Sept. 1, 2005 – A labor campaign to bring non-union workers into the fold of organized labor appears to be making headway, the nationâ€™s largest organized labor organization announced yesterday.
According to official statements, the AFL-CIO now has one million members in its Working America program.
The program is aimed at workers who toil in non-union workplaces. Among the services the two-year-old program offers are free on-line legal advice, a searchable outsourcing database and the opportunity to cast an e-vote to help determine the direction of the effort.
Members do not gain any of the traditional benefits unionization provides members. Dues are $5 a year, but most participants pay nothing, Labor Educator reported earlier this year.