My limited experience in the Seattle area is a bit different. District 925/SEIU recently landed a grant of something like $400,000 to conduct a city- wide organizing drive of child-care workers here. It's a dynamic campaign. AFL-CIO vice president Rich Trumka came here spoke at a highly publicized child-care rally on 5/1/98 (to my delight he even mentioned gay & lesbian workers in a favorable way... at a child-care rally!).
At least four unions here have high density of clerical workers-- d925/SEIU, OPEIU 8, IFPTE 17, and AFSCME.
--- Sarah Luthens <ssaraht at aol.com>