Rhode Island AFL–CIO
|Members||250 locals, 80,000 workers|
|Head union||Frank J. Montanaro, president|
|Office location||Providence, Rhode Island|
The Rhode Island AFL–CIO is the statewide affiliate of the AFL-CIO in Rhode Island. Its members include about 250 state and local affiliates of other unions affiliated with the AFL-CIO, representing about 80,000 workers.
The Rhode Island AFL–CIO engages in legislative activity, labor advocacy, and political lobbying and election work. It also coordinates the mobilization of workers on an as-needed basis for rallies, political work, contract campaigns and organizing. The Rhode Island AFL–CIO is particularly concerned with ensuring that the AFL-CIO's voice is heard when it comes to economic development in the state.
The federation is governed by a 93-member executive board. However, a 12-member executive committee of the executive board makes most of the decisions for the organization.
In 2007, its president was Frank Montanaro.
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