WASHINGTON — The apparel and textile union UNITE is out and U.S. furniture manufacturers are in under membership changes at a nascent domestic textile lobbying group spearheaded by textile magnate Roger Milliken and determined to change American trade policy.

Organizers of the year-old American Textile Trade Action Coalition — now renamed the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition — said the group needed to broaden its political base by including producers from other sectors also being battered by import competition. Thus far, the new entity has one chemical and four furniture companies as nontextile members.

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