Confederation of American Unions AFL CIO and CTW Change to WIN Questions

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Please research the websites and information on the confederation of American Unions AFL-CIO and CTW Change to WIN.

Task: Answer the following questions based on your research

1. Describe these two organisations ( 250- 300 words)

2. How are these two organisations similar ( minimum 3 similarities) and different (minimum 3 differences) in their mission and perspectives, current agenda (500--700 words)

2. If you were the leader of a National Union , which confederation would you choose to join and why? (250- 400 words)

Total words 1000 - 1500 words

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Running head: AMERICAN UNIONS AFL-CIO AND CTW CHANGE TO WIN

Confederation of American Unions (AFL-CIO) and Change to Win (CTW)
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AMERICAN UNIONS AFL-CIO AND CTW CHANGE TO WIN

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1. Organizations Description
AFL-CIO stands for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial
Organizations. It is the largest confederation of the union movement in the United States made up
of fifty-five unions that are both national and international. As the name suggests, it is a merger of
two groups of labor unions that came together in 1955 intending to unionize the United States
workers. Currently, the largest unions present in AFL-CIO is the American Federation of State,
the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and the County and Municipal Employees
abbreviated as AFSCME. AFL-CIO has 12.7 million members across its fifty-five member unions
across the world (AFLCIO, 2019). The number of members continues to increase as seen in 2017
where it rose by 260,000 members (Quinnell, 2018). Its main functions are to ensure working
people are treated fairly; jobs are safe, equal opportunities, dignity, help people acquire skills and
job readiness.
Similarly, CWT stands for the Change to Win. It is a group of American Labor Unions that
was formed in 2005 after the member unions broke up their affiliation to AFL-CIO. In other words,
it was established in 2005 as an alternative federation to AFL-CIO. Currently, it consists of the
Communications Workers of America (CWA), the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT);
United Farm Workers (UFW) and the Service Employees Internatio...


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