Labor in the South

Archive Report

When the Senate reconvenes in August it will be called upon to decide whether there shall be a federal investigation of labor conditions in the textile industry of the South, as proposed in a resolution offered by Senator Wheeler, D., Montana, and, if so, whether the investigation shall be made by the Senate Committee on Manufactures or jointly by the Federal Trade Commission and the United States Tariff Commission. Senator Wheeler's resolution, introduced April 29, 1929, at the request of the American Federation of Labor, was inspired by a series of textile strikes in the Carolinas and Tennessee and by the accompanying charges that working conditions in the industry are “below an American standard,”

Preliminary hearings were held by the Senate Committee on Manufactures during ...

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