American Federation of Labor


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American Federation of Labor

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(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) the first permanent national labour movement in America, founded in 1886. It amalgamated with the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1955. See also AFL-CIO
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Noun1.American Federation of Labor - a federation of North American labor unions that merged with the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1955American Federation of Labor - a federation of North American labor unions that merged with the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1955
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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.
The author focuses on the activities of international labor institutions and organizations such as the Pan American Federation of Labor and American Institute for Labor Development and describes the formation of the Confederacion de Trabajadores de America Latina--the first attempt to form a multinational labor organization exclusively for Latin American nations.
So, if there were so many similarities between the two countries, why is that the Australian unions decisively plumped for a labor party in the 1890s while the American Federation of Labor decisively rejected the idea at its 1894 congress and regularly reiterated its opposition thereafter?
Lane Kirkland, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Independent Organizations: for his contributions to the American defense and transportation industries through his work in the American labor movement.
right arrow] In October 1935, the American Federation of Labor and the NAACP announced their support for a boycott of the 1936 Berlin Olympics
It's the deepest schism since the American Federation of Labor expelled the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1937 - a rift that was not healed until 1955 - but the result could be a re-energized labor movement.
One hundred years ago, the American Federation of Labor stood at a crossroads, facing the choice of an all-out assault against the free market system or making peace with capitalism.
See, for example, Josh Sides's informative discussion of the Los Angeles shipyard's racial integration of its American Federation of Labor union during World War II, George Lipstiz's examination of working-ciass mobilization throughout World War II and the postwar eras, E.
The American Federation of Labor and Congress on Industrial Organizations as the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee, with Chavez as its president, chartered the union in 1966.
Parsons saw the founding of the American Federation of Labor, the Teamsters Union in his own city, the Socialist Party, and the extension of the vote to women in nine states.
Soon disillusioned with the party leadership's insistence on unquestioning obedience, she briefly considered other left organizations but soon found her niche as a loyal American Federation of Labor trade unionist and staunch anti-Communist.

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