William H. Sylvis and the National Labor Union. New York, International Publishers [©] (OCoLC) Named Person: William H Sylvis; William H Sylvis; National Labor Union.; William H Sylvis; William H Sylvis: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Charlotte Todes. William H. Sylvis and the National Labor Union. [Charlotte Todes] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for William H Sylvis; William H Sylvis: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Charlotte Todes. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number. William H. Sylvis and the National Labor Union. A International Publishers work. Scanned by Ismail with their permission, sent to him by Ada Invariant. The life, speeches, labors, and essays of William H. Sylvis: Late president of the Iron-moulders' international union; and also of the National labor union Hardcover – January 1, by William H Sylvis (Author) See all 7 formats and editionsPrice: $
In , Sylvis founded and was president of the Iron Moulders' International Union (IMIU), which grew to over 8, members. In , still hoping for a national union of all trades, he met with other reformers to create the National Labor Union (NLU). In , Sylvis was elected president of the NLU. The life, speeches, labors and essays of William H. Sylvis, late president of the Iron-moulders' international union; and also of the National labor union. By William H. Sylvis and James C Sylvis. The National Labor Union (NLU) was the first national labor federation in the United States. Founded in and dissolved in , it paved the way for other organizations, such as the Knights of Labor and the AFL (American Federation of Labor). It was led by William H. Sylvis and Andrew Cameron. Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. National Emergency The Life, Speeches, Labors and Essays of William H. Sylvis: Late President of the Iron-moulders by William H. Sylvis.
By , there were about , workers in local unions across the United States. William Sylvis seized the opportunity presented by these numbers and established the first nationwide labor organization, named the National Labor had very ambitious goals. Not only did the NLU fight for higher wages and shorter hours, Sylvis took labor activity into the . American labor leader William Sylvis () pioneered many trade union methods and was the guiding spirit behind the first attempt to form a united trade union movement. William Sylvis was born in Armagh, Pa., on Nov. 26, , of hopelessly poor parents. He had 3 months of formal schooling; it has been said that he learned to write only after becoming secretary of a local union. National Labor Union (NLU), in U.S. history, a political-action movement that from to sought to improve working conditions through legislative reform rather than through collective bargaining. The NLU began in with a convention in . William H. Sylvis. Marker Text: American labor pioneer. Born in Indiana County, Founder, National Union of Iron Molders, President, National Labor Union, Sylvis strove for unity among working men and women regardless of race or nationality. He died, "labor's champion,"