WASHINGTON -- The departure of the United Food and Commercial Workers and Teamsters, both based here, from the AFL-CIO network of unions could lead to a more effective unionization effort at Wal-Mart, according to some observers. The UFCW, which represents about 1.4 million workers, joined the Teamsters and the Service Employees International Union in ceding from the AFL-CIO network late last month, said it wanted to focus more resources on organizing workers in its core industries and was ...

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