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Robert Blissert

Robert Blissert, a Irish-born tailor and trade unionist, emigrated from England in the late 1860s having been blacklisted in Britain for his union activities. He was a prominent activist and orator in New York through the 1870s and 1880s in … Continue reading

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Matthew Maguire

Matthew Maguire – a machinist from Paterson, New Jersey – was usually secretary of the organizations he joined and rarely appeared on the front line of the agitation he supported. If he stood on the platform, he was likely to … Continue reading

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Central Labor Union of New York and Vicinity (CLU)

In December 1881 a meeting was called by the prominent trade unionist Robert Blissert for the new year for the purpose of ‘sending greetings and encouragement to the tenants and workingmen of Ireland in their struggle against the English feudal … Continue reading

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