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.
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.
Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's June 30, 2010 filing. independent expenditures updated daily.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
- Total Raised:
- Total Spent:
- Cash on Hand:
Independent Expendituresmoney spent supporting or opposing a candidate
Candidate Support/Oppose Total Spent Bill HalterSupport $864,660 Blanche LincolnOppose $376,030 Nick RahallSupport $195,517 Harry ReidSupport $109,066 Joe SestakSupport $94,407 Rick BoucherSupport $81,538 Dina TitusSupport $79,778 Michael F. BennetSupport $76,411 Blanche LincolnSupport $69,755 Steve DriehausSupport $68,833
Top Contributorstop donors giving over $100,000
Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q4 2012. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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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 $4,940,000 AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Dept $1,710,000 AFL-CIO Bldg/Construction Trades Dept $1,708,000 AFL-CIO Professional Employees Dept $40,000 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,
- Veterans Affairs
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.3200 America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 H.R.3326 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 H.R.3590 Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009 H.R.2996 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 H.R.3408 Taxpayer Responsibility, Accountability, and Consistency Act of 2009
RegulationsMentioned in 252 dockets; Submitted to 71 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 9 OSHA Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Column 2009
- Toggle 7 NLRB Proposed Rules Governing Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act 2010
- Toggle 5 LMSO Labor Organization Officer and Employee Reports [Form LM-30]; Proposed Rule 2010
- Toggle 5 ETA Trade Adjustment Assistance; Merit Staffing of State Administration and Allocation of Training Funds to States; Proposed Rule 2009
- Toggle 5 ETA Wage Methodology for the Temporary Non-agricultural Employment H-2B Program 2010
- Toggle 5 OSHA OSHA Stakeholder Meeting 2010
- Toggle 4 USTR GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES (GSP): NOTICE REGARDING THE INITIATION OF THE 2009 ANNUAL GSP PRODUCT AND COUNTRY ELIGIBILITY PRACTICES REVIEW AND DEADLINES FOR FILING PETITIONS 2009
- Toggle 4 OSHA OSHA Recordkeeping NAICS Update and Reporting Revision 2010
- Toggle 3 OFPP Work Reserved for Performance by Federal Government Employees 2010
- Toggle 3 OSHA Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) Membership Nominations - October Terms 2010
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 28 EPA National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Coal- and Oil-fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units 2009
- Toggle 21 LMSO Trust Annual Reports 2009
- Toggle 19 USTR GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES (GSP): NOTICE REGARDING THE INITIATION OF THE 2010 ANNUAL GSP PRODUCT AND COUNTRY ELIGIBILITY PRACTICES REVIEW AND DEADLINES FOR FILING PETITIONS 2010
- Toggle 18 NLRB Proposed Rules Governing Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act 2010
- Toggle 15 USTR GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES (GSP): NOTICE REGARDING THE INITIATION OF THE 2009 ANNUAL GSP PRODUCT AND COUNTRY ELIGIBILITY PRACTICES REVIEW AND DEADLINES FOR FILING PETITIONS 2009
- Toggle 14 OSHA Reinforced Concrete in Construction and Preventing Backover Injuries and Fatalities 2010
- Toggle 14 DOT Future of Aviation Advisory Committee 2010
- Toggle 14 EPA Proposed Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gases under the Clean Air Act (CAA) 2009
- Toggle 13 OSHA Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Column 2009
- Toggle 12 LMSO Labor Organization Officer and Employee Reports [Form LM-30]; Proposed Rule 2010
Advisory Committees25 people on 24 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 9 people on 6 committees
- Toggle Department of Transportation 2 people on 3 committees
- Toggle Office of Personnel Management 4 people on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Agriculture 3 people on 3 committees
- Toggle Department of Homeland Security 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Defense 2 people on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of State 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of the Treasury 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Securities and Exchange Commission 1 person on 1 committee