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Recordings of speeches, debates, discussions, reports and analyses aired on NBC radio.
Include the following: William Green addressing unemployment, employer opposition to unions, the National Labor Relations
Board, communism, the right to organize, A.F. of L./CIO dual unionism, the Hitler-Stalin Pact, the European War, crisis in
the CIO, A.F. of L. support of President Roosevelt's defense effort, opposition to the Burke-Wadsworth Military Conscription
Bill, labor's defense policy, the Presidential election, 1940, appeal to workers to register with their state employment offices
for defense work, and the Taft-Hartley Act.
Also, John L. Lewis discusses the political and economic state of the nation from the viewpoint of organized labor, the status
of the CIO, the United Steelworkers organizing drive against Bethlehem Steel, the United Auto Workers drive in the aircraft
industry, labor in defense, and the endorsement of Wendell Willkie in the presidential election, 1940.
Also, Daniel J. Tobin discusses the endorsement of Roosevelt for re-election, taxes, unemployment, national defense, attack
on supporters of Wendell Willkie for president (1936, 1940); Thomas J. Lyons discusses the international crisis and its meaning
for the New York State worker, and, labor's responsibility in the present crisis (1940-1941); George Meany discusses what
the A.F. of L. means to the country, and the post-war economy -- prosperity or economic depression (1940-1944); Philip Murray
discusses the unemployment census and argues for full employment and guaranteed annual wages for workers (n.d.).
Also, speeches by George Addes on the defense employment problem (1941); by George Berry on industrial problems (1936); by
Lewis K. Comstock and Matthew Woll on cooperation between capital and labor (1938); a debate by Abram Flaxer, Walter Reuther
and others on the question of the expulsion of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America from the CIO (1949);
a commentary by Frank Murphy on the settlement of the General Motors Strike of 1937 (1937); a discussion by Rolland Thomas
and others on the strike situation, charging that local communist leadership is behind wildcat strikes in North America (1941);
a speech by Robert Wagner in which he speaks against Willkie and for the re-election of Roosevelt (1940); a rally speech by
Henry Wallace in which he speaks on foreign policy and the war in Europe (1941); a seminar on national defense in which David
Walsh was a participant (1940); speech by Burton K. Wheeler on then current issues facing Americans (1936);
speech by John Winant defending the social security system against Republican criticism (1936); speech by Matthew
Woll on unemployment (1940); and a speech by Walter Reuther, entitled, "Five hundred planes a day" (1940).
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Addes, George P., 1910-
Berry, George Leonard, 1882-1948.
Green, William, 1872-1952.
Lewis, John Llewellyn, 1880-1969.
Lyons, Thomas J.
Meany, George, 1894-
Murphy, Frank, 1890-1949.
Murray, Philip, 1886-1952.
Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970.
Thomas, R. J.(Rolland Jay), 1900-1967.
Tobin, Daniel J.(Daniel Joseph), 1875-1955.
Wagner, Robert F.(Robert Ferdinand), 1877-1953.
Wallace, Henry Agard, 1888-1965.
Walsh, David I.(David Ignatius), 1872-1947.
Willkie, Wendell L.(Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944.
Winant, John Gilbert, 1889-1947.
Woll, Matthew, 1880-1956.
Bethlehem Steel Corporation.
International Union, United Automobile Workers of America (CIO)
United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America.
United States.National Labor Relations Board.
United Steelworkers of America.
General Motors Corporation Sit-Down Strike, 1936-1937.
Labor--United States--Political activity.
Working class--United States--Political activity.
Labor movement--United States--Political activity.
Russo-German treaty, 1939.
Social security--United States.
Labor unions and communism--United States.
Labor unions and foreign policy--United States.
World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States.
World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--New York (State)
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