Union Made: Labor Leader Samuel Gompers and His Fight for Workers' Rights

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Union Made: Labor Leader Samuel Gompers and His Fight for Workers' Rights


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August 2019

ISBN: 9781629796383

Born in England, Samuel Gompers grew up watching his father roll cigars, and at 10 years old, started rolling them himself. After immigrating to the United States, Gompers soon discovered his vocation to fight for the American laborer in his personal work experience. His charismatic, outspoken personality soon landed him the role of speaking on behalf of his fellow workers. His participation in various unsuccessful unions and other failed ventures to enact labor changes led to his creation of the American Federation of Labor. Faced with strikes that turned violent, opposition from the government, and lies perpetrated by anti-unionizers, Gompers persevered, and lived to see various measures enacted to ensure safe work environments, workers ' compensation, and other basic laborer rights.

Author 's note. Time line. Source notes. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white photographs and reproductions.

  • ISBN: 9781629796383
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Calkins Creek
    Page Count: 112
    Trim Size: 10" x 8"
    Genre: Nonfic
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