Teamsters make bold proposals to overhaul national AFL-CIO

The Teamsters General Executive Board endorsed a bold plan presented by General President James P. Hoffa to restructure the AFL-CIO to focus more resources on organizing. The plan would unite the broadest coalition of AFL-CIO affiliates at the same time as it would dramatically streamline the AFL-CIO so that greater resources could be focused on growing the labor movement. The Teamster Plan includes the following key elements:

"Combined with other important proposals - such as focusing our political efforts on building a movement for national health care and a workers right to union representation, expanding our efforts in new sectors and globally, developing stronger shop steward structures, and many others - we believe our restructuring proposals will allow us to build a more unified and more effective labor movement," Hoffa said. "We hope that these proposals will contribute to the process that will lead to a stronger labor movement as we head into the coming AFL-CIO Convention and we look forward to discussing them with our brothers' and sisters' throughout the movement in the weeks and months to come."



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