Contemporary Examples

Meanwhile, the AFL-CIO effectively shuttered its super PAC in April of this year.
The Super-PAC Economy John Avlon, Michael Keller September 17, 2012

The Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO have to agree on the scale of a guest-worker program.
Washington Is Waiting for Godot as President Obama’s Second-Term Agenda Stalls Howard Kurtz April 8, 2013

“With a Republican Senate, all kinds of things are going to reach his desk,” says Bill Samuel of the AFL-CIO.
Here’s What Happens When the GOP Takes Over the Senate Michael Tomasky April 29, 2014

Pelosi was calm compared to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who said the proposals “just told working Americans to drop dead.”
Deficit Demagogues Rev Up John Avlon November 29, 2010

“They thought they could do anything and no one would care,” AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka said on a recent conference call.
Warning Signs GOP Has Overreached Heading Into 2012 Elections Jill Lawrence November 15, 2011

Is it me, or did the first-term Massachusetts senator sound like a presidential candidate at her big AFL-CIO speech this weekend?
What’s Elizabeth Warren Up To Now? Daniel Gross September 9, 2013

Members of AFL-CIO and other unions have launched a massive grassroots campaign to defeat Romney.
Florida Union Marchers Take on the GOP Lynn Waddell August 29, 2012

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has already served notice that his union dollars will not help bankroll the convention.
Unions Turn on Obama Eleanor Clift September 6, 2011

If Gov. Walker defeats the public union, AFL-CIO president Richard L. Trumka predicts disastrous results for American workers.
AFL-CIO President: Wisconsin ‘The Fight of Our Lives’ Eve Conant February 28, 2011

The United Auto Workers supports a pending trade agreement with South Korea; the AFL-CIO opposes it.
Unions Turn on Obama Eleanor Clift September 6, 2011

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations: a federation of independent American trade unions formed by the union of these two groups in 1955

Abbreviation for the American Federation of Labor–Congress of Industrial Organizations, two groups that merged in 1955 to become the largest federation of labor unions in the United States. Member unions, including a variety of workers from machinists to musicians, make up over seventy percent of the unionized labor force in the United States.

Note: Though officially nonpartisan, the AFL-CIO has strong traditional ties with the Democratic party.

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations


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