Organized Labor and the Works Council Movement

Archive Report

A slight increase in the membership of constituent unions of the American Federation of Labor will be shown in the annual report of the Executive Council to be submitted at the national convention of the Federation at Los Angeles in October. The prospect of a good membership showing for 1927 gives considerable satisfaction to A. F. of L. leaders, who point out that it will mark the third successive year in which the strength of the trade unions has remained stationary or made a small gain. For the five year period, 1920 to 1924, inclusive the membership of the A. F, of L. declined annually at a rapid rate. In 1924 the Federation was weaker by approximately 1,210,000 members than in 1920, when it ...

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