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March 1982, Vol. 105, No. 3
The AFL and a national BLS:
labor's role is crystallized
Joseph P. Goldberg
Special assistant, Labor Statistics
William T. Moye
Historian, Office of Publication
From the labor federation's first convention in 1881 to the establishment of the Labor Department in 1913, relations between the union movement and the BLS often were influenced by the needs of the times and by the personalities of Samuel Gompers, and Commissioners Carroll Wright and Charles Neill.
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