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American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

The largest umbrella organization for unions in the United States. It represents more than 11 million workers in the U.S. and Canada. While it has little direct control over member unions, it is a powerful political force for organized labor and carries a great deal of influence. It was established in 1955 as the result of a merger between the AFL and the CIO.
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Randolph's advocacy for working within the established trade union movement-the AFL, in effect-bred dissension especially among a new ge neration of black organizers, some drawn to the militancy of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, others active Communists.
The main order of business was a three-day convention that decided policy matters and the presidential endorsement for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations - an umbrella organization for 68 international and national unions that represent about 13 million U.
The United Electrical Workers later became an affiliate of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).
It is an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor, Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).
Its successes, according to Cloud, included John Sweeney winning the presidency of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1995 and the growing influence of his New Voices coalition; the successful Teamster strike against UPS in 1997; and the United Auto Workers victory against automakers in 1998.
The SMWIA is affiliated with the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).
53] In 1937 farm wage workers in Alabama gained an AFL charter to form a union, but shortly afterwards they joined the United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing and Allied Workers of America (UCAPAWA), a new organization of farm and food processing workers sponsored by the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).
Thousands of unionists are expected to converge on Los Angeles this weekend for the 23rd biennial convention of the country's largest labor organization, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.
Ron Blackwell, Chief Economist, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO): Discussing the importance of benchmarks to measure household economic security.
237) Like the North American Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) during the 1940s, COSATU discovered that incorporation into a governing coalition and a contractual labour relations regime can undermine shop-floor power.
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