"Teamsters, SEIU split from AFL-CIO" http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8682415/ "This Would Be A Very Painful Divorce" http://cc.msnscache.com/cache.aspx?q=2118733539359&lang=en-US&FORM=CVRE2 "Democrats alarmed by labor rift; AFL-CIO president bitter, calls move by breakaway unions a `grievous insult'" http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8712926/ I believe Americans are getting fed up with the lack of interest in their well being, whether it is unfair trade agreements, illegal immigration, loss of pensions, corporate corruption, and add to that Bush’s push for privatization of Social Security. If I were a foreign adversary who wanted to destroy America, I would be in favor of all the things above, as well as dividing America, engaging in a long war(s) of attrition, and removing democracy in any way I could--be it the Patriot Act, or suppressing the “free” press, etc. (I wonder who Bush really works for). The question in my mind is not so much the effects of union splits, but why. Union membership has dropped from something like 35% down to 8%, and it seems labor wants to regain power again. Perhaps we are seeing the beginning of revolt as it were, and hopefully this will carry through to a changing of the guard at the election polls in 2006 and 2008. Maybe this is good, not bad.