AFL-CIO's file:

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is a voluntary federation of 56 national and international labor unions. The AFL-CIO was created in 1955 by the merger of the AFL and the CIO. The AFL-CIO represents 11.5 million members.

Recent statements involving AFL-CIO

Republican redistricting plans cut Democrat Nancy Nusbaum out of  "her state Senate district by a half a block."

"There are not, nor have there ever been, any boycotts encouraged by our organizations."

For thousands of public employees, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill would "take away any say they have in the workplace, and eliminate their union."

Marco Rubio "opposes extending unemployment benefits."

Recent stories featuring AFL-CIO

Fact-checking the Wisconsin budget battle:

The Wisconsin budget controversy has generated sharp rhetorical clashes over ideology, budget priorities and tactics -- and the largest sustained protests in Madison since the Vietnam War,

The main event: An argument over collective bargaining rights and compensation for state and local government employees that has spurred national interest.

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