Key to Labor Union Names

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AFL-CIO

American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations

AFSCME

American Federation of State, County, & Municipal Employees

AFT

American Federation of Teachers

Aluminum Workers

Aluminum Workers International Union (AWIU)

Asbestos Workers

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers

Bakers

Bakery and Confectionery Workers' International Union of America (BCWIUA)

Barbers

Journeymen Barbers, Hairdressers, Cosmetologists and Proprietors International Union

of America (JBHCIU)

Bartenders

Hotel and Restaurant Employees and Bartenders International Union (HREBIU)

Battery Workers

Federal Union (Battery Workers)

Bookbinders

International Brotherhood of Bookbinders

Brakemen

Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen (ORC)  [UTU, 1969- ]

Bricklayers

Bricklayers, Masons, and Plasterers' International Union of America (BMPIUA)

Carpenters

United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America

Cement  & Gypsum

Workers

United Cement, Lime & Gypsum Workers International Union (UCLGWIU)

Cement Finishers

Operative Plasterers & Cement Masons' International Association of the United States

and Canada

Cigarmakers

Cigarmakers' International Union of America (CIU)

CIO

Committee of Industrial Organization [1935-1938]

Clothing Workers

Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA)

International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU)

United Garment Workers of America (UGW)

Conductors

Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen (ORC)  [UTU, 1969- ]

COPE

Committee on Political Education

CWA

Communication Workers of America

Electrotypers

International Stereotypers', Electrotypers', and Platemakers' Union

of North America (ISE & PU)

Elevator Constructors

International Union of Elevator Constructors

FE

Farm Equipment and Metal Workers of America; United  See also:  UE

Fire Fighters

International Association of Fire Fighters

GCIU

Graphic Communications International Union

Glaziers

Glaziers, Architectural Metal, and Glass Workers

Grain Millers

American Federation of Grain Millers (AFGM)

Hosiery Workers

American Federation of Hosiery Workers (AFHW)

IBEW

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

IFL

Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

Iron Workers

International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers (IABSOIW)

IUE

International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers

IWW

Industrial Workers of the World

Laborers

Laborers' International Union of North America (LIU)

Lathers

Lathers International Union; Wood, Wire and Metal (WWMLIU)

Laundry Workers

Laundry, Drycleaning and Dye House Workers' International Union

Letter Carriers

National Association of Letter Carriers of the United States of America (NALC)

Lithographers

Lithographers and Photoengravers International Union (LPIU)  [after Sept. 1964, merged

with Amalgamated Lithographers of America (ALA)]

Locomotive Engineers

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE)

Locomotive Firemen

Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (BLFE)

Machinists

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)

Metal Polishers

Metal Polishers, Buffers, Platers and Allied Workers; International Union (MPBPAW)

Millwright

Millwright and Technical Engineers Union

Mine, Mill

 & Smelter Workers

International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers (IUMMSW)

Molders

International Molders and Allied Workers Union (IMU)

Musicians

American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM)

NFTW

National Federation of Telephone Workers

OCAW

Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union

Office Workers

Office & Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU)

Operating Engineers

International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)

Packinghouse Workers

Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America (AMCBW)

Packinghouse Workers Organizing Committee (PWOC)  [1937-1943]

United Packinghouse Workers of America (UPWA)

United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW)

Painters

International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades of the United States

and Canada (IBP & AT)

Paper Workers

International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite and Paper Mill Workers of the United States

and Canada (IBPSPMW)

PATCO

Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization

Pattern Makers

Pattern Makers' League of North America (PMLNA)

Photoengravers

Photoengravers Union of North America; International

See also: Lithographers and Photoengravers International Union (LPIU)

Pipefitters

United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting

Industry of the United States and Canada (UA)

Plasterers

Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association of the United States

and Canada (OP & CMIA)

Plumbers

United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting

Industry of the United States and Canada (UA)

Postal Workers

American Postal Workers Union (APWU)

Pressmen

International Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union of North America (IPPAU)

Printers

Printing and Graphic Communications Union; International (IPGCU)

Railway Carmen

Brotherhood Railway Carmen of the United States and Canada (BRCA)

Railway Clerks

Brotherhood of Railway, Airline and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express

and Station Employees (BRAC)

Railway Laborers

Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees (BMWE)

Railway Postal Workers

See:  American Postal Workers Union

Railroad Trainmen

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (BRT)  [UTU, 1969- ]

Retail Workers

Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU)

SEIU

Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Sheet Metal Workers

Sheet Metal Workers' International Association (SMWIA)

Stagehands

Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators of the United States

and Canada; International Alliance of

Steelworkers

United Steelworkers of America (USWA)

Stereotypers

International Stereotypers', Electrotypers', and Platemakers' Union of North America

(ISE & PU)

Switchmen

Switchmen's Union of North America (SUNA)           [UTU, 1969- ]

Teamsters

International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers

of America (IBT)

Telegraphers

Order of Railroad Telegraphers (ORT)

Transit Workers

Amalgamated Transit Union

Typographers

International Typographical Union (ITU)

UAW

United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America;

International Union (UAW)

UE

United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE)

UE-FE

UE merged with FE in 1949 until demise of UE-FE in 1954   See also:  FE

UMWA

United Mine Workers of America

Upholsterers

Upholsterers' International Union of North America (UIU)

URW

United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum and Plastic Workers of America (URW)

UTU

United Transportation Union

 

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