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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

Letter from William Emlen Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt

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William Emlen Roosevelt is satisfied with the election results and approves of President Roosevelt's handling of the trusts. However, he would like greater regulation of the "labor trust."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Elections; Monopolies; Trusts, Industrial; Labor policy; Kean, John, 1852-1914

Date: 1902-11-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William Emlen Roosevelt

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President Roosevelt has been going over the "trust and labor paragraphs" with Emlen Roosevelt's opinion in mind but fears that under the present Constitution his desires are impossible. Roosevelt intends to go over the matter with Secretary Root.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Monopolies; Labor policy; Constitutional law; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937

Date: 1902-11-06

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to George B. Cortelyou

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President Roosevelt supports labor unions and doesn't want a labor conflict in the year before a presidential election. However, the influence of the union in the Government Printing Office is intolerable. As a civil service office, employees must be hired and retained according to civil service rules. Roosevelt has a low opinion of Public Printer Palmer and suggests a preliminary investigation into his office.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Civil service--Law and legislation; Civil service--Administration; Labor policy; Government employee unions; Labor unions--Government policy; Governmental investigations; United States. Government Printing Office; Palmer, Francis Wayland, 1827-1907

Date: 1903-07-13

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to George B. Cortelyou

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In accordance with the decision of the Civil Service Commission, William A. Miller will be reinstated at the Government Printing Office. President Roosevelt will withhold his final decision until the investigation of Miller's second communication is complete. His initial impression is that Miller's removal violated the law.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Governmental investigations; Civil service--Administration; Civil service--Law and legislation; Civil service ethics; Labor policy; Labor unions--Government policy; Government employee unions; Employee rights; United States Civil Service Commission; United States. Government Printing Office; Miller, William A.

Date: 1903-07-13

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to George B. Cortelyou

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President Roosevelt draws Secretary Cortelyou's attention to a judgment by the Anthracite Coal Strike Commission that employment cannot be refused based on membership or non-membership in a labor organization. Roosevelt approves of the judgment and believes that government departments should follow this principle.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Labor policy; Labor unions--Government policy; Government employee unions; Discrimination in employment; United States. Anthracite Coal Strike Commission

Date: 1903-07-14

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to George B. Cortelyou

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President Roosevelt draws Secretary Cortelyou's attention to a judgment by the Anthracite Coal Strike Commission that employment cannot be refused based on membership or non-membership in a labor organization. Roosevelt approves of the judgment and believes that government departments should follow this principle.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Labor policy; Labor unions--Government policy; Government employee unions; Discrimination in employment; United States. Anthracite Coal Strike Commission

Date: 1903-07-14

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to James Sullivan Clarkson

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President Roosevelt believes that Public Printer Palmer is "worse than weak" for submitting to the pressure of the labor union and firing William A. Miller. Miller will be reinstated and Roosevelt is determined to prevent discrimination between union and non-union employees.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Labor policy; Employees--Dismissal of; Employees--Reinstatement; Labor unions--Government policy; Labor unions--Political aspects; Government employee unions; Industrial relations; United States. Government Printing Office; Palmer, Francis Wayland, 1827-1907; Miller, William A.

Date: 1903-07-16

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Philander C. Knox

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President Roosevelt refers to the "printing office matter" and makes it clear that his administration stands for a square deal for everyone, whether they are on Wall Street or a union member. Roosevelt also encloses a letter from Senator Platt regarding a case that was prosecuted by Attorney General Knox.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Labor policy; Labor unions--Government policy; Industrial relations; Business and politics; Wall Street; United States. Government Printing Office; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910

Date: 1903-07-23

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to George Gray

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President Roosevelt encloses a letter and hopes that Judge Gray can accept. Roosevelt assumes that Gray approves of his action in the Miller case.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Labor policy; Governmental investigations

Date: 1903-07-28

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