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Letter to chairman, House Appropriation Committee from Secretary, AFL, opposing Economy Act and 11 percent wage cut, December 9, 1932, 4 pages with attached resolution; memo for AFL President Green re status of minimum wage legislation in states, 4 pages, January 29, 1934; Conference Board Service Letter, publication of the National Industrial Conference Board, Inc., with chart re "Wages and the Cost of Living," February 28, 1935; press release by AFL Metal Trades and Building Trades Departments urging Black-Connery minimum wage bill to be referred back to committee, July 30, 1937, with attached memo from AFL legislative representative to Building and Construction Trades Department, recommending support for bill, May 13, 1936; "Minutes of Meeting on Wages and Hours Conference ... November 20, 1937, In Mr. Green's Office," 4 pages; memo to President Green from AFL legislative representative re enforcement of minimum wage rates, November 22, 1937; Letter to House Labor Committee Chair Mary Norton from AFL President Green stating AFL position on Fair Labor Standards Bill, November 22, 1937, 4 pages; Draft of press release re above communication, 4 pages; letter to Senator Walsh and Representative Healey, authors of the Walsh-Healey Government Purchase Act, from President, Boot and Shoe Workers' Union, urging establishment of minimum wage for shoe manufacturers under government contract, November 30, 1937, 2 pages; "Analysis of S 2475," unsigned, December 1937, 8 pages; letter to U.S. legislator from AFL legislative representative clarifying AFL position on wage and hour legislation, December 15, 1937, 3 pages; letter to Secretary-Treasurer, Oklahoma Trades and Labor Council stating AFL support of uniform minimum wage and maximum hour legislation, February 23, 1938; letter to House Labor Committee Chair Mary Norton from AFL President Green stating "unalterable opposition" to S 2475, the Wages and Hours Bill, April 11, 1938, 5 pages; report to AFL President Green from AFL Counsel Padway, analyzing proposed Fari Labor Standards Act of 1938 and comparing with proposed AFL wage and hour bill, April 13, 1938, 4 pages; memo for President Green from AFL legislative representative re amendments to Government Contract ACt (Walsh-Healey Act) with full text of amendments attached, May 9, 1938; letter to President Green from President, International Printing Pressman and Assistants' Union of North America, warning that federal establishment of minimum wage will lower wages in many cases, becoming the maximum wage, and discourage unionization, May 16, 1938, and reply, may 19, 1938; similar letter to Secretary, International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite and Paper Mill Workers Local 100, May 25, 1938; memos from AFL legislative representative re appointment of conferences on Wage and Hour Bill, May 31, 1938; re "AFL Policy Toward Congressmen Who Vote Against Wage and Hour Bill--Particularly, Senator Connally," June 1, 1938; "Statement by Attorney Thatcher in reference to telegram from Judge Padway" re proposed amendment to Walsh-Healy Act and potential damage to AFL vis--vis CIO, June 4, 1938, 3 pages; memorandum for file re Wage and Hour Bill, likelihood of support by various members of Congress, particularly House Labor Committee Chair Mary Norton, June 8, 1938; form letters; notes.

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