On the Anniversary of the AFL-CIO Merger, Listen to How It All Began 65 years ago



On this day 65 years ago, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations, the country’s two leading labor federations, joined together to consolidate working people’s goals and activism in pursuit of a better tomorrow. The AFL-CIO’s first president, George Meany, spoke to the new federation’s first convention in New York on Dec. 5, 1955.


As we look forward to another year of fighting on behalf of the hopes and aspirations of working people, let’s take some time to look back at how it began and keep in mind the many who came before us, those who built the foundation upon which we now stand.


The Law Enforcement Officers Security & Police Benevolent Association LEOS-PBA is already in talks to with several 9(b)3 security Unions from around the country to unite with us whether by affiliation and/or merger as we prepare for the new year 2021. The LEOS-PBA has already been successful in accomplishing new affiliations with several other security unions with much success, strengthening our collective bargaining power while providing better service to our membership.


You can view the AFL-CIO convention speech here

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