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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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Goldberg's structured approach to problem-solving and his moderate temperament provided for more public visibility as chief legal advisor to both the Steelworkers union and Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).
The new organization, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), was headed by George Meany, former president of the AFL.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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