The International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Maids was the first African American labor union chartered by the American Federation of Labor (AFL). Pullman porters, dissatisfied with their treatment by the Chicago-based Pullman Company, sought the assistance of A. Philip Randolph and oth...The International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Maids was the first African American labor union chartered by the American Federation of Labor (AFL). Pullman porters, dissatisfied…

The International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Maids was the first African American labor union chartered by the American Federation of Labor (AFL). Pullman porters, dissatisfied with their treatment by the Chicago-based Pullman Company, sought the assistance of A. Philip Randolph and oth...The International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Maids was the first African American labor union chartered by the American Federation of Labor (AFL). Pullman porters, dissatisfied…

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Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters : The First Black Labor Union Chartered By The American Federation Of Labor

Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters : The First Black Labor Union Chartered By The American Federation Of Labor

The American Federation of Labor (AFL) remains in history as the first federation of labor unions in the US.

The American Federation of Labor (AFL) remains in history as the first federation of labor unions in the US.

Samuel Gompers was the most prominent figure in the American Labor Movement. He was also the founder and first president of the American Federation of Labor (AFL). (Biography)

Samuel Gompers was the most prominent figure in the American Labor Movement. He was also the founder and first president of the American Federation of Labor (AFL). (Biography)

Today in History: December 8 <=> 1886: AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR   <=> The American Federation of Labor is found at a convention of union leaders in Columbus, Ohio. Samuel Gompers With AFL Council - © Bettmann/AP Photo

Today in History: December 8

Today in History: December 8 <=> 1886: AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR <=> The American Federation of Labor is found at a convention of union leaders in Columbus, Ohio. Samuel Gompers With AFL Council - © Bettmann/AP Photo

Cover of American Federation of Labor organizing leaflet which explained to workers their right to organize into unions of their choice, guaranteed by the National Labor Relations Act (Wagner Act) of 1935.

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Cover of American Federation of Labor organizing leaflet which explained to workers their right to organize into unions of their choice, guaranteed by the National Labor Relations Act (Wagner Act) of 1935.

The merger of AFL and CIO. The Taft-Hartley Act and similar anti-union legislation of the late-1940s were designed to slow labor’s growth, but by 1955, the proportion of the workplace organized into unions nevertheless hit its historic high of over 30 percent. To build on labor’s forward momentum, the Congress of Industrial Organizations merged with the American Federation of Labor to create the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of organized labor in the US.

The merger of AFL and CIO. The Taft-Hartley Act and similar anti-union legislation of the late-1940s were designed to slow labor’s growth, but by 1955, the proportion of the workplace organized into unions nevertheless hit its historic high of over 30 percent. To build on labor’s forward momentum, the Congress of Industrial Organizations merged with the American Federation of Labor to create the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of organized labor in the US.

Rights of Injured Workers: What You Need to Know #workers #compensation #attorney #philadelphia http://kenya.remmont.com/rights-of-injured-workers-what-you-need-to-know-workers-compensation-attorney-philadelphia/  Rights of Injured Workers I. Making Sure You Get Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits Workers’ compensation is a complicated area of law covering everything from employee labor rights to the current work injury compensation act and even the injury compensation for federal employees…

Rights of Injured Workers: What You Need to Know #workers #compensation #attorney #philadelphia http://kenya.remmont.com/rights-of-injured-workers-what-you-need-to-know-workers-compensation-attorney-philadelphia/ Rights of Injured Workers I. Making Sure You Get Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits Workers’ compensation is a complicated area of law covering everything from employee labor rights to the current work injury compensation act and even the injury compensation for federal employees…

Llegada de Samuel Gompers, Presidente de la American Federation of Labor. (1904)

Llegada de Samuel Gompers, Presidente de la American Federation of Labor. (1904)

The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) was a labor union organized by African American employees of the Pullman Company in August 1925 and led by A. Philip Randolph and Milton P. Webster. The BSCP fought a three-front battle against the Pullman Company, the American Federation of Labor, and the anti-union, pro-Pullman sentiments of the majority of the black community. The BCSP is a significant institution in both the labor and civil rights history of the 20th century USA.

The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) was a labor union organized by African American employees of the Pullman Company in August 1925 and led by A. Philip Randolph and Milton P. Webster. The BSCP fought a three-front battle against the Pullman Company, the American Federation of Labor, and the anti-union, pro-Pullman sentiments of the majority of the black community. The BCSP is a significant institution in both the labor and civil rights history of the 20th century USA.

race - Chinese labor How are you all this morning? Enjoying yourselves? Well, that’s nice and all, but let’s change the mood by delving into the legacy of American racism. Here is the 1908 pamphlet by American Federation of Labor president Samuel Gompers and Herman Gutstadt, “Meat vs. Rice: American Manhood against Asiatic Coolieism, Which Will Survive.” And really, …

race - Chinese labor How are you all this morning? Enjoying yourselves? Well, that’s nice and all, but let’s change the mood by delving into the legacy of American racism. Here is the 1908 pamphlet by American Federation of Labor president Samuel Gompers and Herman Gutstadt, “Meat vs. Rice: American Manhood against Asiatic Coolieism, Which Will Survive.” And really, …

Black Then | Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters : The First Black Labor Union Chartered By The American Federation Of Labor

Black Then | Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters : The First Black Labor Union Chartered By The American Federation Of Labor

John L. Lewis, one of America's foremost labor leaders, wore this badge at the 1936 United Mine Workers of America convention. On the blog, more on the making of #LaborDay.

John L. Lewis, one of America's foremost labor leaders, wore this badge at the 1936 United Mine Workers of America convention. On the blog, more on the making of #LaborDay.

May 1, 1886:  At its 1884 convention, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions (which became the American Federation of Labor), proclaims that “eight hours shall constitute a legal day’s labor from and after May 1, 1886.”  The resolution received overwhelming support from FOTLU’s affiliated unions, which organized mass demonstrations and strikes in cities across the country.

May 1, 1886

May 1, 1886: At its 1884 convention, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions (which became the American Federation of Labor), proclaims that “eight hours shall constitute a legal day’s labor from and after May 1, 1886.” The resolution received overwhelming support from FOTLU’s affiliated unions, which organized mass demonstrations and strikes in cities across the country.

Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters : The First Black Labor Union Chartered By The American Federation Of Labor

Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters : The First Black Labor Union Chartered By The American Federation Of Labor

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