Several union groups announced that they will join forces to act on important issues. The AFL-CIO, Change to Win Federation, and the National Education Association has created the National Labor Coordination Committee. The Committee will allow the groups to tackle national issues like the economy jointly. A former Democratic lawmaker, David Bonior, will chair the newly formed Committee. As a side note, the seven unions that make up the Change to Win Federation (which left the AFL-CIO in 2005), will continue negotiations through the Committee over potentially rejoining the AFL-CIO to form a reunited labor federation.