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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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Scholars now recognize that the 1934 General Textile Strike gathered widespread southern support and that the organizing campaign of the Congress of Industrial Organizations also made gains in the region.
Each year, more than six million people are injured on the job, and 60,000 are permanently disabled, according to the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.
totaled 15,000,000 after the AFL and the CIO merged to become the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).
The AFT revoked its charter in 1941 because of communist influence in the local and although it subsequently affiliated with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), the CIO ousted them in 1950.
In 2010, Standard & Poor's 500 Index company CEOs received, on average, $11.4 million in total compensation, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) said in a report.
She also explores how an eventual anti-communist backlash allowed employers and more right-wing forces in the Congress of Industrial Organizations to challenge and eventually roll back the gains of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine workers.
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.
Zieger has written an enormously useful history of the tumultuous career of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, one bound to be treated as the definitive account for years to come.
.' Similarly, one wonders about how much George Meany's stewardship of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, as characterized by Robert H.
Democratic unionism originates in the militant struggles that created the Congress of Industrial Organizations. Hence it prioritizes rank-and-file action over "administrative, legalistic, and consumer-oriented strategies." (13) Struggles that relied on these kinds of top-down actions, such as at Hormel and International Paper in the mid-1980s and in the Decatur "War Zone" in 1994-95, all failed.
[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).
Unions, especially those in the Congress of Industrial Organizations, believed that government action was necessary to deal with capital concentration and managerial control of pricing and profits and to seek full employment.
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