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Samuel Gompers was the first and longest-serving president of the American Federation of Labor. During his tenure from 1894 to his death in 1924, he opposed the politicization of Labor causes.
As the innovator of collective bargaining, (a mode of negotiation still used by labor officials today to prevent strikes) President Gompers encouraged his fellow Labor Leaders to unite and lobby Washington in solidarity, thus reducing the need to endorse any one candidate or political party.
A leader by example, in 1913, Gompers stood up to President Taft who was opposed to creating The Department of Labor.
2018 Union Wake-up Call by The Supreme Court of The United States; Janus v American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees Argued February 26th, 2018 - Decided June 27th
This recent SCOTUS anti-union ruling has raised questions within public sector unionized workplaces. Will non-consenting, workers continue to pay “fair share” fees to unions, now that they no longer are required to by law?
Joseph A. Romano, Esq. Hearkens “Workers’ Wake-up Call”
In the months before this anti-union SCOTUS decision was rendered, our Founding Attorney Joseph A. Romano, Esq. passionately spoke out on this topic. “Janus v AFSCME shall be the WAKE-UP CALL of the century!"
During his deliverance of a speech before a captivated audience gathered at an Organized Labor event, Mr. Romano shared his mission from the podium.
“Always must remember one fact,” he wrapped up his speech by adding, “any ANTI-union government move is an ANTI-worker move!
In covering different areas of law since 1986, Joseph A. Romano, Esq. has built an empire of advocacy. His current clientele is numerous, ranging from the powerful and mighty, as well as the working classes of the Greater New York. To Joe, all clients are all potential friends, and all are “real people.”
“Workplace safety protections will continue to erode if anti-union trends are allowed to continue.” Founding Attorney Romano predicts sternly, mentoring his huge staff of Associates and Legal Professionals.
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Check back with us here on Friday as we dial back the clock and deliver Joseph A. Romano’s Workers’ Wake- up Call to a Labor Pioneer’s resting place, in Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York.