Last updated on: 12/7/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Millions of hard-working people who make enormous contributions to their communities and workplace are denied basic human rights because of their undocumented status… The AFL-CIO supports a new amnesty program that would allow these members of local communities to adjust their status to permanent residents and become eligible for naturalization.”

“The AFL-CIO Calls for Amnesty,” www.aflcio.org, Feb. 16, 2000

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is a voluntary federation of 55 national and international labor unions… The AFL-CIO was created in 1955 by the merger of the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations.”

“About Us,” www.aflcio.org (accessed Oct. 11, 2007)

Mission:

“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.”

“About Us,” www.aflcio.org (accessed Oct. 11, 2007)

Other:
Labor Union
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?