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Gompers

[gom-perz] /ˈgɒm pərz/
noun
1.
Samuel, 1850–1924, U.S. labor leader, born in England: president of the American Federation of Labor 1886–94, 1896–1924.
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  • From the beginning Gompers has followed three general lines of policy.

    The Armies of Labor Samuel P. Orth
  • Secondly, Gompers has always advocated frugality in money matters.

    The Armies of Labor Samuel P. Orth
  • Gompers has thus been the political watchman of the labor interests.

    The Armies of Labor Samuel P. Orth
  • This was the first great step taken by Gompers and the Federation.

    The Armies of Labor Samuel P. Orth
  • This programme was in a large measure the work of Gompers, who was a member of the Council.

    The Armies of Labor Samuel P. Orth
  • Gompers was selected as one of the American representatives and was chosen chairman.

    The Armies of Labor Samuel P. Orth
  • Gompers and his colleagues, however, refused to attend this conference.

    The Armies of Labor Samuel P. Orth
  • Gompers is an orthodox trade unionist of the British School.

    The Armies of Labor Samuel P. Orth
  • Gompers could do better with public opinion behind him than without it.

    A Poor Wise Man Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • As Mr. Gompers has said, they want more, and more, and more.

    War of the Classes Jack London
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Gompers

/ˈɡɒmpəz/
noun
1.
Samuel. 1850–1924, US labour leader, born in England; a founder of the American Federation of Labor and its president (1886–94; 1896–1924)
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