The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, commonly AFL–CIO, is a national trade union center, the largest federation of unions in the United States, made up of 56 national and international unions, together representing more than 11 million workers (as of June 2008, the most recent official statistic). It was formed in 1955 when the AFL and the CIO merged after a long estrangement. From 1955 until 2005, the AFL–CIO's member unions represented nearly all unionized workers in the United States. Several large unions split away from AFL–CIO and formed the rival Change to Win Federation in 2005. The largest union currently in the AFL–CIO is the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), with more than a million members.
Campaign Finance$62,740,442 Given
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
Top PAC Recipients
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.
Lobbying on Behalf of Afl-Cio
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount AFL-CIO $33,330,000 AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Dept $16,014,810 AFL-CIO Bldg/Construction Trades Dept $8,278,000 AFL-CIO Maritime Trades Dept $900,000 AFL-CIO Professional Employees Dept $520,000 AFL-CIO Public Employee Dept $40,000 AFL-CIO Maritime Cmte $0 AFL-CIO Working for America Institute $0
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Health Issues,
- Government Issues,
- Marine, Boats & Fisheries
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.1409 Employee Free Choice Act of 2009 S.560 Employee Free Choice Act of 2009 H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009 S.1733 Green Taxis Act of 2009 H.R.2847 Department of Commerce Appropriations Act, 2010 H.R.3021 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act H.R.2638 Border Infrastructure and Technology Modernizat S.652 Building and Upgrading Infrastructure for Long-Term Development S.2191 America's Climate Security Act of 2007 H.R.402 National Infrastructure Development Bank Act of 2011
RegulationsMentioned in 1494 dockets; Submitted to 263 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Afl-Cio" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 15 ESA Family and Medical Leave Act Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 29 CFR Part 825 2008
- Toggle 13 FMCSA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM); Request for Comments 2000
- Toggle 12 FMCSA Commercial Driver's License Standards, Requirements and Penalties; Commercial Driver's License Program Improvements 2001
- Toggle 10 LMSO Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act; Interpretation of the "Advice" Exemption 2011
- Toggle 10 USTR GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES (GSP): NOTICE REGARDING THE INITIATION OF THE 2011 ANNUAL GSP PRODUCT AND COUNTRY ELIGIBILITY PRACTICES REVIEW AND DEADLINES FOR FILING PETITIONS 2011
- Toggle 9 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
- Toggle 9 DOT Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs 2003
- Toggle 8 OSHA Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Column 2009
- Toggle 7 OSHA HAZARD COMMUNICATION 2006
- Toggle 7 NLRB Proposed Rules Governing Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act 2010
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 787 FMCSA Hours of Service (HOS) for Drivers: United States Postal Service Application for Exemption 2005
- Toggle 679 FMCSA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM); Request for Comments 2000
- Toggle 677 FMCSA Commercial Driver's License Standards, Requirements and Penalties; Commercial Driver's License Program Improvements 2001
- Toggle 75 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
- Toggle 75 OSHA NORTH CAROLINA STATE PLAN 2006
- Toggle 61 OSHA Occupational Exposure to Asbestos; Emergency Temporary Standard 2006
- Toggle 58 OSHA ERGONOMICS 2006
- Toggle 57 DOT ValuJet Airlines, Inc. - Notice of Intent To Resume Service - Fitness Determination 1996
- Toggle 55 DOT 2005/2006 U.S.-China Air Services Case and Designations 2004
- Toggle 53 OSHA ASBESTOS REMAND 2006
Advisory Committees154 people on 69 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "Afl-Cio" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of Labor 93 people on 15 committees
- Toggle Office of Personnel Management 19 people on 3 committees
- Toggle Department of State 9 people on 6 committees
- Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 9 people on 7 committees
- Toggle Department of Transportation 6 people on 7 committees
- Toggle Department of the Treasury 4 people on 5 committees
- Toggle Department of Defense 4 people on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Agriculture 4 people on 4 committees
- Toggle Department of Energy 4 people on 4 committees
- Toggle Office of the United States Trade Representative 3 people on 3 committees