Unions representing 40 percent of union membership broke away from the AFL-CIO in 2005 to form a rival federation, Change to Win (CTW). CTW leaders argued that the AFL-CIO placed too much emphasis on politics and too little on organizing new workers. This study looks at the potential impact of the split on laborʼs political action in lobbying and electoral mobilization. It examines differences between Change to Win and AFL-CIO affiliates in their political action committee spending, their support of Democrats, and their overall political spending on lobbying and electoral mobilization and concludes that CTW unions are no less reliant on political action than AFL-CIO unions and are likely to continue their involvement in politics.
Roof, T. (2007), "Ctw vs. the afl-cio: the potential impact of the split on laborʼs political Action", International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 245-275. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOTB-10-02-2007-B004
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