Oral history interview with Marlin Brennan. [manuscript]. 1977.


Brennan, Marlin,. Oral history interview with Marlin Brennan. [manuscript]. 1977.

Oral history interview with Marlin Brennan. [manuscript]. 1977.

Marlin Brennan describes problems resulting from the withdrawal of the United Mine Workers of America from the Congress of Industrial Organizations. He traces the relationship between District 50 and the UMWA, recalling the consequences suffered by the refusal of John L. Lewis and the UMWA to sign the Taft-Hartley non-communist affadavit. He describes the separation of District 50 from the United Mine Workers and how the merger with the United Steelworkers of America became a necessary solution. Brennan also talks about union organizing in various parts of the country, describing relations between District 50 and other American Federation of Labor craft-oriented unions, especially the building trades. He talks about how internal union politics at the time of Danny Lewis' illness obliged Brennan to leave District 50 and briefly work for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, only to return to District 50 under President Moffett. Marlin concludes the interview with reminiscences of John L. Lewis.

Transcript : 41 leaves.Sound recordings : 3 sound cassettes (180 min.).

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