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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.