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 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
During the entire period of the alienation of the CIO from the AFL, the idea of merger was being considered by elements in both federations, and labor’s concern over the apparent antiunion policies of President Eisenhower’s administration (the first Republican administration in 20 years) gave new impetus to the movement for labor unity.
While the AFL was grappling with the problem of gangster-dominated affiliates, the CIO decided in 1948 to bar Communists from holding office in the organization, and in 1949–50 it expelled 11 of its affiliated unions, which were said to be Communist-dominated.
Opposed to the idea of a labor party, the AFL was a relatively conservative political force within the labor movement of the late 19th and early 20th cent.
www.bartleby.com /65/am/AmerFL-CIO.html   (1282 words)

  
 Congress of Industrial Organizations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The CIO rejoined the AFL, forming the new entity known as the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), in 1955.
Lewis continued to denounce the AFL’s policies while the CIO offered organizing support to workers in the rubber industry who went on strike and formed the Steel Workers Organizing Committee, in defiance of all of the craft divisions that the AFL had required in past organizing efforts, in 1936.
The CIO’s major organizing drive of this era, Operation Dixie, aimed at the textile workers of the South, was a complete failure, due both to the social and political backwardness of the region and the CIO’s reluctance to confront Jim Crow.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Congress_of_Industrial_Organizations   (4009 words)

  
 Massachusetts AFL-CIO
The Birth of the CIO and the Revival of the AFL
Despite the differences between the AFL and the CIO, the charges and the countercharges, a new spirit encompassed the labor movement.
The new industrial unions that broke from the AFL as part of the Committee on Industrial Organizing (CIO) surged forward in 1936 and 1937 when forty thousand workers joined labor organizations in the Commonwealth.
www.massaflcio.org /labor_history_detailed.asp?id=195   (2010 words)

  
 Four unions announce boycott of AFL-CIO convention
The unionization rate among private-sector workers dropped to just 7.9 percent in 2004, the lowest percentage since 1901, and overall union membership is 12.5 percent, down from 35 percent in 1955, when the AFL and CIO merged, and 20 percent as late as 1983.
Some officials within Stern’s faction have attempted to compare their actions to the split within the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in 1935 that led to the formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).
The in-fighting within the top echelons of the AFL-CIO is not a dispute between leaders of genuine working class organizations.
www.wsws.org /articles/2005/jul2005/aflc-j25.shtml   (1459 words)

  
 Welcome to AFLCIO
The Massachusetts American Federation of Labor (AFL) and Congress of Industrial Unions (CIO) is the umbrella organization for more than 750 local unions and intermediate bodies, such as joint boards and district councils, whose parent international unions are affiliated with the national AFL-CIO.
www.massaflcio.org   (102 words)

  
 The Next Hurrah: Brinksmanship at Bally's, or, What to Expect from This Week's AFL-CIO Executive Council Meeting
Over the next 20 years, the CIO unions grew strong, but by 1955 both the AFL unions and CIO unions felt the strain of the rift in labor.
In 1955, Walter Reuther, head of both the UAW and CIO, and George Meany, a plumber and president of the AFL, brokered a merger of the competing federations into a single "House of Labor."
Part of the problem was a fundamentally different understanding of the lines along which workers should be organized --the tradesmen of the AFL had always associated by craft, while it made more sense to organize the growing industrial union movement by workplace.
thenexthurrah.typepad.com /the_next_hurrah/2005/02/brinksmanship_a.html   (7693 words)

  
 AFL-CIO - Art History Online Reference and Guide
The AFL-CIO was formed in 1955 when the AFL and CIO merged after a long estrangement.
It is America's largest federation of labor unions, made up of 61 national and international (i.e., including Canada) unions, together representing over 14 million workers.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/AFL-CIO   (162 words)

  
 AFL-CIO Crisis
communists and militants out of the CIO unions and providing a secure apparatus that the corporations could collaborate with.
It helped solidify business unionism and labor management collaboration as the bedrock of US trade unions from the UAW to the Teamsters.
It came into being in 1955 on the basis of driving
www.laboraction.org /html/afl-cio_crisis.html   (2975 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Business -- Unions bolt AFL-CIO federation, raising concerns from workers, Democrats
While this is the biggest rift in organized labor since 1938, when the CIO split from the AFL, supporters of the breakup note that labor made big gains when the two groups competed.
One of every three private-sector workers belonged to a labor group when the AFL-CIO merged in the 1950s.
The rank and file are the ones that are going to be hurt by this."
www.signonsandiego.com /news/business/20050725-1430-laborrift.html   (939 words)

  
 AFL-CIO Convention 2005. NYSUT reports from the convention floor. July 25-28, 2005. New York Teacher.
Speakers took note of the 50th anniversary of the joining together of the AFL and the CIO, celebrated in a video tribute to the labor federation's pre-amble which underscored the shared principles that bind its member unions.
In the meantime, what may be the biggest labor story in half a century (and this week's convention, among other things, is billed as a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the merger of the AFL and CIO) could soon break forth in Chicago.
Four dissident unions are threatening to walk away from the AFL-CIO if their demands aren't met.
www.nysut.org /newyorkteacher/2004-2005/050724aflcio_convention.html   (4958 words)

  
 MyDD :: AFL-CIO Breakup Imminent
SEIU President Andrew Stern, 54, and the three other dissident labor chiefs aren't expected to announce they are pulling out of the AFL-CIO, though that may come as early as tomorrow, the officials said.
Four unions representing about 30 percent of the AFL-CIO's U.S. membership will boycott the labor federation's annual convention, a first step toward one of the biggest splits in the organized labor movement in 70 years, union officials familiar with the matter said.
By my lights, the problems is that within the AFL and other very large unions there is a lack of good management.
www.mydd.com /story/2005/7/24/183058/120   (4430 words)

  
 ZNet Labor The Question Remains: What Is the AFL-CIO doing in Venezuela?
And, the answer depends upon what individuals you are talking about in the AFL.
As for people like Stan Gacek, I truly believe that he is well-intentioned and would not willingly be involved in a coup attempt against a foreign sovereign.
Yet, it continued to accept monies from the right-wing NED to continue its support for the CTV.
www.zmag.org /content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=45&ItemID=5074   (839 words)

  
 ZNet Labor AFL-CIO Foreign Policy:
Hear Kim Scipes, Labor Educator on the AFL-CIO and international politics, discuss the history of the AFL's involvement with the foreign policy interest of American Imperialism.
Prior to the AFL-CIO Convention in Chicago, rank-and-file workers held a protest and discussion about the need to reform the AFL-CIO's foreign policy and the influence upon it from funding from the National Endowment for Democracy.
Also, an interview with Fred Hirsch, long-time critic of AFL-CIO foreign policy, as he and other opponents of N.E.D. funding attended the 2005 AFL-CIO Convention.
www.zmag.org /content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=19&ItemID=8421   (2254 words)

  
 Why Did the AFL-CIO Self-Destruct?
Jimmy Hoffa of the Teamsters; Steve Rosenthal of America Coming Together; Drummond Pike, president and CEO of the Tides Foundation; and a raftful of lefty rebels defecting from the AFL.
It will be a massive labor alliance to rival the AFL.
WASHINGTON -- A small and elite group, many of them connected to Washington's radical think tank, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), has decided they will create a new international organization for the 21st century.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1459504/posts   (8370 words)

  
 Teamsters, SEIU split from AFL-CIO - U.S. Business - MSNBC.com
CIO Survey Shows Executives Facing Enormous Transformation
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/8682415   (734 words)

  
 Congress of Industrial Organizations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When the CIO formally established itself as a rival to the AFL in 1938, renaming itself as the Congress of Industrial Organizations, the ILGWU and the Millinery Workers left the CIO to return to the AFL.
The CIO’s major organizing drive of this era, Operation Dixie, aimed at the textile workers of the South, was a complete failure, due both to the social and political backwardness of the region and the CIO’s reluctance to confront Jim Crow.
The CIO leadership, particularly those in more left unions such as the Packinghouse Workers, the UAW, the NMU and the Transport Workers, undertook serious efforts to suppress hate strikes, to educate their membership and to support the Roosevelt Administration’s tentative efforts to remedy racial discrimination in war industries through the Fair Employment Practices Commission.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Congress_of_Industrial_Organizations   (3876 words)

  
 AFL-CIO - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The AFL-CIO was formed in 1955 when the AFL and the CIO merged after a long estrangement.
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, commonly AFL-CIO, is America's largest federation of unions, made up of 53 national and international (including Canadian) unions, together representing over 9 million workers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/AFL-CIO   (481 words)

  
 The Congress of Induustrial Organization
After the AFL convention formally revoked the CIO unions' charters, the Committee became the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1938.
Alternating attempts to merge and fierce competition highlighted the relationship between the CIO and AFL in the late-1930s and 1940s.
By 1937, Lewis was able to report to the first CIO Conference that the United Auto Workers had grown almost overnight to 400,000 members and the United Steelworkers to nearly 500,000 members.
www.umwa.org /history/cio1.shtml   (320 words)

  
 Welcome to AFLCIO
The Massachusetts American Federation of Labor (AFL) and Congress of Industrial Unions (CIO) is the umbrella organization for more than 750 local unions and intermediate bodies, such as joint boards and district councils, whose parent international unions are affiliated with the national AFL-CIO.
www.massaflcio.org   (102 words)

  
 Is ‘Working America' a Rising Star in AFL-CIO’s Future?
The AFL-CIO has invested $5 million in a new affiliate, “Working America,” whose members do not seek to belong to a union, but who join “primarily because they want to participate in putting pressure on politicians and corporations in support of a working families agenda.”
Is ‘Working America' a Rising Star in AFL-CIO’s Future?
Our weekly “LaborTalk” and “The World of Labor” columns can be viewed at our Web site: www.laboreducator.org.
laboreducator.org /workgamer.htm   (102 words)

  
 RECOLLECTION USED BOOKS: Cold War
McCarran Act, Smith Act, AFL and CIO conventions, UE, blacklisting in the media.
Tells of the rise and fall of a big American roughneck who begins life as a teenage ditch-digger in the 1930s, becomes a 1940s radio star, and is destroyed, as both a performer and a man, in the McCarthy witch hunt of the 1950s.
But as any good rightwinger, ala William F. Buckley, Jr., will tell you, there was no blacklist and no one was seriously hurt.
www.eskimo.com /~recall/cats/coldwar.htm   (102 words)

  
 NBC 4 - Career - AFL-CIO To Control National Strategy Of Grocery Strike
NBC 4 - Career - AFL-CIO To Control National Strategy Of Grocery Strike
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www.nbc4.tv /employment/2778035/detail.html   (213 words)

  
 Afl
1955 AFL and CIO merge, with George Meany as president
1967 AFL grants a franchise to Cincinnati Bengals
1991 David "Sonny" Werblin, AFL owner for the New York Jets, dies at 81
www.brainyhistory.com /topics/a/afl.html   (564 words)

  
 AFL-CIO Proposes to Leadership to Unite Local Labor Movements Through New Solidarity Charters
“These Solidarity Charters will allow unions in New York to continue to work together and maintain a united front to fight for working people’s issues,” said Denis Hughes, President of the New York State AFL-CIO.
The AFL-CIO came up with the Solidarity Charters after locals of disaffiliated unions contacted the national AFL-CIO over the weeks since its convention and expressed a desire to remain in the AFL-CIO at the local level.
The AFL-CIO Constitution is clear that if a union leaves the national AFL-CIO, they also leave the AFL-CIO at the local level.
www.aflcio.org /mediacenter/prsptm/pr08112005.cfm   (630 words)

  
 Press Release
Later, Lovestone and his associates entered virtually en masse into the U.S. foreign-intelligence operations, and became a key element of the U.S. intelligence operations under cover of both the AFL and CIO.
Those nuts ought to admit to other AFL-CIO officials, the nature of their real, non-labor loyalities, and a lot of foolish, self-defeating behavior from within the AFL-CIO would come to an end, at long last.
The attacks on me personally, from AFL-CIO circles, especially the foreign operations sections, have always had that special lunatic quality peculiar to the aberrant mental state of Lovestone, Angleton, and Cherne.
larouchein2004.net /pages/pressreleases/2001/011118aflcio_print.htm   (342 words)

  
 Congress of Industrial Organizations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When the CIO formally established itself as a rival to the AFL in 1938, renaming itself as the Congress of Industrial Organizations, the ILGWU and the Millinery Workers left the CIO to return to the AFL.
The CIO rejoined the AFL, forming the new entity known as the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), in 1955.
The Congress of Industrial Organizations, or CIO, was a federation of unions that organized industrial workers in the United States and Canada in the 1935-1955.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Congress_of_Industrial_Organizations   (3949 words)

  
 Finding Aid for the Congress of Industrial Organizations Records
The American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) transferred the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) Records Collection to the Department of Archives, Manuscripts, and Museum Collections (now the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives) at The Catholic University of America in four separate installments between 1962 and 1976.
Discontented leaders of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) formed the Committee for Industrial Organizations (CIO) after the 1935 AFL Convention.
The newly created American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) ended the CIO's twenty year tenure as an independent and competing labor federation.
libraries.cua.edu /achrcua/cio.html   (3668 words)

  
 Labor Notes - AFL-CIO Refuses to Clear the Air on Foreign Policy, Operations
This meeting was the outcome of a process that began in 1998 with an effort by labor activists in the San Jose, California area to demand that the AFL-CIO "clear the air" about its involvement in events leading up to a 1973 coup that overthrew the elected government of Chile.
This is a copy of a letter, signed by Amy Dean, Executive Officer of the South Bay Labor Council, that was sent to selected unions and labor councils, asking them to take action accordingly to press the AFL-CIO.
And in response to the demand that an international work be funded only out of AFL-CIO member support, they claimed the affiliates would never support it.
www.labornotes.org /archives/2004/02/articles/b.html   (3668 words)

  
 American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO
AFGE has been a member union of the AFL-CIO since AFGE was first chartered in 1932 and continues to remain a member union along with 54 other unions including the Auto Workers, the Steelworkers Union, and the Communications Workers of America.
In the months leading up to this convention when the unions were publicly debating their concerns, the AFL-CIO Executive Council offered to accept most of their ideas for structural and rule changes for the AFL-CIO.
During this week, two unions, the Teamsters and the SEIU announced their decision to leave the AFL-CIO.
www.afge.org   (3668 words)

  
 Main
359 - US - (AFL-CIO, CWA) National Association of Broadcas
29 - CA - (AFL-CIO, CWA) CWA District 10
130 - IA - (AFL-CIO, CWA) CWA Local 7290
unitedunioninternet.com /Directories/D_UnionByState.htm   (3668 words)

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