are to engage global corporations to win workers rights and good pay/benefits, the argument for global unions makes sense.

A recent article in the American Prospect (titled The Other Forum, March issue)indicates that our unions around the world agree that working more closely together is vital.