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AFL-CIO, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Labour relations, unions
AFL-CIO, thethe AFL-CIOAFL-CIO, the /ˌeɪ ef ˌel ˌsiː aɪ ˈəʊ $ -ˈoʊ/  BEL (the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) an organization of American trade unions
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AFL-CIO, theGuest John Sweeney, president of the AFL-CIO, gave his blessing.John Sweeney is elected president of the AFL-CIO.Officials with the AFL-CIO were hesitant to discuss the administration plan because they said they had not seen details of the proposal.Sometimes, as a mental exercise, I try to think of the AFL-CIO in the year 2001.The AFL-CIO elected John Sweeney as president last October in the first contested election in its history.The AFL-CIO has targeted 75 vulnerable Republican seats as part of a push to restore Democratic control of the House.The AFL-CIO said the ads are not partisan but rather aim to press Congress to address the needs of working families.The AFL-CIO waged a million-dollar television campaign against the measure, and threatened to target House and Senate lawmakers who supported it.
From Longman Business DictionaryAFL-CIOAFL-CIO nounORGANIZATIONS American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations; the professional organization for LABOR UNIONs in the US, which represents them in discussions with the government, employers etcThe AFL-CIO fears that the trade pact will harm the interests of its members.
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