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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Equity, which was founded in May, does go on to join the American Federation of Labor in 1919.
Former Obama administration adviser William Spriggs, the chief economist of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), said the hike was essential.
Johnson obtained the steward's job with the help of his union, the Brotherhood of Dining Car Cooks and Waiters, an organization of black men employed by the Southern Pacific that was recognized by the American Federation of Labor. The union supported Johnson during his 12-year fight to be promoted from waiter to steward, which until then had been a job for white men.
Support from the American Federation of Labor and others in organized labor funded the $95,000 project, while multiple Catholic groups endorsed it, including the U.S.
"Time and time again, the Republicans have gotten together and said no," Obama told members of the Building and Construction Trades Department of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).
Now our lawmakers are spending their efforts to do away with these safety regulations in the workplace, instead of focusing on important items--like rebuilding Michigan's economy,' the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) said on its website.
"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.
Still, Samuel Gompers and the moderate American Federation of Labor set May 1, 1890 as the date for strikes culminating a series of events advocating the eight-hour day.
The American Federation of Labor and Congress and Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), a voluntary federation of 56 national and international labor unions, awarded the Meany-Kirkland Human Rights Award to the Egyptian workers' movement "in recognition of its extraordinary courage and perseverance in the face of substantial state repression."
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.
The shipbuilding agreement was policed by members of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), the American Federation of Labor, corporate delegates from the main shipyards, and representatives from the Navy and U.S.
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?

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