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About American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is a federation of 56 national and international labor unions, representing 12.5 million working men and women. We strive to ensure all working people are treated fairly, with decent wages and benefits, safe jobs, dignity, and equal opportunities. We give working people a collective voice to fight for social and economic justice.

Articles by American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

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Phoebe Braithwaite is openDemocracy’s submissions editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Introducing a special theme series on gender-based violence in the workplace

As the deadline for government representatives to submit comments in support of an ILO convention to end gender-based violence in the workplace approaches, this series brings together voices from the labour movement.

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