American Federation of Labor

[[Terence Powderly The American Federation of Labor (A.F. of L.) was a national federation of labor unions in the United States that continues today as the AFL–CIO. It was founded in Columbus, Ohio, in 1886 by an alliance of craft unions eager to provide mutual support and disappointed in the Knights of Labor. Samuel Gompers was elected the full-time president at its founding convention and was re-elected every year except one until his death in 1924. He became the major spokesperson for the union movement.

The A.F. of L. was the largest union grouping, even after the creation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) by unions that were expelled by the A.F. of L. in 1935. The A.F. of L. was founded and dominated by craft unions, especially in the building trades. In the late 1930s, craft affiliates expanded by organizing on an industrial union basis to meet the challenge from the CIO. The A.F. of L. and the CIO competed bitterly in the late 1930s but then cooperated during World War II and afterward. In 1955, the two merged to create the AFL–CIO, which has comprised the longest lasting and most influential labor federation in the United States to this day. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Green, William, 1872-1952
    Published 1935
    Washington, D.C., American Federation of Labor, 1935.
    48 p. diagrs. 23 cm.
    ...American Federation of Labor...
  2. 2
    Published 1921
    Washington, D.C. : American Federation of Labor, 1921-1950.
    30 v. : ill.
    ...American Federation of Labor...
  3. 3
    Published 1967
    [Washington, D.C.] : Microfilmed by Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1967.
    355 letterpress volumes (ca. 172, 000 letters) on 343 reels ; 35 mm.
    ...American Federation of Labor...
  4. 4
    Washington, D.C., American Federation of Labor.
    v. ill.
    ...American Federation of Labor...
  5. 5
    Published 1893
    Milwaukee, Wis. : V. Berger, [1893-1898]
    6 v. ; 58 cm.
    ...American Federation of Labor...
  6. 6
    Washington, D.C., American Federation of Labor.
    v. ill.
    ...American Federation of Labor...
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    Published 1951
    Washington, D.C. : American Federation of Labor, 1951.
    1 v. : ill.
    ...American Federation of Labor...
  8. 8
    Published 1893
    Milwaukee, Wis. : V. Berger, [1893-1898]
    6 v. ; 58 cm.
    ...American Federation of Labor...
  9. 9
    Published 1951
    [Washington : American Federation of Labor, 1951-1955]
    4 v. : ill. ; 42 cm.
    ...American Federation of Labor...
  10. 10
    Washington, D.C.
    v.
    ...American Federation of Labor. Executive Council...
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    [Washington, D.C., etc.], [American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, etc.]
    83 volumes illustrations, plates, portraits. 26-28 cm.
    Also issued online.
    ...American Federation of Labor...
  12. 12
    Washington, D.C.
    v.
    ...American Federation of Labor. Metal Trades Dept...
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    Published 1932
    Milwaukee, Wis. : V. Berger, -1932]
    v. ; 58 cm.
    Also available on microfilm from State Historical Society of Wisconsin.
    ...American Federation of Labor...
  14. 14
    Washington, D.C., American Federation of Labor.
    v.
    ...American Federation of Labor. Union Label Trades Dept...
  15. 15
    New York : [A.F. of L. Trade Union Committee for Unemployment Insurance and Relief],
    2 v. : ill.
    ...American Federation of Labor. Trade Union Committee for Unemployment Insurance and Relief...
  16. 16
    Published 1943
    Kansas City, Kan. : [s.n., -1943]
    v. : ill. ; 55 cm.
    Also available on microfilm from UMI.
    ...American Federation of Labor...
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    Published 1943
    Kansas City, Kan. : [George J. Harrison, 1943-
    v. ; ill. ; 32-40 cm.
    Also available on microfilm from UMI.
    ...American Federation of Labor...

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