Today in Labor History – December 8th

Labor History December 8th

Samuel Gompers 25 unions, representing 316,469 members, founded the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in Columbus, Ohio; Cigar Maker’s union leader Samuel Gompers was elected president. The AFL grew out of the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions, which started in 1881 in Pittsburgh. The AFL’s founding document’s preamble reads: “A struggle is going on in … Read more