• Creator
  • Mohr, P. K.
  • Created Date
  • 1919
  • Description
  • This letter from the Federated Unions of Seattle to the "delegates of the Central Labor Council, and Workers of Seattle", written on May 14, 1919, is explicitly designed to challenge claims being made about the Federated Unions' purpose and aims. It clarifies that the Federated Unions was "originally called into being by the Central Labor Council", and that it is designed to respond to the difficulty of organizing workers from many different i... more
    This letter from the Federated Unions of Seattle to the "delegates of the Central Labor Council, and Workers of Seattle", written on May 14, 1919, is explicitly designed to challenge claims being made about the Federated Unions' purpose and aims. It clarifies that the Federated Unions was "originally called into being by the Central Labor Council", and that it is designed to respond to the difficulty of organizing workers from many different industries in order to be more successful in pressuring "organized capital". It identifies the birth of the Federated Unions as a "permanent body" on Sunday, May 4th, with representatives from 46 separate unions. A convention was held on May 11th to approve the body's constitution, which instituted the shop-steward system "in its most modern sense". The letter concludes by reiterating that the Federated Unions are not in any way a challenge to the Central Labor Council, but to the contrary, the organization is "intended to assist and co-operate... less
  • Format
  • Ephemera
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