Monday, September 23, 2013

The Nation, September 10, 2013, Tuesday

The Nation

September 10, 2013, Tuesday

The Nation (full article)

AFL-CIO Pledges Prison Reform, Partnerships and Accountable Organizing Plans

Kate Bronfenbrenner, who directs labor education and research at Cornell University, compared the resolution’s passage to a pledge made at an AFL-CIO Organizing Committee meeting in the early ’90s, at which she said unions agreed to provide confidential reports regarding the percentage of their international unions’ budgets devoted to organizing. According to Bronfenbrenner, she was tasked with drafting a survey to actualize that pledge, but once she presented it to the group, that plan fizzled, because some union leaders “really didn’t know how much they spent,” and others “were uncomfortable.”