A labor leader of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, he cofounded the American Federation of Labor (AFL), an organization composed of skilled workers in craft unions. In the 1930s the AFL was challenged by the rise of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), an organization whose member unions were composed of all workers, unskilled as well as skilled, in specific industries such as mining or automobiles. The two organizations later merged. (See AFL-CIO.)
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The house decays around Amelia and Samuel, their world narrows and becomes mad, undealable with.
Samuel is not weapons-obsessed because he is the kind of young boy who gravitates to wars and fighting.
Wiseman as Samuel is alternately Devil-child and a cute young kid.
He died in a car crash on the way to the hospital where she gave birth to her son, Samuel (Noah Wiseman).
Amelia must do this every day in loving Samuel—who often appears as a reminder of the irreparable past and death of Oskar.‘The Babadook’ Is the Best (and Most Sincere) Horror Movie of the Year|Samuel Fragoso|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We might live very comfortably together now, Mr. Samuel, eh?
Samuel Squire, bishop of St. David's died; a poetical, historical and antiquarian writer of note.
There was another personality that loomed large, in those years, on the Midland—Samuel Swarbrick, the accountant.
Here Mr. Samuel Weller, who had silently eaten his oysters with tranquil smiles, cried “Hear!”
Samuel Clarke, a famous English divine, died; celebrated also for his writings on mathematics, &c.