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AFL-CIO Faces a Strike of Its Own

Oct. 9, 2018, 9:21 PM

Locked in a bitter internal battle over how to withstand an onslaught of attacks from anti-union groups and the Trump administration, the largest U.S. union federation could soon face a walkout by its own employees.

On Oct. 9, AFL-CIO employees represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), unanimously voted to authorize a strike. The vote by union members, including about 50 janitors, secretaries and accountants for the AFL-CIO, empowers union leaders to set a date for a walkout. Beyond the significance of labor unrest at one of America’s most prominent labor groups, if the union members do...

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