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Collection Scope and Content Note


Union exhibits before the first Board include a statement of issues and the position of the union by its attorney, Arthur J. Goldberg; correspondence between the union and the major steel corporations, April-October, 1959; a brief by Goldberg on the national emergency issue; a brief by Leon H. Keyserling on the steel strike and the recession of 1958; a brief by Meyer Bernstein on the issue of foreign competition; and briefs by staff officers of the union on other specific economic issues.

Major steel companies involved in the strike include the Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation, ARMCO Steel Corporation, Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Great Lakes Steel Corporation, Inland Steel Company, Jones & Laughlin Steel Company, Kaiser Steel Corporation, United States Steel Corporation, Wheeling Steel Corporation and Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company, among others. Exhibits presented by this group include a statement of management's position, correspondence between the corporations and the union, April-July, 1959, statistics bearing on the dispute, and statements on inflation, profits, and foreign competition, among other documents.

Exhibits submitted to the second hearing include exchanges of offers between the union and individual companies; statements on behalf of the union by Goldberg, David J. McDonald, USWA president, and George Meany; and statements on behalf of management by R. Conrad Cooper and H.C. Lumb, among other documents.

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