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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hostess Bankruptcy Backstory: The AFL-CIO vs. SEIU Rivalry

by Ivan Osorio on November 20, 2012 · 0 comments in Economy, Employment, Features, Labor

The controversy over the impending shutdown of Hostess Brands — and who is to blame — has pitted two unions against each other. That isn’t particularly noteworthy, since different unions’ interest can diverge. What is noteworthy is the fact that the two unions in this standoff — the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) — are aligned with two different camps within organized labor that have had an uneasy relationship with each other: the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the AFL-CIO….. The latest round in this bout is just beginning. Get the popcorn.  For more on labor, see CEI’ s labor policy website,   To Read More…..

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