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 September 30, 2011 filing. independent expenditures updated daily.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
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- Total Spent:
- Cash on Hand:
Independent Expendituresmoney spent supporting or opposing a candidate
Candidate Support/Oppose Total Spent Barack ObamaSupport $1,779,628 Mitt RomneyOppose $1,678,623 Josh MandelOppose $478,512 Sherrod BrownSupport $320,643 Bill NelsonSupport $257,359 Tammy BaldwinSupport $247,153 Tommy G. ThompsonOppose $239,084 Connie MackOppose $222,939 Charles A. Wilson, Jr.Support $200,356 Bill JohnsonOppose $196,568
Top Contributorstop donors giving over $100,000
Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q4 2013. 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
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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.
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Lobbying on Behalf of Afl-Cio
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount AFL-CIO $6,900,000 AFL-CIO Bldg/Construction Trades Dept $1,850,000 AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Dept $1,720,000 AFL-CIO Professional Employees Dept $0
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Government Issues,
- Economics & Econ Development,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title S.652 Building and Upgrading Infrastructure for Long-Term Development H.R.658 FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011 S.1813 MAP-21 H.R.1 Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 H.R.402 National Infrastructure Development Bank Act of 2011 H.R.4310 Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 S.223 FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act H.R.7 Sportfishing and Recreational Boating Safety Act of 2012 H.R.58 Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act H.R.1200 American Health Security Act of 2011
RegulationsMentioned in 234 dockets; Submitted to 64 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 12 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
- 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 6 HHS Health Information Technology; HIT Policy Committee: Request for Comment Regarding the Stage 3 Definition of Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) 2012
- Toggle 5 USTR Bangladesh GSP Review 2012
- Toggle 5 OSHA Establishment of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC) 2012
- Toggle 4 FSIS Poultry Slaughter Inspection 2011
- Toggle 4 USTR Results of the 2011 Annual Review; Notice of Hearing and Public Comments for Country Practice Petitions Accepted as Part of the 2011 Annual GSP Review 2012
- Toggle 3 FAA Policy Statement on Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Aircraft Cabin Crewmembers 2012
- Toggle 3 ETA Temporary Non-agricultural Employment of H-2B Aliens in the United States 2011
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 93 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
- Toggle 27 USTR Bangladesh GSP Review 2012
- Toggle 25 LMSO Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act; Interpretation of the "Advice" Exemption 2011
- Toggle 22 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 16 WHD Application of the Fair Labor Standards Act to Domestic Service 2011
- Toggle 15 USTR Results of the 2011 Annual Review; Notice of Hearing and Public Comments for Country Practice Petitions Accepted as Part of the 2011 Annual GSP Review 2012
- Toggle 11 OSHA Establishment of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC) 2012
- Toggle 9 OSHA Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) 2012
- Toggle 8 CMS Medicaid Program; Eligibility Changes under the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (CMS-2349-P) 2011
- Toggle 6 FSIS Poultry Slaughter Inspection 2011
Advisory Committees23 people on 27 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 8 people on 7 committees
- Toggle Department of Transportation 3 people on 4 committees
- Toggle Department of Agriculture 4 people on 4 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 Office of Personnel Management 2 people on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of the Treasury 1 person on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Energy 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Securities and Exchange Commission 1 person on 1 committee