Organized Labor and the New Deal

  • By:Buel W. Patch
  • Content Type: Report
  • Publisher: CQ Press
    • Publication year: 1935
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Archive Report

Rift in Relations on Administration with Labor

Labor's Opposition to Renewal of Automobile Code

The open clash of the American Federation of Labor with the Roosevelt administration at the beginning of February, over renewal of the automobile code and continuation of the Automobile Labor Board, served to indicate the existence of a broad rift between organized labor and the New Deal. Dissatisfied with the limited realization of the gains which it had anticipated under the National Industrial Recovery Act and disappointed because it had not been accorded a more prominent place in formulating the labor policies and executing the labor provisions of the recovery program, the A. F. of L. had found itself more and more at odds with the President and his principal advisers on ...

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