Gompers


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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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Debs, the socialist leader of the American Railway Union, had clashed with Gompers over the Great Pullman Strike of 1894, and he once said that working with the AFL was "as wasteful of time as to spray a cesspool with attar of roses.
Such a movement, of course, did develop, namely the American Federation of Labor (AFL), under the guidance of Buhle's first protagonist, Samuel Gompers.
In addition to Gompers and other middle-of-the-road labor leaders, there is William Z.
284) Between 1924-25 four of the greatest critics of the courts' power died or retired: Walter Clark, Robert LaFollette, Samuel Gompers, and Senator Robert Owen.
Gompers points out that returns were relatively high, generally greater than 20% on an annual basis, in the first half of the 1980s.
Workers now take for granted the 40-hour workweek, the eight-hour workday, weekends, paid vacation time, sick leave, the right to breaks, collective bargaining, overtime pay and more - much of it due to Samulel Gompers and others who followed him.
O objetivo de um fundo PE e propiciar retorno superior ao capital de seus investidores, pela geracao de valor na empresa investida, durante o prazo total do investimento (Brav e Gompers, 1997; Gompers e Lerner, 2001).
While other contributions, in particular Fried and Hisrich (1988); Wright and Robbie (1998); Gompers and Lerner (2001); Wright, Pruthi, and Lockett (2005); and Da Rin, Hellmann, and Puri (2013), merely touch upon contracting issues in the context of more general reviews, our objective is to critically evaluate the achievements of the theoretical contracting literature in the presence of the existing empirical evidence in much greater detail and with respect to specific entrepreneurship issues.
Paul Gompers, Harvard University and NBER; Steven N.
While some, such as American Federation of Labor President Samuel Gompers, would support military preparedness and US participation in the war, the majority of socialists, union activists, and labour radicals opposed US interventions, first in the Mexican Revolution and later in "the European War.
Rousey has previously participated in a number of charity events in the past, including Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, Gompers Judo Program of Samuel Gompers Middle School, and Free Rice Campaign for the United Nations World Food Programme.
The product was an outstanding thesis, published in revised form at the University of Toronto Press in 1974: Gompers in Canada: A Study in American Continentalism Before the First World War.
If you go to, say, Gompers High School in the South Bronx, I don't necessarily think that they feel their mission is to really prepare students for college.
Some of the teams we expect to see in this event include Gompers Preparatory Academy men's and women's crew team - the newest high school team to join the growing number of scholastic rowers in the region - to compete in this event.
Though Equity was nearly a thousand members strong, it was still a middling outfit with little muscle behind it--not the kind of muscle that the mammoth American Federation of Labor had, with its 4 million members led by Samuel Gompers, the most powerful American labor leader of his time.