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date: 27 September 2020

American Federation of Labor. 

The Oxford Companion to United States History
Colin J. DavisColin J. Davis

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 affiliates, and upheld the sanctity of union contracts. Apart from one two-year interval (... ...

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