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AFL-CIO freezes out longshoremen

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In retaliation for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union's decision to disaffiliate from the AFL-CIO, the labor federation has denied " solidarity charters " to the ILWU's locals, according to Labor Notes. Solidarity charters allow a union's locals to remain affiliated with the AFL-CIO even if the national union itself has left the federation. The charters helped the...