from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- abbreviation American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- the combined organizations of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.
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- proper noun US Initialism of American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations.
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- noun the largest federation of North American labor unions; formed in 1955
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"Every segment of the labor movement is under attack right now," said Naomi Walker, director of state-government relations for the AFL-CIO, which is working with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the U.S.'s biggest public-sector union; the Service Employees International Union; the American Federation of Teachers; and others.
The AFL-CIO, which is spearheading the effort, said more than 4,000 volunteers and dozens of paid staff are on track to make 1.2 million phone calls and knock on 600,000 doors over the final days to build opposition.
He had his shortcomings — the decision to break away from the AFL-CIO was a failure and, on a lesser note, a $1 million documentary that the union paid for (and in which I'm interviewed) was, as Stern admits, a waste of money.
In a footnote to a June ruling, Becker stated that in keeping with the Obama administration's ethics policy, he would recuse himself from any cases in which the SEIU or the AFL-CIO was a party.
The stakes are high for the AFL-CIO, which is nearing a change in leadership.
The AFL-CIO is the largest confederation of unions in this country.
The AFL-CIO is a sponsor of HCAN, but 33 State AFL-CIO's have endorsed HR 676.
If you are a member of a union not on this list and you need help recovering from the flood, please call the AFL-CIO hotline at 1-877-235-2469.
The AFL-CIO, which is an umbrella group for dozens of large national labor unions, has tailored messages about Mr. McCain for each of its member unions.
In any case, AFTRA noted that the agreement was facilitated by the AFL-CIO, which is a good sign, and Back Stage magazine's Blog Stage blog says SAG approval is likely (though no source or explanation is offered for this, so the basis for the conclusion is unclear).