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Telegram correspondence regarding the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America fight for an eight hour work day, August 30, 1916-August 31, 1916

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Summary:Samuel Gompers of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) sent a telegram from Indianapolis, Indiana on August 30, 1916 to William L. Hutcheson, President of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, in Washington, D.C. regarding the critical nature of supporting the eight hour workday. Gompers instructed Hutcheson to telegraph to both of their US Senators and congressmen and insist upon an eight hour workday at present compensation. On August 31,1916 (the next day), Hutcheson sent a telegram to Senators Thos. Taggart and John Kern asking that they put their strongest efforts "against the enactment of any law imposing upon the workers of America servitude for even one hour."
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Indiana
Place of origin – Settlement:Indianapolis
Temporal subject: 1911-1920
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Washington (D.C.)
Topical subjects:United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
Hutcheson, William L. (William Levi), 1874-1953
Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924
hours of labor
ArchivesUM location:United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners America
  • series 12: Relationship to the AFL and AFL-CIO
  • subseries 12.1: Correspondence
  • box 11
  • folder Correspondence-Subject-Wages, 1903-1935
  • accession 1995-94
Repository:University Archives
Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Copyright holder:unknown
Collection:Digital Collections
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