Thursday, June 25, 2015

#TodayInHistory June 25, 1921: Erstwhile labor leader Samuel Gompers seizes his 40th term as president of the American Federation of Labor (AFL). This was a heady achievement for Gompers, an English immigrant who spent much of his childhood working alongside his father in New York's cigar shops.


#TodayInHistory June 25, 1921: Erstwhile labor leader Samuel Gompers seizes his 40th term as president of the American Federation of Labor (AFL). This was a heady achievement for Gompers, an English immigrant who spent much of his childhood working alongside his father in New York's cigar shops.

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