American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

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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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Labor unions - including the Texas AFL-CIO - vocally opposed it, believing it would threaten American jobs.
In 2013, the AFL-CIO Equity Index Fund submitted shareholder proposals to reform executive compensation practices and to establish independent chairs of corporate boards.
Leading economist and businessman Dr Yousef Mashal said the AFL-CIO should reconsider its position.
He is a current member of the National Writers Union/United Auto Workers Union, AFL-CIO, serving as the Chair of the NWU's Veterans' Committee, and is longtime member of the United Association for Labor Education (UALE).
American Federation of State, Municipal and City Employees (AFSCME) and even the Communications Workers of America, both of which remained in the AFL-CIO, represent a significant number of public workers.
As a letter carrier for twenty-three years, I am a lot less interested in who wants to be part of the AFL-CIO or the Change to Win Coalition than I am with the profound apathy that dominates many of the existing unions.
An AFL-CIO spokeswoman said the decision is "a real tragedy for working families .
After the successful Cuban Revolution, however, the successor AFL-CIO established its own Latin American operation in 1962, the American Institute for Free Labor Development or AIFLD, to better respond to "challenges" within the region.
These four unions had shifted resources into organizing and had expressed frustration that the AFL-CIO had been unable to get other unions to follow suit.
More and more workers cannot get the health care they need, and out-of-control drug prices are a huge factor," says AFL-CIO director of governmental affairs Gerry Shea.
Both of these models must be distinguished from the Steelworkers-PACE "strategic alliance," which smacks of a cobbled-together facade orchestrated by AFL-CIO leadership, to provide a countervailing force to the NUP.
The AFL-CIO filed a case in mid-March with the Office of the U.