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 (gŏm′pərz), Samuel 1850-1924.
British-born American labor leader who as president of the American Federation of Labor (1886-1924, except 1895) won higher wages, shorter hours, and greater freedom for union members.
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(Biography) Samuel. 1850–1924, US labour leader, born in England; a founder of the American Federation of Labor and its president (1886–94; 1896–1924)
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(ˈgɒm pərz)

Samuel, 1850–1924, U.S. labor leader, born in England.
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Time and the world had rolled on, Gompers was gone, the American Federation of Labour was gone, and gone was Debs with all his wild revolutionary ideas; but the dream had persisted, and here it was at last realized in fact.
The pre-specified finite life of limited partnerships (usually 10 years) and the covenants in the contractual agreements between limited partners and general partners ensure that VCs put forth their best efforts in selecting and managing portfolio companies (Gompers and Lerner, 1996).
* In December 2009, Secretary Duncan visited Samuel Gompers Middle School in Los Angeles.
Part IV presents Professor Lucian Bebchuk's theoretical approach and Professor Gompers's empirical approach, which both demonstrate that adoption of shareholder democracy principles by a post-IPO private equity firm can create value.
Several recent studies find that increased managerial entrenchment negatively affects firm value (Gompers et al., 2003; Bebchuk and Cohen, 2005; Bebchuk et al., 2009).
The difficulties faced by entrepreneurs have been sorted out into four critical factors by Gompers and Lerner (2005).
Archer contends that while the anti-labor party intrigues of the Samuel Gompers leadership provide part of the answer, by itself this is insufficient.
Making & losing millions upon millions of dollars, Alan Gompers has led an enthralling life--"Maximum Security: The True Meaning of Freedom" leads him to seek and somehow find freedom in the one place in modern society where the lot of us view it to be denied--a maximum security prison, where Gompers had been doing time for a drug dealing offense.
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. Murray writes that in Gompers' view, "compulsion was a patronizing criticism of workers who were seen by Progressives as incompetent to make their own decisions about such things."
(A minor quibble: as this obviously is an encyclopedia of American Jewish history, why redundantly put some variation of "American Jewish" in the title of each category?) Some categories, such as American Jews and Labor, contain multiple separate entries, with each major figure (David Dubinsky, Samuel Gompers, Sidney Hillman, etc.) receiving from two to four full pages each, while other categories, such as American Jews and the Law, have but one entry, with multiple historic figures discussed within the single article ("The Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court").
"There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time," Governor Coolidge telegrammed AFL President Sam Gompers during the Boston police strike of 1919.