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American Federation of Labor
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first and most famous of the federations of labor unions that grew in the Gilded Age to fight for better pay and conditions for factory worker; merged with the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1955 to form the AFL-CIO
  • But she was casually adopted by this family of friendly women who, when they were not being mobbed or arrested, took dancing lessons or went picnicking up the Chesapeake Canal or talked about the politics of the American Federation of Labor.
    Chapter 37 (49% in)

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