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Congress of Industrial Organizations

noun
1.
a federation of affiliated industrial labor unions, founded 1935 within the American Federation of Labor but independent of it 1938–55.
Abbreviation: C.I.O., CIO.
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Congress of Industrial Organizations

noun
1.
(in the US) a federation of industrial unions formed in 1935. It united with the AFL in 1955 to form the AFL-CIO CIO
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