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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_unionism

A business union is a type of trade union that is opposed to class or revolutionary unionism and ... according to Hoxie, business unionists were advocates of "pure and simple" trade unionism, as opposed to class or revolutionary unionism.

historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5037

Adolph Strasser, a leader of the cigarmakers' union, clearly articulated this emerging philosophy of “pure and simple unionism” in his 1883 testimony before the ...

www.britannica.com/topic/pure-and-simple-unionism

But equally significant was the enunciation of a guiding labour philosophy—“pure and simpleunionism—under the aegis of Samuel Gompers and his circle of ...

aflcio.org/about/history/labor-history-people/samuel-gompers

Second, Gompers believed in a pure-and-simple unionism that focused primarily on economic rather than political reform as the best way of securing workers' ...

www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00236566508583956

socialism to pure and simple unionism. The present article deals with the transformation of the key personality in this story, Adolph Strasser. Both McGuire and ...

www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook.cfm?smtid=2&psid=3193

Gompers repudiated socialism and advocated a pragmatic "pure and simple" unionism that emphasized agreements with employees--which would spell out for ...

www.jstor.org/stable/4286744

In 1893 Samuel Gompers declared that the AFL stood for 'pure and simple unionism'. Thirteen years later, he defined the federation's political agenda in a ...

www.peoplesworld.org/article/today-in-labor-history-samuel-gompers-dies-at-the-age-of-7

Dec 13, 2012 ... At first, Gompers believed in a pure-and-simple unionism that focused primarily on economic rather than political reform as the best way of ...

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The founders of the afl translated this notion into the principle of “pure and simpleunionism: only by self-organization along occupational lines and by a ...