Murphy Comments in Article About AFL-CIO Split

Murphy Comments in Article About AFL-CIO Split

"Union Chief's Jersey Model", The Star-Ledger

July 31, 2005

Christopher J. Murphy, a Partner in Saul Ewing's Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Practice Group, is quoted in this Q&A article about the ongoing split of the AFL-CIO. There are now five labor unions who have defected to follow Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, who helped organize the breakup. Mr. Stern and the others left because the federation's industrial unions focused too heavily on political races instead of recruiting.

Mr. Stern is a former protégé of AFL-CIO President, John Sweeney.

"They [unions who are leaving] believe the status quo under the Sweeney regime is ultimately doomed to failure, as a consequence of diminishing membership," Mr. Murphy said.