American Federation of Labor love

American Federation of Labor

Definitions

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  • noun a federation of North American labor unions that merged with the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1955

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Examples

  • It was called the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and was founded by Samuel Gompers in 1886 to replace its predecessor, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions.

    The War on Working Americans - Part I

  • It was called the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and was founded by Samuel Gompers in 1886 to replace its predecessor, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions.

    The War on Working Americans - Part I

  • The American Federation of Labor is a loose federation of national and international unions -- a federation of independent unions.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 6, 1921

  • The American Federation of Labor, which dominated the labor movement from its founding in 1886 to the 1930s, was no less committed to the work ethic.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • That is precisely why The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters was created in 1925 and became the first labor organization led by Blacks to receive a charter in the American Federation of Labor.

    Kevin Powell: Made in America: Unemployment and Labor Day

  • Suspicion soon fell on the newspaper union, and when union members were arrested and charged with murder, Samuel Gompers, the head of the American Federation of Labor, appealed to Darrow to take the case.

    A Man in Search of a Lost Cause

  • And the most impressive speaker of all, Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor.

    Uprising

  • And the most impressive speaker of all, Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor.

    Uprising

  • And the most impressive speaker of all, Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor.

    Uprising

  • When asked in the early 20th century what the American Federation of Labor wanted, the union's gruff head, Samuel Gompers, famously replied, "More."

    The Wisconsin union fight isn't about benefits. It's about labor's influence.

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