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AFL-CIO
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  (AFL-CIO) 815 16th St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006   Membership AFL-CIO is an umbrella union federation that represents 57 unions and over 12,000,000 members. Union membership in the Federation is voluntary and the AFL-CIO exercises little authority over its constituent unions. Important Relationships Alliances: National Day Laborer Organizing Network (developing alliance) National Domestic Workers Alliance (developing alliance) National Guestworker Alliance (developing alliance) United...

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American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
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(AFSCME) 1625 L Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20036-5687 Membership 1.6 million+ active and retired members 60,000 members within United Nurses of America 85,000 members within AFCSME Corrections United 240,000+ members within AFSCME Retirees United   Affiliations CERES Investor Network on Climate Risk AFL-CIO     Structure AFSCME has approximately 3,400 local unions and 58 councils and affiliates in 46 states, the District of Columbia...

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American Federation of Teachers
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(AFT) 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20001 Membership 1.5 million total members 250,000 retiree members   Associations AFL-CIO BlueGreen Alliance Structure The AFT is governed by its elected officers and by delegates to the union’s biennial convention, which sets union policy.  Elected officers of the AFT include the president, secretary-treasurer, executive vice president, and 39 vice presidents. AFT is separated into five...

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Atlanta CLC
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501 Pulliam St., S.W., Suite 517 Atlanta, GA 30312   Members Atlanta AFL-CIO represents 81,000 members from 49 different local unions.   Structure Georgia’s Labor Councils screen and make endorsements of candidates running for Mayor, City Council, School Board, Judgeships, and other county and city offices. They also make recommendations for state senate and state representative endorsements to the Georgia State AFL-CIO. In conjunction...

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BlueGreen Alliance
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1020 19th Street NW, Suite 600 Washington, DC 20036   Membership More than 15,000,000 members and supporters Affiliations United Steelworkers (USW) Sierra Club Communications Workers of America (CWA) Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Service Employees International Union (SEIU) National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) United Auto...

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California AFL-CIO
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(California Labor Federation) 600 Grand Avenue, Suite 410 Oakland, CA 94610-3561   Membership Represents 2.1 million members from more than 1,200 unions.       Structure An executive secretary-treasurer and a president govern the California Labor Federation. In addition, 42 vice presidents representing affiliated unions and central labor councils are elected by biennial convention into the executive council of the Federation. There are 23...

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Chicago Federation of Labor
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Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL), AFL-CIO 130 East Randolph Street, Suite 2600 Chicago, IL 60601   Membership The Chicago Federation of Labor represents 320 local unions and over 500,000 members.     Structure Each Council-affiliated organization elects delegates to the CFL as representatives of their union, giving their union’s members a voice within the Council. More than 320 union delegates comprise the CFL. Every...

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Communication Workers of America
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(CWA) 501 3rd St NW, Washington, DC 20001 Membership 1.6 million+ active and retired membersOver 700,000 members in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico IUE-CWA represents 150,000 active and retired men and women Affiliations AFL-CIO BlueGreen Alliance Jobs with Justice Partnered with the Sierra Club 5 Global Union Federations (UNI Global Union, International Federation of Journalists, International Metalworkers Federation, International Federation of Chemical...

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Dallas Central Labor Council
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Dallas CLC, AFL CIO 1408 N. Washington, Suite 240 Dallas, TX 75204   Membership Dallas AFL-CIO represents over 23,500 members from 43 different unions.   Structure Labor Councils screen and make endorsements of candidates running for Mayor, City Council, School Board, Judgeships, and other county and city offices. In conjunction with the State AFL-CIO, they organize and staff phone banks during elections to help...

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Florida AFL-CIO
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135 S Monroe St Tallahassee, FL 32301‎   Membership Representing over 600,000 workers in 500 local labor unions and labor councils.     Structure The Florida AFL-CIO is a member-driven organization based on democratic principles. The governing body is the state Biennial Convention, held on odd-numbered years. In even-numbered years, a COPE (Committee on Political Education) Endorsing Convention is held to consider political endorsements...

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International Association of Fire Fighters
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1750 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006 (202) 737-8484   Membership   300,000 members   Affiliations AFL-CIO International Firefighter Unions Alliance   Structure The IAFF Executive Board is chaired by the General President and consists of the General Secretary-Treasurer and the 16 District Vice Presidents. The board is responsible for all policy decisions and is influential in providing beneficial services to members of...

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International Association of Machinists
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(IAM) 9000 Machinists Place Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772-2687   Membership 720,000 active and retired members can be found in all 50 states in the U.S. and 10 provinces and three territories of Canada.   Affiliations AFL-CIO Building and Woodworkers International     Structure The International President, with the assistance of the General Vice President of Headquarters and the Executive Assistant, administers more than 15...

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Illinois AFL-CIO
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534 South Second St., Suite 200 Springfield, Illinois 62701   Membership Nearly 900,000 members   Key Officers Michael T. Carrigan, President, Illinois AFL-CIO, IBEW Michael T. Carrigan was elected president of the Illinois AFL-CIO on February 28, 2007, by unanimous decision of the State Federation Executive Board, to serve out the remainder of the unexpired term of retired president Margaret Blackshere.  In October of...

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Indiana AFL-CIO
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1701 W. 18th St. Indianapolis, IN 46202   Membership The Indiana AFL-CIO represents more than 300,000 members of 800 local unions across the state belonging to 50 International Unions.     Structure The Executive Council of the Indiana AFL-CIO consists of the president, secretary-treasurer and the elected and appointed vice presidents, representing a cross section of the affiliates.  Between conventions, the Executive Council is...

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International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
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1101 W Patapsco Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230   Membership 60,000 members   Affiliations The Mobilization Optimization, Stabilization, and Training Fund (MOST) . Common Arc.  Boilermakers National Funds. Brotherhood Bank & Trust. Tripartite Alliance AFL-CIO   Structure   The primary structural unit of the union is the local lodge. Local lodges are organized into several categories under the Boilermakers Constitution. Geographical Sections Industrial Divisions District Lodges...

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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
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(IBEW) 900 Seventh Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20001 Membership 675,000 members     Affiliations American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity AFL-CIO     Structure The International Convention is the highest governing body of the IBEW. It elects all International Officers and determines the basic law of the IBEW by its votes on proposed resolutions and constitutional amendments. It is also the final authority on...

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Greater Kansas City AFL CIO
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1021 Pennsylvania Ave Kansas City, MO 64105   Key Officers Pat Dujakovich, President, IAFF Pat is a life-long resident of Kansas City, Missouri. His professional career began when he joined the Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department and became a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local #42 in 1987. Pat received his first of many promotions on the Fire Department in...

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Laborers International Union of North America
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Laborers International Union of North America 905 16th Street, Northwest Washington, DC 20006 Membership Over 500,000 members Affiliations AFL-CIO National Construction Alliance Structure The mission of LIUNA is implemented through 9 Regions and 1 Canadian Sub-region, 44 District Councils, and more than 425 Local Unions. Local Unions work together in District Councils, assisted by Regional offices. At the International Union level, decisions are made...

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Los Angeles Central Labor Council
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 Los Angeles CLC 2130 W. James M. Wood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90006   Membership Representing over 350 unions and over 800,000 workers.     Key Officers María Elena Durazo, Executive Secretary –Treasurer, UNITE-HERE Maria Elena Durazo was elected to serve as Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO on May 15, 2006. In 2010, she was re-elected to her...

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Michigan AFL-CIO
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419 Washington Square South Suite 200 Lansing, MI 48933   Membership Over 1,000,000 retired and active members represented by 59 unions   Structure The Michigan AFL-CIO is a member-driven organization, based on democratic principles. The governing body is the state Biennial Convention, held on odd-numbered years. In even-numbered years, a COPE (Committee on Political Education) Endorsing Convention is held to consider political endorsements and...

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National Domestic Workers Alliance
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330 7th Avenue, 19th Floor New York, NY 10001   Membership Made up of 39 affiliates, totaling over 10,000 members in 14 states and D.C.     Affiliations* Break the Chain Campaign, Institute for Policy Studies (Washington DC) Data Center Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Association Social Justice Leadership Women’s Voices for the Earth Unity Alliance (made up of Grassroots Global Justice Alliance,...

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National Nurses United
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8630 Fenton St, Silver Spring, MD 20910   Membership 185,000 members Active in all 50 states   Affiliations AFL-CIO         Structure The officers of National Nurses United (NNU) consist of three members of the Council of Presidents. The three presidents are the chosen representative leaders of each of the three major sections of the NNU: United American Nurses (UAN), California Nurses...

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New York City Central Labor Council
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NYC CLC 275 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor New York, NY 10001   Membership The NYC CLC represents over 1.3 million members from over 300 local unions.   Key Officers Vincent Alvarez, President, NYC CLC, IBEW As a member of Local 3 IBEW, Vinny was active in a number of programs on behalf of the union, serving on numerous political campaigns, grassroots initiatives and negotiating...

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NYS AFL-CIO
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NYS AFL-CIO 50 Broadway, 35th Floor New York, NY 10004 Membership 2.5 million members     Structure As the result of a major reorganization, New York State from the lower Hudson Valley west to Buffalo is represented by five “area labor federations” (ALFs) that were consolidated out of 25 central labor councils. Six central labor councils remain covering New York City, Long Island, Westchester-Putnam,...

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Ohio AFL-CIO
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395 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 Columbus, OH 43215   Membership The Ohio AFL-CIO represents 650,000 members in 1,600 local unions across the state from 48 different international unions.     Key Officers Tim Burga, President, USW On January 28, 2011 the Ohio AFL-CIO Executive Board unanimously elected Tim Burga, a third generation steelworker, as President. Tim also serves as President of Ohio AFL-CIO...

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Oregon AFL-CIO
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2110 State St. Salem, OR 97301     Membership The Oregon AFL–CIO represents more than 250,000 working Oregonians and their families, almost evenly split between members of affiliate unions and of Working America, the AFL-CIO community affiliate.     Structure The Oregon AFL-CIO is a member-driven organization, based on democratic principles. The governing body is the state Biennial Convention, held on odd-numbered years. These Conventions...

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PA AFL-CIO
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600 N. 2nd Street Harrisburg, PA 17101-1092     Membership Circa 900,000 members       Structure A biennial convention passes resolutions that set policy. Between conventions, the executive officers and 60 Vice Presidents govern the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO. Vice Presidents are elected to two-year terms by their respective union caucuses at the biennial convention. The President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO are elected...

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Service Employees International Union
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SEIU 1800 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20036 Membership 2.1 million members 1.1 million members in healthcare 225,000 members in property services 1 million + members in public services   Affiliations BlueGreen Alliance     Structure There are more than 150 SEIU local union affiliates and more than 15 state councils across North America. Each local affiliate is a chartered branch that carries forth...

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South Florida Central Labor Council
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South Florida CLC 4349 NW 36th Street Suite. 107 Miami Springs Florida, 33166     Key Officers Andy Madtes, President, UNITE HERE Local 355 South Florida AFL-CIO 4349 NW 36th St Miami Springs, FL  33166 Cell: 786-213-3702 andy@thesfaflcio.org     Sustainability Profile Former president Fred Frost of the South Florida AFL-CIO was known as an outspoken leader on clean energy.  The Sierra Club described...

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Texas AFL-CIO
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1106 Lavaca St., Suite 200 Austin, TX 78701   Membership The Texas AFL-CIO is a state federation of labor unions representing 235,000 members in more than 1,300 local unions.   Structure Delegates at the Texas AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention govern the state federation. Its officers, President Becky Moeller, Secretary-Treasurer John Patrick and a 60-member Executive Board, carry out the policies set forth at Texas AFL-CIO...

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The National Educational Association
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(NEA) 1201 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036-3290   Membership 3 million members     Affiliations AFL-CIO– NEA and AFL-CIO entered into a “solidarity partnership” in 2009, but NEA is not an official member of the AFL-CIO. Democracy Day 
works in partnership with Rock the Vote to inform students about voting. Solar Decathlon 
is an international competition that brings teachers and students a range...

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United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters
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(UA) Three Park Place Annapolis, MD 21401   Membership 340,000 members     Affiliations The AFL-CIO BlueGreen Alliance Plumbers and Pipe Fitters National Pension Fund AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust UA Fund International Foundation Trustees Training Program Helmets to Hardhats National Inspection Testing Certification American Society of Sanitary Engineering (A.S.S.E) The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) The National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Pipe Fabrication...

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United Auto Workers
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(UAW) 8000 East Jefferson Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48214   Membership 390,000 active members 600,000 plus retired members     Affiliations AFL-CIO BGA   Structure There are more than 750 local unions in the UAW. The UAW currently has 2,500 contracts with some 1,700 employers in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. A solid majority of the union’s retirees stay actively involved in the life of...

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United Mine Workers of America
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(UMWA) 18354 Quantico Gateway Dr., Suite 200 Triangle, VA 22172-1179   Membership The United Mine Workers currently has 79,835 dues-paying members.  This number represents a significant drop since 2008 when the membership was at 100,000.   Affiliations   AFL-CIO  Canadian Labour Congress     Structure The UMWA is composed of an international HQ, district, sub-district and local unions. The International Union has jurisdiction over...

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UNITE HERE
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275 7th Avenue New York, NY 10001-6708     Membership 30,000 workers at 76 airports 100,000 casino workers Over 100,000 hotel workers in more than 900 hotels 90,000 food service workers Affiliations   AFL-CIO IndustriALL International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF) International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) UNI services CERES   Structure UNITE HERE is governed by...

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United Steelworkers
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United Steelworkers (USW) Five Gateway Center Pittsburgh, PA 15222   Membership Circa 600,000 active members, 1.2 million active and retired members total     Affiliations AFL-CIO Alliance for American Manufacturing Blue Green Alliance Interfaith Worker Justice Transportation Trades Department (TTD) Union Sportsmen Alliance Union Veterans Council United Students Against Sweatshops We Can Solve It Structure The International Officers of the International Union are the...

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Utility Workers Union of America
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(UWUA) 815 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20006                                                                               Membership 50,000 plus members     Affiliations AFL-CIO BlueGreen Alliance Canadian Labour Conference Unions for Energy Democracy Structure The elected officers of the National Union are National President, National Executive Vice President, National Vice President, National Secretary-Treasurer and twenty (20) National Executive Board Members. All National Officers are elected and installed at each regular National...

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Washington State Labor Council
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(Washington State Labor Council) 314 First Avenue West Seattle, WA  98119   Membership Representing 400,000 union members in more than 600 local unions.   Structure The WSLC is a voluntary organization. All union locals and councils that are affiliated with the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) are eligible to affiliate. Some unions outside the AFL-CIO may also affiliate via the Solidarity...

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