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American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, AFL-CIO(noun)
the largest federation of North American labor unions; formed in 1955
of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, a federation or organization of labor unions and guilds
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations is a national trade union center, the largest federation of unions in the United States, made up of fifty-seven national and international unions, together representing more than 12 million workers. It was formed in 1955 when the AFL and the CIO merged after a long estrangement. From 1955 until 2005, the AFL–CIO's member unions represented nearly all unionized workers in the United States. Several large unions split away from AFL–CIO and formed the rival Change to Win Federation in 2005 but several unions have since reaffiliated. The largest union currently in the AFL–CIO is the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, with more than 1.6 million members.
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