368 O'Connell to SG, 8-22-14, refutes general belief that AFL has done nothing to organize unskilled
2206 Coughlin to SG, 2-3-14, Labor Forward campaign; some unions that favor industrialism at conventions, don’t organize their trade at home.
2207 Sheehan to SG, 4-21-14, Labor Forward campaign: International unions are not supporting the effort
1410 Moore to SG, 4-29-15, Need for Labor Forward movement in Baltimore; says the movement there is shattered.
1446 Stephagen to SG, 10-13-15, organizing school and female carpenters
1450 Conference re: Organizing Women workers, 3-19-14, SG, Frank Morrison, Hugh Frayne, John Golden, Mrs. Robins; notes Seattle convention’s 1 cent assessment to organize women; includes list of capable female candidates
2195 Stephagen to SG, 7-10-15, she agrees with primacy of trade unionism; reaching wives and children of strikes in Illinois
2271 Mahon to SG, 1-31-16, re: Metal Trades Department complaints against AASRE – he goes into organizing the
unskilled in the shops including “barmen, car washers, cleaners, track greasers, etc.” Also good on organizing women.
1038 A collection of letters from organizers on the Labor Forward campaign begins here.
1149 SG to Lysle, 12-4-18, re: right to meet in Mckeesport; Steel Workers Organizing Committee
[W. Z. Foster, 12-14-18, telegraphs that Lysle has no intention of conceding right; should he take letter
to paper? Note newspaper coverage re: steelworkers campaign follows]
1139 John Tobin to SG, 6-14-16, does not like to organize strikers; says funds are for members and contributors, not noncontributers.(Boot and Shoeworkers; NB, should be Moberly, not Mobile, Mo. according to surrounding correspondence; details follow)
2574 Hinzman to SG, 5-23-16, Boilermakers organizing laborers at Standard Oil, (more, SG to Reddick, 6-1-16, 2568; Reddick’s letter follows)
2588 McCarthy to Morrison, 9-26-18, boilermakers refusal to take in black workers ruined Fore River organizing campaign [reply precedes, 9-28-28].
2589 Morrison to Flynn, 10-2-18, more on above; more follows, 10-17-18
2673 Nee to Morrison, 8-11-17, wants a black organizer in Portsmouth, VA [reply precedes, see also 8-23-17, which precedes that.]
2676 Sause to Morrison, 4-8-18 and Morrison to Sause, 4-10-18, re: organizing railroad laborers, black and white.
2677 Jos. Ryan to Morrison, 4-8-18; wants AFL to organize FLU at La Junta for black shopmen who “are not eligible for membership.” Morrison to Ryan, 4-24-18, follows.
2678 Sause to Morrison, 4-12-18, organizing in Altoona. [FM response, 4-15-18, follows.]
2679 SG to Franklin, 5-9-18, re: organizing black Boilermakers in Florida; 4-27 letter referred to follows.
1646 Tracy to Morrison, 11-1-18, Organizers in steel campaign
2545 Wells to SG, 3-4-18, organizing in Canada [Carpenters; related correspondence precedes]
1153: Nolte to SG, 3-12-18, Pennsylvania RR organizing campaign and jurisdictional obstacles: Carpenters vs Carmen [related documents follow]
1659 Hilfers to SG 1-24-16, organizing striking girls working for the trust (cigarmakers)
2106: Van Horn to SG, 1-21-18, re: organizing less skilled cigarmakers, bunch makers, etc: “As long as we pay the freight, it is only right in my mind that we run the engine.”
1314 J. L. Lewis to Morrison, 9-17-15, organizing Westinghouse (IBEW)
1315 J. L. Lewis to Morrison, 10-1-15, more on Westinghouse
1323 Ford to SG, 5-16-17, organizing GE/Lynn [Sullivan letter, follows]
1675: Snelling to SG, 12-17-17, why is the AFL organizing Federal Labor Unions that compete
with International Unions? (Operating Engineers)
2443 J. L. Lewis to Morrison, 4-25-14, organizing Westinghouse, company-industrial union, organizing steel workers (AAISW).
2247 Williams to SG, 4-28-17, organizers deported from Gary
2248 Morrison to Nockles, 4-25-18, re: organizing steelworkers
1597 Quinlan to Morrison, 4-3-18, organizing; also ILA and IWW in Philadelphia
1652 SG to Fitzgerald, 8-14-16, NY Railway going back on its agreement to let men organize (AASRE)
1518 Morrison to McGillivray, 2-29-24, organizing potters in New Cumberland, WVA[Morrison to Higgins, follows]
2200 Ross to Morrison, 6-6-23, organizing clericals in Railroad Telegraphers’ union office, St. Louis [reply follows]
2442, Oats to Morrison, 5-6-24, men who transport trains across the river in New Orleans want to organize [sends it on to Furuseth; reply follows]Reel 42
2626 Morrison to Golden, 1-24-14, re: organizers and using organizing assessment for strike payments (Textile Workers)
2630 Golden to SG, 8-22-14, Atlanta strike; organizing in the South (Textile Workers)
2672: Golden to SG, 5-14-18, re: unofficial organizer caught with dynamite, German literature, etc. [Jerome Jones and P. W. Greene letters follow and provide more details]
1542 Morrison to Frayne, 4-2-23, organizing multigraph operators in NYC [related documents both precede and follow]
2346 Emmett Flood to FM, 12-16-24, Apparently he’s in Belleview, Ill., fighting off Communists in the Foundry Employes union and getting assaulted; he’s under arrest and awaiting trial; more, Holtschult to FM 12-10-24.
1431, Flannery to SG, 6-26-14, Freight Handlers being discharged for organizing, wants US Commission on Industrial Relations to acquaint Congress with attitude of RRs depriving workers of their rights as citizens.
1435 Morrison to Dudley, 8-1-18, re: shop crafts to be organized by Maintenance of Way
1576 Moyer to SG, 12-9-13, organizers have 24 hours to get out of town (WFM)
2067: Lampson to Morrison, 5-28-18, organizing black teachers
1123 Morrison to D’Alessandro, 11-11-18, re: other unions organizing laborers in steel mills
1206 Young to Morrison,, 3-29-18, re: shipyard laborers “We have largely organized ourselves by the efforts of our active members. We have laid hold of an opportunity to fill a very large gap in the Labor Movement.” [more follows; SG sends out a letter, 7-9-18, calling a conference for 9-23 on issue of organizing shipyards;1222, Young to O’Connor, 1-6-19, lays out issues; there is more on Young, reel 52, 1273, Morrison to Fisher, 2-8-19]
1476 Wynn to SG, 6-3-18, a Pullman porter wants to organize [note, there’s plenty of correspondence here re: formation of Pullman Employees union]
205 Stuart Reid to SG,11-1-14, he misses organizing (SG's letter to him, ca Sept 1914, reel 77; SG replies, 260, no money)
229 Abrams to Larkin, 4-17-17, Federal Marshals arrest organizers in Gary, Ind.
311 O’Brien to SG, 5-26-17, organizing skilled workers at Lawrence mills [agreement follows; 334, strike settled]
C. O. Young, 5-29-17, 410, organizing unskilled who are being stiffed by government.(more 537)
203, Moore to SG, 7-19-17, Government discharged two “labor agitators” as IWW men – [reply, 283; passes it on, 285; more, 348; 448; 521 and 563, affidavits; 647, 649, 687; reel 87, 215; 217, 402; reel 88, 207; 282; 701;828; reel 89, 614; 616; reel 90, 27]