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Friday, November 28, 2003



The AFL-CIO is enduring a budget shortfall so severe that its own workers are taking two days of unpaid leave to avoid layoffs, even as the labor federation attempts to mobilize its largest-ever political campaign.

Dubbed 'solidarity days,' the days off were agreed to this past summer in contract negotiations between managers and the union representing about 200 workers at the AFL-CIO, an umbrella organization of 64 international unions. Managers also have agreed to take the unpaid time.
So the union workers, the people who work for the union, are unionized, and they and union management agreed to two solidarity days to help defray the costs of unionized union workers.

Yikes!

Yahoo! News - AFL-CIO Facing Major Financial Woes

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