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Business manager's file 50-11. Newspaper Guild, 1937-07 - 1938-04

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 4

Scope and Contents

This folder consists largely of correspondence among Macfarlane, Eugene MacKinnon of ANPA, and other publishers, especially the Hearst company, about relations with the Guild. Significant items include:

  • 1937-07: correspondence among Macfarlane, McCormick and J.P. Kreutzer of employee relations about the Tribune's favorable relations with unions and about "things other papers do for employees that we do not"
  • 1937-10: announcement of Guild complaint with the National Labor Relations Board against the Tribune based on the earlier charge that John Watts had put pressure on Robert Cromie, Frank Edwards, and Rita Fitzpatrick to resign from the Guild, and that the Tribune had discriminated against copyreader Graham Dolan because he refused to resign. Complaint filed by Don Stevens, by then field organizer for the CIO. Managing editor J. Loy ("Pat") Maloney's report on the affair
  • 1937-12-20: Macfarlane letter to McCormick foreseeing "no trouble in sight ... The closed shop in Chicago newspapers is a dead issue"
  • 1939-01: copies of correspondence between Dean Kenneth Olson of the Medill School of Journalism (Northwestern University) and Eugene MacKinnon of ANPA about the Guild's efforts to organize a "junior Guild" among Medill students
  • 1937-02: correspondence among Macfarlane, James G. Stahlman, and Eugene MacKinnon of ANPA about comments by Kent Cooper of the Associated Press to the NLRB which were considered too pro-union. McCormick's note about Cooper's "weakness for unlimited talking"
  • 1937-03: correspondence among Macfarlane, McCormick and Howard Ellis of the law firm about the NLRB's rejection of the Tribune position on the Guild charge, and about the notice to be posted under NLRB orders assuring employees of their right to join a union. Copy of notice that was posted 1938-04-04 over the signature of R.R. McCormick
  • Dates

    • 1937-07 - 1938-04


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    From the Collection: 2 Boxes

    Language of Materials

    From the Collection: English

    Library Details

    Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

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