Journal of Labor Research

, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 313–325 | Cite as

U.S. Labor 2006: Strategic Developments across the Divide

  • Richard W. Hurd


The AFL-CIO and Change to Win have learned to co-exist without debilitating acrimony. The AFL-CIO has established Industry Coordinating Committees to facilitate cooperative bargaining and organizing ventures. On the political front, the AFL-CIO took the lead in labor’s 2006 electoral operations and conducted an extensive, efficient, and unified campaign. Change to Win unions worked together to build strategies for a growth agenda. The success of UNITE-HERE’s Hotel Workers Rising Campaign indicates the potential of this approach. Difficult challenges remain, but the strategic developments show signs of life and offer hope that labor may find a path to the future.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard W. Hurd
    • 1
  1. 1.Cornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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