Scope and Content Notes:
Series IV is chiefly concerned with the subject of management-labor relations. The materials have a direct connection to the career of R. Conrad Cooper. A number of documents have a bearing on business philosophy, policies,and attitudes from 1940 to 1980. Materials of special note include:
- Letter (copy) written to John L. Lewis of the UMWA - from Henry D. Scott,vice-president of the Wheeling Steel Corporation, dated 3 Oct 1941. Topic: Captive mine agreements and the Union Shop.
- Documents from the Emergency Management War Manpower Commission, 1942.
- Copy of a letter from Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt dealing with the enforcement of directives of the National War Labor Board, 16 August 1943.
- Pamphlets and other materials relating to the steel industry negotiations in 1959.
- Transcripts of a broadcast interview between George Hieks and R. Conrad Cooper during the "Long Strike" of 1959; the series of interviews was entitled
Basic Issues in the Nationwide Steel Strike, broadcast dates 8 Sept. 1959; 15 Sept. 1959; 22 Sept. 1959; 25 Sept, 1959;and 29 Sept. 1959.
Memorandum of Joint Meeting. July 13, 1959. A memorandum of a joint meeting between representatives of the steel Companies' negotiating team and the negotiating team representing the U.S.W.A.
- A study published by the Labor Policy Association Inc. (June 1975), entitled
Steps in the Union Power Study. Used/read by R. Conrad Cooper when he worked as a private consultant.
- A folder of personal notes (mainly written as reminders) by R. Conrad Cooper when he was a private consultant.
- Remarks, comments, statements, statistics, and charts by various individuals, including R.C. Cooper, in re the problem of ever increasing cost of labor and the difficulties incurred.
Report to the President: The 1959 Labor Dispute in the Steel Industry. Submitted by the Board of Inquiry under Executive Orders 10843 and 10848, October 19, 1959.