Essays Tagged: "Samuel Gompers"

The Failure of the Gilded Age. The essays describes the main political failures of the Gilded Age of America such as: Laissez - faire government, Interstate Commerce Act of 1887,

er to do anything they wanted no matter who it hurt, which was mostly the lower working classes. In Samuel Gompers Forum, "Letter on Labor in industrial Society", he tried to explain how the industrie ... ampled under foot at the bidding of corporations and trusts, rights are invaded and law perverted." Samuel went on to say, "You [a federal judge] may not know that the labor movement as represented by ...

(3 pages) 124 0 4.0 May/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Leaders and Creators of Large Work Unions.

mployees joined to these union employers must do what its people want, or face them going on strike.Samuel Gompers born in London, England, in 1850, he was born into a working family. He is generally ... al appointments for the A.F. of L. By this time Lewis had been appointed an A.F. of L. organizer by Samuel Gompers in 1911, he held this position until 1917.Now a staunch Democrat, Gompers normally fo ...

(4 pages) 81 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

How successful was organized labor in improving the position of workers in the period form 1875 to 1900?

e "communistic values" and general uniformity made it very difficult to actually get anything done. Samuel Gompers, the founder of the American Federation of Labor (in 1886), argued before a commissio ...

(4 pages) 27444 2 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Biography of Samuel Gompers(first person)

Hello, my name is Samuel Gompers and I am here to discuss with you all about my life. In January 27, 1850 I was born i ...

(5 pages) 40 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Boston Police Strike in 1919 was justified.

r got their jobs back. While the governor Coolidge and Commissioner Curtis were against the strike, Samuel Gompers of the AFL supported them. Regardless of what the effects of the strike were, the gov ...

(2 pages) 26 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Highlights of the Labor Movement

goal was to balance the work place through contracts. In it's first years, the AFL was headed up by Samuel Gompers. Previous bad experiences in labor let Gompers to keep a keen eye on the workers he r ...

(4 pages) 136 1 3.7 Nov/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Music unions yes or no?

from these organizations gathered at the invitation of American Federation of Labor (AFL) President Samuel Gompers to organize and charter a musicians' trade union. A majority of the delegates voted t ...

(3 pages) 27 0 4.3 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Labor Unions: Harmful to the economy

The Labor Unions of 2003 look nothing like the original Labor Unions of 1886 created by Samuel Gompers. Once used to protect people's rights now is too powerful and is trampling those same ... has declined recently because it has become too political and has a negative impact on the economy.Samuel Gompers created the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in 1886. As the first elected presiden ...

(6 pages) 169 1 4.5 May/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

All About Organized Labor

lead to the gradual increase in pay as well as the lessening of working hours, it did not come, as Samuel Gompers states, without "suffering and sacrifices." Strikes, such as the one at Haymarket Squ ...

(2 pages) 39 1 2.3 Mar/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

The Industrial Revoltuion

meaning less people coming over and being claimed by poverty. This reform was very helpful and even Samuel Gompers begins asking, "What does the working man want?" Document six is a speech from Samuel ...

(7 pages) 50 0 4.8 Sep/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

American History

2. No money to support members during strikes 3. Public opinion is generally against unions.Samual Gompers: Union leader who joined with other trade and craft unionists to form (AEL) in 1886 Collecti ... abor: open to all races, genders, and people of any degree or skill Am. Federation of Labor: Samual Gompers formed this union from Cigar Maker's International Union and joined it with other trade unio ...

(3 pages) 29 0 3.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Labor Unions

the American Federation of Labor (AF of L) was formed and replaced the Knights of Labor. Its leader Samuel Gompers was former cigar union official who only wanted to focus on skilled workers. Gompers ...

(5 pages) 6 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: History Term Papers