The differences between the AFL-CIO and CtW programs are minor, not enough to rip apart the labor movement and ignite raids among unions.
We offer the following which deepen the discussion. To comment go to the new SEMCOSH Web Log:
Atkins & Cohen: Proposal for a new TUEL
Black Commentator: Black Labor's Voice Amidst the Madness
Dudzic: Labor Party & Political Vision
Early: Labor's Midlife Crisis
Early: Reutherism Redux
Ehrenreich: Tiny Labor
Gaspasin & Yates: Labor Movements: Is There Hope?
Kelber: On Change to Win
Onasch: A Top Banana Split?
Tucker: US Labor in Crisis
The AFL debates have led to the elimination of the AFL National Safety Department. Some articles:
Barab: Open Letter To John Sweeney
Coyne: Labor Federation Shifts Priorities
Ditz: ... and fight like hell
Although the split happened and both the AFL-CIO and NUP-CtW have shut down their discussion forums the AFL-CIO has been wise enough to maintain the pages listing the proposals that the discussion generated. Discussion site. Proposals are here.
Our Detroit neighbors - Labor Notes - articles and links on proposals to change labor movement. more
The Failure of Organizing