Samuel 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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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.
Samuel Gompers hailed it as "Labor's Magna Carta" and declared that it was "the most important and comprehensive measure ever enacted touching the freedom of workers.
As would be expected, there is strong agreement on the notion of higher wages and fringe benefits, as a general proposition, a la Samuel Gompers.
Archer contends that while the anti-labor party intrigues of the Samuel Gompers leadership provide part of the answer, by itself this is insufficient.
Union leaders did not uniformly oppose the Progressive drive to replace voluntary sickness funds with government programs, but many of them did, including Samuel Gompers.
Most central to the first half of the book is Sinyai's treatment of Samuel Gompers, the leader of the AFL through its formative years.
Ironically, the current crop of teacher union leaders seem less like such labor lions as Samuel Gompers and Walter Reuther and more like Charlie Wilson, the imperial president of General Motors.
When the American union leader Samuel Gompers was asked: "Whaddya want for your members?
The other--represented by the American Federation of Labor (AFL), tinder the leadership of Samuel Gompers and his successors allowed only persons in the skilled trades to become members.
Nor has it budged from the style of "business unionism" developed by Samuel Gompers in the early twentieth century, in which unions act much like big insurance companies, offering their "consumers" the prospect of better wages and job security.
To make child labor reform possible, Sallee argues, Samuel Gompers and child-welfare advocates pursued their campaign in terms that resonated with a broad range of Southern interests, including the mill owners who benefited from low-paid child labor, poor white parents who depended on the wages of their children, and white Southerners, more generally, who resented any reform agenda that originated outside the region.
Steve Tatton, editor of IDS Executive Compensation Review, said: 'It looks as though remuneration committees are taking their cue from the American union leader Samuel Gompers.
His shipboard assignments included the: USS Iwo Jima, USS Forrestal, USS Saratoga, USS Takelma, USS Samuel Gompers and USS Leftwich.
Susan Anthony, Thurgood Marshall, Cesar Chavez, Samuel Gompers and Franklin Roosevelt didn't challenge the mainstream of their day.