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February 1995

Union mergers: 1985-94 update

Lisa M. Williamson

With the 40th anniversary of the merger between the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations, unions continue to merge to face the challenges and economic uncertainties of the future. This article explores the details of the 46 mergers between unions that occurred during the 1985-94 period.

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