American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO): Status & Trends in Membership

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Why do you think the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Independent Organizations wanted to merge in 1955?

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1. Tom is a carpenter and is a member of a union. All of his union members are also carpenters. In fact, only carpenters can be part of his union. What type of union is this?

2. Mary is a welder and a member of a union. Her fellow members include Paul, a production worker, Janice, a janitor, and Mike a machinist. They all work in an automobile factory. What type of union is this?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations includes over 50 different labor unions. This quiz can test your knowledge of the AFL-CIO and the types of unions included within it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz assesses your understanding of:

  • When the AFL and CIO merged
  • Different types of unions
  • The number of unions affiliated with AFL-CIO
  • Factors of decline in unions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most relevant information from the lesson on the AFL-CIO
  • Critical thinking - apply what you've learned to identify types of AFL-CIO unions
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the types of unions

Additional Learning

More information on this subject can be found in this quiz's accompanying lesson on American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Status & Trends in Membership. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Follow the history of the AFL and the CIO
  • Understand the AFL-CIO merger
  • Define craft unions and industrial unions
  • Explore examples of unions in the AFL-CIO
  • Recognize trends in current unions
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