Union v. Union

By Marc Ambinder

UniteHere is in disarray. The progressive union's president has sued his co-president. In California, SEIU just won a major battle against a dissident local. Tens of thousands of union members are split at a time when the movement needs unity of purpose. But the disputes are real, and they involve millions of dollars in resources, political and legislative priorities, and, of course, massive personalities.  You can find more about the specifics here, but the take-away is that the movement is struggling to hold itself together, and its enemies sense this, and are going to take advantage of it.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2009/01/union-v-union/216/