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United States labor leader (born in England) who was president of the American Federation of Labor from 1886 to 1924 (1850-1924)

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Another aspect of McKillen's research reiterates the importance of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and its president Samuel Gompers in reshaping labour relations in the World War 1 era.
Following the publication of Gompers in Canada, Bob turned his attention to an ambitious project on a comparative study of Saint John, New Brunswick and Portland, Maine from the mid-19th century until the post-World War I era.
In a series of Federationist editorials published during World War I, Gompers opposed various government mandate measures being considered in the capitals of industrial states such as Massachusetts and New York that would have mandated certain provisions for manual laborers and other select groups of workers: "The workers of America adhere to voluntary institutions in preference to compulsory systems which are held to be not only impractical but a menace to their rights, welfare and their liberty.
The supporting cast of characters the reader will meet along the way includes popular figures in American history such as Buffalo Bill, George Washington Gale Ferris, Samuel Gompers, Melvil Dewey, Thomas Edison, and Clarence Darrow, among others.
This indicates that relatively stronger consumer demand translates to relatively stronger demand for entrepreneurial finance, other things equal; Gompers and Lerner (2000) and Jeng and Wells (2000) have linked consumer demand to the state of macroeconomic activity and to the presence of technology "bubbles" in this context.
He traces Roosevelt's wrestling match with Social Darwinism, the emergence of TR's grasp of the importance of community (as he walked with Samuel Gompers through New York's slums) and of cooperation (as he lived among Westerners in the Dakotas), and the burgeoning realization that "individual self-interest and collective good are not mutually exclusive" (p.
Belongs to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race or nation," as the founder of American Federation of Labor, Samuel Gompers once said.
The fear of "communism" by labor leaders--beginning with (Samuel) Gompers, and then of subsequent AFL/AFL-CIO leaders--has been based on these labor leaders' ideology, and not some rational evaluation of what really was taking place.
We should always be students of our profession," said Dana Gompers, executive vice president of Envoy Mortgage.
The Brightmoor school will consolidate and replace three older buildings: Harding -- which will be demolished -- as well as Vetal and Gompers elementary schools.
Evidence provided by Gompers, Ishii, and Metrick (2003) and others suggest firms with weak governance underperform.
The role of venture capitalists (VCs) as financial intermediaries investing in start-up companies is well documented and has been a subject of considerable research efforts (see Gompers, 2007; Gompers and Lerner, 1999, 2001a, 2001b, for surveys of the literature).
The suit claims that last year Gompers Middle School in South Los Angeles, Markham Middle School in Watts and John Liechty Middle School in Pico-Union lost between half and two-thirds of their teachers, creating chaos and instability for the predominantly low-income black and Latino students.
In December 2009, Secretary Duncan visited Samuel Gompers Middle School in Los Angeles.