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.
They couldn't have angered labor more had they poked Samuel Gompers with a sharp stick.
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.
In olden times, Samuel Gompers, the founder of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), had a simple and famous answer: "More.
In December 2009, Secretary Duncan visited Samuel Gompers Middle School in Los Angeles.
Robbins was disappointed that Debs was unable to reconcile with AFL president Samuel Gompers, with whom Debs originally clashed in the 1894 Pullman strike.
Destacan la carta que en 1894 el sindicalista Samuel Gompers envio al juez P.
Archer contends that while the anti-labor party intrigues of the Samuel Gompers leadership provide part of the answer, by itself this is insufficient.
Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor and the leading trade unionist in the late 1800s and early 1900s, once said, "If all business owners treated their workers as well as George Westinghouse, the American Federation of Labor would have to go out of business.
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.
Meanwhile, union leader Samuel Gompers befriended McKinley and was "increasingly using middle-class language" to argue for higher wages and an eight-hour workday.
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.
Las relaciones de Samuel Gompers, lider de la AFL con el otrora lider gallego radicado en Puerto Rico, Santiago Iglesias Pantin, van dandole sentido de direccion a lo que seria eventualmente un proyecto social y politico.
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.