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afl-cio - Business Definition
AFL-CIO - Cultural Definition
Abbreviation for the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, two groups that merged in 1955 to become the largest federation of labor unions in the United States. Member unions, including a variety of workers from machinists to musicians, make up over seventy percent of the unionized labor force in the United States.
- Though officially nonpartisan, the AFL-CIO has strong traditional ties with the Democratic party.