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Part I: Overview of Interest Groups in the United States B. Pluralism and the Interest Group Universe 1. Introduction: The “Advocacy Explosion” 2. Types of Interest Groups in the American Political System a. Peak Business groups (1) U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2) National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) (3) National Association of Manufacturers b. Trade associations (1) American Bankers Association (2) National Association of Home Builders (3) Independent Insurance Agents of America c. Corporations (1) General Motors, Ford, Chrysler (2) IBM (3) General Electric (4) Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) d. Professional Associations (1) American Medical Association (2) American Bar Association (3) National Education Association e. Labor Unions (1) Private sector unions (a) AFL-CIO: 140 operating unions; 10 million members (United Auto Workers, United Steel Workers, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) (b) Teamsters (2) Public-sector unions (a) American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) (b) United Postal Workers (c) Fraternal Order of Police (d) American Federation of Teachers f. Farm and Commodity Groups (1) General Farm Groups (a) American Farm Bureau Federation (b) National Farmers Organization
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(2) Commodity Organizations (a) National Milk Producers Association (b) National Corn Growers Association (c) National Tobacco Institute g. Public Interest Groups (1) Consumer Federation of America
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2011 for the course POLS 3388 taught by Professor Davidr.shock during the Fall '10 term at Kennesaw.

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