AFL-CIO News is Online!
The AFL-CIO News is a publication produced by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) from 1955-1996. Before the AFL and CIO merged in 1955, they each published their own newspaper. The AFL news-reporter was published from 1951-1955, and the CIO News was published from 1937-1955.
In 2014/2015 the University of Maryland was able to digitize about half of the AFL-CIO News. Volumes 1-25 (1956-1980) are available online in the Internet Archive; each volume can be searched separately by keyword. Volumes 26-40 (1981-1996) will be digitized next year. We hope to digitize the CIO News in future years.
The AFL news-reporter is available online in the HathiTrust Digital Library (limited search only).
Our Special Collections in Labor History & Workplace Studies also have the original cartoon drawings printed in the AFL-CIO News by LeBaron Coakley, John Stampone, and Bernard Seaman.