James Gross NLRB Files

Collection Number: /4057

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


James Gross NLRB Files, 1933-1977
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Gross, James
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Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
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Professor Gross teaches Labor Law, Labor Arbitration, and a course entitled Values, Rights and Justice in Economics, Law, and Industrial Relations. He received his B.S. from LaSalle College, M.A. from Temple University, and Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin.
Professor Gross is a member of National Academy of Arbitrators and on the labor arbitration panels of the American Arbitration Association, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and New York State Public Employment Relations Board, as well as being a panelist named in several contracts.[www.ilr.cornell.edu/directory/jag28/biography.htm]


NLRB 1935-2010
The National Labor Relations Board is proud of its 75-year history of enforcing the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law governing relations between employers and employees in the private sector. On July 5, 1935, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Act into law, stating that the law sought to achieve "common justice and economic advance." Starting in the Great Depression and continuing through World War II and the economic growth and challenges that followed, the NLRB has worked to guarantee the rights of employees to bargain collectively, if they choose to do so.

Gross, James A.,1933-
New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations --Faculty.

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/4057: James Gross NLRB Files
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Series I. NATIONAL LABOR BOARD, 1933-1934 (JUNE)
Sub-Series A. LAFOLLETTE (Robert) COMMITTEE 1935-1940
Sub-Series B. DIES (Martin) COMMITTEE RECORDS 1938-1940
Sub-Series C. BURKE (Edward R.) COMMITTEE RECORDS 1939-1941
Sub-Series D. SMITH (Howard, M.) COMMITTEE RECORDS 1937-1970
Series VI. ORAL HISTORIES - series unprocessed as of 1/6/88


Box 1 Folder 1 1933
12/8/33; includes William Leiserson's, (Secretary, National Labor Board - NLB) discussion of the purpose, functions, powers and jurisdiction of the Regional Labor Mediation Board. Also includes rules for deciding cases and explanations of procedures
Box 1 Folder 2 1933
8/5/33-11/18/33; Letter of appointment from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Senator Robert F. Wagner as chairman of the National Labor Board (NLB); from Gerald Swope, (President, General Electric Co., NLB member) and Louis E. Kirstein, (General Manager, William Filene Sons Co. NLB member) to Wagner regarding the Brockton (?) Shoe Manufacturers' case, recommending representation elections; William Leiserson's discussion of the Board's role as a mediation and arbitration board (Philadelphia Bakers' case, the Tool and Die Makers' Strike in Detroit and Flint, Jameston Art Metal Co. case), recommending that the Board remain an arbitration tribunal (Berkeley Woolen Mills case); Leiserson's resignation as Secretary; from the NLB to the Brockton Central Labor Union, includes essay "Manufacturer Fighting to Keep Closed Shop"; James O'Connel's, (President, Brockton Central Labor Union) and Frank W. Gifford's (Secretary) demand that the ruling (Douglas Shoe Co.) be recinded; Campbell MacCulloch's, (Secretary, Los Angeles Regional Labor Board) inquiry about the power and authority of regional boards as well as organizational structure and procedures; from MacCulloch to Creel concerning the selection of members to the Regional Labor Board (Byron Campbell, A. Schleicher, Tibbetts, John C. Austin, W.L. Stevens), objecting to labor appointees.
Box 1 Folder 3 1933
12/3/33-12/22/33; Letter from Elinore Herrick (Director, New York Regional Office) in regard to action the regional board intends to take in case no. 104; from L.L. Balleisen, (Secretary, Industrial Division, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce) to Edward C. Blum, (President, Abraham & Straus, Inc. and Regional Board Member) about case no.104; Milton Handler's (General Counsel, NLB) explanation of the functions of regional labor boards; Daniel B. Shortal's (Buffalo Regional Labor Board) request for a copy of the decision handed down in the Philadelphia Bakery Drivers case because of it's possible affect on the Hall Baking Co. and the Bakery Drivers Union no. 264 dispute; Benedict Wolf's (Executive Officer, NLB) recommendation to begin negotiations in the Stone Knitting Co. (case no. 25-25A); from G.W. Ramaker, (Secretary, Atlanta Regional Board) to Republic Steel Corp., Birmingham, Ala. in regard to a written complaint filed by employees concerning working conditions.
Box 1 Folder 4 1934
1/2/34-2/20/34; Letter from MacCulloch to Creel in regard to the Greyhound and Wilson Packing Co. cases and company unions; from Wolf to Charles W. Hope (Seattle Regional Labor Board) affirming majority rule is law (Willopa Harbor Mills case); Wolf's confirmation that a union is not required to submit membership lists to a company (Houde Engineering Corporation); from the Chairman (Atlanta Regional Labor Board)(?) about Board's authority to issue binding orders (Republic Steel Corporation); Executive Order no. 6550, regulating the further allocation and obligation of emergency funds; from George L. Berry (Division Administrator, NLB and President, International Pressmen's and Assistants' Union) to Walter C. Teagle (Chairman, Industrial Advisory Board and President, Standard Oil Company) in regard to Teagle's paper "Employee Representation and Collective Bargaining", and the passage of the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA); Wagner's demamd for a written agreement in the Pierson Manufacturing Company case; Houde Engineering Corporation's refusal to meet the United Automobile Workers Federal Labor Union (UAW) no. 18839 representatives; from the Chicago Regional Labor Board to the NLB concerning Communist controlled unions and majority rule; from Wolf to the Chicago Regional Labor Board on the representation election process, and majority rule; from Milton Handler to the Chicago Regional Labor Board in regard to collective bargaining, written agreements (Harriman Case), and union recognition; from Wagner to the Regional Labor Boards announcing members of the State Directors of the National Emergency Council and their relation to regional boards; from the Attorney General to the President about Executive Order no. 6580; from Swope to Wagner in regard to state directors' report "Public Attitude toward the NRA Program".
Box 1 Folder 5 1934
3/2/34-5/21/34; Memo from Frances Perkins (Secretary of Labor) to the President recommemding Leon Marshall and Clay Williams to serve as vice-chairmen of the Board; especially significant memo from Leo Wolman (National Recovery Administration - NRA) to Handler about Hall Baking Company; from Charles R. Hook (President, Rolling Mill Company) to General Hugh S. Johnson (Administrator, NRA) calling for Wagner's resignation; Wolf's discussion of elections and management's refusal to recognize the union (Houde Engineering Corporation); from Frank E. Coffee (Secretary, Atlanta Labor Board) to Jessie I. Miller (Executive Director, NLB) regarding Republic Steel and a representation election, contains a reference to Mr. Borden Burr's letter to Youngstown; detailed statement by the President to the press on employment in the automobile industry, and a discussion of Section 7a of the NIRA as well as principles of settlement; from Coffee to J.A. Lipscomb in regard to Republic Steel and the selection of members to an arbitration board (Judge Grubb); significant memo from Handler to Miller about E.G. Budd Co.; personal letter of encouragement from Edwin S. Smith (Commissioner of Labor and Industries, Commonwealth of Massachusetts) to the President; from Miller's discussion of alleged violations of Section 7a; the President's reply to Smith; from E. (?) Curtis to Coffee regarding Republic Steel and its treatment of black workers; memo turning the Houde case over to the NLB (includes election results from 3/8/34); telephone message from Draper to unknown party providing conditions under which Houde will make a settlement; report from P.A. Donoghue (Chicago Regional Labor Board) to possibly the Chicago Regional Labor Board or the NLB in regard to Guide Lamp Co., Anderson, Indiana, and an account of Ray Kelsay's (Vice-President, Metal Polishers International Union) efforts to meet with management.
Box 1 Folder 6 1934
6/1/34-6/16/34; Autobiographical letter from Charles Hook to Marvin H. McIntyre (Secretary to the President) in regard to Section 3 of the Wagner Bill (4pp); from Daniel C. Roper (Secretary of Commerce) to McIntyre, and attached memo describing amendments made to the Wagner Bill by businessmen; letter of legal advice and analysis from Harold M. Stevens (Assistant Attorney General) to Wagner relating to the Great Lakes Steel Corp., A. Roth & Co., and National Lock Co.; from Perkins to McIntyre about Hook's letter of 6/1/34 and the idea of "economic coercion".
Box 1 Folder 7
Undated; Memo reviewing members of the NLB, and announcing new members; 5 point Procedure appeal from Wagner to the NLB; (illegible) "Statement to be Read to the Employer" by the NLB in regard to the S. Dresners & Son Co. case, and Local no.12, United Leather Workers International Union, and a Board sponsored election
Box 1 Folder 8 1935
Box 1 Folder 9 1933-1934
National Recovery Administration (NRA) release no.2678, NLB transmits Budd case to compliance director; 4th draft of the Wagner Act by Leon Keyserling; confidential advice from William Leiserson to regional boards; 6th draft of the Wagner Act; 1st draft of the procedural section of the Wagner Bill by Charles Wyzanski (Counsel for the Dept. of Labor); NRA release no. 3414, NLB reports to the President; NRA release no. 4118, NLB issues election regulations; statement of jurisdiction and powers of the NLB and regional labor boards; preliminary report on Board's handling 7a cases; 4 part report by Emily C. Brown on elections conducted by the NLB and regional boards 8/5/33-7/9/34; NLB principles with applicable cases 8/5/33-7/9/34.
Box 1 Folder 10
Box 1 Folder 11 1933
Box 1 Folder 12 1933
Box 1 Folder 13 1934
Box 1 Folder 14 1934
Box 1 Folder 15 1934
Box 1 Folder 16 1935
Box 1 Folder 17 1933
Box 1 Folder 18 1933
Box 1 Folder 19 1934
Box 1 Folder 20 1934
Box 1 Folder 21 1934
Box 1 Folder 22 1934
Box 1 Folder 23 1935-1936
and undated
Box 1 Folder 24 1933-1934
National Lock Company; Denver Tramway Corporation (undated and illegible); NLB and the International Union of Office Boys and Office Girls on behalf of Irving Hebling (undated); Pierson Manufacturing Company (undated, partially illegible).
Box 1 Folder 25 1934
7/14/34-12/12/34; Roundtable discussion on regional labor board policy, discussants include Lloyd K. Garrison (Chairman, NLRB) and Dean Spencer; Board requests survey of industrial (race) relations in Southern Cotton Textile Mills and a report on problems within the Kansas City Regional Board; a report on Kugler's Restaurant case (a violation of Sec. 7a involving employee Sussman); references to the following subjects: the Burgess case, the San Francisco Regional Board split, and the Eagle Rubber Co. case (which involves "questions of discriminatory rehiring"); the Fifth Avenue Coach Co. is turned over to New York State courts; report on reorganization of regional boards; city of Detroit attorneys turn the Detroit Street Railway Case over to the NLRB; a discussion of the A. Knabb & Son case (discrimination); Philadelphia Regional Labor Board's discussion of limitations imposed by the NLB; referral of the Hughs Tool Co. case to the New Orleans Regional Labor Board (black employees' association was not represented); Board's decision to refer all cases section 7a violations to the Department of Justice; Board's decision to notify the Governments Contracts Division, N.R.A. of companies violating Section 7a; Board returns the Ft. Wayne Printing Co. case to the Indianapolis Regional Labor Board; Board's decision to decline to exercise jurisdiction over the Brewery Drivers case, and instead honor the A.F. of L.'s jurisdiction; Board defers action on uncoded industries; Board affirms that intrastate commerce cases will not be referred to the Department of Justice for enforcement.
Box 1 Folder 26 1935
5/14/35-6/21/35; NLRB corrects Stanley W.(Major) Root (Regional Director, Philadelphia Regional Labor Board) in Motor Freight Express Co. case; detailed report on the conference with regional directors by Paul M. Herzog (Assistant General Counsel, NLRB), topics discussed include: the "Use of Panels under proposed Wagner Bill", office procedures, practice, hearings , records, and interstate commerce and publicity; Presidential message extending the life of the Board (7pp).
Box 1 Folder 27 1934
6/5/34-7/16/34; Letter from A.P. Lamneck M.C. to the President on the proposed Wagner Labor Disputes Bill; from Perkins, Wagner, Donald Richberg and Charles Wyzanski (Solicitor General, Dept. of Labor) to the President regarding Public Resolution 44 (Executive Order creating the NLRB); from Campbell MacCulloch to Beatrice M. Stern (Assistant Executive Secretary, NLRB) about the status of regional labor boards; Mr. Eliot's (Office of the Solictor, Dept. of Labor) description of the U.S. Conciliation Service; from Donald Richberg (Executive Director, National Emergency Council) to the Chairman in regard to the duplication of efforts by groups representing the Government in the Baltimore trucking strike; 2 charts entitled "National Industrial Relations Boards and Labor Boards and National Complaints Committees," and "Boards Known to be in the Process of Organization;" Lloyd K. Garrison's (Chairman. NLRB) inquiry into personal relations and operations of regional labor boards, with attention to boards' relationship with the conciliation service; copy of "Suggested Bookeeping Arrangements Between the Dept. of Labor and the NLRB".
Box 1 Folder 28 1934
7/17/34-7/31/34; MacCulloch's description of his regional board and discussion of jurisdiction; William Leiserson's interview regarding the Petroleum Administration and the Petroleum Board; memo on existing industrial boards; list of industrial relations or labor boards and complaint committees; autobiographical letter from Nathan Witt to Charles Wyzanski explaining his interest in law and American labor history; from Max A. Egloff for the files on Republic and Apollo Steel, wage contracts; letter of recommendation from Bethuel N (M.) Webster, Jr. to Garrison for Nathan Witt; Paul Herzog's summary of the Houde Engineering case; from Garrison to the Executive Director National Emergency Council regarding the handling of the Baltimore trucking strike; Estelle Frankfurter's discussion of the Guide Lamp case and majority rule; Ralph A. Lind's (Regional Director, Cleveland Regional Labor Board) discussion of a bi-partisan board problems.
Box 1 Folder 29 1934
8/3/34-8/30/34; Letter from Garrison to Busfield concerning authority to order elections and Section 7a violations; from Frank Coffee (Regional Director, Atlanta Regional Labor Board) to Garrison on the textile labor situation in the South, includes a state by state description focusing on Communism (6pp); from Millis to John M. Carmody (National Mediation Board) discussing candidates for positions as regional directors; from Millis and Edwin S. Smith (Executive Board Member. NLRB) to Frances Perkins discussing Garrison's resignation; from Garrison to Hugh L. Kerwin (Director of Conciliation) outlining a proposed working arrangement between the Dept. of Labor and the NLRB; from Benedict Wolf to Alice M. Rossiter regarding regional boards, reorganization, standardization of procedure and jurisdiction; from the Dept. of Justice to William G. Rice Jr. (General Counsel, NLRB) about the A. Roth and Co. case; from William Rice Jr. to Professor Wilber Katz regarding the S. Dresner and Son case; from the President to Glenn Frank (President, University of Wisconsin) asking if Garrison can have leave from his University obligations to continue work with the NLRB; from Harry Millis to Ralph Lind on organizational structure; to Dr. Edwin A. Elliott (The Compliance Board, Houston) inviting him to become Director of the Texas Oklahoma Board; Millis' discussion regional board problems; from R. Gordon Wagenet (Director, Region 16) to Millis in regard to his trip to Pittsburgh, contains synopsis of interviews with various people for different jobs; to Frank X. Martel (President, Detroit Federation of Labor) requesting a reference for Father Seidenberg for the position of Regional Director in Detroit; from Glenn Frank to the President expressing the University's need for Garrison and stating that if he decides to stay with the NLRB he will have to give up his deanship.
Box 1 Folder 30 1934
9/1/34-9/18/34; Letters from Lloyd Garrison to the President relating to the textile strike, and recommending the creation of a special board under Public Resolution 44; from William Green (President, American Federation of Labor (A.F.of L.) to Garrison congratulating the Board on their decision in the Houde Engineering case; Estelle Frankfurter's summary of interviews with Code Authorities' Complaints Committees; from Herber Blankenhorn (NLRB, Research) to the Board on the necessity for centralized investigation and research; from Lind to Millis about the creation of a Northern-Ohio-Michigan Labor Relations Board; from Millis to Kent S. Clow (James B. Clow & Sons) concerning the selection of regional directors; letter from Hugh S. Johnson (Administrator, NRA) to Houde Engineering Corp. informing them that they violated Sec. 7a of the NIRA; significant memo from Dorothy A. Moncure (Assistant Counsel, Compliance Division) to A.T. Martin (Associate Counsel, Compliance Division) about Houde Engineering Corp., and recommending the removal of the Blue Eagle, includes a 4 page fact finding record; from George W. Taylor (NRA) to Garrison reporting low morale among Philadelphia members; Millis'discussion of who should serve as chairman at hearings.
Box 1 Folder 31 1934
9/19/34-9/29/34; From Edwin S. Smith to Blackwell Smith (Assistant Administrator for Policy, NRA) concerning industrial boards; from Millis to Dr. Earl R. Beckner (Indianapolis Regional Labor Board) concerning the discharge of Mr. Watson (Executive Secretary, Indiana Regional Labor Board); from Garrison to the President on the impending Seamens' Strike on the Atlantic Coast and the Gulf, and previewing Board action as well as securing government support; from Major Root to Garrison concerning low morale among the Philadelphia Regional Labor Board members; from the President to Garrison approving the Boards' plan of action in the Seamen's strike; the file on the Houde Engineering case providing background and compliance history (7pp); Towne J. Nylander's (Assistant Secretary, Los Angeles Regional Labor Board) discussion of industrial board members' resignations; from Millis to Garrison about George Pratt of Kansas City, MO, assessing his education, political persuasion and experience in regard to working with the Kansas City Regional Labor Board.
Box 1 Folder 32 1934
10/2/34-10/30/34; Memo from Edwin S. Smith to Garrison and Millis, includes a questionaire to be sent to industrial boards; from Robert E. Watts (General Counsel, NLRB) to the Attorney General submitting the Houde Case for review; memo regarding the status of strikers as employees, includes information relevant to Houde case; memo on public reaction to the Houde decision (majority rule in collective bargaining); from T.F.E. (?) to the Board about the Detroit Street Railway case; from Harry Millis to Roy C. Jacobson (Director, Denver Regional Board) concerning pay of panel members; from Stephen Early (Assistant Secretary to the President) to Garrison confirming the President's acceptance of his resignation; from Millis to Garrison (Dean, The Law School, University of Wisconsin) about offering Scrinshaw the Associate Directorship of the Milwaukee office; from Elisha Hanson (Attorney for the San Francisco Call-Bulletin) to Edwin S. Smith opposing NLRB jurisdiction in the Jennings controversy, and recommemding the case be turned over to the Newspaper Industrial Board; from Harold M. Stephens (Assistant Attorney General) to Robert Watts (Special Counsel, NLRB) on Houde Engineering case,(enclosure no. 381814 unattached); from Stanley Mathewson (Director, Cincinnati Regional Labor Board) to Benedict Wolf about the American Rolling Mill Co.
Box 1 Folder 33 1934
11/4/34-11/30/34; Letter from Henry L. McCarthy (Region 10) to Millis in regard to Dean Spencer and Sec.7a; Millis' reply; from Millis to Milton Handler (Professor, The Law School, Columbia University) about his resignation; confidential memo from Millis on the operating expenses of the NLRB; Handler's resignation; Executive Order no.6905, appointment of a chairman to the NLRB, etc.; memo concerning Sec.2 of Executive Order no. 6905, (limiting the power of the NLRB); from Blackwell Smith (Acting General Counsel, NRA) to Edwin S. Smith about Board preview and approval of industrial relations boards; from Millis and Smith to R. Gordon Wagenet concerning unanimous action; Edwin S. Smith's and Franklin W. Wolf's (Assistant Deputy Administrator, Div.no.7, FWW, NRA)discussion of a modification of Sec.7 of Article II; from Frances Perkins to Francis Biddle (Chairman, NLRB) concerning problems with labor relations and compliance in the textile industry; Millis' discussion of the Textile Board; letter from Frank E. Coffee (Director, Region 6) to Benedict Wolf about the cotton textile strike, (Standard-Coosa-Thatcher Mills); from W.H. Davis to Sol A. Rosenblatt on the Textile Labor Relations Board; memo regarding the conference between Perkins, Millis, Walter P.(Judge) Stacy (Chairman Textile Labor Relations Board), William H. David(s?) concerning the NLRB/Textile Labor Relations Board Relationship; Sidney Hillman's (President, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America) discussion of Donald Richberg and Sec.7a; from W.J. Voss to Edwin S. Smith on the NLRB's agreement with the NRA Compliance Div.; from Franklin Wolf to Edwin S. Smith confirming a change in the Photo-Engraving Board; from Herber Blankenhorn to Francis Biddle concerning the Newspaper Guild Cases (the Burgess case), and the discharge of Guild Chapter officers; from Edwin S. Smith to Biddle on industrial boards, includes results of 10/2/34 questionnaire; letter from Biddle to Walter (Judge) Stacy providing assistance in the textile mill cases.
Box 1 Folder 34 1934
12/3/34-12/14/34; Outline, "notes on proposed legislation"; significant correspondence on San Francisco Call-Bulletin and Dean S. Jennings case (Newspaper Guild) among Francis Biddle, Herber Blankenhorn, Donald Richberg (Executive Director, National Emergency Council), Blackwell Smith and the President (subjects discussed include the code of fair competition, "infiltration" of the labor movement, and government agencies working at cross purposes); to Golden W. Bell (Dept. of Justice) from Thomas I. Emerson (Attorney, NLRB) and Calvert Magruder on the Guide Lamp Corp. case; from Blankenhorn to Biddle about elections, with attached notice of Los Angeles Regional Labor Board sponsored election at Proctor and Gamble, includes a list of facts to be used by regional boards to develop hearings dated 7/31/34, tables on the number of employees elgible to vote dated 1/10/35-6/16/35, tables on the number of units won by type of organization dated 1/35-6/35; correspondence between the President, the Attorney General, and the Board concerning uncoded industries, NLRB jurisdiction, and a conference on uncoded industries; from A.J. Altmeyer (Second Assistant Secretary, Dept. of Labor) to Biddle, Millis, and Edwin S. Smith in regard to furture legislation; Biddle's reply.
Box 1 Folder 35 1934
12/15/34-12/31/34; Memo on the budget with reference to Executive Orders numbers 6548, and 6550; Harold M. Stephen's and Francis Biddle's request that a bill of complaint be filed in the Guide Lamp Corporation case; from Harry Millis to R. Gordon Wagenet about redrafting Wagner's Industrial Disputes Bill; Benedict Wolf's meeting with the St. Louis Regional Labor Board, includes analysis of Garvey (Regional Director), and the need for improved enforcement; from Magruder to Biddle about back pay; from Beatrice Stern to Wagenet concerning San Francisco Barge Strike - Jestlyn Mfg. Co.; from Louis Howe (Secretary to the President) to Francis Biddle in regard to an Executive Order; from C.M. Baker (First Vice President, International Typographical Union) to Biddle in regard to the New Orleans Typographical Union no. 17 versus the New Orleans Item-Tribune, asking the Board to direct the Newspaper Industrial Board (which has nearly established a policy of deadlocking) (4pp); Baker's request for a Board supervised election, attached is a 7 page memo outlining steps taken toward securing an election; from Bill Davy (Cleveland Newspaper Guild) to Biddle congratulating him on the San Francisco Call-Bulletin versus Dean Jennings decision; from Edwin S. Smith to Frances Perkins about missing an important meeting; from Biddle to Perkins with unattached draft of Wagner Bill; from Biddle suggesting the deadlock involving the Newspaper Industrial Board be broken by the appointment of an impartial panel member; letter from P.G. (Philip G.?) Phillips to Biddle about the Wagner Bill, includes a reference to Lloyd Garrison's telegram; letter from Biddle to Perkins in regard to the Executive Order of 11/15/34, Sec.2 (budgetary control), includes mention of a fundamental difference of opinion about the NLRB and its purpose; telegram from Lloyd Garrison to Biddle recommending the Wagner Bill be read in its original form (remove the mediation clause); Biddle's reply, includes a 7 point discussion of the Wagner Bill, and a reference to Perkins as "her Ladyship"; from Francis Biddle to the President opposing tight budgetary control of the Board by the Dept. of Labor; from Biddle to Edwin S. Smith concerning his future meeting with Louis Howe; from Biddle to the Attorney General about filing the bill of equity in the Guide Lamp Corp. case.
Box 1 Folder 36 1934
Undated (1934); Memo of the proposed Wagner Bill; a Dept. of Labor list of Textile Labor Relations Board members; 10 point position paper from an unknown author on Board status and the proposed Wagner Bill, gives special attention to Sections 6b, 8 and 9 (6pp); from Benedict Wolf to the Board about his meeting with the Fort Worth Regional Labor Board, includes a discussion of needed improvements in Sec.7a, the preparation of complaints for unions, and praise for Dr. Elliott (Director).
Box 1 Folder 37 1935
1/2/35-1/28/35; Letter from Edwin S. Smith to Louis Howe (says '34) on the relationship between the NLRB and the Newspaper Industrial Board; from Harry Millis to Biddle on the Item-Tribune Publishing Co. case and labor's handling of it; from Robert Watts to Alice Rossiter on the Pacific Gas and Electric case; from Beatrice Stern to Gordon Wagenet on the mediation of strikes; 5 point memo from Nathan Witt (Assistant General Counsel, NLRB) to Biddle on the Wagner Bill, points include: closed shop, arbitration, representation before the Board, judicial enforcement and review, unfair labor practices, and the removal or modification of Sec.12; 10 point memo from Biddle on the Wagner Bill; detailed memo from Edwin S. Smith to Biddle and Millis on suggested discussion of industrial boards for inclusion in the Sixth Monthly Report to the President, specific subjects include Board handling of Sec. 7a cases, and policy and procedure; from Edwin S. Smith to Biddle and Millis about his meeting with Louis Howe, particularly a proposed policy on Sec.7a cases originally heard by industrial boards; from Edwin S. Smith to Louis Howe, with attached statement of NLRB policy on jurisdiction in Sec 7a cases with respect to industrial boards; from Edwin S. Smith to Biddle with revisions in the Sixth Monthly Report to the President; from Biddle to Perkins and Howe forwarding correspondence between Biddle and Harvey J. Kelly (Chairman, Newspaper Industrial Board) regarding the Newspaper Industrial Boards' ineffectiveness in handling Sec.7a cases; proposed statement by NLRB defining its jurisdiction; from Biddle to Richberg about the Boards' proposed statement of jurisdiction; from the President to Biddle setting down rules to guide the Board in situations affecting special codes, rule 3 addresses the problem of interpreting Sec.7a; from Biddle to the President about the limitations imposed on him by Executive Order of 11/15/34, concerns the issues of strick budgetary control, and sole control of hiring and discharging employees; from Francis Biddle to Perkins on the proposed statement of jurisdiction; report from Mr. Crawford of the "Philadelphia Record" to Biddle relating to the Jennings case; significant memo from Biddle to the Board on his talk with the President, about the Executive Order of 11/15/34; letter of resignation from Edwin S. Smith to the President; from Biddle (?) to the Board summarizing his meeting with the President, topics discussed include the handling of Sec.7a cases, the Jennings case and the resignations of Harry Millis and Edwin S. Smith; from Biddle to Edwin S. Smith asking him to prepare a report on the Newspaper situation; from Millis to Gordon Wagenet assuring him the Board will continue to operate; from the President to Biddle requesting information on the Newspaper Industrial Board, particularly cases involving violations of Sec.7a; memo from Herber Blankenhorn to the Board explaining why joint boards are inherently unfitted to handle Sec.7a cases.
Box 1 Folder 38 1935
2/1/35-2/28/35; Correspondence between the President and Francis Biddle concerning the report on the Newspaper Industrial Board; 5 telegrams and letters on the possible appointments of Malcolm Ross and Harold P. Voss to the Board; from Stanley Mathewson to Biddle about problems with panel members (4pp); Harold M. Stephens' (Assistant Attorney General) and Biddle's discussion of the Dresner and Son case, the Guide Lamp Corp. case, and due process; from H.K. Brunck to Biddle on the meeting of the Newspaper Board with attached summary; from Biddle to Elinore Herrick informing her that Benedict Wolf is coming to New York to set-up a system that will improve the current one; Perkins' and Biddle's discussion of staff investigators, and the lack of power to issue subpoenas; from Biddle to John J. Kane (Pressmen's Union) concerning a change in the directorship of the Pittsburgh Regional Board; from Philip G. Phillips and Philip Levy to the Board on the final draft of the Wagner Bill; from Marion Smith (Chairwoman, Region 6) to Biddle concerning Preston S. Arkwright, and the Board as a permanent organization; 4 memos from Wolf to Herrick on complaints, the reception room, mediation, and hearings; from Stephen Early to McIntyre about expediting appointments to the Board; significant letter from the Attorney General to Biddle in response to Biddle's letter to Assistant Attorney General Stephens of 2/12/35, includes discussion of majority-rule cases, cases of interference with self-organization, discriminatory cases, interstate commerce cases, cases against regional boards, Blue Eagle cases, and election cases; from Charlton Ogburn (attorney) to Stephen Early regarding Harry Millis' resignation.
Box 1 Folder 39 1935
3/1/35-3/30/35; Memo from Edwin S. Smith to Biddle about the Procter and Gamble Manufacturing opinion, with attention to the issue of an exclusive bargaining agent; Biddle's and regional board members' discussion of support for and oppostion to the Wagner Bill among employers; from Edwin S. Smith to Paul Herzog (Assistant to the General Counsel) opposing the Houde Engineering Corp. decision, and discussing discriminatory discharge and restitution; from William Leiserson (Chairman, National Mediation Board) to Biddle with attached chart of procedures under the Railway Labor Act for handling collective bargaining cases; Biddle's summary of his meeting with the Pittsburgh Regional Labor Board including his request for Jewett's resignation, and his description of board members Ladd and Blackmore as "reactionary"; outline from Biddle to Regional Labor Boards on the procedure to be followed in handling election petitions; Edwin S. Smith's and Ralph Lind's discussion of the Houde Engineering Corp. cases and "immediate reinstatement of the complainant"; from Wolf to the Board regarding the New York Regional Board, suggesting changes in procedure and discussing personnel (he mentions Herrick "has no particular respect for the NLRB"); from the White House about Millis' resignation; from Thomas I. Emerson (Attorney) to Biddle on cases pending in the Dept. of Justice, and testimony before the Senate Committee on the breakdown in enforcement of Sec.7a (8pp); from Francis Biddle to the President discussing the report on industrial boards; Biddle to the President with attached report on the Newspaper Industrial Board (8pp); from Biddle to Perkins discussing the ineffectiveness of regional boards; from Towne Nylander to R.C. Jacobson (Director, Region 15) on rules of conduct for hearings; from Biddle to Herrick and Golden on reorganization of their regional boards; report on the "Substance of John L. Lewis' Remarks", contains the notion that men of labor can not understand labor; from Millis to Jacobson saying he was "trapped into remaining on the Board"; from Philip Levy to Calvert Magruder in regard to the Wagner Bill, the issue of majority-rule, and a reference to the cross-examination of Magruder by Walsh; from Emerson to Edwin S. Smith on the Appeal by Union from Decisions of Textile Labor Relations Board in the Ninety-Six Cotton Mill and Alexander Manufacturing Company; to the Editor of the "New York Herald Tribune" refuting in detail, point by point Walter Lippman's editorial of 3/28/35.
Box 1 Folder 40 1935
4/1/35-4/29/35; Letter from Calvert Magruder (General Counsel, NLRB) to T.J. McGreevy about the Houde Engineering Corp. case; from Magruder to W.W. Britton (President, Metal Polishers International Union) on the Guide Lamp case; Francis Biddle's and Isador Lubin's (Commissioner of Labor Statistics) discussion of the report on activities of industrial relations boards; correspondence relating to the Wagner Bill includes: a letter from Leon H. Keyserling (Clerk, Committee on Public Lands and Surveys) to Biddle, attached is Wagner's rebuttal to Walter Lippmann`s editorial, detailed memos from Philip Levy to Magruder on the Davis Amendment and Walter Gordon Merritt's amendments, a letter from Roger N. Baldwin (Director, American Civil Liberties Union) to Biddle opposing government intervention in labor disputes, attached is a letter co-authored by Baldwin and Arthur Garfield Hays to Wagner dated 3/30/35 spelling out defects in the Bill; from Mathewson to Biddle on employer opposition, with an attached clipping "The Labor Board Bill" from the Cincinnati Post, and 2 memos for Senator Walsh focusing on miscellaneous amendments, and the civil service status of employees; from George S. Wheeler to Edwin S. Smith on election results; from Millis to the Board on his trip to the Middle West (6pp); from Biddle to the Board on the Indianapolis Regional Board; from Levy to Magruder on the separation of the functions of judge and prosecutor; from Biddle to Professor William H. Spenser (School of Business, University of Chicago) discussing his pamphlet on collective bargaining and an employers' duty.
Box 1 Folder 41 1935
5/4/35-5/31/35; Letter from Francis Biddle to the Attorney General in regard to pending cases (Trinity Portland Cement Co.,) Guide Lamp case, General Printing Co. case; from Biddle to William P. Connery, Jr. (Congressman) discussing the following issues: H.R.7979, and the National Labor Relations Bill, and the idea of the Board as an independent agency; from Thomas I. Emerson to the Board about a report on litigation involving Sec.7a; from Biddle to Benedict Wolf, Beatrice Stern and Paul Herzog asking them to prepare an agenda for a meeting considering personnel, budget, and the function of panels; from Levy to Magruder on the Labor Disputes Bill; annotated memo to the Board on the organization of regional boards, includes 24 individual memos, one on each board, evaluating its personnel and giving salary information (26pp); from the Administrative Staff to the Board on procedure which might be followed under the Wagner Bill (8pp); from the Administrative Staff to the Board sketching the organizational set-up of the new National Labor Relations Board; from the Administrative Staff to the Board on the organization of regional boards; from Biddle to regional boards with a table showing 3629 cases handled by regional boards since 10/35; from Benedict Wolf to the United Automobile Workers Federal Union, no.18839 concerning the Houde Engineering Corp. case.
Box 1 Folder 42 1935
6/1/35-6/29/35; Memo from Philip Levy to Calvert Magruder listing independent establishments under the Federal Budget for the fiscal year 1936; personal letter from Charlton Ogburn to Francis Biddle giving a legal analysis of a substitute N.R.A. (prima facie evidence); from Elias Lieberman (attorney) to Biddle with an outline, "Plan for Uniform Essential Labor Standards Throughout the Nation," intended purpose of which is to salvage the labor standards secured by the N.R.A.; from Benedict Wolf to Regional Board No.1 telling it to close pending cases since all codes of fair competition have been declared invalid; from Biddle to Harold M. (Judge) Stephens in regard to Blue Eagle cases, and "vacating" decisions; telegram from the NLRB to Regional Board No.16 telling it to send all records; from Edwin S. Smith to Gordon Wagenet about the status of the Wagner Bill, and an arrangement with the Division of Conciliation; from Edwin S. Smith to Magruder assigning projects to the legal staff; from Harry Millis (Professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Chicago) to the President discussing the Wagner-Connery Industrial Disputes Bill, and recommending Francis Biddle and Edwin S. Smith to the new NLRB, as well as a conservative; from Herber Blankenhorn to the Board with advice on legal approaches and a discussion of test cases (like Houde) and marginal cases; from Biddle discussing regional and national board personnel with attention to Dorothea de Schweinitz and Elinore Herrick; legal memo to the General Counsel presenting "a short resume of the extent to which the judiciary has controlled administrative bodies as to form of complaints and findings of fact".
Box 1 Folder 43 1935
7/1/35-7/6/35; Letter from A.J. Altmeyer (Second Assistant Secretary, Dept. of Labor) to Marvin McIntyre, with attached statement defining the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), and the text of the President's statement on signing the NLRA dated 7/5/35; from Francis Biddle to Lloyd Garrison requesting a recommendation for Harold A. Cranefield; Garrison's recommendation, as well as advice on others to fill Board positions (Walter Fisher and William H. Davis); from the NLRB to Regional Board No.16 announcing that the NLRA became effective 7/5/35, and telling them to continue to mediate special class disputes.
Box 1 Folder 44 1934
Box 1 Folder 45 1934
Box 1 Folder 46 1934
8/34; for the period 7/9/34-8/9/34, inclusive. Submitted through the Secretary of Labor pursuant to Sec.4, Sub-Sec.2d of Executive Order no.6763.
Box 1 Folder 47 1934
Box 1 Folder 48 1934
10/34; Report to the President by the NLRB for the Period 9/10/34-10/9/34, inclusive; Regional Labor Board: comparative analysis of annual payrolls as of 6/30/34 and 10/31/34; Functions of the National Labor Relations Board and the Regional Labor Boards and Their Relations to Other Boards and Agencies of Government.
Box 1 Folder 49 1934
11/34; Report to the President by the NLRB for the period 10/10/34-11/9/34, inclusive; address by Edwin S. Smith, member NLRB, before New England Conference, Boston; address by Dr. Billikoph, Philadelphia Boards First Anniversary luncheon.
Box 1 Folder 50 1934
12/34; Report to the President by the NLRB for the period 11/10/34-12/9/34, inclusive; NLRB's statement on the San Francisco Call-Bulletin case; the (Wagner) Labor Disputes Act (S.2926); release for morinig papers, a letter from the New York office of the American Newspaper Guild to Donald R. Richberg.
Box 1 Folder 51 1935
1/35; Report to the President by the NLRB for the period 12/10/34-1/9/35, inclusive; elections to determine employee representation conducted by the NLRB and the Regional Labor Relations Boards, 7/10/34-1/9/35, by George Shaw Wheeler; conference called by the Newspaper Industrial Board.
Box 1 Folder 52 1935
2/35; Report to the President by the NLRB for the period 1/10/35-2/9/35, inclusive; report of the special committee on the Government and Labor of the Twentieth Century Fund, Inc.; report to the NLRB on an inquiry into industrial relations boards; press release for date of Mr. Davis' appearance before Senate Hearing.
Box 1 Folder 53 1935
3/35; Report to the President by the NLRB for the period 2/10/35-3/9/35, inclusive; address of Francis Biddle before the community forum at Carnegie Lecture Hall Pittsburgh, PA, and press release; "The Government and Collective Bargaining" by Sumner H. Slichter (Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration).
Box 1 Folder 54 1935
4/35; Report to the President by the NLRB for the period 3/10/35-4/9/35, inclusive; St. Louis address by Biddle.
Box 1 Folder 55 1935
5/35; Address by Vito Marcantonio before the Labor Committee; report on enforcement and the expansion of the legal staff; NLRB press release on the addition of panels to Regional Labor Board, Dist. 6 (Baltimore); NLRB press release, statement on stopping arguments and hearings.
Box 1 Folder 56 1935
6/35; Report to the Vice President for Region XIII to the Second Annual Convention of the American Newspaper Guild; report (84pp) to the NLRB on an inquiry into industrial labor relations boards with attached White House correspondence; elections to determine employee representation conducted by the NLRB and the Regional Labor Boards(7/15/34-6/16/35); elections conducted by the Regional Labor Boards during the period (1/10/35- 6/16/35); House of Representatives, 74th Congress, 1st session, report no.1371, NLRB conference report submitted by Mr. Connery (to accompany S.1958); Congressional Record, 10704, 10705, House, (S.1958); Congressional Record, 10668, Senate, settlement of labor disputes - conference report; resume of the extent to which the judiciary has controlled administrative bodies as to form of complaints and findings of facts by I.S. Dorfman.
Box 1 Folder 57 1934-1935
7/35; Report to the President from the NLRB for the period; 7/9/34(5)-8/27/35, inclusive; the National Labor Relations Act - Legislative History by P.L. (Philip Levy).
Box 1 Folder 58
Undated; Memo on Industrial Labor Relations Board; memo on the Coercion amendment; House Amendments to S.1958; bibliography of leading materials upon Sec.7a; statement of the managers on the part of the House; memo on the Wagner-Connery Bill; the Wagner Act (?); press release of Francis Biddle's comments on the report of the Special Committee on "The Government and Labor" of the Twentieth Century Fund, Inc.(290); statement before the Senate Finance Committee; the Federal Trade Commission; preliminary report on Boards' handling of Sec.7a cases; Executive Order regulating the further allocation and obligation of funds of the National Labor Relations Board, and prohibiting the further obligation of such funds prior to approval of estimates and expenditures by director of The Bureau of Budget; report to the NLRB on an Inquiry into Industrial Relations Boards; memo concerning the Compliance Division of the N.R.A.; list of regional personnel and salaries; reaction to the Wagner Bill; criticism of the panel system.
Box 2 Folder 1 1934
Box 2 Folder 2 1934
Box 2 Folder 3 1935
Box 2 Folder 4 1934
Box 2 Folder 5 1935
Box 2 Folder 6 1934-1935
Report submitted by Francis Biddle, Harry Millis and Edwin S. Smith summarizing and affirming the Board's decision of 12/3/34 in the San Francisco Call-Bulletin and Dean S. Jennings case (case no.195); final report on litigation involving Sec.7a - status as of date of Schechter decision.
Box 2 Folder 7 1935
9/9/35-12/27/35; Members include: Francis Biddle, Charles Fahy, Estelle Frankfurter, Herber Blankenhorn, George S. Wheeler, Benedict Wolf, Dirks, J. Warren Madden, Edwin S. Smith and John Carmody. Summary minutes include discussion of the following topics: administrative reorganization, the function and eventual appointment of industrial economists (specifically David Saposs), Executive Board orders and instruction to regional boards, and appointments and resignations among regional board members. Also discussed are reports from lawyers in the field, cases involving discrimination suits against union members, and a conference between the NLRB and Aldel and Roundtree of the Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) on unfair labor practices in P.W.A. projects.
Box 2 Folder 8 1936
1/2/36-12/22/36; Summary minutes includes a discussion of the following subjects: the revision of Rules and Regulations, the influence of the Guffy decision, the Federal Register's refusal to print "cease and desist" orders, a memo concerning Nathan Shefferman, the Boards' decision to discontinue use of the Mackay Radio Corp. because it violated the NIRA, and a 28 page narrative account of the meeting of the Departmental and Field Staffs of the NLRB. (This account gives an historical, ideological and legal interpretation of the Wagner Act, as well as discussion of legal procedure.)
Box 2 Folder 9 1937
1/21/37-12/16/37; Summary minutes of the Executive Board and Lodge 301 (NLRB) include discussion of the A.F.ofL.- C.I.O. conflict (Marathon Electric Co., Warsaw, WI, and John Morrell & Co., Ottumwa, Iowa), and a resolution concerning racial prejudice. Nearly 100 pages of narrative minutes concerning the Regional Directors Conference. Subjects discussed include procedures, settlements, and A.F.ofL.- C.I.O. cases.
Box 2 Folder 10 1938
1/13/38-12/15/38; Summary minutes of the Executive Board and Lodge 301 (NLRB) include a discussion of police brutality toward black citizens in Washington, D.C., Colonial River Lines barring blacks, and authorized enforcement at Cowell Portland Cement Co. (Cowell, CA). Also included are references to the following subjects: the La Follette Sub-Committee, the O'Connell Peace Act, Washington Friends of Spanish Democracy, the American League for Peace and Democracy, the National Anti-War Congress, and the Women's Trade Union League (W.T.U.L.).
Box 2 Folder 11 1939
1/19/39-11/28/39; Members include: Condon, Karro, Kaufman, Killens, Koplow, Burnstein, Eden, Landy, Prince, Freeling, J. Warren Madden, Edwin S. Smith, William Leiserson, Charles Fahy, Emerson, Myers, Elliott, Patterson, Nathan Witt, Toland, Kay, Robinson, and Nydorf. Minutes of the Executive Board and Lodge 301 (NLRB) include discussion of the following subjects: amendments to Rules and Regulations, preparation for the House Investigation, the Smith Committee's improper treatment of Lodge 301 (NLRB) members, methods of handling decisions in representation cases, an account of Leiserson calling for Witt's and Krivonos' resignations. Also included are over 30 pages of narrative minutes on a conference on the supervision of regional boards, and discussion of an authorization and appeals units. References made to the following subjects: the Marian Anderson Committee, the Washington Youth Council, Max Steiner, the Wagner Health Bill, and the 5-day week.
Box 2 Folder 12 1940
10/11/40-10/23/40; Minutes of the Executive Board include discussion of the use of informal files, and letters from the civil Services Commission regarding Marie Prince and Sara Steinberg Gordon.
Box 2 Folder 13 1944
10/12/44-20/26/44; Narrative minutes include over 30 pages of discussion by the legal staff on the following subjects: majority-rule, jurisdiction, and "R" and "C" cases.
Box 2 Folder 14 1946
11/22/46-12/5/46; Members include: Gerhard Van Arkel, Consedine, and Lazarus. Summary minutes include discussion of the following issues: strikes against Board certifications or collective bargaining orders, unfair labor practices, employer petitions, closed shop provisions, mediation and arbitration, prohibition of strikes and lockouts in public utilities, and the transfer of prosecuting functions to the Dept. of Labor.
Box 2 Folder 15 1947
11/17/47; Narrative minutes of the NLRB Union and Robert N. Denham (General Counsel, NLRB) include a discussion of the posting of job vacancies.
Box 2 Folder 16
Undated; Minutes are in summary and decision only form. Includes discussion of the Pennsylvania Greyhound Co. case.
Box 2 Folder 17 1935
7/19/35-10/15/35; Letter from William Green (President, American Federation of Labor - A.F.ofL.) to the President suggesting individuals to serve on the NLRB; from Edwin S. Smith to Herber Blankenhorn concerning appointees to the NLRB, and discussing Biddle's reason for leaving; from Gerhard Van Arkle to Calvert Magruder on revisions to Sec. I of Article IV; from Edwin S. Smith to Magruder and Benedict Wolf with regard to mediation and settlement activities under the the "New Act"; from J. Warren Madden (Chairman, NLRB) to Edwin S. Smith on the industrial economist; from L.A. Knapp to Magruder recommending changes in the 8/29/35 draft of "Instructions to Staff Members"; from John A. Lapp (U.S. Dept. of Interior, Petroleum Labor Policy Board) suggesting that the Petroleum Board be made an agency of the NLRB; personal letter from Lloyd Garrison to J. Warren Madden congratulating him on his chairmanship, and discussing Bob Watts (head of the litigation staff); Harold L. Ickes' (Administrator Petroleum Industry) and Madden's discussion of the status of the Petroleum Labor Policy Board; letter to (unattached) Rules and Regulations from the Board to Stanley Mathewson (Director, Regional Labor Board, Region 9) informing him that Louis Jaffe will act as a legal assistant; from Francis Biddle to Madden about the Philadelphia Regional Board; from Robert Watts to the Board concerning the Jones and Laughlin Steel Co , and the Pennsylvania Greyhound Lines cases; from G.L. Patterson (Regional Attorney, Detroit) to the Board providing background on prospective cases including: the Fruehauf Trailer Co. (flagrant discrimination), the Chrysler Motor Corp. (failure to bargain collectively, & recognition), and the Packard Motor Car Co. (discrimination); from G.L. Patterson to the Board regarding information on the Duplex Printing Co.'s unfair labor practices; incomplete collection of legal memos from Charles Fahy (General Counsel, NLRB) to All Regional Attorneys, including a lenghty (12pp) discussion of "The Bargaining Unit" by G.L. Patterson, and suggested changes in Rules and Regulations made by William Green; from Fahy to Madden on the criteria for choosing Regional Attorneys; from Madden to Dr. Jacob Billikopf discussing the status of the Philadelphia Regional Board, and suggesting its former members act as an Advisory Board to the Regional Director; from Ross to Madden recommeding a response to an inquiry from Ralph M. Easley about violations of Sec.9a; Madden's letter to Easley; from G. L. Patterson (Regional Attorney, Detroit) to the Board requesting authority to issue a complaint in the Fruehauf Trailer Co. case (5pp); from Herber Blankenhorn to Madden, John Carmody, and Edwin S. Smith concerning the A.F.of L. convention, and the attitude of the NLRB; from Elinore Herrick to the staff forbidding charges to be shown to employers; from Stanley S. Surrey to Charles Fahy discussing the "Entent to which the Board Must Go in Showing the Effect Upon Interstate Commerce in a Particular Case and Manner of Proof" (10pp); from Nathan Witt (Assistant General Counsel) to Fahy containing draft of complaint of unfair labor practices against the Sands Manufacturing Co.; from C.A. Wood (Chicago Regional Labor Board, Region 13) to Charles Fahy suggesting the Bendix Product Corp. case serve as a test case, and discussing the question of A.F.of L. representation.
Box 2 Folder 18 1935
10/16/35-12/31/35; Letter from J. Warren Madden to the Honorable Compton II White (House of Representatives) requesting funds for Regional Boards; reply from Madden to Clinton S. Golden (Director, Region 6), attached is Golden's letter of 10/10/35 and a memo (4pp) suggesting an arrangement between Regional Directors and Federal and State Conciliation agencies be established; from Benedict Wolf to Elinore Herrick on procedure involving interstate commerce cases; from Herber Blankenhorn to Madden, Edwin S. Smith and John Carmody regarding the A.F.of L. Convention, including mention of under-cover agencies investigation and the 1936 presidential election; a lenghty (9pp) letter from Charles H. Logan to the NLRB in regard to the Gulf Longshoremen, (includes a detailed, dramatic, narrative account of the New Orleans situation describing factional leaders, organizations, and issues); significant correspondence concerning the Fruehauf Trailer Co. case, specifically the issue of interstate commerce; correspondence relating to the Greyhound Lines case ; correspondence regarding the selection of trial examiners; from Estelle Frankfurter to Benedict Wolf on consent elections; from Charles Fahy to all regional attorneys on allegations of interstate commerce; from L.W. Berman (regional director) to Wolf about the International Filter Co., contains criticism of the Old Board, and William Greens' list of "Don'ts;" from Blankenhorn to J. Warren Madden, John Carmody and Edwin S. Smith on the status of employees discharged for union activity; from Wolf to the Director of region 2 (New York), giving the director and attorney authority to issue complaints without first reporting to the National Board; from John A. Lapp to Madden offering the Petroleum Board's personnel and files; from Philip Levy to Madden on the application of the NLRA in the District of Columbia; discussion of the selection of employee representation; from A.L. Wirin to Charles Fahy previewing economic data with regard to interstate commerce and the Friedman-Harry Marks Clothing Co.; from Nathan Witt to Fahy concerning the Sands Manufacturing Co., and the position of the A.F.of L. in this case; from Daniel M. Lyons to Fahy on the jurisdiction of the Bituminous Coal Labor Board, and a discussion of the application of the Wagner Act with relation to the Constitution and the Guffey decision; from Blankenhorn to Edwin S. Smith about the Brown Shoe Co. case, contains a reference to "union-busting," and the undercover agency of A.A. Ahner; from Wolf to Major William J. Mack ordering him to act as trial examiner in the Timkin Silent Automatic Co.; from Fahy to the Board on the legal staff personnel; J. Warren Madden, Frances Perkins and A.L. Wirin discussion of use of the Bureau of Labor Statistics files; from Robert H. Cowdrill to Wolf concerning the Guide Lamp Corp. case and an attached "Report of Investigation and Recommendation RE Complaints;" from Herber Blankenhorn to Fahy on the interstate character of labor relation policy; from Wolf to Saul F. Danaceau appointing him trial examiner in the Sands Manufacturing Co. case; from Wirin to Dr. Henry Moskowitz in regard to the clothing industry, and suggesting a change in emphasis in his affidavit; from Wolf to Regional Directors ordering an informal weekly report be submitted to the National Board; from Blankenhorn to the Board regarding his meeting with William Green, includes comments on "big fellows in steel"; from Blankenhorn to Robert M. LaFollette (United States Senate) requesting advice about setting up a Senatorial Committee to investigate espionage and the disruption of unions; from Paul H. Kilian (President, O'Neal Industrial Service Co., Division of O'Neal Secret Service, Inc.) to the President of Mastercraft Corp. soliciting his company's services; from Wirin to Louis Waldman with regard to the Friedman-Harry Marks Clothing Co. case, particularly discussing Weinberg (a lawyer who waived his right to cross-examine a witness, and did not present testimony); a recommendation from Joseph Rosenfarb to amend Sec.8c; from Edwin S. Smith to J. Warren Madden presenting a plan whereby each Board member supervises one third of the regional offices; from Blankenhorn to the Board about the field work on the undercover agencies investigation; report from Charles Hope (Director, Region 19), including a record of the workers' concensus of opinion on the Wagner Bill.
Box 2 Folder 19 1936
1/4/36-3/31/36; Excerpt from the monthly report by Edwin S. Smith calling for a new text on labor economics; from Edwin S. Smith to Marvin McIntyre requesting a meeting with the President to discuss emergency funding from Congress; from Edwin S. Smith to Madden on materials for Supreme Court Briefs, and suggesting arguments have a "social responsibility" orientation; from Charles N. Feidelson to the Board with regard to the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) and the labor leader Wetmore; a report from (N.?.) Schleifer to Nathan Witt on the Pioneer Pearl Button Co. recommending a complaint be filed charging unfair labor practices; from Madden to William G. McAdoo (U.S.Senate) dissuading him from taking Wirin before the Senate for endorsement of, or association with, or defense of Communists (7pp); from Charles Hope to Edwin S. Smith confirming permission to go to Alaska and investigate the Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Co.; from Lloyd Garrison to Madden alerting him to the possibility of a dispute between an industrial union and a trade union; from Blankenhorn to Madden, Carmody and Edwin S. Smith on the status of the Lewis Movement; from Wolf to the Staff on the organization of formal and informal files; from the President to the Secretary of Labor informing her that NLRB statements and reports will be forwarded; enthusiastic letter from Blankenhorn to Senator Edward P. Costigan recommending a Senatorial Committee to investigate undercover agencies; from Louis E. Jaffee to the Board about the Columbia Enameling and Stamping Co.; from Thomas I. Emerson to Madden on the Ellenbogen Textile Bill; from A.N. Somers to Charles Fahy on " the effect of courts' doubt as to constitutionality of the National Labor Relations Act on an application for a preliminary injunction;" from Elinore Herrick to the International Longshoremen's Association concerning the Banana Handlers Association; from G.L. Patterson to Robert Watts about the Chrysler Corp. case, and the General Motors Truck Corp. case (both representation cases); from Charles Fahy to David Moscovits concerning the Mackay Radio & Telegraph Co.; correspondence relating to the Jones and Laughlin case and the issue of manufacturing as interstate commerce; correspondence between Watts and Clifford O'Brien welcoming him to the litigation staff, and assigning him to the Carlisle Lumber Co. case, also included is a discussion of the constitutionality of the Wagner Act; from Charles Fahy to all attorneys concerning the preparation of defenses in injunction suits (27pp); from Blankenhorn to Madden on the Federal Laboratories Inquiry; annual report 1936 from Blankenhorn to Madden about SR266: senate investigation of interference with labor rights, etc.; from Wolf to Leon M. Daspres appointing him trial examiner in the Pioneer Pearl Button Co. case and reminding him that the Board "assumes its own constitutionality;" from Charles Hope to Edwin S. Smith, Charles Fahy, Robert Watts and Benedict Wolf pertaining to the Carlisle Lumber Co. case, relating an episode in which Judge Charles Paul and Bruener disappeared minutes before they were to resume court; from Frank H. Bowen to the Board praising G.L. Patterson's work in the Chrysler and General Motors cases; from Fahy to all regional directors regarding the filing of affidavits refutting injunction; from George S.Wheeler to J. Warren Madden on transit privileges; from Herber Blankenhorn to Robert LaFollette about the investigation of undercover agencies and preliminary hearings; from Nathan Witt to Fahy concerning office routine; correspondence between the President, Stephen Early, and Edwin S. Smith about the President's speech which is to be prepared by the Board; outline of a suggested new approach to state legislation for mediation and arbitration in labor disputes (7pp); a plan for a bill providing for mediation and arbitration; from Fahy to Thomas Emerson making him a liaison between the administrative and litigation divisions; from Fahy to the Board explaining the priority in which cases will be handled; from Madden to Dr. H.F. Hinrichs (Acting Commissioner of Labor) requesting statistical assistance from the Dept. of Labor; from Jerome N. Frank (Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission) to Madden discussing the circumstances under which registrants are required to make disclosure of labor disputes to which they are parties; correspondence concerning the appropriation of $119,435; from Wolf to all regional directors concerning strike data as proof of interstate commerce; from Madden to Congressman Robert Ramspeck refutting the notion that the Board is suspending action after decisions are won (with respect to the Atlanta Woolen Mills, and Standard Hat Co. cases); possible address on the NLRB prepared by Edwin S. Smith for the President; urgent letter from Blankenhorn to LaFollette telling him to set up a Federal investigation on undercover agencies; from Fahy to Madden on borderline cases, contains references to the Pressed Metals of America, Inc. case, and the Gordon Bakery case; from Blankenhorn to Edwin S. Smith stating that the War Dept. has withdrawn from publication its field manual on domestic disturbances; from Blankenhorn to Madden, Carmody and Edwin S. Smith in regard to Dan Tobin's (President, Teamsters Union) attack on Lewis' industrial union movement; from Madden to Senator William G. McAdoo defending Wirin in regard to Senator Walsh's endorsement; from Blankenhorn to Madden, Carmody and Smith setting the date for the LaFollette Committee hearings.
Box 2 Folder 20 1936
4/1/36-6/29/36; Memos to the NLRB and regional attorneys on whether investigation under Sec.9c should be authorized; correspondence relating to the Columbia Enameling & Stamping Co. case; Elinore Herrick's and the Board's discussion of the International Mercantile Marine Co. case R-24, focusing on employer repression, the Black significant correspondence concerning the Guffey decision, includes a letter from Charlton Ogburn (Attorney) to Madden with an attached memo on the effect of the Guffey Act Decision on the National Labor Relations Act; letter from Sumner H. Slichter (Professor of Business Economics, Harvard University) to Madden questioning the obligation of an employer who has bargained in good faith toward employees on strike, and Nathan Witt's reply; from Madden to Harold L. Ickes (Sec. of Interior) questioning the Dept. of Interior's judgement in awarding a contract to the Jones and Laughlin Steel Co.; from Charles Hope to Edwin S. Smith about the Auto Mechanics cases in Portland and Seattle, includes references to the loggers lockout in the Columbia River Basin area, and the Tillamook area; correspondence relating to the American Potash and Chemical Corp. case includes a letter from Bertram Edises (Region 15) to Charles Fahy; from Herber Blankenhorn to J.P Harris instructing him to "organize" steel, includes example of telegrams to be sent to John Brophy and John L. Lewis; from Witt to the Board on review of records by the Board; from Blankenhorn to Madden, Carmody and Edwin S. Smith on tension between the A.F.of L. and the C.I.O.; reply from Charles West (Acting Sec. of Interior) to Madden stating he has withdrawn the award from Jones and Laughlin Steel Co.; several memos to Benedict Wolf from various regional officers in regard to the Regional Directors and Attorneys Conference, and subjects for discussion; dramatic memo from Herber Blankenhorn to Madden, Carmody and Edwin S. Smith on the curtailment of Board hearings, especially in manufacture; from Charles Fahy to the Board regarding the Associated Press election; from Edwin S. Smith to Claude A. Swanson (Sec. of the Navy) questioning the Navy's judgement in awarding a contract to the Wheeling Steel Corp. which has failed to comply with a Board decision; from Estelle Frankfurter to all regional directors and attorneys, "a summary of remarks on the obtaining of material available from government agencies."Diamond plan and the use of the secret ballot; 17 memos and 6 letters from Herber Blankenhorn to Robert LaFollette, J. Warren Madden, John Carmody and Edwin S. Smith on the LaFollette Committee hearings and Resolution 266; from Madden to George H. Dern (Secretary of War) questioning the War Dept.'s judgement in awarding United Aircraft Manufacturing Corp. a contract after the Board found the corporation guilty of unfair labor practices; from Nathan Witt to Madden presenting a memo from the legal staff to the Board on working conditions, included are signatures and comments of the legal staff; from Fahy to the Board, "a synopsis of our present and prospective situation in the circuit court of appeals;" detailed, narrative memo from E.J. Eagen to Charles Fahy on the Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Co. case XIX-C-14, reporting the particular circumstances relating to the case (i.e. geography, Russian and American workers), including a discussion of the communist faction of union members, and public officials response to it; correspondence concerning the LaFollette Committee, largely from Herber Blankenhorn to Robert LaFollette, or the Executive Board; from Robert H. Cowdrill to Benedict Wolf on collective bargainig and the rights of minority groups; reply from Harry H. Woodring (Acting Sec. of War) to Madden contending that the War Dept. lacks the authority to withhold contracts from United Aircraft Manufacturing Corp.; from Towne Nylander (Director, Region 21) to the Board in regard to the Oregon Worsted case; correspondence relating to the Pennsylvania Greyhound Lines Inc., case C-1 including particular attention to Lester R. Moberly; correspondence concerning the Jones and Laughlin case, including an annotated memo from George S. Wheeler to the Board critizing the Jones and Laughlin brief; from the President to Harry L. Hopkins asking him to check the figures that appeared in the New York Sun, "Who Keeps Them Out of Work, Industry or Roosevelt;" reply from the Comptroller General of the United States to J. Warren Madden on expert witnesses; correspondence between Herber Blankenhorn and John L. Lewis, subjects discussed include the Porthsmouth Strike, the steel industry and Clinton Golden; from Dorothy Altachuler to Blankenhorn on Wagner's speech to the National Women's Trade Union League of America; from Charles Fahy to the Board recommemding Professor Willis W. Ritter for the position of Principle Attorney, Litigation Division; from Elinore Herrick to Benedict Wolf about Crucible Steel Co. case, no. 11-R-4; from Edwin S. Smith to Charles Hope in regard to the automoblie dealers' situation, and the issues of interstate commerce and jurisdiction; from Charles Fahy to Harold Cranefield on the International Filter Co.;
Box 2 Folder 21 1936
7/1/36-9/30/36; Correspondence from Herber Blankenhorn and J. Warren Madden to the Board, Robert LaFollette, regional officers, and Harold Cranefield concerning the LaFollette Investigation, includes a summary of the plan of investigation adopted by the Senate sub-committee, and a list of subpoenas served, as well as reports from investigators in cities; from John J. Babe (attorney) to Hon. John J. Parker (Chief Judge, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals) on the question of the separability of the National Labor Relations Act; Edwin S. Smith's and Charles H. Logan's (Director, Region 15) discussion of Mr. Ryan; from Charles Fahy to John J. Parker, Elliott Northcott, Morris A. Soper (Judges, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals) concerning the NLRB versus Washington, Virginia and Maryland Coach Co.; correspondence regarding Mercer Evans and Rev. Francis J. Haas as successors to John Carmody; correspondence concerning the RCA and the Virginia Railway case, specifically the enforcement of the Byrnes Act; from Madden to Harwood L. Childs (Managing Editor, Public Opinion Quarterly) responding to a prospectus of the publication; A. Howard Myers' (Director, Region 1) and Madden's discussion of the Federal Shoe Co. case and the Clark & Reid case C-128; significant correspondence concerning interstate commerce, includes memos from Nathan Witt to Madden, Carmody and Fahy with attached drafts of "Employees Directly Engaged in Interstate Commerce or Whose Activities Directly Affect Commerce" and the Standard Oil Co. of Indiana Case; from Gerhard Van Arkel to Fahy about the Fruehauf Trailer Co. case C-II and the effect of issuance of mandate on appeal by certiorari; correspondence relating to the Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Co. case, C-91; from Adolphus Andrews (Acting Sec. of the Navy) to Edwin S. Smith concerning the Wheeling Steel Corporation, and stating that the Navy does not discriminate against a contractor who fails to comply with the NLRA; from Beatrice M. Stern (Assistant Secretary, NLRB) to Captain H. E. Collins (Procurement Division, U.S. Treasury) about the International Filter Co., and the Treasury's judgement in awarding it a contract; correspondence concerning the International Merchantile Marine case R-24; correspondence regarding the Sailors' Union of the Pacific (SUP)-ISU controversy, includes a letter from Benedict Wolf to Aaron Sapiro stating that the Board will not take jurisdiction over conflicts between unions that are part of the same organization; from Philip Levy to Madden summarizing William Leiserson's talk on the effect of pre-existing agreements on Representation Disputes under the Railway Labor Act; from Wolf to E.S. Neal about the American Potash Co. C-127; significant correspondence concerning the William Randolph Hearst (Post-Intelligencer XIX-C-42) case includes discussion of strategy for Seattle hearings that will make it an interstate commerce case; letter from J. Warren Madden to the President concerning Edwin S. Smith; from Mortimer Kollender to Charles Fahy in regard to the Atlanta Woolen Mills case; from Howard Myers to Madden asking permission to publish his manuscript on the NLRA; from Charles Fahy to all attorneys on the status of litigation; from Baldwin B. Bane (Director, Registration Division) to Madden on Remington Rand Inc. File no. 2-2480; from Fahy to David Moscovits in regard to the Mackay Radio case and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Box 2 Folder 22 1936
10/29/36-12/29/36; Correspondence relating to the LaFollette Committee Investigation, subjects discussed include: administrative issues, terms of cooperation with other government agencies, reaction to the LaFollette Investigation at the New York Democratic State Convention, the Black Legion and Virgil F. Effinger, information to be used for testimony on vigilantism, legal tactics to stall the LaFollette Investigation, the Tampa (A.F.of L.) Convention and a $200,000 appropriation; from Jerome I. Macht to J. Warren Madden on freedom of speech; from Philip Levy to Madden regarding the NLRA, the Railway Labor Act and the Texas Case, and Circuit Courts of Appeals Decisions on Constitutionality of the Act; from Beatrice Stern to C.A. Wood on Grace Line Seas Shipping Company hearing of 10/13/36; from Benedict Wolf about Teamsters organizing in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Milwaukee; Fahy on the status of Supreme Court litigation; Wolf's report on labor situations in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Cincinnati, subjects discussed include the maritime labor situation, A.F.of L.-C.I.O. confilct demonstrated by the Sawmill Workers' Union, and the San Francisco Chronicle`s coverage of the lettuce strike; Charlton Ogburn's and the President`s letters concerning his legislative program; argument in the Jones and Laughlin case (13pp); Philip Levy's conversation with Solicitor General Reed; Fahy's discussion of the status of Board cases in the Supreme Court and in the Circuit Courts; from J. Warren Madden to Charles H. Logan comparing the NLRA to the Railway Labor Act; from Fahy to Edwin S. Smith on injunctions; from Levy to Madden on congressional intention to apply the Act to production employees (7pp); Wolf's letter to the Civil Service Commission claiming the Secretary of the Board has direct supervision of trial examiners; letter from A.J. Wirin to Sidney Hillman; Charles Fahy's discussion of Supreme Court arguments, cases discussed include: Jones and Laughlin, Friedman-Harry Marks and Fruehauf; report from the Board to all attorneys, regional directors and trial examiners on investigations under Sec.9c, including elections, involving maritime workers (7pp); Edwin S. Smith's "suggested amendment of the National Labor Relations Act to provide for mediation in the maritime industry"; Wolf's request that speeches by regional directors be previewed by the Board; from Joseph Rosenfarb to the Board on state labor relations acts; from Blankenhorn to Madden on the following subjects: meeting Senator Guffey, the Carnegie-Illinois hearing, the Sun Shipyard Strike in Chester, PA; letter from William Green to Daniel J. Tobin (General President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters) concerning the Longshoremen's situation; Charlton Ogburn and Stanley Reed (Solicitor General) letters relating to the Washington, Virginia & Maryland Coach Co. case; from E.S. Neal (Region 20) to Wolf about the Salinas Lettuce Workers; Robert Watts'suggested 10 point amendment to the Act; Elinore Herrick's request to leave to investigate causes of the Spanish Civil War; Charles Hope's discussion of William H. Crawford; to all staff members defining subpoena, and discussing credentials and procedure.
Box 2 Folder 23 1937
1/4/37-2/16/37; Correspondence from Herber Blankenhorn to John L. Lewis, J. Warren Madden and the Board concerns the following subjects: John Brophy, the General Motors strike, the Carnegie-Illinois hearings, a reference to Myron Taylor as a "big fellow" before the LaFollette Committee, a Baby Act in the West Virginia, American Bridge Co., and "a Senatorial to-do over what to do"; letters between the President, the Attorney General and Charlton Ogburn includes discussion of the following topics: reactionary justice, Ogburn's, The Lawyer and Democracy, and a constitutional basis for social legislation; from Herber Blankenhorn to the Board and Denny Lewis (United Mine Workers of America) concerning the La Follette Committee hearings, includes discussion of funding, cooperation with the LaFollette Committee, Gelders, and Tennessee Coal and Iron; informal report from Charles A. Wood on Grace Line, Inc. and Panama Mail Steamship Co., and National Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association Local #33, case no.R-110; Witt and Francis H. Bohlen (The American Law Institute) letters regarding jurisdiction and craft unions; Wolf to trial examiners on hearsay evidence; transcript of conversation between J. Warren Madden and Frank Bowen about the General Motors strike; Joseph Rosenfarb's discussion of the attitude of the Court in reviewing acts of Congress; from Madden to the Attorney General requesting his opinion in the Oregon Worsted Co., a Corporation, and United Textile Workers of America, Local 2435; Elinore Herrick 's leave, in order to work for the American Labor Party ; Malcolm F. Halliday to Madden in regard to United States versus Elgin, J.&E. Ry. Co., 298 U.S. 492; monthly report from Estelle Frankurter (Region 19) to the Board, includes references to the Mackay Radio decision and the Post-Intelligencer case; regional officers' comments on current labor situation for January, 1937 (13pp); memo to the Field Staff on cooperation with government agencies; George S. Wheeler's discussion of Respondent's brief, No.419 and distortions or inaccuracies in economic material; summary of Supreme Court Arguments from Robert Watts to all attorney.
Box 2 Folder 24 1937
3/3/37-4/30/37; Correspondence between the President and Charlton Ogburn includes discussion of Ogburn's '34 draft of a bill that could replace the NRA, and Salvador de Madariaga's Anarchy and Hierarchy; from Herber Blankenhorn relating to the La Follette Committee hearings, specifically the Harlen County hearings, E.C. Dunbar, Judge Feildelson and the Goodyear hearings, and "Suggestions to Mr. Lewis regarding the LaFollette Hearings"; from E.S. Neal regarding A.F.of L.-C.I.O. conflict; Dr. Edwin A. Elliott's (Region 16) "Observations on Labor Conditions in Sixteenth Region"; Blankenhorn's Senate Vote on Sit-Downs; E.S. Neal's discussion of National Motor Bearing Co. cases XX-C-126, and XX-R-79 contains a reference to "new employer tactics with regard to self-organization"; Madden to Henry Morganthaw Jr. (Secretary of the Treasury) in regard to awarding Remington Rand Inc. a contract pending a board decision; outline from David Saposs (Chief, NLRB Division of Economic Research) to Madden on bargaining unit, collective bargaining agency, selection of representatives in relation to majority rule (8pp); Madden to Nathaniel S. Clark (Director, Region 18) advising a secret ballot in the Sears Roebuck & Co. (case no. XVIII-R-42), contains a reference to communism; J. Warren Madden to S.D. Bland (Chairman, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries) discussing a bill to amend the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, H.R.5193 (6pp); significant correspondence concerning the International Longshoremen's Association, and specifically the Longshoremen's Association of Hawaii, includes discussion of the Maritime Federation's opposition to the Guffey and Bland Maritime Bills, a report on a conference with Edwin Berman (representing the Longshoremen's Association of Hawaii), and preliminary report from H.R. Bridges (President, International Longshoremen's Association) to all locals assessing the strike, praising the C.I.O. and John L. Lewis, telegrams between Donald Wakefield Smith and Edwin S. Smith about the Hawaiian situation, and letters between Joseph P. Ryan (President, International Longshoremen's Association) and Madden regarding Charles Logan; from Herber Blankenhorn to Senator Thomas with a very short bibliography on labor in foreign countries; letter of apology from Beatrice Stern to Paul E. Hartsler concerning the Columbia Enameling & from Charles Fahy to Philip Levy considering possibilities to expedite enforcement of Board orders; record of telephone conversation between Madden and Senator Vandenberg about the NLRA, includes the Board's view on employer requested elections; from Madden to Maurice Howard forbidding him from union meetings (annotation says "not sent rep. 4-7-37") and revisions; from Joseph Rosenfarb to Genevieve Blatt (Executive Director, Intercollegiate Conference on Government), with catechism on labor legislation proposals; A.N. Somers' and Nathan Witt's discussion of the method of pleading commerce in complaint, subpoenas, and employers utilizing "rival" union as a spearhead to destroy a union selected by employees; from Louis J. Kleinklaus (Acting General Secretary-Treasurer, Commercial Telegraphers' Union-C.T.U.) to J. Warren Madden regarding a possible agreement between the International Merchantile Marine Co. (IMM) and the American Radio Telegraphers' Association (ARTA), specific attention to Elinore Herrick's role; from J. Warren Madden to Clara M. Beyer (Assistant Director, Division of Labor Standards, U.S. Dept. of Labor) relating to a proposed amendment to the Wisconsin State Labor Relations Act (amendment no.30s); from Erdahl to Charles Fahy on the National Association of Manufacturers and Chamber of Commerce analyses of Supreme Court's N.L.R.A. decisions; from Blankenhorn to John D. Moore anticipating ransacking Philip Easley's (National Civil Federation) files; to A.L. Wirin (Counsel, American Civil Liberities Union) opposing an amendment to the NLRA protecting agricultural workers; Will Maslow's "Does the NLRB have jurisdiction over the Consolidated Edison System of New York?"; from Towne Nylander to the Board on the Oregon Worsted case; Benedict Wolf's instructions for procedures involving compliance, jurisdiction, consent elections, exclusive bargaining, close case and formal papers; from Fahy to Madden reporting Jones' and Laughlin's noncompliance with the Board's order.Stamping Co. C-14; John P. Frey (President, Metal Trades Dept. A.F. of L.), and J. Warren Madden letters regarding representation of skilled and craft workers in mass production industries; from Charles Howard (Secretary, C.I.O.) to E.M. Weston (Secretary, Metal Trades Council Labor Temple) concerning the Seattle situation; Donald Wakefield Smith's discussion of El Paso Electric case and Globe Mail Service; form for commercial allegations in normal manufacturing cases; to the Attorney General in regard to the Growers-(?) Vegetables Association of Central California and unfair labor practices; personal and confidential, letter from Charles W. Hope to Madden discussing the Todd Seattle Drydocks , Inc. case, includes detailed account of individuals' actions;
Box 2 Folder 25 1937
5/1/37-6/30/37; NLRB jurisdiction over Consolidated Edison Co.; Witt's discussion of cooperation with the Utah and Wisconsin State Labor Boards; Robert Watts (Associate General Counsel) and John B. Babe letters concerning Biles-Coleman Lumber Co. case, XIX-C-74; from Philip Levy and A.N. Somers to Fahy reporting arguments heard in the Santa Cruz and Carlisle cases; NLRB inquiry into office space available in the New Post Office Building; Malcolm F. Halliday to Fahy describing the National Metal Trades Association (NMTA), includes discussion of its organizational structure and jurisdiction, attached are summaries of the testimonies of Homer D. Sayre (Commissioner, NMTA) and James Matles (Grand Lodge Representative of International Association of Machinists); Robert Watts' discussion of litigation in the circuit courts, includes progress reports in the Remington Rand Inc. case; from Wolf to Cowdrill regarding noncompliance in the Columbia Enameling & Stamping Co. case (C-14); transcription of Senator Wagner's testimony before the Senate Committee on Education and Labor from Fahy; Clara M. Beyer and J. Warren Madden letters regarding the formation of a committee to discuss State Labor Relations and Mediation Acts; Blankenhorn's discussion of the LaFollette Committee hearings includes references to appropriations, the Railway audit and inspection of company offices and the Chicago Massacre; Ernest C. Dunbar regarding foregoing an investigation in the Weirton Steel Co. case VI-C-74; correspondence relating to A.F.ofL.-C.I.O. conflict includes a memo from Ralph A. Lind reporting as sit-down strike, a personal letter from Charlton Ogburn to J. Warren Madden concerning C.I.O. organizing in A.F.ofL. unions, a "red- hunting" campaign in the Southwest launched by the A.F.ofL. to discredit the C.I.O., a letter from Philip G. Phillips to Madden about the C.I.O. charging a company is in collusion with the A.F. ofL., and a monthly report from Charles Hope stating that the A.F.ofL. will not allow the management of the Post Intelligencer to deal with the C.I.O. (the American Newspaper Guild) and more; Nylander's (Region 21) request for consolidation of XXI-C-220, XXX-C-183 into XXI-R-101, a hearing of XXI-R-101 and the withdrawl of a petition to reopen XXI-137 in the Douglas Aircraft cases; from Blankenhorn to Madden and Robert LaFollette concerning the following topics: an Indianapolis speech, anti-labor policies in Hawaii, Army and Navy Intelligence in cooperation with industrialists, Sec.12b of Senator Black's New Bill (espionage), the Wages-Hours Bill, and the administration of the Steel Mediation Boards; discussion of election results and the reinstatement of striking engineers in the Panama Mail Steamship Co.; from the President to J.R. (?) with attached letter from Charlton Ogburn about his Federal Wages and Hours Bill; Madden and Charles N. Feidelson (Director, Region 10) letters regarding Virgil Finch; informal report from Region 10 on Mr. Googe's Intimations; John F. Milliken (President, United Licensed Officers of USA) and Elinore Herrick letters concerning the Clyde-Mallory Line case no. R-112; from Witt to Fahy about written agreements with respect to SWOC in Pittsburgh; Wolf's discussion of election procedures; from Fannie M. Boyles to Charles Fahy on the use of rubber stamp in issuing subpoenas; from Charles Hope to Donald Wakefield Smith about the Maritime and Woodworkers' situation; Joseph Lazarus' (Lawyer) account of Philip G. Phillips' behavior in the James F. Kane Co. Inc. case, also involves discharged employees and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America; from Edwin S. Smith to Nathan Witt concerning Calvert Magruder's "A Half Century of Legal Influence Upon the Development of Collective Bargaining", Harvard Law Review; from the Board to Regional Directors on elections and company unions; Elinore Herrick's response to the reorganization of regional boards and a discussion of S.2700 (Reorganization Bill); Nylander's request for a hearing in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio & M.P.P.A. et al XXI-R-149 to 158, XXI-R-172 to 182 cases; William Green's and Madden's discussion of the Interlaken Iron case decision; from Robert Watts to Mark Lauter concerning Republic Steel; from Robert Wholforth (Secretary, Subcommittee of the Committee on Education and Labor) to the Field Staff on cooperation with government agencies.
Box 3 Folder 1 1937
7/2/37-7/30/37; Letter from J. Warren Madden to Hon. Joseph T. Robinson (Chairman, Senate Select Committee) discussing S.2700 (Reorganization Bill), objecting to Sec.2c and Sec.204; from Philip Levy to Madden, and 2 drafts (1 annotated) of a letter from Madden to Hon. Hugo L. Black (Chairman, Committee on Education and Labor) opposing the Vandenburg amendments; A.F.of L.-C.I.O. conflict includes: a letter from Charlton Ogburn to Madden regarding elections brought by rival unions, a report from Philip G. Phillips on the H. Neuer Glass Co. case no.IX-R-57 and the Pittsburgh Glass Co. case no.IX-R-58, reports and a telegram from Charles Hope to Madden and Wolf on the Star Publishing Co. case no.XIX-C-141; memo from R.H. Kleeb (Region 6) to Wolf on the National Electric Co. cases no. VI-C-84 and VI-R-17; Estelle Frankfurter and Elinore Herrick discussion of weekly reports and excess work; Nylander's, and Fahy's discussion of interstate commerce and jurisdiction in the Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Studios cases; Fahy's discussion of the use of rubber stamp in issuing subpoenas; from Wolf to regional attorneys on adjurnments and reports on cases; Dr. John P. Boland's (Chairman, New York State Labor Relations Board), outline of the basis for cooperation and clearence between the State Board and the NLRB; from Wolf to Herrick on the International Merchantile Marine Co. case no R-24; letters to the President from Maury Maverick, M.C. (Member, Committee on Military Affairs, Subcommittee on Aviation, Congress of the U.S. House of Representatives) regarding the Administration's labor policy, Joseph P. Ryan's (President, International Longshoremens Association) request for an investigation into Mr. Smith's attitude toward the Barber Line Steamship Co.; Cowdrill's request for a hearing in the Republic Creosoting Co. case no. XI-C-122 after the company refused to reinstate discharged employees according to the seniorty clause of the strike settlement.
Box 3 Folder 2 1937
8/2/37-8/12/37; Fahy's discussion of increased workload and staff, the Vandenburg amendments, A.F.of L.-C.I.O. conflict, injunction suits, etc.; from Elinore Herrick to the Board about the International Merchantile Marine Co. case R-24; correspondence relating to A.F.of L.-C.I.O. conflict, and more specifically, Senator G.P. Nye's charge that the NLRB favors the C.I.O., includes discussion of the Combustion Engineering Co. case XIV-C-42, XIV-R-28, XIV-R-23 and the Gulf Oil Corporation, Port Arthur, Texas, case no.XVI-R-23 and no.XVI-C-78, from the Pittsburg Post Gazette, "Labor Board Convicts Self of Partisanship", H.E. Dozer (National Electric Products Corp., National "Firestop" Wires and Cables) to Hon. Robert L. Bulkley (U.S. Senator) claiming the NLRB is C.I.O. controlled, A. Howard Myers (Director, Region 1) to Madden alerting him to the possibility of an investigation of the New England Regional Office; from Madden to Wolf about the Tennessee Coal and Iron case; from Edwin S. Smith to Marvin H. McIntyre informing him that the telegram sent to the President from Joseph P. Ryan on 7/30/37 about Edwin S. Smith is untrue; from Clifford D. O'Brien to Wolf concerning "partisan language" in an intermediate report on the National Motor Bearing case, no.XX-C-126; correspondence relating to the Douglas Aircraft Co. Inc. cases XXI-C-183 and XXI-C-220 includes Nylander's discussion of trial examiner Rollin C. McNitt's handling of the cases with attached Los Angeles Times, "Douglas Case Has Flurry", and David Persinger's (attorney, Region 21) urgent recommendation that case XXI-C183 become a Board Case; from James C. Batten to Wolf finding the G. Sommers & Co. case no.XVIII-C-83 to be weak; from the Board (unsigned) to Hon. Richard B. Russel Jr. (U.S. Senator) concerning trouble with Mr. Curtis (former Atlanta Regional Board member) and Judge Feidelson and the Independent Union of Packing House Employees; correspondence concerning the Tupelo, Mississippi situation (Tupelo Cotton Mills Co. case and the Garment Co. case) includes Madden to Charles Logan disciplining him, and a reply from Gerhard Van Arkel (attorney) defending Logan, taking responsibility for Board action in Tupelo, includes a report of Ida Sledge's (ILGWU) efforts to organize, and the formation of armed vigilante bands; memo from Wolf to trial examiners on the conduct of hearings, stating trial examiners will not question witness; memo from Philip Levy to Charles Fahy about conflicting State and Federal Labor Relations Acts (33pp).
Box 3 Folder 3 1937
8/16/37-8/31/37; Stephen Early correspondence concerning House appropriations; correspondence relating to the accusation that the NLRB favors the C.I.O., particularly with respect to the National Electric Products Corp. cases VI-C-84 and VI-R-17, includes Benjamin E. Gordon's (Region 6) request that the case be re-opened; the President's refusal of an invitation to the National Federation of Federal Employees convention and his approval of a provision in their constitution prohibiting Federal Employees from bargaining collectively and forbidding them to engage in or support strikes (provision attached); Senator Edward R. Burke's attack on the NLRB includes a press release and the text of his speech before the National Grange; records of Madden's telephone conversations with Hugh Thompson (Regional Director of C.I.O in Buffalo) discussing the Buffalo Packing Case, and with Joe Ozanic (President, Progressive Miners) and A.D. Lewis discussing Mine B Coal Co.; A.F. of L.- C.I.O. conflict resulting in the shutdown of seven Portland, Oregon sawmills of which Jones Lumber Co. and West Oregon Lumber Co. were two, includes: 4 telegrams to Morris Jones (Jones Lumber Co.) from J.F. Cambiano (President, The Cal. State Council of Carpenters), A.V. Walker (Business Agent, Millmens Local 1348, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America), A.W. Hughes (Business Representative, Lumber and Sawmill Workers Local 2708), C.R. Van Winkle (Secretary,Los Angeles County District Council of Carpenters) stating they will boycott products manufactured under C.I.O.; a letter from A.E. McIntosh (President, West Oregon Lumber Co.) to Claude M. Hale (President, Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union, Local 3) stating the shutdown is due to fighting between labor factions, not a lockout; correspondence reporting on the Hoffman Beverage Co., and Joint Local Executive Board of the International Union of United Brewery Workers of America, case R-214; economic material relating to the Motion Picture cases XXI-R-149-158; Republic Creosoting Co. case XI-C-122; David Persinger and Douglas Aircraft Co. Inc. cases XXI-C-183, XXI-C-220.
Box 3 Folder 4 1937
9/1/37-9/29/37; Correspondence relating to A.F.of L.- C.I.O conflict from Saposs and Hope; from Madden and Burke concerning anti-NLRB sentiment and propaganda, and from D.L. Kelly (W.Va. Representative, National Electric Products Corp.) to the President as well as a reply from James Roosevelt (Secretary to the President); from Joseph P. Ryan (President, International Longshoremen's Association) to the President about Edwin S. Smith; the Republic Steel strike and Steelworkers Organizing Committee (SWOC); the Cudahy Packing Co. case XVII-R-17 and violations of Sec. 8(2); narrative account of hearing in the Newport News Shipping & Dry Dock Co. case; Saposs' analysis of respondent's presentation on written, signed agreements in the Inland case; R.D. Stevenson's account of employer intimidation and discriminatory discharge in the Seagrove Corp. case; new hearing suggested in the Montgomery Wards and Co. cases; John T. Lindsay`s discussion of evidence by inference with regard to the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co case.; Jacob Billikopf's (Executive Director, National Coordinating Committee for Aid to Refugees and Emigrants Coming from Germany) opposition to the popular sentiment that sees the NLRB as persecuting industry; Blankenhorn's discussion of the following: Lewis' political position; requests for information on vigilantism, espoinage and company unions, and the LaFollette hearings, specifically Officials of the Railway Act and the Pinkertons; A.B. Hawes' (Actg. Asst. General Counsel) recommendation of a "write in" space on the ballot; Fahy's refusal to take jurisdiction of cases involving the repair or building of highways used in interstate travel or transportation; Edwin S. Smith's description of the Philadelphia office as "perfect chaos".
Box 3 Folder 5 1937
10/1/37-10/30/37; Correspondence relating to the Maritime elections, specifically the Waterman Steamship Co. and American France Line, includes Witt's explanation of the Board's position on maritine elections; Mary L. Schleifer's (Attorney) discussion of discrimination between unions issuing passes; Joseph M. Curran's (General Organizer, National Maritime Union of America) opposition to the inclusion of tugs and barges in the balloting order; A.F. of L.-C.I.O. conflict and election results, press release in the Globe Machine and Stamping Co. cases R-178 - 180; Hope's report of personal threats reporting on intimidation, coercion and a company dominated union in the California Walnut Growers Association case XXI-C-439 and XXI-R-347; proposed contempt proceedings in NLRB versus Pacific Greyhound Lines; Blakenhorn mentions the Daily Worker will print Green, Woll, Frey and Easley letters; letter to Perkins about David Moskovitz, the Communist Party, and the Yale Mfg. Co.; administrative correspondence includes: Fahy on complaints; Wolf on instruction to trial examiners; and Madden to Fahy about his meeting with Congressman Louis Ludlow.
Box 3 Folder 6 1937
11/4/37-11/30/37; Memo of conference between the NLRB and the Wisconsin Labor Relations Board on the administration of the Wisconsin Labor Relations Act; correspondence reporting on the American France et al R-157 (the Cosmopolitan Shipping Co., Inc.) with clippings discussing Senator Guffey's Maritime bill; distribution of propaganda to voters in the National Sugar Refining Co.; distablishment of the A.F.ofL. union in the Eagle- Picher case; Judge Maur rules in favor of Mr. Ford in the Ford Motor Co. case; question of lawyers active in formimg company unions appearing before the Board in the Union Drawn Steel Co. case VI-C-160 and related cases; correspondence relating to A.F. ofL.-C.I.O. conflict includes possible statement to be used in address before the Mayors Conference; Joseph K. Carson Jr. (Mayor, City of Portland) contending the Board has no jurisdiction in the Portland Lumber controversy and other related correspondence.
Box 3 Folder 7 1937
12/1/37-12/29/37; Correspondence reporting on the Yates American Machine Co. case XII-C-68 and the union's failure to file a charge against the employer; the field examiner's conduct in the Swift and Co. cases XI-C-149, XI-R-51; Judge Padway's position in the Allis-Chalmers case XII-R-40; Edwin S. Smith's dissent in the Combustion Engineering Co. case; Fahy on arguments in the Consolidated Edison case; question of language in the Waterbury Mfg. Co. decision; possibility of Dudley (Trial Examiner) filing prejury charge against union witness in Union Drawn Steel Co. case; lockout in the Ford case; discussion of licensed and unlicensed personnel on the Grace Lines Inc. case R-157, R-110; economic data in the Liggett Drug Co. case I-C-413; the Portland Lumber controversy; the American France et al case R-157 and Harry Bridges; amendments to the Wagner Bill (includes discussion of LaFollette's amendments, Garrision's suggestions and the Burke Resolution;) Madden to Hon. Fred Bierman (U.S. House of Representatives) refuting the charge the NLRB is C.I.O. controlled; Green's contention that longshoremen do not have jurisdiction over warehousemen and mill workers; Blakenhorn's "Congressmen and Freedom of the Press" and the ACLU's support of the Board's position; Madden's and George Googe's discussion of the Mobile Steamship Association (the Alabama Longshoremen's situation) specifically closed-shop contracts, contains an example of institutional racism.
Box 3 Folder 8 1938
1/5/38-1/31/38; Correspondence reporting on the American Sugar Refining Co. case R-364; the Ford Motor Co.; the American France Line et al case R-157; National Electric Products Corp. and closed shop agreement; A.F. of L.- C.I.O. conflict; the Weirton Steel Co. case; and the Shipowners Association of the Pacific Coast, Waterfront Employers Association of the Pacific Coast, et al and the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, Dis. 1, case XX-R-196; Herrick's discussion of the educational effect of the NLRB and the Wagner Act on management; President's request for a memo on the development of industrial relations and policies; appropriations; the Investigation of the NLRB by the Senate Judiciary Committee (the Burke Resolution, S. Res. 207), including 6 personal and confidential memos from regional directors advising Witt of complaints brought against their boards; a letter from Madden to Hon. J. Hamilton Lewis (U.S.Senate) saying the investigation will disclose nothing.
Box 3 Folder 9 1938
2/2/38-2/28/38; Correspondence concerning the ILA (includes a discussion of Ryan's testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee, a reference to a" communist regime" in Lawrence, Madden's letter to Senator Vandenberg, and Calkins, Levy correspondence); Taft's (CTU) discussion of the Postal Telegraph Cable Co.; letter to Elbert D. Thomas (Chairman, Committee on Education and Labor) regarding S.3390 (guaranties of collective bargaining); Gilbert Montague to Edwin Schoenfeld (Forum Division, Adult Educational Program, Board of Education, New York City) refusing to appear on a program with Elinor Herrick; Margaret Bennett on secret preferential shop contracts in the Electric Vacuun Cleaner Co. Inc., and United Electrical and Radio Workers of America.
Box 3 Folder 10 1938
3/1/38-3/31/38; Correspondence reporting on the Electric Boat case C-165 and the Remington Rand case; the California Nut Growers' Association; Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. C-191; National Electric Products Corp. VI-C-84; and Iowa Southern Utilities Co. XIII-C-407; Hope to Stern about the Portland Lumber cases; hearings conducted by the NLRB in Spartanburg, S.C. including a letter to Congressman Mahon from Fahy; personal and confidential memo from Witt on the Seattle Office, criticizing the director; Harold A. Cranefield's discussion of Free Press and Judge George W. Sample, clippings attached.
Box 3 Folder 11 1938
4/6/38-4/30/38; Correspondence reporting on the Republic Creosoting Co. XI-C-122 and reinstatement; comments on current Illinois labor situation, specifically the recall to work of Memorial Day protesters; the Shepard Line election; enforcement order against Jacobs Bros. Co. Inc., C-244; petition of Bethlehem Steel Co. to vacate denial of applications for subpoenas, C-170, R-177; enforcement of order against Stackpole Carbon Co. C- 232; rehearing and reinstatement in the Mooresville Cotton Mills, C-195; the conduct of hearings including Fahy on "length"; record of the Percut-Richards Packing Co. et al: California Processors and Growers, Inc. and United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing and Allied Workers of America, cases XX-C-362-377; Madden's and Mr. Calvin's (Metal Trades Dept.) discussion of the Todd Shipyards; Blakenhorn's discussion of the aim of Burke's activities.
Box 3 Folder 12 1938
5/2/38-5/31/38; Letter from Logan on policy with respect to the Mobile situation and Harry Bridges (4pp); correspondence reporting on the Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Co. C-91; Ford Motor Co. III-C-83; Pacific Mills aiding and abetting the Waumbec Co. I-C-715; American France Line and the International Sailor's Union (ISU);California Walnut Growers Association XXI-C-439, XXI-R-347; Todd Johnson Drydocks, Inc.; enforcement in the Indianapolis; Glove Co. C-251; order of certification be withdrawn in the Alaska Packers Association R-716; discriminatory discharge and settlement in the Kelly Springfield Tire Co. C-315; press release of Madden's statement to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on H.R. 9745; Witt's discussion of regional offices on the Pacific Coast; Elliott's discussion of integration of black and white longshoremen in the NMU; Pratt on the working arrangement of trial examiners, with attached tables; Witt's discussion of the attitude of employers on majority question in 8(5) cases; Senator Clyde Herring's criticism of Herbert Vogt of the Chicago office; Blakenhorn's report on LaFollette Committee appropriation; Madden's and Homer Martin's discussion of the General Motors situation; J.R. Robinson`s (C.I.O. Southern California Region) claim of evidence of collusions between the Director of Region 21, and the A.F.of L.; James P. Miller's (Region 8) description of violent confrontation in the Goodyear and Akron situation; personal and confidential memo from Nathaniel Clark on Isadore Komarff reporting "excellent quality" of work.
Box 3 Folder 13 1938
6/1/38-6/30/38; Correspondence reporting on unauthorized sit-down strike in the Celanese Corp. of America V-C-414, V-R-14,16; violations of 8(2) in the Eagle-Picher case; discrepancy in procedure in the Pittsburg Plate Glass Co. XIV-C-174, VI-R-91; California Cotton Corp. XXI-C-525, XXV-C-666 (14pp); Republic Steel Corp.; Shell Oil of California R-551; Swift and Co. XVIII-C-161 (8 pp); Weirton Steel Co. (11pp); Paul Herzog's (Chairman, New York State Labor Relations Board) survey of employer election petitions files with his board (6/1/37-8/1/37); Boris Shishkin's (A.F. of L.) criticism of the President; Blankehorn on reorganization of LaFollette files; Madden's and Senator Hill's discussion of the Cherry Cotton Mills decision; Lawrence Clayton (Assistant to the Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System) on Board files on the TransAmerica Corp. and the Bank of America, N.T. & S.A.; Herman Edelsberg's statement that Edmund Toland (Attorney for Mathieson Alkali) will not allow his witnesses to be examined by Edelsberg, clippings attached; Feildelson to Edwin S. Smith on the Boards position with the press; confidential letter from Shishkin with information on British Strikes; Robert M. Gates' (Region 21) discussion of C.I.O. complaints on cases (21pp); Logan's discussion of homelife, ILA, NMU, the ILWU; Joseph Ryan's charge that the NLRB shows favoritism with respect to the ILWU and the New Orleans situation; Watts to Hon. Robert H. Jackson, Solicitor General about NLRB versus Columbian Enameling and Stamping Co. Inc.; Fred G. Krivonos (Special Examiner) on problems with the New York office; Gates' discussion of problems with the Los Angeles Office, especially Brown and Pomerance; Witt's impatience with Herrick over the Pioneer Baking Co. II-C-1624.
Box 3 Folder 14 1938
7/1/38-7/30/38; Correspondence reporting on the Bank of America XXI-C-570 and a question of jurisdiction; the fabrication of evidence in the Thompson Products Inc. case (5pp); SWOC's charge against the E.T. Fraim Lock Co. IV-R-198; Consolidated Aircraft election R-761; violation of 8(1),(3) in the New York Times case II-C-1112; heated Madden/Herrick discussion of procedure; Harry Bridges' question on contract status; Witt on investigation of 8(2) cases; Frank Bowen (Director, Region 7) on the U.A.W.A. situation; John J. Babe's recommendation for enforcement in the Sterling Electric Motors case C-415; substantive memo from VanArkel on reopening the Republic Steel Corp. case C-184 (6pp); Emerson's discussion of Maritime Commission Policy regarding licensed and unlicensed personnel, open shop, etc.; summary of conferences, mediations, deliberations and investigations in the Portland Lumber Mills case.
Box 3 Folder 15 1938
8/1/38-8/31/38; Correspondence reporting on Texas Co. II-C1761, Pure Oil Co. II-C-1763, Cities Service Oil Co. II-C-1761 and Continental Oil Co. II-C-1767 recommending a hearing; Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. XIV-C-174 (VI-R-91); Alston Coal XVIII-R-84 and collusion between the employer and UMW; excerpt from "A Presumptious Ruling", Michigan Manufacturer and Financial Record; personal and confidential letter from Witt to Nylander about C.I.O. complaint in the Taylor Milling Corp. case; Witt on the necessity for reducing number of cases which go to hearing; Fahy to Robert Jackson stating the "court erred" in Fansteel versus NLRB decision; Gallup Poll on the Wagner Labor Act and related issues; Lee Loevinger on Robert J. Wiener and Swift & Co. XVII-C-161; Eagen's recommendation for an investigation in the Walla Walla Heat and Cold Storage Co. situation; a letter to Robert Wohlfort discussing an investigation of anti-union activities in the Northwest region; NLRB's vote to affiliate with the Washington Friends Spanish Democracy; Stern on field staff fraternizing with union groups; A.F.of L. opposition to Donald Wakefield Smith's reappointment to the Board; Weirton Steel Co. et al VI-C-74, order 8/6/34 refusal of petition to vacate trial examiner's order for issuance of subpoenas; Congressman Celler's and Julius Schlezinger's (President, Lawyers' Union of the NLRB) discussion of trial examiners; John L. Smith (Treasurer, National Council of Independent Unions) to the President on changes in the Labor Act; Madden's and Carter's discussion of C.I.O. violation of stipulations in the New Orleans situation.
Box 3 Folder 16 1938
9/2/38-9/30/38; Grenville Clark's (Chairman, Committee of the American Bar Association, Bill of Rights Committee) request for access to files relating to the supression free speech and freedom of the press; Labor Day speech of Joseph Padway; Saposs' recommended study of sit-down strikes (Fansteel); A.F. of L.'s bitterness in the California Brewers situation; Indianapolis Glove Co. C-251 and 8(2) violations; John H. Dorsey's discussion of weakness in the Waggoner Refining Co.Inc. C-230; Harry Wilson's (Ph.D. student, Northwestern University) request to study the trial examiner staff of the NLRB; C.I.O's review of procedure followed in filing complaint cases under the NLRA; the Waterfront Employers and ILWU membership in Olympia, Wa; Remington Rand; more trouble with Herrick; "Encouragement for Cardenas", The Journal of Commerce, and related correspondence between the President, Edwin S. Smith and Arthur Vandenberg; authorization and order for investigation and hearing in the National Sugar Refining Co. II-R-1076; David Shaw on intervention in 8(2) cases.
Box 3 Folder 17 1938
10/1/38-10/31/38; Witt to H.P. Melnikow (Pacific Coast Labor Bureau) recommending a neutral person check membership list in the ILWU; elections in the Sheel Oil Co. R-551; A. Sartorius and Co. R-995 and voting eligibility; the Minneapolis office (8pp); LaFollette Committee's investigation of the West Coast Employers' Association and possible civil rights violations; Madden to Senator Clyde Herring on Herbert J. Vogt; Dorothea de Schweinitz's discussion of William Green and related issues; correspondence to the President on NLRB handling of cases involving the A.F.of L. and the C.I.O. (15pp); Lawrence Hunt on the New Orleans Longshoremen's election (24pp); Lawyers Union of the NLRB on the issue of wage increase; continued correspondence from Harry Wilson; Cowdrill's discussion of the Progressive Miners Association; Madden to the editor of The Journal of the Electrical Workers and Operators about "winchellism"; significant correspondence relating to the Gulf Longshoremen's election, and discharge policy in the New Orleans and Mobile cases; correspondence relating to the agenda for the Washington Conference (30pp+).
Box 3 Folder 18 1938
11/1/38-11/30/38; Correspondence relating to the Regional Conference and Washington Staff Conference (50pp+); Madden's and Tom Coleman's (AP) discussion of amendments to the Act; annotated memo to the President from Madden on employees petitioning for a vote of directors or stockholders; clipping from David Lawrence concerning amending the NLRA and the Botany Worsted case; correspondence related to Wilson's study includes a list of trial examiners; Elliott on Maury Maverick appropriations; The International Juridical Association pamphlet "NLRB and Free Speech"; alleged statement in National Cash Register Co. IX-C-439; Lawrence's (UP) and Madden's discussion of employers' right to ask for an election; Charles Persons' discussion of his resignation; summary of administrative problems involving regional and executive boards by Feidelson and Herrick (Directors of Regional Conference); Blakenhorn on the C.I.O. convention and LaFollette Committee legislation; more correspondence on "winchellism"; Vogt to Donald Wakefield Smith about Senator Herring and related matters; Edwin S. Smith's discussion of an amendment to the rules of the Board allowing employers to file petitions; R.N. Deham's essay about employer's attitude toward the Board.
Box 3 Folder 19 1938
12/2/38-12/30/38; Correspondence reporting on a representation issue in the Heldman-Schild, Inc. IX- R-268, and the Heldman-Schild-Lasser Co. cases; amendments to the Act - suggestions by trial examiner Denham; Edwin S. Smith's address "The Wagner Act and Labor Relations" before the Massachusetts Conference of Social Work, with related correspondence to the President; Saposs' "the bargaining unit of the International Association of Machinists" (15pp); Lee Pressman's and Tony Smith's advice on certain action in the Thompson Products C-190; Saposs' discussion of the Supreme Court Brief in Fansteel Metallurgical Corp C-235, and Seatrain Lines Inc. ll-C-74, R-157; Blakenhorn's update on the LaFollette Committee Investigation.
Box 3 Folder 20 1939
1/2/39-1/30/39; Correspondence relating to Maston Roberts' (Recording Secretary, UMWA Local 6430) request that the President oppose changes in the Wagner Act; Herrick's criticism of Witts' "Function of Special Examiner", and other Herrick/Witt correspondence; correspondence between Edwin S. Smith and the President concerning the American League for Peace and Democracy; information concerning NLRB field activity in the American Rolling Mills Co. IX-C-530; confidential memo from Blankenhorn on LaFollette Committee Programs; discriminatory discharge in New York Times C-795; the oral argument in A.F.of L., ILA versus NLRB (7257); R.N. Dehnam to James C. Batten (First Co-chairman, Trial Examiners Association) on the function of the trial examiner; John L. Lewis to the President about government contracts; L. Cunningham's (Financial Secretary, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Workers Local 78 UCAPAWA, CIO) discussion of Nylander; Trial Examiners Association regarding salary increases.
Box 3 Folder 21 1939
2/2/39-2/28/39; Alexander B. Hawes' comments on the Walsh Amendments; Witt's response to Louis Jaffee (University of Buffalo, School of Law) asserting the Board will not interfere in fights between affiliates of one organization; Feidelson's discussion of traditional southern congressmens' sentiment toward the Board; correspondence on the investigation and hearing in the Alston Coal Co. XVII-R-34 (8pp); Jeff Kibre's (Chairman, Motion Picture Technicians Committee) request that the Board take jurisdiction over Lowes, Inc. et al XXXI-C-864-871; John L. Lewis' and President's discussion of government contracts and renegade companies; Herrick's opposition to the investigation of her office; Eagan on Senate Bill 1392; P.E. Booth & Co. et al XX-R- 316-326 in connection with AFL-CIO controversy; Fahy's discussion of 8(1) violations and reinstatement order 8(3) in the Electric Vacuum Cleaner Co. et al VIII-C-73, VIII-R-15.
Box 3 Folder 22 1939
3/1/39-3/30/39; Witt to Brenner concerning Nylander's speech and related correspondence; enforcement not recommended in the Sterling Electric Motors, C-415; John L. Lewis and the President correspondence; Blakenhorn on LaFollette Committee California investigation; James S. Rowe Jr. to the President about NLRB appointee; Gates' discussion of problems with the Cleveland office; Fahy to Lester F. Collins on ambiguity in the Fansteel decision; problem with SWOC in the International Nickel Co. Inc, R-640; correspondence concerning the American Bar Association Administrative Law Bill, S. 915.
Box 3 Folder 23 1939
4/1/39-4/29/39; Phillip's reports on Senate Witnesses and related correspondence; John G. Shott's impressions of Milwaukee; correspondence relating to amendments; violations of 8(1),(2) and (5) in Inland Steel Co. C-252; unfair labor practices in Jacob Bros. Co. C-244; A.F.ofL. and ILA request injuction in the Shipowners Association of Pacific Coast et al R-638, R-572; investigation in the Milwaukee Publishing Co. R-953 (XII-R- 154); run-off election in the Consumers Power Co. R-1004; Jackson on the Waterman Steamship Corp. vs NLRB; Witt on free speech; Russel A. Nixon's (Harvard University, Dept. of Economics) request to be heard at Senate hearings; Blakenhorn's discussion of Board participation in the LaFollette-Thomas Bill hearings; Howard Myers' list of cases to which A.F.of L. might raise objections; William Green's "The Case for the Individual Form of Labor Organization".
Box 3 Folder 24 1939
5/1/39-5/31/39; Correspondence concerning reconsideration of enforcement in the Sterling Electric Motors Inc. C-415; cases that may be cited by the A.F.ofL.; Bowen's account of a bitter fight between factions of the U.A.W.A.; the Post Intelligencer hearings; regional office problems with the Thompson case; Davidow and Madden conversation about Chrysler Co. cases; the administrative Law Bill; the appointment of William Leiserson to replace Donald Wakefield Smith, includes 32 pp statement from Donald Wakefield Smith before the Committee on Education and Labor and amendments.
Box 3 Folder 25 1939
6/1/39-6/29/39; Correspondence reporting on the conduct of the ballot in the International Nickel Co. R-640; Feidelson's discussion of Googe's testimony; the sit-down strike at Indianapolis Glove Co. C-251; Mary T. Norton concerning proposals to amend the NLRA and related correspondence; Blakenhorn regarding the LaFollette-Thomas Bill Report; R.D. Winstead on espionage and provocation in Mid-Continent Petroleum Corp. and Cosden Pipeline Co. XVI-C-353 (6pp); the disestablishment of a company union in the Douglas Aircraft Co. UAW Local 214 C-268.
Box 3 Folder 26 1939
7/1/39-7/31/39; Correspondence reporting on the CIO contract in the Morgan Packing Co. cases; question of contempt action against companies in connection with Consolidated Edison Co. of New York, Inc.; application for certiorari in the Sands Mfg. case; Rosseter's explanation of the increase in number of cases going to hearing and decrease in cases closed and related correspondence (30pp+); Leiserson's dissent in the Chrysler cases; irregularities in procedure in the Todd-Johnson Dry Docks R-754, and the American Can Co. R-1177, R-1178; Blakenhorn's notes on documentation of the steel organizing movement in 1934 (confidential); Witt's and David Dubinsky's (Pres., I.L.G.W.U.) discussion of the Alpena Garment Co. R-1366.
Box 3 Folder 27 1939
8/1/39-8/28/39; Correspondence reporting on supervision of regional offices; informal agreement between the Reconstruction Finance Corp. and the NLRB; discrimination in the Columbia Pictures Corp. XXI-R-621 et al; list of investigating committee personnel (Smith); Congressman Smith's wish to meet with the Board; Leiserson's refusal to act in the Todd-Johnson and Celanese Corp. cases, and his contention that the Clyde- Mallory Lines case (R-1329) was mishandled, and his observation that the Board wobbled over policies in the Western Union Case R-1415, and his reminder to the Board to get the facts straight in the Hazel Atlus Glass case (C-233); appellate litigation relating to the Republic Steel and Sterling Electric Motors Inc. cases; investigation in the Frost Rubber Works XIII-C-1058 (10pp); Grenville Stark (American Bar Association, Committee on the Bill of Rights) to Fahy on alleged violations of the First Amendment; Martin R. Kurasch's discussion of the congressional investigating committee (15pp).
Box 3 Folder 28 1939
9/5/39-9/30/39; Correspondence reporting on the extension of the operation of the NLRA in Puerto Rico and the apppointment of a Board representative to Puerto Rico; jurisdiction in the Weyerhaeuser Timber Co. R-1315 thru 1317; correspondence between the Attorney General and Madden regarding emergency planning; Fahy's cooperation with Grenville Clark's Committee; Blakenhorn's discussion of: cooperation with the Senate Civil Liberties Committee, the scope of the California Committee and the NLRB and public opinion; Fahy's and Edmund M. Toland's (General Counsel, Special Committee to Investigate the NLRB - the Smith Committee) discussion of information requested and related issues; Maurice W. Howard's dismissal; Toland's refusal to permit inquiry into cases in which he acted as counsel (includes Jones and Laughlin); Smith Committee's questionaire sent to unions; Leiserson's call for an investigation of San Francisco Office; Leiserson's impatience in the Cornbleet Bros. case (XI-C499); Los Angeles Office's problems; trial practice; regional attorneys' and directors' questions to Fahy, regarding the Smith Committee.
Box 3 Folder 29 1939
10/2/39-10/28/39; Correspondence concerning Allen Rosenberg's description of the strange behavior of Smith Committee investigators Robb and Smith; Homer Martin's attack on the 7th Region Office (12pp); Bendix Products Corp. and the Pattern Makers Association of South Bend and the Bendix Industrial Police Association; Toland's requested list of memoranda; Tilford Dudley's disqualification; tenative anaylsis of NLRB memoranda on Interstate Commerce; enforcement in the Swift and Co. C-923; memo to Toland concerning special consideration in the Harlan County Miners case; Emerson's claim of unfair conduct in the Clyde-Mallory Lines case (R-1329); Fahy's discussion of representation and complaint cases; Smith Committee's request for correspondence relating to the LaFollette Committee; Toland's and Robb's discussion of Pratt's files and the Los Angeles Office; Leiserson's dissent on run-off elections.
Box 3 Folder 30 1939
11/1/39-11/15/39; Correspondence concerning Fred H. Brown's (Comptroller General of the U.S.) discussion of the Hugh C. McCarthy settlement (7pp); the Legal Survey Committee's procedural report (15pp); Pressman`s discussion of the Mt. Vernon Car Co.; Smith Committee's request for information from the Review Staff; a biographical sketch of Madden; regional directors' opposition to Toland's request; A.F.of L.'s intention to take Waterman S.S. Co. C-375 to the Supreme Court; a list of law schools from which the law staff is drawn.
Box 3 Folder 31 1939
11/16/39-11/29/39; Correspondence concerning Board memoranda which might be questioned by the Smith Committee (23pp); Walsh's personal files; Fahy's and Witt's discussion of 9(c) cases (13pp); Fahy's and Toland's discussion of the Seattle office.
Box 3 Folder 32 1939
12/1/39-12/31/39; Correspondence relating to enforcement in the Schwarze Electric Co. C-409; Saposs' material for the House Investigation; Ferguson's (Smith Committee) and Rhoda Rastoff's discussion; Padway's and Charles E. Hughes' (Chief Justice. U.S. Supreme Court) discussion of Rice's "Law and Contemporary Problems"; Robert L. Condon's (NLRB Union) discussion of automatic wage increases; Anti-Dies contribution; Dubinsky's and Witt's discussion of the Alpena Garment Co. case; Toland`s dismissal of Ferguson; affidavit concerning James P. Millis' testimony; Smith Committee`s request for the Review Attorneys' files; Phillips' discussion of activities of Smith Committee members; list of personnel detailed by the NLRB to Senate Civil Liberties Committee and related tables.
Box 4 Folder 1 1940
1/2/40-4/29/40; Correspondence reporting on Board procedure in the Morgan cases; back-pay in the Jacobs Bros. Co. Inc. C-244; the use of economic material in Westinghouse C-1241; failure to bargain in the Libby-Owen Ford Glass Co. XI-C-931; Saposs' talk on the history of the labor movement; letters to Davis Lawrence (U.S. News) and Wesley W. Stout (The Saturday Evening Post) regarding Empire Furniture Corp.; mal- administration of region 21; Smith Committee testimonies of William Green, Theodore H. Freter; Madden, N.S. Clark, Boettiger and others; Thomas D'Alesandro Jr.'s (3rd District Maryland) request for executive advice on the labor situation from the President; Reilly's discussion of Bernard Donahue's personal files; Phillips and the F.B.I. investigation; charges of violating the secrecy of income tax returns against the Board (7pp); the power of governmental agencies to require prospective contractors and borrowers to comply with the laws of the U.S.
Box 4 Folder 2 1940
5/1/40-8/31/40; Correspondence concerning Patrick J. Taft's (attorney) analysis of Smith Committee's recommendations for amending the NLRA (13pp); refund of WPA earnings in the Republic Steel Corp. C-184; Leiserson's dismissal of the Harker-Beauman and Co. R-1851; reinstatement in the New York Times C-775; Philip Murray's (Chairman, SWOC) and the President's discussion of NLRB appropriation; Perkin on public and family welfare (6pp); Lewis to Hillman (Commissioner, Advisory Commission to the Council of National Defense) discussing government policy; correspondence to the President about Madden; Isadore Lubin (Commissioner of Labor Statistics) on the confidential nature of the Bureau's files; Blakenhorn's examination of the Smith Committee Material; Madden to the President on the present status of the NLRA (4pp.)
Box 4 Folder 3 1940
9/5/40-12/30/40; Correspondence reporting on the Longshoremen's situation; NLRB versus Ford; the Smith Committee including a request for a list of employees belonging to the American League for Peace and Democracy; information on Harry Bridges; allegations to the effect that Marie Prince is an active communist; Perkins to Early about Madden; Edwin S. Smith to Bland discussing the ILWU (6pp); Weiner's verson of his telephone conversation with Vogt (10pp); Harry Millis' chairmanship; the President's and Samuel I. Rosenman's discussion of the Flint Strike and the appeasement of Hitler; Millis (Chairman, NLRB) to F.J. Bailey (Assistant Director, the Executive Office of The President, Bureau of Budget) about H.R.6324 (5pp); Watts to William J. Shaughnessy (Associate General Counsel, House Committee to Investigate the NLRB) regarding exhibits; Witt's resignation as Secretary; the employers' right to free speech; budget revision; litigation and petitions for certiorari.
Box 4 Folder 4 1941
1/10/41-2/28/41; Correspondence reporting on discriminatory layoffs in the Columbia Box Board Mills Inc. II-C-2942; unfair policy with respect to run-off elections in the Elk Tanning Co. R-1941; W.K. Jordan (General Editor, University of Chicago Press) to Millis regarding Prof. Harold W. Dawey's Administrative Procedure and Practice of the NLRB; budgetary difficulities; reclassification policy proposed by the NLRB Union; field coordinators and personnel; agreement between the NLRB and the Lawyers' Union of the NLRB; analysis of H.R. 3489; alleged shifting and promotion of trial examiners.
Box 4 Folder 5 1941
3/1/41-6/28/41; Correspondence relating to NLRB versus Ford and free speech; Leiserson's reorganization; the handling of complaints under Sec. 9(A) of the Hatch Act; H.R. 4637 (7pp); trial examiners and budget; Wirin's resignation; agreement with the NLRB Union; changes in mid-west regional offices; the budget; appointment of William H. Davis and P. Graham to the National Defense Mediation Board; memo for the Solicitor General from Edward F. Prichard Jr. (Special Assistant to the Attorney General) discussing an interagency mechanism for setting issues of labor policy; the Board's request to be listed as a defense agency.
Box 4 Folder 6 1941
7/11/41-12/13/41; Correspondence reporting on the investigation in the Monsieur Henri Wines Ltd. case II-C-3465 (6pp); decertification in the American Fruit Growers Co. et al R-666 thru R-699; H.R.5314; questionable re-appointment of Edwin S. Smith; Joseph Curran and Saul Mills' (President and Secretary of the Greater New York Industrial Union Council) discussion of Elinore Herrick; Herrick on the "Witt Regime"; the requisition of certain NLRB records by the Archivist of the U.S.; Millis' and Mark Ethridge's (Chariman, President's Committee on Fair Employment Practice) discussion of grievance cases in which discrimination because of race, color or national origin, is alleged; tables on expeditures and field staff.
Box 4 Folder 7 1942
1/15/42-4/30/42; Correspondence relating to agricultural workers and the NLRA; administration of the Wisconsin Employment Relations Act and NLRA (14pp); the NLRB Union; objection to the appointment of Kathryn B. Harrell to the position of Chief of Dockets, Files and Mails; the Efficiency Rating Committee of the NLRB Union; the Kaiser Co. Inc.; formulation of National Labor Policy; Millis and War Department correspondence.
Box 4 Folder 8 1942
5/2/42-6/25/42; Correspondence relating to the Board committee on efficiency ratings and the union; relations with the National War Labor Board (NWLB) (9pp); the National Mediation Board; correspondence between Millis and the Comptroller of the U.S. discussing a survey of problems of American Small Business; letter and charts describing organizational structure.
Box 4 Folder 9 1942
7/8/42-12/29/42; Correspondence pertaining to FBI investigation of Gerard D. Reilly; the Ordinance Dept. (which supervises munitions plants); recruitment; the War Shipping Administration; NWLB; application of the NLRA to civil engineers; personnel; reports of Leiserson's resignation; analysis of opinion in the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co. versus NLRB (7pp); correspondence between John Green and the President regarding the Oregon Shipbuilding Corp. and the Kaiser Co. Inc. cases.
Box 4 Folder 10 1943
1/2/43-6/25/43; Correspondence concerning NLRN/NWLB relations; the War Labor Disputes Act cases (25pp); Budget Circular No.408; personnel; closing of the Indianapolis office; charts comparing cases; John Green, William Green, the President and Millis correspondence relating to the Kaiser Co. Inc. and the Oregon Shipbuilding Corp. cases.
Box 4 Folder 11 1943
7/6/43-12/28/43; Correspondence relating to the War Labor Disputes Act (Public Law 89, 78th Congress); the Connally Act sec. 8; Public Law 49, 78th Congress; H.R.327; alleged problems between the Board's organization and functions of staff; discharge of Floris Schick in the North American Aviation, Inc. 16-C-935 (7pp); question of jurisdiction between the NLRB and the NWLB in the Hughes Tool Co. 16-C-1018.
Box 4 Folder 12 1944
1/8/44-6/30/44; Correspondence reporting NLRB protests NWLB action in the May Dept. Stores Co. (Famous-Barr Co.); Padway's discussion of principles governing the "question of representation", and "unit appropriate for bargaining" (8pp) attached letter to Tobin; proposed restatement of principles (5pp); Lucile Woodward's request to remain in Indianapolis; Millis to Warren (Comptroller of the U.S.) regarding appropriations for the Dept. of Labor, Federal Security Agency and Independent Agencies.
Box 4 Folder 13 1944
7/6/44-12/30/44; Correspondence concerning comptroller ruling in the Briggs situation; dissolution of company dominated union in the Baltimore Transit Co. 5-R-1629, 5-R-1635; discrimination based on race or national origin in the Carter Mfg. Co. 15-R-1232; wildcat strike in the Draper Co, C-2553; breach of settlement agreement in the Midwest Piping and Supply Co. Inc. and United Steel Workers of America 14-C-882; Administrative Intern Program; R.H. Epperson's (President, Independent Metal Workers Union, Local No.1) and Hon. Robert L. Patterson's (Undersecretary of War) discussion of army seizure of the Hughes Tool Company.
Box 4 Folder 14 1945
1/1/45-6/29/45; Correspondence pertaining to the joint handling of representation questions; the 1944 Appropriation Act (19pp); NLRB statement to bargaining employees of the Western Union Telegraph Co.; conference between the N.Y. State Labor Relations Board and the NLRB (9pp); alleged 8(3) discharge of foremen; Harold D. Smith (Executive Office of the President, Bureau of Budget) to Millis about employees covered under Public Law 47, 78th Congress; F.J. Bailey (Assistant Director, Legislative Reference, Bureau of Budget) concerning H.R. 180 and H.R. 499; George W. Taylor and Millis correspondence regarding the Chicago Transformer case.
Box 4 Folder 15 1945
7/4/45-12/19/45; Correspondence reporting on coverage of agricultural workers under the NLRA; Dorothy L. Craig (President, NLRB Union, Local 14) to Isadore Greenberg demanding a union contract; Secretary of Agriculture to Paul Herzog (Chairman, NLRB) on the canneries' dispute; Robert P. Patterson (Secretary of War) to Herzog regarding elections among Mahattan Project employees; Robert H. Keys (President, Foreman's Association of America) to President Harry S. Truman about Board policy; the NWLB; end of war problems; current strikes; absorption of the Board into the Labor Dept.; change in rules concerning representation cases.
Box 4 Folder 16 1946
1/16/46-6/26/46; Correspondence from Herzog to James E. Murray (Chairman, Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. Senate) discussing S.1661; to Hon. Harold D. Smith (Director, Bureau of Budget) about the Reorganization Act of 1945; to Jack Z. Anderson (House of Representatives) on the California Cannery situation; to Senator Alexander Smith concerning redefinition of the term "agricultural laborer;" to Lloyd Garrison about Sec. 8(5); to others discussing H.R. 4908 and 1947 appropriations; violations of 8(1), (5) in the J.I. Case Co. 13-C-2741; the Bercut Richards, et al 20-R-1414; the Wallace Corp. C-2321; Gerard Reilly to Joseph P. McMurray (Senate Committee on Education and Labor) with proposed amendment to prohibit secondary boycotts; to Hon. Harold D. Smith about H.R. 4934; U.S. Senate, Special Committee Investigating the National Defense Program requests information on operations and personnel.
Box 4 Folder 17 1946
7/2/46-12/16/46; Correspondence relating to the Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp. and Bethlehem Steel Co.; the Administrative Procedure Act (7pp) and Committee; procedure in representation cases; Herzog to President Harry Truman recommending a bi-partisan policy on labor relations; suggestions for inclusion in his State of the Union Address; draft of letter (not sent) about appropriations; correspondence between E.E. Kirkpatrick (Colonel, War Dept., Corps of Engineers, Deputy District Engineer) and Herzog concerning East Tennessee staff.
Box 4 Folder 18 1947
1/7/47-1/12/26/47; Correspondence reporting on Sec. 10 of the bill restricting the right to strike; the right of the NLRB to enter into a written agreement with the NLRB Union (26pp); deficiency appropriation; Herzog to Alexander Wiley (Chairman, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate) regarding Admin. Practitioners Act (?) (6pp); to J. Parnell Thomas (Chairman, House Committee on Un-American Activities) concerning support of communists; Donn N. Bent's (Executive Secretary and Chairman, Loyalty Committee) and Blakenhorn's discussion of Michael Komaroff; the San Francisco Directorship; the Craft Unit Proviso of the NLRA; Blakenhorn's discussion of enforcement of the Taft-Ives-Hartley Law.
Box 4 Folder 19 1948
1/8/48-12/22/48; Correspondence pertaining to the NLRB Union.
Box 4 Folder 20 1949
1/26/49-12/29/49; Correspondence concerning the the NLRB move into the Labor Dept.; hearing examiners' register; promotion policy; personnel.
Box 4 Folder 21 1950
1/30/50-9/11/50; Correspondence relating to the New York Act; the Harry Bennett Story.
Box 4 Folder 22 1951
1/29/51-8/23/51; Correspondence reporting on Union proposals; promotions; journeyman grade for legal assistants; suggested guide for effective relationships with organized groups in the Federal service.
Box 4 Folder 23 1952
6/2/52-6/19/52; Correspondence concerning production statistics; grievance; appointment of Assistant Executive secretary.
Box 4 Folder 24 1953
3/31/53-12/4/53; Correspondence between Herzog and Martin P. Durbin (Secretary of Labor) on separation of functions; memo of understanding from the NLRB Union; correspondence from Robert Johnson (President, NLRB Union).
Box 4 Folder 25 1954
2/19/54-7/9/54; Correspondence pertaining to the relationship between the NLRB Union and the Board; promotion policy; employee relations policy.
Box 4 Folder 26 1955
6/12/55; Blakenhorn correspondence including The Ford Way.
Box 4 Folder 27 1956
3/23/56; NLRB Local 10 with attached promotion policy.
Box 4 Folder 28 1961
10/19/61; Research projects and resumption by the NLRB of research activity.
Box 4 Folder 29
Undated; Correspondence concerning George O. Pratt's discussion of constitutionality; Rosenberg on the Walsh Amendment (8pp); suggested amendment to provide for mediation in the maritime industry, interstate trucking and bus business; interpretation and application of amendment to the Appropriations Act; conduct under congressional subpoena; where litigation viewpoint errors; position structure; supplementary instructions to trial examiners; Sec.9(c) cases.
Box 4 Folder 30 1935
7/35-9/35; concerning the bargaining unit; selection of test cases; rule VIII of the National Labor Relations Board Act; report to the President (7/34-9/35) (35pp+); drafts of instructions to staff members; removal of cases; conference with Nylander and Hope; Rules and Regulations ser.1; Millis' address; venue of injunction suits; Congressional findings in the NLRA.
Box 4 Folder 31 1935
10/35-12/35; pertaining to Madden's address on the NLRA; monthly reports by region.
Box 4 Folder 32 1936
relating to administrative questions and suggestions from regional offices; economic data; monthly report by region; Madden's address on the Guffey Coal Decision; conference between the executive board and the union; status of litigation; Edwin S. Smith's address; tables.
Box 4 Folder 33 1937
1/37-4/37; include an excerpt from Blankenhorn's personal files regarding the General Motors strike; monthly report by region; confidential regional officers' comments on the current labor situation.
Box 4 Folder 34 1937
5/37-8/37; include confidential regional officers' comments on the current labor situation; excerpt from Madden's speech on collective bargaining.
Box 5 Folder 1 1937
9/37-12/37; concerning Madden's and Fahy's addresses on the NLRA; Herrick's "The Record Speaks"; the regional conference; Governor Charles H. Martin's (Oregon) speech.
Box 5 Folder 2 1938
1/38-6/38; pertaining to the trial examiners' union; Committee on Labor, Education and Social Security report; addresses of Madden
Box 5 Folder 3 1938
7/38-12/38 ; include comments on the current labor situation (with a reference to "Bloody Harlan"); excerpt from The Manchester Guardian Weekly (England); partial records of the regional conference; Beatrice Stern's address; NLRB decision in disputes between unions affiliated with National Federations; addresses of Madden.
Box 5 Folder 4 1939
1/39-2/39; relating to the Walsh Amendments; benefits secured for A.F. ofL., C.I.O. and unaffilated unions; S.1392 (Holman Bill); separation of enforcement and judicatory functions.
Box 5 Folder 5 1939
4/39-5/39; concerning the NLRB Union; confidential regional officers' comments on current labor situation; instructions to trial examiners (30pp+); remarks of Madden at the Atlanta Institute of Labor Law.
Box 5 Folder 6 1939
5/39-6/39; regarding the Special Conference Committee of the Economic Division (80pp); economic reasons for NLRB jurisdiction over agricultural workers (68pp); Aaron W. Warner speech.
Box 5 Folder 7 1939
7/39-8/39; pertaining to Rules and Regulations, ser. 2; H.R. 258; report of investigation of the Los Angeles office (100pp+).
Box 5 Folder 8 1939
9/39-10/39; concerning Regional Directors' Subcommittee to Committee on Administration (33pp); Madden's address before the National Conference on Civil Liberties; Dept. of Manufacture report on amendments; summary of unfair labor practices (21pp).
Box 5 Folder 9 1939
11/39-12/39; concerning the NLRB Union and the Smith Committee counter proposal; instructions regarding representatives (15pp); Leiserson's statement to the committee to investigate the NLRB; excerpt from Fulton Lewis Jr.'s speech.
Box 5 Folder 10 1940
1/40-3/40; relating to amendments to the NLRA Federal Register; the investigation of the Los Angeles office (100pp+); division of economic research case statistics; Madden's address on labor relations; John L. Lewis' statement on amendments to the NLRA (50pp+); an open letter from James P. Miller; Wagner's address on the Smith Amendments.
Box 5 Folder 11 1940
4/40-12/40; pertaining to the NLRB Union's aggreement on grievance procedure; "A Square Deal for the Court" (18pp); report of NLRB to the Senate Committee on Education and Labor upon H.R.9195 (51pp); Madden and Edwin S. Smith addresses.
Box 5 Folder 12 1941
1/41-5/41; regarding Congressional Record excerpts; H.R.3489 (36pp); field coordinators; compliance unit report; list of 40 questions; the Shipowners' Association of the Pacific Coast et al; administrative survey; addresses of Edwin S. Smith.
Box 5 Folder 13 1941
6/41-12/41; concerning authorization committee procedure; address of Edwin S. Smith; executive order establishing the NWLB and the War Labor Disputes Coordinating Committee.
Box 5 Folder 14 1942
relating to the compliance unit; Leiserson's speech "Labor Relations and the War"; H.R.6230 questionnaire.
Box 5 Folder 15 1943
Report on the NWLB conference of 11/27/43.
Box 5 Folder 16 1944
pertaining to statement of principles; "Restatement" of law on the question of plant versus craft units; excerpt of letter to Millis.
Box 5 Folder 17 1945
relating to developments in NLRB decisional policy; John M. Huston's statement before the House Military Affairs Committee.
Box 5 Folder 18 1946
concerning the addresses of James J. Reynolds, Jr. and Paul L. Styles; proposals for a legislative program in a strike situation; excerpt from the Daily Labor News; memo for the President's State of the Union Address.
Box 5 Folder 19 1947
relating to the Administrative Procedures Act (39PP); proposed bill for the Labor- Management Relations Act (15pp); H.R. 725; impact of NLRB rulings on Foremen; restriction on Board's discretion with respect to craft units; the right of the NLRB to enter into a written agreement with the NLRB Union (26pp).
Box 5 Folder 20 1954
Box 5 Folder 21 1968
Box 5 Folder 23 1972
Box 5 Folder 24
Undated; includes a list of regional directors; excerpt from Bott interview; positions of NLRB members regarding appropriate units (50pp); the NLRB on Freedom of the Press; proposed procedural changes in the Bill (58pp).
Box 5 Folder 25
Undated; relating to personnel; separation of prosecuting and judicial functions; interstate commerce; restriction of right of the Board to set aside or modify its own order; contention that the NLRB is constituted both judge and prosecutor; reports by region; Crucible Steel.
Box 5 Folder 26
Undated; pertaining to current events; instructions to trial examiners; suggested amendments; personnel; majority rule.
Box 5 Folder 27
Undated; concerning litigation; Rules and Regulations; James P. Miller's suggested amendments (26pp); S.1000 (34pp); government worker's unions; Guffy decision; rules of evidence (31pp); appropriations; Seattle Regional Labor Board; Unions of NLRB Lawyers and Trial Examiners; James B. Carey's criticism of Board policy.
Box 6 Folder 1
Undated; relating to cooperation with the Senate Committee; NLRB reply to Attorney General's Committee on Administrative Procedure (94pp); trial examiners (13pp); Senate vote on S.1126; addresses and speeches on the NLRA; reports from regional offices; H.R.4367; H.R.6172; guarantees of collective bargaining in government contract; Inland Steel Co.; "chronological index" (11pp).
Box 6 Folder 2
Undated; regarding the NLRB Union; comparision in litigation, AFL-CIO, unaffilated unions (15pp); bills to amend the NLRA including H.R.5923 (permits discrimination or discharge of non-union employees); H.R.1575; analysis of H.R.880 (Hoffman); excerpt from Blakenhorn files concerning the senate investigation.
Box 6 Folder 3
Undated; pertaining to the legislative history of the Act (14pp); resume of issues presented by regional directors; procedure in showing interstate commerce; judicial interference with proceedings of the NLRB or its regional agencies (41pp); injunction procedure; S.1710 (Bland-Guffey Bill); conference with the WLRB; confidential regional officers' comments on the current labor situation; J. Warren Madden memorial by Shea; summary of plan of investigation adopted by senate sub-committee 8/4.
Box 6 Folder 4 1934-1935
Box 6 Folder 5 1936
Box 6 Folder 6 1937
Box 6 Folder 7 1937
Box 6 Folder 8 1937
Box 6 Folder 9 1938
Box 6 Folder 10 1938
Box 6 Folder 11 1938
Box 6 Folder 12 1938
Box 6 Folder 13 1938
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Box 6 Folder 15 1938
Box 6 Folder 16 1939
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Box 6 Folder 19 1940
Box 6 Folder 20 1940
Box 6 Folder 21 1940
Box 6 Folder 22 1940
Box 6 Folder 23 1940
Box 6 Folder 24 1941-1972
41-42, 44-48, 50-51, 72
Box 6 Folder 25
Box 6 Folder 26 1933-1934
Box 6 Folder 27 1935
Box 6 Folder 28 1936
Box 6 Folder 29 1937
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Box 7 Folder 20 1940
Box 8 Folder 1 1940
Box 8 Folder 2 1940
Box 8 Folder 3 1940
Box 8 Folder 4 1940
Box 8 Folder 5 1941
Box 8 Folder 6 1941
Box 8 Folder 7 1942
Box 8 Folder 8 1943
Box 8 Folder 9 1944
Box 8 Folder 10 1945
Box 8 Folder 11 1946
Box 8 Folder 12 1946
Box 8 Folder 13 1947
Box 8 Folder 14 1948
Box 8 Folder 15 1949
Box 8 Folder 16 1950-1951
Box 8 Folder 17 1955
Box 8 Folder 18 1956
Box 8 Folder 19 1958-1977
Box 8 Folder 20
Box 8 Folder 21
Box 8 Folder 22
"The Trojan Horse in America," undated
Box 9 Folder 1
American Machine and Foundry Co.; American News Co., Inc.; American Oil Co.Inc.; American Potash and Chemical Co.; American Radiator Co.; Ansley Radio Corp.; Armour and Co.; Associated Press; Commonwealth Div. of General Steel Castings Corp.; Consolidated Aircraft Corp.; Beloit Iron Works; Bemis Bros. Bag Co.; Berkshire Knitting Mills; Biles Coleman Lumber Co.; Botany Worsted Mills; Brooklyn Daily Eagle; Brown Co.; Brown Shipbuilding Co.; California Walnut Growers Assn.;J.I. Case Co.; Cating Rope Works, Inc.; Colorado Fuel and Iron Co.; Columbian Enameling and Stamping Co.; Consolidated Edison Co. of New York; Corn Products Refining Co.; Crossett Lumber Co.; Joseph Dyson and Sons; Eagle Picher Mining and Smelting Co.; Ford; Friedman-Harry Marks Clothing Co.
Box 9 Folder 2
General Motors; Great Lakes Engineering Corp.; Grower-Shipper Vegetable Assn. of California; Guide Lamp Corp.; Harnischfeger Corp.; Heller series; Interlake Iron Corp.; International Merchantile Marine Co.; International Nickel Co. Inc.; Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp.; Constitutional cases; Kimberly-Clark Corp.; S.H. Kress and Co.; Christian A. Lund.
Box 9 Folder 3
Johns Manville Corp.; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios; Moore Drudock Co.; Moorsville Cotton; National Cash Register Co.; National Casket Co. Inc.; National Sugar Refining Co.; Northrop Corp.; Oregon Worsted Co.; Pacific Greyhound Lines; Paper, Calmenson and Co.; Peyton Packing Co.; Remington Arms Co.; Republic Steel Corp.
Box 9 Folder 4
Seas Shipping Co.; Servel, Inc.; Shell Oil Co.; Shipowners Assn. of the Pacific Coast; Southern Steamship Co.; Standard Lime and Stone Co.; Steel City Optical Corp.; Triplett Electrical Instrument Co.; Waggoner Refining Co. Inc.; Webster Manufacturing, Inc.; Williams Manufacturing Co.; Wilson and Co.
Box 9 Folder 5
Related case file documents
Box 9 Folder 6 1936
Correspondence reporting on the Associated Press case; evidence in steel cases; materials in the National Recovery Administration files, Dept. of Commerce.
Box 9 Folder 7 1937
Correspondence relating to labor relations under the current political and economic situation; suggested plan of activities; to Harvey Hoshour (General Solicitor General, American Telephone and Telegraph Co.); evidence in hearings; reconsideration of economic data required in cases before Board (10pp); suggested subjects for general research; interstate commerce; Fahy regarding Wheeler's memoranda; circuit court briefs; personnel; jurisdictional proof; Liggett Drug Co..
Box 9 Folder 8 1938
Correspondence concerning written trade agreements; personnel; Iowa State College forestry graduates; Portland hotels; Idaho Maryland Mines Corp.; Baltimore Sun and Saposs; "Summary of Material Files of the Division of Economic Research" (17pp).
Box 9 Folder 9 1939
Correspondence pertaining to reclassification; quasi-judicial agencies (8pp); regional conference; personnel; collective bargaining in the rubber industry; Senator James J. Davis on the NLRA, the RLA and the Norris-LaGuardia Act; personnel policies in 8(3) cases; emergency problems (16pp+); House investigation of the Board.
Box 9 Folder 10 1940-1941
Correspondence reporting on the Smith Committee Investigation; dairy cases; speech on company and independent unions; regional offices use of Division records; field services; employees engaged in marketing farm products; 8(3) cases and back pay; Senator McKellar tries to red bait Saposs; J. H. Heins Co.; personnel; Division name change; letters written about the Division; substantial correspondence relating to budget appropriations which eliminate the Division; Saposs to Millis concerning an appointment to the Mediation Board.
Box 9 Folder 11 1954-1973
Correspondence relating to the Industrial Analysis Section; proposal for the establishment of a division of research; correspondence between James Gross and George Wheeler.
Box 9 Folder 12 1935
concerning the use of economic data to support the constitutional basis of the Wagner Labor Relations Act (14pp); civil service exam for industrial economist.
Box 9 Folder 13 1936
relating to the conference of field and departmental staff (50pp+).
Box 9 Folder 14 1937
concerning organization of the Division; suggested plan of activities; Commonwealth Steel Co.; Saposs' testimony in the Griswold Mfg. Co. case; essential elements for successful collective bargaining.
Box 9 Folder 15 1938
pertaining to employer labor policies and activities (11pp); exhibits concerning: the Douglas Aircraft Co. Inc. sit-down strikes, the Liberty League, a decline in the importance of sit down strikes and other related issues; "Summary of Files of the Division of Economic Research" (44pp).
Box 9 Folder 16 1939
regarding determination of appropriate bargaining unit (9pp); renewed efforts to promote company unions under the guise of "independents" (39pp); functional analysis of the Division's work; interstate commerce (24pp); transcript of hearings.
Box 9 Folder 17 1940
concerning proposed amendment on determination of appropriate bargaining unit; refutation of U.S. Chamber of Commerce Statement (8pp); cases involving largest companies and subsidiaries; employees engaged in marketing farm products; functions of the Division (15pp); use of non-legal expert personnel; retention of the Division.
Box 9 Folder 18 1951-1956
regarding the proposal for a division of research and statistics; placement of Industrial Analysis Branch (IAB) in the agency (10pp); organization of welders; midwest piping doctrine (20pp).
Box 9 Folder 19
Undated; concerning preliminary survey of the cotton textile industry (9pp); H.R. 9007 elimination of the Division (9pp); legality of the appointment of Daivd Saposs as Chief Economist of the Board.
Box 9 Folder 20 1935-1937
Correspondence relating to hearings on the LaFollette Resolution; the LaFollette Subcommittee for the Investigation of Violations of Free Speech and Assembly and the Rights of Labor to Organize and Bargain Collectively; the Senate Sub-Committee of the Committee on Education and Labor, Under S.R. 266; Blakenhorn memos on the LaFollette Investigation; the Citizen's Alliance; B.A. Green's (Green, Tanner and Boesen Lawyers) discussion of the political situation in Oregon; substantial correspondence from Robert Wohlforth (Secretary, Sub-Committee of the Committee on Education and Labor Under S.R.266) and E.J. Eagen (Investigator, Sub-Committee of the Committee on Education and Labor) concerning the West Coast situation; the Carnegie-Illinois hearings; Continental Can and Pinkerton; Federal Laboratories; administrative correspondence relating to the organization of committees; finances; cooperation with Senate Civil Liberties Committees and other committees.
Box 9 Folder 21 1938-1940
Correspondence concerning special procedure to deal with detective agencies; the California brewers situation and racketeer John Lombardi (John Lombardi Rossie); the La Follette Act 1939; LaFollette Committee legislation; NLRB views of the LaFollette Bill; Roosevelt's sentiments on the Senate Civil Liberties Committee; LaFollette attendance on NLRA amendments; status of the LaFollette-Thomas- Wood Bill; M-1033 (concerns Labor Board members who worked with the LaFollette Committee); important cases, such as the Post Intelligencer (P.I.), and the Alaska Juneau cases; Toland's request for LaFollette Committee files.
Box 9 Folder 22
Undated; Correspondence relating to Cranefield; cooperation with the LaFollette Committee; LaFollette Civil Liberties Committee Records.
Box 9 Folder 23 1935-1939
concerning cooperation of the NLRB with the Civil Liberties Sub-Committee of the Committee on Education and Labor, U.S.Senate, 1936-39 (14pp); Board's first decision on an espionage case; notes on the Pinkerton System; informal reports; tabulations sumarizing details of NLRB's employees to Senate Civil Liberties Committee (8pp); report of interview with Lester Levin.
Box 9 Folder 24
Undated; relating to LaFollette Committee materials in the J.G. Boswell Co. case to be used in the Smith Committee hearings; cooperation with the Senate Civil Liberties Sub-Committee; partial testimony in the California brewers situation (8pp); profiles of: C.A."Tanner" Smith (7pp); Slivershirts; Industrial Council of Washington, Inc.; Associated Industries of Seattle (11pp); Law and Order League; industrial lawyers object to uncovering espionage.
Box 9 Folder 25 1938-1940
Correspondence pertaining to the Sub-Committee of the Special Committee to Investigate Un-American Activities record of 11/7/38 hearing (9pp); clipping from Donald Wakefield Smith; Joseph Curran to the President discussing the negative effects the Dies Committee is having on his union and trade unions in general.
Box 9 Folder 26 1939-1940
relating to Washington Friends of Spanish Democracy; program of the Spanish refugee relief campaign; American League for Peace and Democracy; list of NLRB members belonging to the American League for Peace and Democracy.
Box 9 Folder 27 1938
Box 9 Folder 28 1939-1941
Correspondence between Madden and Senator Edward R. Burke (15pp); between Saposs and Burke; substantial correspondence relating to Small Business Men's Petitions; Dean Acheson (Chairman for the Committee on Administrative Procedure Dept. of Justice) to the Attorney General discussing hearings (11pp); Burke to Millis.
Box 9 Folder 29
Undated; concerning Small Business Men's Petitions; general statements of Senator Burke (25pp+); Madden's statement on S. Res. 207; NLRB's reply to the check list inquiry of the Attorney General's Committee on Administrative Procedure (94pp).
Box 10 Folder 1 1937-1939
Correspondence relating to the Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp. between Edmund M. Toland (General Counsel, Special Committee to Investigate the NLRB), Edwin S. Smith and Adolphus Andrews (Acting Secretary of the Navy); amendments to the Act; Committee organization and procedure; preliminaries including John A. Lapp interview, examination of review attorneys, questionnaire (11pp); compliance in the Connor Lumber & Land Co. and the Reconstruction Finance Corp. (RFC) withholding funds; A.C. Shiffler on James M. Miller and Thomas S. Hinkel regarding their availability as witnesses; unfair labor practices and rights of employees; summary and analysis of elections (20pp); summary of investigation (7pp); LaFollette Committee files (14pp); Charles Fahy correspondence concerning NLRB members as witnesses and supporting documents.
Box 10 Folder 2 1940
Correspondence concerning review attorneys; amendments to the Act; government contracts and RFC withholding payment; discussion of exhibits 580, 581 (17pp); letters to the editors of the New York Times and Newsweek; Mapes Davidson red baits Saposs and blasts Frank Bloom; charges that the Board violated the secrecy of income tax returns; Toland finds no evidence that the Board destroyed their files; analysis of Smith Committee amendments the the NLRA by J.T. Taft (attorney) (13pp), and William Green's analysis (8pp); Toland, Fahy correspondence regarding the Sterling Electric Co. case; Hyacinthe Ringrose red baits Marie Prince; Toland's resignation from the Smith Committee; Kennedy Home Farm file (4pp).
Box 10 Folder 3 1941-1970
Correspondence relating to former trial examiner Thomas Hart Kennedy and the Columbia Box Board Mills case and George Pratt (25pp+); Blakenhorn to Howard W. Smith (Chairman, Special Committee to Investigate the NLRB) about blacklisting (4pp).
Box 10 Folder 4
Undated; P. Ballantine and Sons, and Wholesale Liscensed Alcoholic Beverage Salesmen's Union #20376-B.
Box 10 Folder 5 1937-1939
relating to the anti-independent union attitude of the Board; El Popular; Madden's statement on S.1970 (17pp); examination of review attorneys' files; affidavits from Robert A. Muir, George D. McKay and Robert Davies denying affiliation with the Communist Party; Howard W. Smith's speeches on the NLRA and the Board; Judge Smith's visit to the White House.
Box 10 Folder 6 1940-1958
concerning Blakenhorn; Mapes Davidson's statement on communist activities (15pp); anonymous FBI reports on the misuse of congressional appropriations, internal security, and security matter; John C. Shover; minority report from A. Guy Hope (25pp+); special supplement Labor Relations Reporter, "Report on the Investigation of the NLRB" (53pp); reply from David Saposs to charges in final (majority) report (8pp); and Dept. of Justice report on Nathan Witt before the House Committee on Un-American Activities
Box 10 Folder 7
Undated; pertaining to the presentation of 35,000 documents as evidence; criticism of the Committee's use of documents, as well as its selection of witnesses and questionnaire responses; Hawaiian investigation; list of articles from Howard Smith's scrapbook; reports on the St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles offices; incompetence of staff; Blakenhorn; ambiguous testimony by Charles Fahy; inter-organizational criticism; closed shop agreement with the NLRB Union; propaganda trips of Elinore Herrick; free speech; legislative activities; report on A.L. Wirin referring to his defense of communists; American Trade Unionism and the Roosevelt Regime by H.A. Marquand (15pp); explanation of proposed draft (15pp); Witt files; reference to Leiserson and the John R. Commons letter; exhibits 25B, 32 for red baiting Mary Van Kleeck; analysis of Senator Wagner's defense of the Act and its administration.
Box 10 Folder 8
Undated; relating to analysis of the Republican Program Committee's report on the NLRB (29pp); Donald Wakefield Smith's statement on proposed amendments to the NLRA (32pp); report on Jack Davis (trial examiner, Philadelphia office); hearing excerpts; resume of testimony concerning blacklisting from J. H. Brock (17pp); The Smith Committee Amendments (H.R. 9195) (15pp); objection to 35,000 documents; summary of questionnaire responses (45pp); explanation of amendments recommended (13pp); biographical report on Nathan Witt; notes on the files of Edwin S. Smith.
Box 10 Folder 9
Undated; concerning a survey of the work of the Board (16pp); summary of conclusions (34pp); conduct of the investigation by committee counsel; analysis of the record, file II (50pp+); the trial examiner's division (26pp); analysis of majority report (40pp+).
Box 10 Folder 10
Undated; pertaining to other criticisms of the Board's administration of the Act (15pp); the functioning of various board divisions (35pp+); the review section (30pp); administrative practices of board members (45pp+); allegations of partisanship (30pp+); the Boards interpretation of the Act (13pp); performance of duties by Board employees (25pp).
Box 10 Folder 11
Barclay, Hartley W. (writer and editor, New York, NY); Barrow, Roscoe L. (Attorney, Review Section, NLRB, Washington, D.C.); Blair, Harry W. (attorney, Alexandria, VA); Blakenhorn, Herber (Special Investigator, NLRB, Washington, D.C.)
Box 10 Folder 12
Bloom, Frank (Assistant Chief Trial Examiner, NLRB Washington, D.C.); Bokat, George (Trial Examiner, NLRB, Silver Spring, MD); Boyls, Fannie M. (Review Attorney, NLRB, Washington, D.C.); Bradley, Charles A. (Assistant Chief of Mail and Files Division, NLRB, Greenbelt, MD); Brooks, George R. (Assistant Director of the Technical Service Division, NLRB, Arlington, VA)
Box 10 Folder 13
Condon, Robert L. (Attorney, NLRB, Washington, D.C.); Cowdrill, Robert H. (Regional Director, 11th Region, NLRB, Indianapolis, IND); Cuevas, Marina (Hispanic Foundation of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.)
Box 10 Folder 14
Davidson, Mapes (former Trial Examiner, NLRB, Orange, NJ)
Box 10 Folder 15
Davis, Jack (Attorney, NLRB, Philadelphia, PA); Dudley, Tilford E. (Trial Examiner, NLRB, Washington, D.C.); Dubinsky, David (President, International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, New York, NY)
Box 10 Folder 16
Emerson, Thomas R. (Associate General Counsel in charge of Review Section, NLRB, Washington, D.C.); Emerson, Ralph (Industrial Consultant, Washington, D.C)
Box 10 Folder 17
Farmer, Margaret MacDuff (Review Attorney, NLRB, Washington D.C.); Freter, Theodore H. (residing on a Government Reservation near Occoquan, VA); Freund, Bernard William (Assistant Attorney in the Review Section, NLRB, Washington, D.C.); Frey, John P. (President of the Metal Trades Dept. of the American Federation of Labor); Fuchs, Herbert (Attorney, NLRB, Washington, D.C.)
Box 10 Folder 18
Garrison, Lloyd K. (Dean, University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI); Gill, Gerald L. (member of Local 876 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Employee of Consumers Power Co., Grand Rapids. MI); Green, William (President, American Federation of Labor, Washington, D.C.)
Box 10 Folder 19
Halliday, Malcolm F. (Assistant General Counsel in charge of Trial Section, Litigation Division, NLRB, Silver Spring, MD); Harrington, Daniel J. (Review Attorney, NLRB, Washington D.C.); Harris, Abraham J. (Supervisor in Review Division, NLRB, Washington, D.C.) ; Healy, Frank (Special Assistant to the Director of Procurement, Procurement Division, Treasury Dept., Washington, D.C.); Helbling, Irving (Chief of Mail and File Room, NLRB, Arlington, VA) and (Chief of Mail and Files Division, NLRB, Washington, D.C.); Hoban, Albert J. (Review Attorney, NLRB, Washington, D.C.); Hunt, Alexander Bruce Jr. (Trial Examiner, NLRB, New Alexandria, VA)
Box 10 Folder 20
Ingraham, Robert J. (attorney, Kansas, City, MO)
Box 10 Folder 21
Keefe, Frank B. (Member of the House of Representatives, Sixth Wisconsin Congressional District); King, Carol (attorney, New York City); King, Samuel Wilder (Delegate in Congress from Hawaii)
Box 10 Folder 22
Leiserson, WIlliam M. (Member, NLRB); Lippman, Solaman G. (Review Attorney, NLRB, Sliver Spring); Lubin, Isador (Commissioner of Labor Statistics, Dept. of Labor, Washington, D.C.
Box 11 Folder 1
Madden, Joseph Warren (Chairman, NLRB, Washington, D.C.)
Box 11 Folder 2
Miller, James P. (Cleveland, Oh); Miller, Newton Barr (Attorney, NLRB, Washington, D.C.); Moore, Mary (employee, NLRB, Boston, MA)
Box 11 Folder 3
Newman, Louis (Legal Staff, NLRB Washington, D.C.); Nocoson, Maurice (Attorney, Litigation Section, NLRB, Washington, D.C.)
Box 11 Folder 4
Ozanic, Joseph (President, International Union, Progressive Mine Workers of America, A.F. of L., Mount Olive, IL)
Box 11 Folder 5
Patterson, G.L. (Regional Director, 13th Region, NLRB, Chicago, IL); Phillips, Philip G. (Regional Director, 9th Region, NLRB, Cincinnati, OH); Porter, Margaret Bennett (Review Attorney, NLRB, Alexandria, VA)
Box 11 Folder 6
Pratt, George O. (Chief Trial Examiner, NLRB, Washington, D.C.)
Box 11 Folder 7
Raphael, Martin (Trial Examiner, NLRB, Washington, D.C.), James A. (former United States Senator, Kansas City, MO); Robb, Roger (Associate Counsel, Special Committee to Investigate the NLRB, Washington, D.C.); Rosenberg, Allen R. (Legal Assistant, NLRB, Washington, D.C.)
Box 11 Folder 8
Saposs, David (Head of the Division of Economic Research, NLRB, Washington, D.C.)
Box 11 Folder 9
Schlezinger, Anne (Mrs. Julius, formerly Miss Freelinger) (Review Attorney, NLRB, Arlington, VA); Schram, Emil (Reconstruction Finance Corp., Washington, D.C.); Seagle, William (Trial Examiner, NLRB, New York, NY); Sellery, Harry Acheson, Jr. (Attorney, Review Section, NLRB, Washington, D.C.); Shaw, J. Orville (Tool Maker, Delco-Remy Corporation Anderson, IND); Shover, John C. (Personnel Director, NLRB, Washington, D.C.); Sills, Robert R. (Member of the Staff of the Committee to Investigate the NLRB, Washington, D.C.); Stern, Beatrice M. (Assistant Secretary, NLRB, Washington, D.C.); Strong, William (Attorney, NLRB, Arlington, VA)
Box 11 Folder 10
Smith, Edwin S. (Member, NLRB, Washington, D.C.)
Box 11 Folder 11
Thorrens, Eugene R. (Review Attorney, NLRB, Arlington, VA)
Box 11 Folder 12
Vogt, Herbert J. (Field Examiner, NLRB, Minneapolis, MN)
Box 11 Folder 13
Watts, Robert B. (Associate General Counsel, NLRB, Silver Spring, MD); Whittemore, Charles W. (Trial Examiner, NLRB, Bethesda, MD); Winkler, Ralph (Appellate Briefing Staff, Litigation Division, NLRB, Washington, D.C.); Witt, Nathan (Secretary, NLRB, Washington, D.C.); Wolf, Benedict (Labor Relations Counsel, New York City)
Box 11 Folder 14
Yates, Frank L. (Attorney-Conferee, Office of Comptroller General, Washington, D.C.)
Box 11 Folder 15
Box 12 Folder 1
Box 12 Folder 2 1935- 1942
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Box 12 Folder 10 1936-1938
Case Files closed
Box 12 Folder 11 1938
Case Files closed
Box 12 Folder 12 1938-1940
Box 12 Folder 13 1940-1942
Box 13 Folder 1-2 1934-1941
arranged in chronological order, most of which may be duplicated throughout the collection (xeroxes).
Box 13 Folder 3 1941-1950
includes Elbert D. Thomas' (United States Senate, Committee on Education and Labor) discussion of the Executive Order creating the War Labor Board and policies underwhich workers must operate (4pp); Philip Murray and the position of steel workers (especially the issue of "wages"); "Declaration of the American Federation of Labor on Wages and Inflation".
Box 13 Folder 4 1943-1945
include a Maryland State and District of Columbia Federation of Labor Resolution; proceedings of the Third Anniversary Dinner (15pp).
Box 13 Folder 5 1942-1945
Box 13 Folder 6
includes Rawlings Ragland's "Acheson Report on Administrative Procedure in Government Agencies" (n.d.).
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Box 14
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Box 15 Folder 13 1980
Box 15 Folder 14 1974
Box 15 Folder 15 1975
Box 15 Folder 16 1975
Box 15 Folder 17 1974-1982
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Box 15 Folder 21 1974-1981
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Box 15 Folder 27 1961
Box 15 Folder 28 1968
Box 15 Folder 29 1940
Box 15 Folder 30 1994
Box 15 Folder 31 1940
Box 15 Folder 32 1989
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Box 15 Folder 38 1939
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Box 15 Folder 40 1962
Box 15 Folder 41