CLEVELAND, OHIO UNION HEADS MEETING A.F.L President William Green, I.A.T.S.E. Union Chief George Browne and representative of the motion pictures producer Sidney Kent meet in Cleveland, Ohio regarding union matters.
KENTUCKY AFL-CIO UNION INDUSTRIES SHOW The AFL-CIO Union Industries Show opens at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville. I.A.T.S.E. Union President Richard F. Walsh opens the exhibit featuring booths for trade unions.
AUTO WORKERS STRIKE & FRANCIS DILLON Employees on strike form a picket line in front a Toledo, Ohio auto factory after negotiations between workers and owners fail. Francis J. Dillon of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) speaks out on his organization's position in such strikes.
A.F.L. AND C.I.O. MERGE TO BECOME ONE - 1955 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) labor unions merge to become the world's largest free labor organization with 16 million members. Delegates hail new leaders President George Meany and Vice-President Walter Reuther while U.S. President Eisenhower praises the merger.
Date: December 5, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:46:00, With Audio
INDUSTRIAL CODE Eric Johnson, President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, William Green, President of the American Federation of Labor, and Philip Murray, President of the C.I.O. sign a code committing management and labor to joint national interests in the post-war period. Mr. Johnson explains the action in a statement.
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