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Gompers, Samuel (1850–1924)

  • By: Caryn E. Neumann
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

Leader in the early U.S. labor movement

The founder of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), Samuel Gompers changed the direction of the labor movement by abandoning efforts to organize employees across industries in favor of a craftbased unionism that focused only ...

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