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35 The Federation of Trades and Labor Unions modeled itself explicitly on the British Trades Union Congress. It was intended as an annual congress of unions 32 33 34 35 Christie, Empire in Wood, 29–45; Mark Erlich, “Peter J. ” Labor History, 24 (2), Spring 1983, 165–97. Ware, The Labor Movement, 172–3. Myles McPadden to Powderly, November 23, 1881, in Kaufman, Gompers Papers, 1:162; Ware, The Labor Movement, 168–75. “Adjourned Sine Die,” news account of 1881 FOTLU Convention in the Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette, November 19, 1881, in Kaufman, Gompers Papers, vol.
According to Hillman, trade unions provided workers with the tool needed to end class rule. ” Workers should focus instead on building strong union organizations, with health and death benefits, and thereby maintain their members’ loyalty. 20 21 Samuel Gompers, Seventy Years of Life and Labor: An Autobiography (New York: E. P. Dutton, 1925); Stuart Kaufman, Samuel Gompers and the Origins of the AFL (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1973). Kaufman, Samuel Gompers, 34–55; Mark Erlich, “Peter J. ”, Labor History 24 (2), Spring 1983, 165–97; H.
In seeking to create national unions, workers confronted formidable obstacles in the form of uncompromising employers, an unstable economy, and harassment from the judiciary and the police. These pressures and workers’ responses to them influenced the shape of the young labor movement and encouraged a dramatic change of direction during the Gilded Age. In the 1860s, the organized 19 Typically, saloons and theaters were segregated on the basis not only of gender but also ethnicity and race, because they appealed to specific ethnic groups.