CAWP News 10-10
LIUNA Returns to AFL-CIO
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka recently announced at a meeting of the AFL-CIO Executive Council that the Laborers will re-affiliate with AFL-CIO by Oct. 1. A source reported there was an agreement that Laborers President Terry O'Sullivan would become a member of the executive council as well as the smaller Executive Committee, which governs the federation between executive council meetings.
The Laborers joined the AFL-CIO splinter group Change to Win in 2005 and subsequently left the AFL-CIO in 2006. The union joined with two other basic trades that had left the AFL-CIO’s Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD), the Carpenters and Operating Engineers, to form the National Construction Alliance (NCA). However, in 2008, the Laborers left the NCA to rejoin the BCTD, without officially rejoining the larger AFL-CIO organization until now.
O’Sullivan’s membership on the Executive Committee and Executive Council means he will have greater influence in the federation.
Source: AGC of America