But trade unionists of color and civil rights activists also have a history of pushing back the federation on these practices and ultimately being successful in forcing the AFL-CIO
to not only open up its ranks to workers of color and women, but to form support groups within the house of labor that represent their interests.
By contrast, the Teamsters won only 44 percent of their elections, and the rest of the AFL-CIO
, other than the Teamsters and the SEIU, won only 49 percent.
Recognizing the continuing importance of mergers to the labor community, the AFL-CIO
adopted a set of guidelines in 1985 for its members who were considering mergers.
The amount spent on organizing is one of the key issues separating Change to Win from the rest of the AFL-CIO
What was once a home of cold warriors and state department officials--infamously dubbed the AFL-CIA--the new AFL-CIO
under the leadership of John Sweeney, Linda Chavez Thompson, and Richard Trumpka boasts as its mission "to promote democracy, freedom, and respect for worker rights in global trade, investment, and development policies and in the lending practices of international financial institutions; and above all to help the world's workers secure a voice in the developing global economy.
HIT's companion funds, the AFL-CIO
Building Investment Trust and AFL-CIO
Urban Development Fund, have joined in the New York City Community Investment Initiative in seeking commercial real estate investments.
Trumka called the reaffiliation a formalization of "our ever-closer working relationship with the AFL-CIO
and its member unions" and said that the move was "in the best interests of our membership.
Two years ago the AFL-CIO
filed a similar trade petition, which was rejected by the Bush Administration despite overwhelming evidence that action was required under provisions of U.
WHAT: NYC Retirement Systems announces $150 million investment with AFL-CIO
HIT, a fixed-income investment company that will unveil a $1 billion plan to create or sustain 20,000 affordable housing units over the next five years with union labor.
WASHINGTON - Union leaders who govern the AFL-CIO
voted Monday to support President John Sweeney's plans to boost organizing efforts and continue political activities for pro-labor candidates and policies, but leaders representing a coalition of five dissident unions voted against Sweeney's proposals.
By last fall, this one-time voice of the people had attached itself to the Democratic National Committee and the AFL-CIO
, and sullied itself by working with Carey's crooked campaign handlers.
Loveall pledged to continue organizing and mobilizing along with other area Unions despite the UFCW's recent withdrawal from the AFL-CIO