Bread-and-Butter Unionism

Also called "business unionism" or "pure-and-simple unionism." Adolph Strasser, president of the Cigar-Makers Union and one of the founders of the AFL, once told a Congressional Committee: "We have no ultimate ends. We are going from day to day. We fight only for immediate objectives--objectives that will be realized in a few years--we are all practical men."

Source: U.S. Department of Labor