Definition of AFL-CIO abbreviation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

AFL-CIO

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BrE BrE//ˌeɪ ef el siː aɪ ˈəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌeɪ ef el siː aɪ ˈoʊ//
 
 
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American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (an organization of trade/labor unions) Culture It was created in 1955 when the AFL and CIO joined together, and today represents over 12 million people in 57 unions.
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