Two of the biggest unions in the AFL-CIO were expected to
announce Monday, July 25, that they’re dropping out of the organization.
The Associated Press reported the Teamsters and the
Service Employees International Union are breaking away because of
disagreements about how to reverse the long decline in total union membership.
Both unions spend considerably more resources organizing than do many of their
Along with the Teamsters and the SEIU, members of the United
Food and Commercial Workers and Unite Here groups boycotted the Sunday, July
24, session of the AFL-CIO’s Chicago convention.