• Creator
  • Ruegnitz, William C.
  • Created Date
  • 1930
  • Description
  • This letter from William C. Ruegnitz to J. J. Donovan, written on October 1, 1930, defending the value of the Loyal Legion of Loggers and Lumbermen (4L) and raising the "delicate matter" of wages in the Bloedel-Donovan Lumber Mills. Ruegnitz describes a little of the work of the 4L, and contrasts it with unions like the American Federation of Labor (A.F. of L.), which he refers to collectively as "nuisance organizations". He warns Donovan that... more
    This letter from William C. Ruegnitz to J. J. Donovan, written on October 1, 1930, defending the value of the Loyal Legion of Loggers and Lumbermen (4L) and raising the "delicate matter" of wages in the Bloedel-Donovan Lumber Mills. Ruegnitz describes a little of the work of the 4L, and contrasts it with unions like the American Federation of Labor (A.F. of L.), which he refers to collectively as "nuisance organizations". He warns Donovan that, "if the 4L is disbanded . . . the A.F. of L. will take its place". Ruegnitz sees the 4L as critical to fostering an atmosphere of cooperation between employers and employees in the lumber industry: he indicates his continued and sincere desire to see Bloedel-Donovan join the organization and take an active role.Ruegnitz then turns to the "delicate matter" of Bloedel-Donovan's minimum wage, which he "in all earnestness [suggests] that you reconsider". He assures Donovan that the rise in wages will earn the company much goodwill with the... less
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    Letter (correspondence)
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