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Worker Centers Series Vol. 2NEWS!

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Vol. 2

The following was written by Michael C. Saqui of The Saqui Law Group


The worker centers perform certain core functions, most notably organizing, that historically has been reserved for the unions themselves, but in social and economic spaces where most traditional unions have not been able to operate successfully. By reaching out to and through worker centers and their allied community organizations in the hope of capturing the benefit of this community based grass-roots organizing and in some instances by mimicking center-like structures within the traditional union framework, the AFL-CIO and various international unions are hoping to reverse the long term adverse trend in union participation which severely threatens their power. [i]


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