American Federation of Labor
The American Federation of Labor (AFL) was the first federation of labor unions in the United States. It was founded in Columbus, Ohio, in May 1886 by an alliance of craft unions disaffected from th...
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Adolph Strasser
Adolph Strasser (1843-1939), born in the Austro-Hungarian empire, was an American trade union organizer. Strasser is best remembered as a founder of the United Cigarmakers Union and the American Feder...
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American Alliance for Labor and Democracy
The American Alliance for Labor and Democracy was an American political organization established in September 1917 through the initiative of the American Federation of Labor and making use of the reso...
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United Garment Workers
The United Garment Workers of America (UGW or UGWA) was a United States labor union which existed between 1891 and 1994. It was an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor.
The UGWA was forme...
John L. Lewis
John Llewellyn Lewis (February 12, 1880 – June 11, 1969) was an American leader of organized labor who served as president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMW) from 1920 to 1960. A major player...
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Samuel Gompers
Samuel Gompers (January 27, 1850 – December 13, 1924) was an English-born American cigar maker who became a Georgist labor union leader and a key figure in American labor history. Gompers founded the ...
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American Federation of Labor Building
The American Federation of Labor Building is a seven-story brick and limestone building located in Washington, D.C. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974. It housed the American Federat...
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James Duncan (union leader)
James Duncan (May 5, 1857 - September 14, 1928) was a Scottish American union leader, and president of the Granite Cutters' International Association from 1885 until his death in 1928. He was an infl...
Dennis E. Batt
Dennis E. Batt (1886 - 19xx) was an American political journalist and trade union activist. Best remembered as the first editor of The Communist, the official organ of the Communist Party of America a...
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Conference for Progressive Labor Action
The Conference for Progressive Labor Action (CPLA) was a left wing American political organization established in May 1929 by A. J. Muste, director of Brookwood Labor College. The organization was est...
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John Fitzpatrick (unionist)
John Fitzpatrick (1871–1946) was an Irish-born American trade union leader. He is best remembered as the longtime head of the powerful Chicago Federation of Labor, from 1906 until his death in 1946.
Craft unionism
Craft unionism refers to organizing a labor union in a manner that seeks to unify workers in a particular industry along the lines of the particular craft or trade that they work in by class or skill ...
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John McBride (labor leader)
John McBride (1854 – October 9, 1917) was an American labor union leader.McBride was born in Wayne County, Ohio, in 1854. He started working in the coal mines at the age of nine. In 1870, McBride...
William McFetridge
William Lane McFetridge (November 28, 1893 – March 15, 1969) was an American labor leader and president of the Building Service Employees International Union (BSEIU), the precursor to the Servic...
James Kirby
James Kirby (c. 1865 – October 8, 1915) was an American labor leader and president of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America from 1913 to 1915.Born and raised near Kankakee...
International Seamen's Union
The International Seamen's Union (ISU) was an American maritime trade union which operated from 1892 until 1937. In its last few years, the union effectively split into the National Maritime Union and...
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Homer D. Call
Homer D. Call (September 19, 1843 Truxton, Cortland County, New York – April 1929) was an American labor leader and politician.
On October 1, 1861, he enrolled at Cortland, New York, and was muste...
James P. Holland
James P. Holland (1865 - November 9, 1941) was president of the New York State Federation of Labor from 1916 to 1926.
He was a member of the Eccentric Firemen's Union of New York City. In 1913 he ...
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Gompers v. Buck's Stove and Range Co.
Gompers v. Buck's Stove and Range Co., 221 U.S. 418 (1911), was a ruling by the United States Supreme Court involving a case of contempt for violating the terms of an injunction restraining labor unio...
Dave Beck
Dave Beck (June 16, 1894 – December 26, 1993) was an American labor leader, and president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from 1952 to 1957. He helped found the "Conference" system of or...
Amalgamated Meat Cutters
The Amalgamated Meat Cutters (AMC), officially the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, was a labor union that represented retail butchers and packinghouse workers.
It wa...
John Brown Lennon
John Brown Lennon (October 12, 1850 - January 18, 1923) was an American labor union leader and general-secretary of the Journeyman Tailors Union of America (JTU). In 1890, he was elected treasurer of ...
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David Sullivan (labor leader)
David Sullivan (May 7, 1904 – January 23, 1976) was an American labor leader and president of the Building Service Employees International Union (BSEIU), the precursor to the Service Employees I...
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White Rats
The White Rats was an organization formed by vaudeville performers, led by George Fuller Golden, as a labor union to support the rights of male performers. It was a Men's Club only. Women were not al...
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Hulet M. Wells
Hulet Martell Wells (1878 – 1970) was a Canadian-American socialist and president of the Seattle Central Labor Council, part of the American Federation of Labor. During the first decade of the 20th Ce...
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Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions
The Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions of the United States and Canada (FOTLU) was a federation of labor unions created on November 15, 1881, at Turner Hall in Pittsburgh. It changed its...