Unformatted text preview: 4. Explain why the American Federation of Labor succeeded when other unions failed . Unlike other labor unions, the American Federation of Labor only advocated pure labor issues- wages, hours, and conditions of employment. Other unions advocated for all sorts of deviants from those pure labor issues, anything from graduated income tax to socialization. In addition to this, the American Federation of Labor worked with the political leaders of the time, instead of fighting against them. The American federation of Labor chose its battles carefully, only fighting over things concerning pure labor issues. This helped them succeed where other unions failed miserably....
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