Change to Win Federation

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Change to Win Federation,

coalition of seven labor unions representing primarily American workers. It was founded in 2005 as the Change to Win Coalition by five American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial OrganizationsAmerican Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
(AFL-CIO), a federation of autonomous labor unions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, and U.S.
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 unions that had united to make changes in the AFL-CIO that were aimed at rebuilding the American labor movement. The original members were the Service Employees International UnionService Employees International Union
(SEIU), labor union representing U.S. and Canadian workers in health care (doctors, nurses, health technicians), public services (government workers, school employees), building services (janitors, elevator operators, security officers) and
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U.S. labor union formed in 1903 by the amalgamation of the Team Drivers International Union and the Teamsters National Union. Its full name is the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America (IBT).
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, Union of Needle and Industrial Textile Employees–Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees (Unite Here), Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), and United Food and Commercial Workers International (UFCW). Failing in their reform efforts, these unions disaffiliated (2005) from the AFL-CIO, founded the new labor association, and were soon joined by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and the United Farm Workers. In 2009, however, the carpenters union and Unite Here (which suffered its own split, with many members joining SEIU) left Change to Win, and LIUNA rejoined the AFL-CIO in 2010. Change to Win's basic aim is to increase union membership by organizing workers. Headed by Anna Burger, the first woman to lead an American labor federation, it has more than 5.4 million members.
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21 /PRNewswire/ -- Anna Burger, Chair of the Change to Win Coalition and Secretary-Treasurer with SEIU International in Washington, DC, spoke before a capacity crowd of striking Sutter CPMC caregivers, labor supporters, activists, elected officials, and community leaders -- in what is now the ninth day of a strike against Sutter CPMC.
CONTACT: Stephanie Mueller of Change to Win Coalition, +1-202-842-9884; or Avril Smith of Service Employees International Union, +1-202-898-3480, for Change to Win Coalition
15 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to President Bush's speech tonight, the Change to Win Coalition called for more of the focus of the recovery efforts to be on rebuilding the lives of those affected.
The United Farm Workers of America, with about 27,000 members, joins the Service Employees International Union, the Teamsters, the United Food and Commercial Workers, UNITE HERE and the Carpenters in forming the dissident Change To Win Coalition.
The unions in the Change to Win Coalition may prove to be strange bedfellows indeed.
Both the AFL-CIO and the Change to Win Coalition share many common goals, he said.
NEW YORK -- The Change to Win coalition of labor unions held a joint news conference today to discuss the troubling results of an eighteen month investigation into the history and practices of CVS Caremark, and outline an extensive education and reform initiative.
Gerard e-mailed a letter on April 7 to members of the AFL-CIO executive board, Change to Win coalition and the National Education Association.
As a letter carrier for twenty-three years, I am a lot less interested in who wants to be part of the AFL-CIO or the Change to Win Coalition than I am with the profound apathy that dominates many of the existing unions.
15 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of the four unions that withdrew from the AFL-CIO to form the Change to Win Coalition last summer have signed a Solidarity Charter Agreement with the AFL-CIO Metal Trades Department to enable disaffiliated unions to maintain active involvement in the Department's operations.
EDT), the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, a founding member of the Change to Win Coalition representing seven million workers, disaffiliated from the AFL-CIO.
We have partnered with seven strong and progressive unions in the Change to Win coalition to organize the unorganized and create real power for the working families of America.