According to the story, labor leaders from various unions want to set aside their political differences and work together so they can take advantage of the most favorable political climate organized labor has seen in decades.
The decision of UNITE-HERE to rejoin the AFL-CIO comes one day after Richard Trumka became the newest AFL-CIO president, the story stated.
UNITE-HERE President John Wilhelm said: "The SEIU has failed in its attempt to hijack our union, and if they truly want this dispute to end, all they have to do is stop."
UNITE-HERE has been feuding internally, itself the product of a merger between two smaller unions whose leaders could no longer get along, causing about 150,000 of its members to leave earlier this year, the story noted.
The move brings the AFL-CIO a powerful ally in its fight against the SEIU who, despite having similar goals for organizing workers, employs different tactics to reach them, the story added.
to read previous CM e-News Daily™ coverage of UNITE-HERE''s internal feud.