Change to Win Coalition
Change to Win coalition, according to its website, was created when "Seven unions and six million workers united in Change to Win in 2005 to build a new movement of working people equipped to meet the challenges of the global economy and restore the American Dream in the 21st century: a paycheck that can support a family, affordable health care, a secure retirement and dignity on the job."
It was formed when the seven member unions split off from the AFL-CIO. The leaders of the breakaway faction said they were leaving because of distress over what they described as the AFL-CIO's ineffectiveness in stopping the long-term decline in union membership.
Change to Win consists of four affiliated unions as of 2010:
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) http://www.teamster.org
- Service Employees International Union (SEIU) http://www.seiu.org
- United Farm Workers of America (UFW) http://www.ufw.org
- United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) http://www.ufcw.org
- Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) http://www.liuna.org
- United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) http://www.carpenters.org
- UNITE HERE http://www.unitehere.org
- Joseph Hansen, Chair, Change to Win, International President, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
- James P. Hoffa, Secretary-Treasurer, Change to Win, General President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
- Geralyn Lutty, International Vice President, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
- Mary Kay Henry, President, Service Employees International Union
- Arturo S. Rodriguez, President, United Farm Workers of America
- Tom Woodruff, Director, Strategic Organizing Center
1900 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Fax : 202-721-0661
Email: info AT changetowin.org
Resources and articles
- John Stauber, The Progressive Movement is a PR Front for Rich Democrats, March 15, 2013, CounterPunch.
Related SourceWatch articles
- About page, Change to Win, accessed October 2010.
- Thomas B. Edsall, "Two Top Unions Split From AFL-CIO", The Washington Post, July 26, 2005.
- Leadership, Change to Win, accessed October 2010.
- Steven Greenhouse, "After a Life in Labor, a Union Leader Retires, Frustrated by the Movement's Troubles", The New York Times, September 4, 2010.