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Definition of the noun american federation of labor

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  1. a federation of North American labor unions that merged with the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1955
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of American Federation of Labor: AFL
    • more generic word: federation = an organization formed by merging several groups or parties

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Google previewThe Great Black Migration: A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic (2014)

by Steven A. Reich

The Great Migration transformed African Americans and, in the process, forced the American Federation of Labor (AFL) to evolve. Ultimately, the American labor movement became far more inclusive, thereby better representing the interests of ...

Google previewThe Lexicon of Labor (2010)

More Than 500 Key Terms, Biographical Sketches, and Historical Insights Concerning Labor in America by R. Emmett Murray

against the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel, and Tin Workers of the fledgling American Federation of Labor (AFL) at the Homestead steelworks near Pittsburgh ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Politics of the American West (2013)

by Steven L. Danver

The American Federation of Labor (AFL), a confederation of labor unions, was established in the United States in 1886. Developed as a craftbased “labor aristocracy” limited to skilled workers, it became the nation's leading labor federation.

Google previewThe 100 Most Significant Events in American Business: An Encyclopedia (2012)

An Encyclopedia by Quentin R. Skrabec Jr.

The American Federation of Labor saw the NWLB as an opportunity to expand organizing in the steel industry. Samuel Gompers, who headed the American Federation of Labor, had the strong support of President Wilson. The NWLB was able ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in America (2002)

by James Stuart Olson

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR. The first successful national American labor union was the American Federation of Labor. The Industrial Revolution changed forever the relationship between ...

Google previewDrugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes] (2014)

by Nancy E. Marion, Willard M. Oliver

American Federation of Labor Pamphlet Scapegoats Chinese Opium Smokers The American Federation of Labor publishes a pamphlet which speaks of Chinese smokers who have spread the “deathly habit” to “hundreds, aye thousands ...

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1906)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention... with New American Supplement, Complete in Thirty Volumes

The National Labor Union did not meet again, however; yet from it was projected the present American Federation of Labor, which grew more directly out of the industrial congress at Rochester in April, 1874, and a convention, in the lame ...

Google previewAmerican Economic History: A Dictionary and Chronology (2015)

A Dictionary and Chronology by James S Olson, Abraham O. Mendoza

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR–CONGRESS OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS In 1955, after agreeing to discontinue the practice of raiding rival unions for members, the American Federation of Labor* (AFL) under George Meany ...

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The American Federation of Labor Building at 901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW in Washington, D.C. The building is a National Historic Landmark.

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