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In today’s labor history, on this date in 1955, ending a 20-year split, the two largest labor federations in the U.S. merged to form the AFL-CIO. Currently, the federation’s fifty-five national and international unions represent more than 12 million active and retired workers.
Today’s labor quote is by AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, who on this date in 1999 welcomed the collapse of World Trade Organization talks in Seattle, declaring that "No deal is better than a bad deal."
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