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AFL-CIO

LABOR UNION

Founded in 1955 with the merger of the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations. Today, 61 labor unions belong to the group.

Official Website:
http://www.afl-cio.org/

Location:
Washington, DC

Founding Date:
1955

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alan S. Blinder
Economist
14-Oct-1945   Vice Chairman, Federal Reserve
Peter J. Brennan
Government
24-May-1918 2-Oct-1996 US Secretary of Labor, 1973-75
John Diebold
Author
8-Jun-1926 26-Dec-2005 Advocate of automation
Mark T. Gaffney
Labor Leader
18-Oct-1955   President, Michigan State AFL-CIO
Geoff Garin
Business
?   Pollster
Christopher Gersten
Activist
c. 1947   Husband of Linda Chavez
Melissa Gilbert
Actor
8-May-1964   Little House on the Prairie
Arthur J. Goldberg
Judge
8-Aug-1908 19-Jan-1990 Supreme Court Justice, 1962-65
Orrin Hatch
Politician
22-Mar-1934   US Senator from Utah
Denis M. Hughes
Labor Leader
c. 1951   President of New York State AFL-CIO
Karen Ignagni
Business
c. 1953   America's Health Insurance Plans PAC
Benjamin Todd Jealous
Activist
c. 1972   President of the NAACP
Lane Kirkland
Labor Leader
12-Mar-1922 14-Aug-1999 AFL-CIO President, 1979-95
Ted Kulongoski
Politician
5-Nov-1940   Governor of Oregon, 2003-11
Celinda Lake
Government
?   Lake Research Partners
George Meany
Labor Leader
16-Aug-1894 10-Jan-1980 AFL-CIO President, 1955-79
Joseph G. Minish
Politician
1-Sep-1916 24-Nov-2007 Congressman from New Jersey, 1963-85
A. Philip Randolph
Activist
15-Apr-1889 16-May-1979 20th century civil rights leader
Walter Reuther
Labor Leader
1-Sep-1907 9-May-1970 UAW and CIO labor leader
Albert Shanker
Labor Leader
14-Sep-1928 22-Feb-1997 American Federation of Teachers
Karen Silkwood
Victim
19-Feb-1946 13-Nov-1974 Nuclear whistleblower
John Sweeney
Labor Leader
5-May-1934   President of the AFL-CIO, 1995-2009
Richard Trumka
Labor Leader
24-Jul-1949   AFL-CIO President
W. J. Usery
Government
21-Dec-1923   US Secretary of Labor, 1976-77
Randi Weingarten
Labor Leader
1957   President, United Federation of Teachers


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