[Excerpt] "A New Labor Movement in the Shell of the Old?" hits the nail on the head when it says that any hope of reviving the labor movement depends on change at the grassroots, not just in Washington, D.C. In the past five years, we in the Teamsters union have been facing the same challenge that now confronts the AFL-CIO: how to turn the labor bureaucracy into a labor movement again. The reforms we are making—while far from complete—confirm Brecher and Costello's argument that rankand- file involvement and new community coalitions are key to rebuilding labor's strength.
"Ron Carey Responds,"
Labor Research Review:
24, Article 8.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/lrr/vol1/iss24/8