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Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 1960
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 industry; racketeering and corruption within the labor movement; and the endorsement of Senator Kennedy by the AFL-CIO for the 1960 presidential campaign.
Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Senate Files
This file contains copies and a draft of Senator John F. Kennedy’s speech given at the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) convention in Seaside, Oregon. He discusses his work on the McClellan Committee (formally known as the United States Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities in Labor and Management), including proposed legislation to end labor racketeering, and addresses increasing the minimum wage and unemployment benefits.