The AFL-CIO, the largest US union federation is cutting support for some programs and dismissing dozens of staff members. The restructuring move is being made as union membership declines and there are fresh threats to labor rights.
|AFL-CIO spokesperson, Josh Goldstein refused to discuss the exact number of staff affected but said: “We will have to end support for some programs that don’t go to our core priorities. This is about reimagining and realigning our core priorities to best serve our affiliates.” The employees dismissed included both union members and managers. Reports indicate several dozen employees were dismissed. At their last filing the AFL-CIO had around 400 employees. Wikipedia says of the AFL-CIO:|
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) is a national trade union center and the largest federation of unions in the United States. It is made up of fifty-six national and international unions, together representing more than 12 million active and retired workers. The AFL–CIO engages in substantial political spending and activism.