For more information visit: http://www.aflcio.org/index.cfm
The mission of the AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families—to bring
economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our nation. To accomplish this mission
we will build and change the American labor movement.
Created in 1955 through a merger with the American Federation of Labor and the
Congress of Industrial Organizations, the AFL-CIO is a voluntary federation of nearly 56
national and international labor unions. The labor unions represent a mass variety of specialties
ranging from education to agriculture.
The AFL-CIO has many legislative ties within their labor unions. Their main priorities
come from creating family supporting jobs by investing tax dollars in schools, roads and airports.
Also, the AFL-CIO strives to improve the lives of workers through education, job training and
raising the minimum wage.
Why is a Union for You?
Union workers tend to earn better wages than non-union workers. On average, union
workers’ wages are nearly 30% higher than those who do not work within a union. With this, 97%
of union workers are also guaranteed health pension within their work plans. The first step to
joining a union is to find the one that fits ones area of interest or job qualifications.
By joining a union, you will experience a multitude of benefits. These benefits include a
retirement plan, consumer credit counseling, credit card service and much more. The benefits
here are experienced through the Union Plus program
What Majors are Represented through the AFL-CIO?
The AFL-CIO represents several labor unions that relate to a multitude of programs and
careers. Majors include everything from accounting to fine arts. To find the union that best fits
your major visit http://www.aflcio.org/index.cfm