Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
Sound recording of a meeting held on July 9, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy, Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz, and the following labor leaders: James Reynolds, Louis Wagner, H.E. Gilbert, Roy Davidson, Neil Speirs, J.E. Wolfe, E.L. (Ernest) Hallman, David Swit, Louis Corsi, Robert Perkins, Richard Murway, Joseph Judge, Frances O’Neill, John Gaherin, and C.A. MacRae They discuss an ongoing labor dispute concerning railroad workers and work rules. The meeting begins with President Kennedy reading the statement released from the White House that day (see "Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, John F. Kennedy, 1963: Item 298") urging railroad management and union leaders to arbitrate their dispute. Please note that this meeting was opened in November of 1985 as part of the Railroad Works Dispute tape release. At the end of the recording, there are office noises and hallway conversations for about ten minutes. This sound recording has been excerpted from Tape 96, which contains additional sound recording(s) preceding and following this one. See Related Records to access Tape 96 in its entirety.