Congress of Industrial Organizations


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Congress of Industrial Organizations

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the US) a federation of industrial unions formed in 1935. It united with the AFL in 1955 to form the AFL-CIO. Abbreviation: CIO
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Noun1.Congress of Industrial Organizations - a federation of North American industrial unions that merged with the American Federation of Labor in 1955
federation - an organization formed by merging several groups or parties
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In the late 1940s, the ILWU was one of the few unions purged by the Congress of Industrial Organizations to survive.
Becker served as associate general counsel to both the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).
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He won a House seat in 1946 thanks to Republican money, Republican newspapers, his public speaking abilities, and his and Chotiner's smear of incumbent Jerry Voorhis as a puppet of the Congress of Industrial Organizations.
In 1938, he delivered the invocation at the founding convention of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, a forerunner of the AFL-CIO.
It's the deepest schism since the American Federation of Labor expelled the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1937 - a rift that was not healed until 1955 - but the result could be a re-energized labor movement.

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