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What does AFL stand for?

AFL stands for American Federation of Labor

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Now our lawmakers are spending their efforts to do away with these safety regulations in the workplace, instead of focusing on important items--like rebuilding Michigan's economy,' the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) said on its website.
The American Federation of Labor and Congress and Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), a voluntary federation of 56 national and international labor unions, awarded the Meany-Kirkland Human Rights Award to the Egyptian workers' movement "in recognition of its extraordinary courage and perseverance in the face of substantial state repression.
‘Ammunition for the right’ Nelson Lichtenstein, a labor historian at the University of California, Santa Barbara, said the infighting is not unlike that during the 1930s between the American Federation of Labor and its Committee on Industrial Organizing.
3 /PRNewswire/ -- A statue of Samuel Gompers, an influential leader of the American labor movement and the first president of the American Federation of Labor, was unveiled Monday in Gompers Park, Foster and Pulaski Avenues.
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.