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American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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2004
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Social sciences, Politics
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1,568 words

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is the peak association representing labor in the United ...

American Federation of Labor–Congress of Industrial Organizations

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The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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2004
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History, Regional and National History
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179 words

The afl was founded in the 1880s by Samuel Gompers, a pragmatic New York cigar maker. It opposed the ...

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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110 words

US labour organization, the largest union in North America. It is a federation of individual trade unions from the USA, ...

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations   Reference library

Graham K. Wilson

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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2012
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Social sciences, Politics
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1,641 words

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is the peak association representing labor in the United ...

American Federation of Labor.

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Colin J. Davis

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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History, Regional and National History
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417 words
Formed in 1886 as an umbrella organization to represent craft unions, the American Federation of Labor (AFL) emphasized practical “bread and butter” unionism, promoted the integity of its ... More

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