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Letter from Francis Wayland Palmer to Theodore Roosevelt

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Francis Wayland Palmer, public printer of the United States, summarizes the case of W. A. Miller. Miller was suspended and then dismissed from his position at the Government Printing Office due to a dispute with the Bookbinders' Union.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Suspension; Employees--Dismissal of; Industrial relations; Bookbinders--Labor unions; Labor unions--Government policy; Labor unions--Officials and employees; Labor unions--Political aspects; United States. Government Printing Office; Miller, William A.

Date: 1903-07-07

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 Ernest Hamlin Abbott

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President Roosevelt objects to an editorial that appeared in The Outlook on the Miller case. Miller was reinstated, the labor union did not strike, and the case was closed. Roosevelt believes that he handled the issue "squarely" and brought about a final decision.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Press and politics; Editorials; Labor unions--Political aspects; American newspapers

Date: 1903-08-01

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Edward Rosewater

Description:

President Roosevelt values Edward Rosewater's recent editorials on the inquiry of the New York Sun over Roosevelt's dealings with trades unions.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Press and politics; Editorials; Labor unions--Press coverage; Labor unions--Political aspects

Date: 1903-09-04

Letter from M. Andrews to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

M. Andrews writes to President Roosevelt to express his vehement opinion on the negative aspects of organized union labor in the country. He counsels Roosevelt not to be intimidated by the opposition, nor to make policy decisions which would cause a disadvantage for America's working class.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Labor unions--Political aspects; Labor unions--Economic aspects; Labor unions--Recognition; Business and politics

Date: 1903-09-19

Letter from Marcus M. Marks to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Marcus M. Marks discusses the Republican situation for the 1904 presidential campaign. Marks writes about a potential industrial depression, the economic impact of labor strikes, and the liberalization of liquor laws in New York.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Labor unions--Political aspects; Liquor industry--Government policy; Tammany Hall; Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924

Date: 1903-11-23

Letter from Ray Stannard Baker to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Ray Stannard Baker writes President Roosevelt to see if the President would be willing to be interviewed, as part of a guide to the presidential candidates, about how he made his decisions in the various labor cases that have come before him.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Labor unions--Political aspects; Miners--Labor unions; Colorado

Date: 1904-08-26

Letter from Secretary of Theodore Roosevelt to Joseph M. Dixon

Description:

On behalf of Theodore Roosevelt, his secretary requests Senator Dixon's opinion on the suggestion that Roosevelt write personal letters eliciting the support of officers of the Railroad Trainmen's Union. He also encloses a letter from Emmet Montgomery Reily regarding the situation in Texas.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Campaign management; Railroads--Employees--Labor unions; Labor unions--Political aspects; Campaign literature; Advertising, Political; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Reily, Emmet Montgomery, 1866-1954

Date: 1912-05-01

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