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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"In light of its complaints, AFL-CIO urged Morocco, among other things, to "withdraw the draft legislation from the parliament," "amend its national legislation to reflect ILO conventions," allow for more inclusive social dialogue with trade unions, and "respect trade unions' rights and freedoms" by upholding international labor standards.The email comes after domestic actors lambasted the legislation project which the government introduced to the parliament in April of this year.
He argues that, on each of the major topics emphasized by the AFL-CIO'S internal and external critics--its resistance to female and racial minority inclusion in leadership, its deprioritization of organizing, and its lack of outreach to other progressive movements and organizations--Kirkland moved the federation haltingly but definitively in the direction sought by those critics.
"In recent decades, corporate CEOs have been taking a greater share of the economic pie while wages have stagnated and unemployment remains high," the AFL-CIO report said.
The AFL-CIO Equity Index Fund promotes good corporate governance through proxy voting and shareholder activism.
En una solemne pero calida ceremonia efectuada en la sede de la AFL-CIO en Washington, DC, Estados Unidos, le fue entregado el Premio Meany-Kirkland al lider de Los Mineros de Mexico, lo cual genero entusiastas ovaciones de los asistentes, todos ellos representantes y dirigentes de Organizaciones Sindicales de todo el mundo y especialmente de Estados Unidos y Canada, asi como miembros del Congreso de Estados Unidos y representantes de diversos medios de comunicacion.
But the AFL-CIO is seeking a fast-track review because of the alleged "severity" of the crackdown and Bahrain's role as a leader in labour rights in the Gulf, where many other nations outlaw unions or worker groups, he added.
The AFL-CIO comprises 58 national and international trade unions and claims to represent 12.2 million members.
Thus, the foreign policy activities of the AFL-CIO provided places for US corporations to invest, taking jobs from and/or providing increased competition to companies that had American employees."
Vince Beltrami, president of the Alaska AFL-CIO, addressed the convention on the importance of this gas pipeline project to labor.
The Presidential elections were discussed with Mike Cerbo the Executive Director of the Colorado AFL-CIO with the UAN endorsing Senator Clinton.
Gerry Shea of the AFL-CIO reported that same day on the AFL-CIO's national Health Care Campaign: "In America No One Should Go WithoutHealthCare" and its goals which favor workplace-based coverage with shared responsibility between employers, government and individuals working together.
Almost all of those polled in a recent AFL-CIO survey said they were struggling with the cost of health care, even though most were insured and employed and more than half were in union jobs or were college graduates.