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At the White House

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Samuel Gompers met with President Roosevelt to discuss labor policy and protest the arrest of Santiago Iglesias Pantin in Puerto Rico. Iglesias Pantin had been sent by Gompers to organize the labor movement in Puerto Rico.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Arrest; Labor policy; Labor unions; Industrial relations; Puerto Rico; American Federation of Labor; Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Iglesias Pantín, Santiago, 1872-1939; Hunt, William Henry, 1857-1949

Date: 1901-11-11

Exclusionists Are Hard At Work For Bill

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A conference was held to discuss the Mitchell-Kahn Chinese bill which has become objectionable to the Pacific Coast and labor interests due to several amendments. It was determined that all of the amendments recommended by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs would need to be opposed.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Emigration and immigration; Bills, Legislative; California; American Federation of Labor; United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs; Livernash, Edward James, 1866-1938; Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924; Kahn, Julius, 1861-1924; Coombs, Frank Leslie, 1853-1934

Date: 1902-03-23

Letter from Frank P. Sargent to George B. Cortelyou

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Commissioner Sargent suggests that President Roosevelt meet with the executive officers of the American Federation of Labor in order to present his views regarding the Anthracite Coal Strike.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Anthracite Coal Strike (Pennsylvania : 1902); Meetings; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining; Industrial relations; Arbitration, Industrial; American Federation of Labor; Mitchell, John, 1870-1919

Date: 1902-10-07

Letter from Samuel Gompers to Theodore Roosevelt

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The Executive Council of the American Federation of Labor has selected a subcommittee to discuss the William A. Miller case with President Roosevelt. They would like to meet with Roosevelt on Monday, September 28.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Meetings; Scheduling; Labor policy; American Federation of Labor; Miller, William A.; Mitchell, John, 1870-1919

Date: 1903-09-24

News release on meeting with labor leaders

Description:

Draft of a news release regarding a meeting between President Roosevelt and labor leaders to discuss the case of William A. Miller.

Resource Type: Release, News

Subject: Meetings; Labor policy; American Federation of Labor; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924; Miller, William A.

Date: 1903-09-29

Letter from Frank P. Sargent to Theodore Roosevelt

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Commissioner General of Immigration Sargent agrees with Le Grand Powers that collecting statistical information on labor unions would be valuable. Sargent argues that labor unions are most successful when "organized on the principle of freedom of action and no coercion." He points to the railway brotherhoods as an example.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Labor--Statistics; Labor unions; Open and closed shop; Railroads--Employees--Labor unions; American Federation of Labor

Date: 1903-10-06

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Benjamin B. Odell

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While in Yellowstone, President Roosevelt was unaware of correspondence carried out between Secretary Loeb and Daniel I. Elton of the Utah Federation of Labor. Elton requested that Roosevelt avoid traveling over the Union Pacific railroad system as the company is unjust to its employees. Loeb, who was out of contact with Roosevelt, responded that the schedule could not be altered.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Travel; Industrial relations; Boycotts; United States--Yellowstone National Park; Union Pacific Railroad Company; Utah State Federation of Labor; Loeb, William, 1866-1937; Elton, Daniel I.

Date: 1903-11-25

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Whitelaw Reid

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While in Yellowstone, President Roosevelt was unaware of correspondence carried out between Secretary Loeb and Daniel I. Elton of the Utah Federation of Labor.  Elton requested that Roosevelt avoid traveling over the Union Pacific railroad system as the company is unjust to its employees.  Loeb, who was out of contact with Roosevelt, responded that the schedule could not be altered.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Travel; Boycotts; Industrial relations; United States--Yellowstone National Park; Union Pacific Railway Company; Utah State Federation of Labor; Loeb, William, 1866-1937; Elton, Daniel I.

Date: 1903-11-30

Letter from John Mitchell to Theodore Roosevelt

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Labor leader John Mitchell writes to President Roosevelt regarding the appointment of a new Commissioner of Labor. Mitchell offers his picks for who should be appointed. He recommends Treasurer of the American Federation of Labor Lennon and prospective nominee Charles Patrick Neill.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Government executives--Selection and appointment; Labor unions--Officials and employees--Political activity; Labor unions--Elections; American Federation of Labor; Wright, Carroll Davidson, 1840-1909; Neill, Charles Patrick, 1865-1942

Date: 1904-12-10

Letter from Joseph Gurney Cannon to William Loeb

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Speaker Cannon informs William Loeb that he will be on the campaign trail for at least a month. Cannon believes that Federation of Labor President Gompers will come into his district to campaign against him. He is glad Edgar E. Clark is looking after the railroad union. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political campaigns; Labor unions--Elections; Letters of credit; Illinois--Westville; Illinois--Danville; American Federation of Labor; National Republican Party (U.S.); Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924; Clark, Edgar E. (Edgar Erastus), 1856-1930

Date: 1906-09-16

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