Moving innovation from the margins to the center

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These are dark times for labor unions in America. To become the powerful vehicle for the economic interests of working people that it has been in the past, the labor movement must reinvent itself1 once again. But not by reinventing the wheel. Rather, it must hone existing forms and add new ones to its repertoire of union models. There are abundant signs that it is doing exactly this. The change in leadership of the AFL-CIO in 1995 came during an era of remarkable experimentation in local and international unions. And so today-as well as historically-we can find ideas and models for labor’s future growth. To ensure that innovative practices move from the margins to the center of daily practice in union halls and international headquarters across the country, the challenge for the AFL-CIO’s leadership and staff is to take a close look at the rich array of experiments now taking place-and then to pass them on.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA New Labor Movement for the New Century
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781136522246
ISBN (Print)0815324731, 9780815324737
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


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