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The IWW and the United Farm Workers successfully organized unskilled labor but they didn't do it using the AFL 'handbook,' as it were.

US unionism is craft-oriented, closed shop, run in little fiefdoms, by the leadership for their nephews.  They even screw their own members: dual wage system and the recent Spin-Offs the UAW bought into.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Mon Oct 20th, 2008 at 11:10:02 AM EST
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