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Reminiscences of Lee Pressman, 1958

Creator: Pressman, Lee, 1906-1969
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 475 pages
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Education, Harvard; assistant general counsel Agricultural Adjustment Administration; Resettlement Administration; general counsel Works Progress Administration, 1935-1936: general counsel Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1936; sit down strikes; General Motors Detroit strike, 1936, U.S. Steel, 1936, Chrysler strike, Fansteel strike, 1938; power struggle and leadership in the United Automobile Workers; Communist influence on Congress of Industrial Organizations; cases before National Labor Relations Board; portal to portal; anti-trust act, Clayton Act; power struggle in Congress of Industrial Organizations: 1940 Congress of Industrial Organizations convention, John L. Lewis' speech supporting Wendell Willkie; World Trade Union movement; Congress of Industrial Organizations struggle for recognition and competition with American Federation of Labor; impressions of John L. Lewis, Philip Murray, Sidney Hillman, Walter Reuther, James B. Carey and others


Access Conditions

Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1975

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