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Attachment of article #3 - VeryOldLabor

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Very Old Labor Unions need a vision for the new global economy. Tuesday, July 26, 2005 12:01 a.m. EDT   The AFL-CIO, the giant union consortium formed in 1955 by George Meany and Walter Reuther,  is breaking apart this week in a dispute over how to revive labor's lagging fortunes. The tragedy is  that neither faction is offering an agenda that will make workers more prosperous in our  increasingly competitive global economy.  Instead, we are witnessing a fight over who gets to preside over a declining labor movement. Two  of the largest and more successful unions, the Service Employees International and the  Teamsters, are rebelling against the leadership of AFL-CIO President John Sweeney. The irony  is that it wasn't all that long ago, in 1995, that Mr. Sweeney won his job with his own coup against  Lane Kirkland, the Cold War hero and more moderate labor voice.  In the wake of the GOP takeover of Congress the year before, Mr. Sweeney promised to pour  hundreds of millions of dollars into electoral politics to stop the Gingrich revolution. He staffed  AFL-CIO headquarters with activists from the political left--environmental groups, culturally liberal 
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