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American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

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(AFL-CIO) The main US labour federation. The name results from the amalgamation in 1955 of two associations, the AFL representing mainly craft unions, and the CIO representing ...

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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... Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations ( AFL-CIO ) US labour organization, the largest union in North America. It is a federation of individual trade unions from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Panama, and some US dependencies. It was formed in 1955 by the merger of the American Federation of Labor ( AFL ) and Congress of Industrial Organizations ( CIO ). Although each union within the federation is fully autonomous, the ultimate governing body of the AFL-CIO is an executive council made up of president, vice presidents and...

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

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A Dictionary of Economics (5 ed.)

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2017
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Social sciences, Economics
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76 words

...American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations ( AFL-CIO ) The main US labour federation. The name results from the amalgamation in 1955 of two associations: the AFL representing mainly craft unions, and the CIO representing mainly industrial unions. The AFL-CIO operates mostly at the political level: wage and other industrial bargaining is carried out by its member unions. It is the US equivalent of the UK’s Trades Union Congress ( TUC...

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

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Colin Davis

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History

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2013
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Social sciences, Business and Management, Economics
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1,426 words

... Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, or AFL-CIO, came into being at a convention in New York City in December 1955 when the two hitherto-separate labor federations merged. The delegates elected the AFL president George Meany to lead the AFL-CIO. Six vice presidents, three from each federation, along with the president and secretary-treasurer, formed an executive committee. President Meany emerged as the dominant force in the organization. The negotiators...

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

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Graham K. Wilson

The Oxford Companion to American Politics

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Social sciences, Politics, Regional and Area Studies
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... Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is the peak association representing labor in the United States . In the early twenty-first century, nearly most major unions are members; at times in the past, however, some of the very largest unions have not belonged for a variety of reasons ranging from the positions taken by the AFL-CIO on issues such as the Vietnam War, which caused the United Auto Workers to secede, to the suspension of unions for...

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

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Graham K. Wilson

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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2012
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Social sciences, Politics
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... Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is the peak association representing labor in the United States. Nearly all major unions are members; at times in the recent past, however, some of the very largest unions have not belonged for a variety of reasons ranging from the positions taken by the AFL-CIO on issues such as the Vietnam War, which caused the United Auto Workers to secede, to the suspension of unions for corruption, as in the case of the...

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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2004
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1,568 words

... Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations . The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is the peak association representing labor in the United States. At present, nearly all major unions are members; at times in the recent past, however, some of the very largest unions have not belonged for a variety of reasons ranging from the positions taken by the AFL-CIO on issues such as the Vietnam War, which caused the United Auto Workers to secede, to the suspension of unions for corruption, as in the...

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations  

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(AFL-CIO)The main US labour federation. The name results from the amalgamation in 1955 of two associations, the AFL representing mainly craft unions, and the CIO representing mainly industrial ...
Labour History

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John L. Halstead

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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5,401 words
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Oxford University Press

...first half of the 19th century, that historians speak of the formation of the ‘working class’. Third, the third quarter of the 19th century witnessed industrial maturity and has inspired debate about the ‘labour aristocracy’. Fourth, the period of the rise of the labour movement with a distinctly modern character began with the revival of socialism around 1883 and continued until the emergence by 1923 of Labour as the ‘alternative governing party’ of British politics. Fifth, the First World War and the Russian Revolution were followed by a Labour minority...

Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress  

(CLC)A trade union emerging in 1956 from a fusion between the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada (est. 1883) and the Canadian Congress of Labour (est. 1940). In 1961, it joined forces with the ...
Congress of Industrial Organizations.

Congress of Industrial Organizations.  

John L. Lewis of the United Mine Workers (UMW) and other unionists created the Committee for Industrial Organization (CIO) in November 1935, as a means of encouraging industrial unionism within ...
Confédération des Syndicats Nationaux

Confédération des Syndicats Nationaux  

The major Canadian trade union representing French‐speaking workers. Founded in 1921 as an overtly Catholic, anti‐socialist trade union (Canadian Catholic Federation of Labour), it became ...
Samuel Gompers

Samuel Gompers  

(1850–1924), American labor leader.President of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) for all but one of its first thirty-seven years (1886–1924), Samuel Gompers was a leading supporter of the ...
Southern Tenant Farmers' Union and National Farm Labor Union.

Southern Tenant Farmers' Union and National Farm Labor Union.  

Galvanized by a 1934 visit to northeast Arkansas by the socialist leader Norman Thomas, local Socialist party members H.L. Mitchell and Clay East helped found the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union ...
Knights of Labor

Knights of Labor  

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A US industrial trade union, founded in 1869 at a tailors' meeting in Philadelphia. By 1879 it was organized on a national basis, with membership open to all workers. Its goals were reformist rather ...
Steel Strike of 1919.

Steel Strike of 1919.  

This strike marked the unsuccessful culmination of efforts to unionize mass-production workers during World War I. War production increased steelworker unrest by worsening already poor working ...
Migratory Agricultural Workers.

Migratory Agricultural Workers.  

Following the Civil War, a migratory labor system of mobile, low-paid workers emerged in the United States to meet the seasonal demands of expanding capitalist agriculture. Growers recruited an ...
George Meany

George Meany  

(1894–1980), labor leader.Born in New York City, George Meany in 1915 joined the United Association of Plumbers and Steam Fitters, his father's union. In 1922 he attained his first ...
labor Movement

labor Movement  

Imprecise term referring to two ideas: first, that workers, especially blue‐collar or manual workers, share common political and economic interests which may be advanced through organized trade union ...
Socialist Party

Socialist Party  

The Socialist Party of America (SPA) was formally constituted in 1901 by a merger of the Social Democratic Party and a wing of the Socialist Labor Party. It was founded ...
Change to Win

Change to Win  

Is the name of a new union confederation in the United States, whose members have broken away from the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). Its creation ...

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