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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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CVS Caremark's lack of transparency is driving up prescription drug costs for consumers and health plans alike," said Chris Chafe, executive director of Change to Win.
WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Change to Win chair Anna Burger issued the following statement about today's White House Forum on Health Reform, which was attended by various Change to Win leaders.
WASHINGTON -- CVS Caremark continues to use patient and physician data to promote drugs on behalf of pharmaceutical companies in ways that may compromise patient privacy, according to Change to Win.
Health care reform is crucial to fixing the economy, and with Kathleen Sebelius at the helm of Health and Human Services, we can be sure it gets the attention and sound management it deserves," said Change to Win chair and SEIU International Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger today.
The hearing comes on the heels of a report released by Change to Win detailing historically questionable and possibly illegal conduct by CVS Caremark and its legacy companies, "CVS Caremark: An Alarming Prescription.
27 /PRNewswire/ -- Change to Win chair Anna Burger issued the following statement about the first meeting of the Middle Class Task Force today, chaired by Vice President Joe Biden, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia:
The hearing came on the heels of a report released by Change to Win detailing historically questionable and possibly illegal conduct by CVS Caremark and its legacy companies, "CVS Caremark: An Alarming Prescription.
26 /PRNewswire/ -- Change to Win and the AFL-CIO filed a joint complaint with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today against Rick Berman's Center for Union Facts and Bernie Marcus' the Marcus Foundation for violating their "charitable" tax status by engaging in partisan political activity on behalf of Republican Senate candidates during the 2008 election.
WASHINGTON -- A new study by Change to Win reveals CVS's expired goods problems and poor health inspections extend far beyond New York, where Attorney General Cuomo filed suit against CVS on Thursday, December 4 after finding that there were still expired products on the drugstore chain's shelves close to six months after Cuomo threatened to take legal action against the chain for selling expired medicines, infant formula, milk and eggs.
An investigation by American union body, Change to Win, found various problems at Fresh & Easy, Tesco's loss-making chain in the States.
An investigation by American union body Change to Win found various problems at Fresh & Easy, Tesco's lossmaking chain in the States.
11 /PRNewswire/ -- "Anna Burger, Chair of Change to Win and Secretary-Treasurer of sister union the Service Employees International Union, announced her retirement today.