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Biemiller discusses the Kennedy and Johnson administrations’ legislative records, particularly on labor issues; specific issues and pieces of legislation; civil rights; and the labor movement’s relationship with the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, among other issues.
In this interview Conway discusses getting Martin Luther King out of jail in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963; Robert F. Kennedy’s [RFK] view of King and his actions; the March on Washington; working with RFK and the Justice Department on civil rights legislation; Walter Reuther; Conway’s decision to leave John F. Kennedy’s Administration and working o...
Cox discusses legislative work with the labor movement, and his position as Solicitor General, among other issues.
In this interview Henry discusses how he first got involved in civil rights activity and how he became an active leader in the NAACP; contact with the Justice Department during the Dwight D. Eisenhower Administration; the FBI investigation into Henry and into the civil rights movement; Henry’s relationship with Medgar Evers; voting rights and voter...
This interview focuses on the labor movement’s relationship with the John F. Kennedy [JFK] administration and the Labor-Management Advisory Committee, among other topics.
This interview focuses on John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] time as a senator, the labor movement’s support for JFK during his presidential campaign, and Meany’s personal recollections of JFK, among other topics.
This folder contains an abstract of Richard J. Ward’s dissertation, “The Role of the Association of Catholic Trade Unionists in the American Labor Movement,” concerning the relationship between the Association of Catholic Trade Unionists and the labor movement in the United States.
This file contains drafts of Senator John F. Kennedy’s speech at an International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union convention in Miami Beach, Florida addressing issues in the labor movement including unemployment compensation, the aging work force, and legislation to end labor racketeering.
This folder contains speeches made by Senator John F. Kennedy at conventions of the ALF-CIO (American Federation of Labor, Congress of Industrial Organizations) in California, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, and Oregon. Topics include legislation for unemployment insurance, the minimum wage, and care for the aged; effects of automation on the labor i...
This file contains copies of Senator John F. Kennedy’s speech titled, "The Power of Labor for the Good of America," given on the floor of the United States Senate discussing the achievements of the labor movement and the passage of legislation to end labor racketeering. In the speech he also discusses a pamphlet titled, “Power-for what?” written by...
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