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Remarks at AFL-CIO convention, New York, 15 November 1963

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    Digital Identifier:
    JFKPOF-048-008
    Title:
    Remarks at AFL-CIO convention, New York, 15 November 1963
    Date(s) of Materials:
    November 1963: 13-15
    Folder Description:
    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning President Kennedy's address to the fifth constitutional convention of the American Federation of Labor, Congress of Industrial Organization (AFL-CIO) held at the Americana Hotel in New York City. In his speech the President discusses the persistence of unemployment despite the country's recent economic growth and prosperity. He explains how high unemployment rates may negatively impact the country's economic climate, and proposes tax reductions, improved education, and training programs for new or unskilled laborers as possible solutions. Materials in this folder include note cards, a draft by Special Counsel and speechwriter Theodore Sorensen, and a press copy of the speech, in addition to an itinerary for the President's visit, a memorandum regarding the AFL-CIO's housing project in Mexico, a copy of The Sojourner (the official bulletin of National Sojourners, Inc.), and copies of Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz and AFL-CIO President George Meany's speeches at the same convention. Of note are several items with handwritten notations by the President.
    Extent:
    92 digital pages
    Collection:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
    Finding Aid | Digitized Content
    Series Number:
    03.
    Series Name:
    Speech Files.
    Preferred Citation:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files. Speech Files. Remarks at AFL-CIO convention, New York, 15 November 1963
    Organization(s):
    AFL-CIO
    Physical Description:
    92 digital pages
    Media Type:
    Paper
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