11) For a list of organizers that reported to the American Federationist
Journal, see Carlos Sanabria, "The Puerto Rican Organized Workers' Movement .
In a series of Federationist
editorials published during World War I, Gompers opposed various government mandate measures being considered in the capitals of industrial states such as Massachusetts and New York that would have mandated certain provisions for manual laborers and other select groups of workers: "The workers of America adhere to voluntary institutions in preference to compulsory systems which are held to be not only impractical but a menace to their rights, welfare and their liberty.
In an editorial in the AFL journal the American Federationist
, Samuel Gompers pointed out that the law under which Santiago Iglesias and the others had been convicted was a remnant of Spanish legislation in Puerto Rico.
Similar articles appeared in the trade union press, including the American Federationist
, Library Journal, and the Wilson Library Bulletin.
Johnson, "Minimum wage Legislation," American Federationist
, July 1936, p.
He was an ardent federationist
, but when the Caribbean Federation failed, he led Trinidad and Tobago to independence in 1962.
111, 113 (1896) (warning of the antiunion design of "paternal" social insurance schemes).
In an article for the American Federationist
, Gompers argued that "regulation of industrial relations is not a policy to be entered upon lightly -- establishment of regulation for one type of relation necessitates regulating of another, until finally all industrial life grows rigid with regulation.
The reader can at times feel lost in a tangle of naval negotiations, racial tensions, labour struggles, capital movements, political manoeuvrings, nationalist rhetoric, and federationist
53 Samuel Gompers, "Proof of the Pudding," American Federationist
, June 1920, 541 (quotation), 541-42; National Industrial Conference Board, Unwarranted Conclusions Regarding the Eight-Hour and Ten-Hour Workday, Special Report 14 (New York, 1920), v (quotation), 2, 4, 17-21; C.
Samuel Gompers, "Editorial: The Students' Debasement," American Federationist
, April 1905, pp.
If it were not for the homework, the father would have to demand higher wages," declared the American Federationist
in 1928 (p.