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.

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Campaign Finance

Information

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.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

Latest FEC Data

covers through committee's September 30, 2011 filing. independent expenditures updated daily.
  • Summary

    overview of the committee's finances
    Total Raised:
    $23,847,641
    Total Spent:
    $29,206,837
    Cash on Hand:
    $425,060
    Debts:
    $0
  • Independent Expenditures

    money spent supporting or opposing a candidate
    Candidate Support/Oppose Total Spent
    Barack Obama
    Support
    $1,779,628
    Mitt Romney
    Oppose
    $1,678,623
    Josh Mandel
    Oppose
    $478,512
    Sherrod Brown
    Support
    $320,643
    Bill Nelson
    Support
    $257,359
    Tammy Baldwin
    Support
    $247,153
    Tommy G. Thompson
    Oppose
    $239,084
    Connie Mack
    Oppose
    $222,939
    Charles A. Wilson, Jr.
    Support
    $200,356
    Bill Johnson
    Oppose
    $196,568
  • Top Contributors

    top donors giving over $100,000

Standardized Donation Information

federal data covers roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse http://followthemoney.org/
  • Top Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
  • Top PAC Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
View all campaign finance data for Afl-Cio Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$10,470,000 Spent
Information

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

View all lobbying data for Afl-Cio Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 128 dockets; Submitted to 46 dockets
Information

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.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Afl-Cio" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Advisory Committees

23 people on 27 committees
Information

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.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "Afl-Cio" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • 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
View all advisory committee data for Afl-Cio