For immediate release
June 14, 2005
Presidents of Teamsters, UFCW, UNITE-HERE, Laborers', SEIU
to Announce Plans for Future of Labor Movement
The leaders of five of the largest unions in the AFL-CIO — Teamsters, UFCW, UNITE-HERE, Laborers’, and SEIU — will hold a press conference Wednesday, June 15, at 12:30 PM at the Laborers’ International Union of North America headquarters to announce the creation of a new multi-union organization to address the urgent need for a large-scale, coordinated effort to rebuild the American labor movement in the face of globalization.
The press conference will follow a meeting of 50 of the top leaders of the five unions who will adopt a Constitution and Bylaws for the new organization and develop coordinated organizing and growth plans.
The five unions represent 5 million workers. They have recently partnered on a platform that would reform the AFL-CIO and bring the labor movement into the 21st Century. The platform calls for dramatic new emphasis on organizing non-union workers and for restructuring federation and affiliate activities to respond to the profound changes in the American economy.
â€¢ Terence O’Sullivan, President,
|When:||Wednesday, June 15, 12:30 p.m.|
|Where:||Laborers’ International Headquarters
905 16th Street, NW, 6th floor
|Domestic Call-in information: 1-800-762-6067
International Call-in: 1-480-629-9566
Name of the Conference: Change To Win Press Conference