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  • 1919
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  • In this labor spy report given to Broussais Beck on December 29, 1919, "Agent #17" [Edward W. Graham] describes his attendance at the weekly meeting of the Boilermakers Union, #104. The meeting first hears a letter from the American Legion expressing its support for organized labor, and assuring the union that they were not "formed for strike-breaking purposes". Immediately afterwards, "Meyers", a Boilermaker who had previously been a member o... more
    In this labor spy report given to Broussais Beck on December 29, 1919, "Agent #17" [Edward W. Graham] describes his attendance at the weekly meeting of the Boilermakers Union, #104. The meeting first hears a letter from the American Legion expressing its support for organized labor, and assuring the union that they were not "formed for strike-breaking purposes". Immediately afterwards, "Meyers", a Boilermaker who had previously been a member of the Legion, denounces the letter as a "d_____ bunch of lies", and informs the meeting that the Legion is run by the Associated Industries and the Chief of Police, with half the membership being "Minute Men". He refers to Jack Sullivan, the organization's secretary, as "one of the biggest stool pigeons and strike breakers in the country". Meyers is asked to go before the Central Labor Council and the Metal Trades Council, to dissuade them from endorsing the Legion, and he agrees to. Jack McKelvey, the local's Recording Secretary, agrees to... less
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