William Green

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Green, William


Born Mar. 3. 1873, in Coshocton. Ohio; died there Nov. 21, 1952. US trade union figure.

Green was a representative of the right wing of the American trade union movement. When he was 16 he began to work in the coal mines. Beginning in 1900 he was continually engaged in trade union work. In December 1924 he became president of the American Federation of Labor (AF of L). He opposed the creation of industrial labor unions and wanted to exclude them from the AF of L. After the formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in 1935 he hindered the merger of the AF of L and the CIO. He supported the foreign policy of the ruling groups in the United States. He was one of the initiators of the International Confederation of Free Labor Unions, which was organized as a counterweight to the World Federation of Trade Unions.

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Finally, in 1924, when the AFL Executive Council sought a replacement for Gompers, they turned to the quiet William Green.
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The Philharmonic has welcomed Yorkshire pianist William Green to join it in this performance of another well-loved work, with a range of musical styles from the minimal variation 1 to the luscious variation 18.
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William Green correctly answered 10 questions relating to the criminal justice system and the groups that work together to deliver justice in the county.
Association chairman Jenny Green, whose husband, Captain William Green, died in a plane crash in the Gulf, said: 'It's important people remember how widows' lives have been affected.
Both Paul's grandfathers, Joe McGann and Abraham Green, served, as well as his great grandfather William Green.
They will be joined by William Green from Bradford, a musical student at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music Saturday school in Manchester.