• Creator
  • Disque, Brice P., 1879-1960
  • Created Date
  • 1918
  • Description
  • This letter was sent by Colonel Brice P. Disque to Samuel Gompers, President of the American Federation of Labor (A. F. of L.), on April 20, 1918. In it, Disque acknowledges Gompers's letter of April 12, and returns to the topic of Disque's letter to Gompers on March 12, namely, Disque's request that Gompers discourage the timber workers' union from attempting to organize the lumber industry in the Pacific Northwest, and instead leave the empl... more
    This letter was sent by Colonel Brice P. Disque to Samuel Gompers, President of the American Federation of Labor (A. F. of L.), on April 20, 1918. In it, Disque acknowledges Gompers's letter of April 12, and returns to the topic of Disque's letter to Gompers on March 12, namely, Disque's request that Gompers discourage the timber workers' union from attempting to organize the lumber industry in the Pacific Northwest, and instead leave the employees in the organization founded by Disque -- the Loyal Legion of Loggers and Lumbermen -- in which both workers and employers were members. Disque agrees with Gompers's belief that the Loyal Legion's purpose will be accomplished once the war is ended, and assures Gompers that, at that point, Disque is confident that members of the Loyal Legion will be interested in joining an organization that continues the benefits of collective bargaining. Disque thinks that organized labor will easily convince them at that time that they are "the logical... less
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    Letter (correspondence)
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