American Federation of Labor's head, Samuel Gompers. argued that beer was the inexpensive drink of the working class and that the four major breweries in the District would be forced to lay off workers, if not close.
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Samuel Gompers, one of the first labor leaders in this country, said that Labor Day was a time to pledge ourselves to an even greater effort in the coming year.
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