lewis, john l.

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Lewis, John L. definition


An American labor leader of the twentieth century. Lewis served for many years as president of the United Mine Workers and founded the Congress of Industrial Organizations (see AFL-CIO). Lewis supported the organization of unions by industries rather than by specific crafts.

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