*SMLR-Net, the source of selected news on labor and employment relations and human resource management.* Union, Rallying After Wisconsin Vote, Prepares for New LeaderBy STEVEN GREENHOUSEhttp://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/g/steven_greenhouse/index.htmlPublished: June 21, 2012, also appearing in print June 22, 2012 * * LOS ANGELES — Nearly 3,000 delegates from the nation’s largest union of state and local government employees gathered here this week. Judging from the talk on the convention floor, one would hardly know that they had experienced a huge defeat this month in their effort to recall Wisconsin’s governor, or that they faced lawmakers and voters across the country who have grown increasingly unsympathetic to public sector workers.
The delegates attending the convention of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employeeshttp://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/organizations/a/american_federation_of_state_county_and_municipal_employees/index.html?inline=nyt-org have been preoccupied with choosing the first president to head their union in three decades. On Thursday, they elected Lee Saundershttp://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/s/lee_saunders/index.html?inline=nyt-per . * * *For the rest of the story, see:* *http://nyti.ms/KXN7O0*
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