Murphy Quoted in Article on Decrease of Unions in AFL-CIO

Murphy Quoted in Article on Decrease of Unions in AFL-CIO

"Labor's Big Divorce", The Philadelphia Inquirer

July 26, 2005

Christopher J. Murphy, a Partner in Saul Ewing's Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Practice Group, is quoted in this article about two of the nation's largest labor unions quitting the American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) on July 25. The defection left the AFL-CIO with less than 10 million members.

"It's the successful unions that are leaving," said Mr. Murphy, who works with companies that are trying to avoid unionization. He said it would mean more worries for his clients if the pro-organizing cadre comes out on top. "There will be a lot more pressure for union locals to succeed at organizing."