In general, trade unions play an important role in the Norwegian society. More than 900,000 are members of the largest trade union in Norway, Landsorganisasjonen i Norge (The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions - LO). This also includes technical and clerical workers in the media. Landsorganisasjonen has always had ties to the Labour party. Administrative personnel in the media are also frequently members of non-socialist trade unions, like UNIO (340,000 members), Yrkesorganisasjonenes sentralforbund - YS (220,000) and Akademikerne (185,000).