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ALEXANDER F. WHITNEY - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 343915

ALEXANDER F. WHITNEY The Railroad union leader and labor advocate signs this card with a sentiment Autograph sentiment signed: "Sincerely,/A.F. Whitney" in black ink. 5x3. Alexander F.

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ALEXANDER F. WHITNEY
The Railroad union leader and labor advocate signs this card with a sentiment
Autograph sentiment signed: "Sincerely,/A.F. Whitney" in black ink. 5x3. Alexander F. Whitney (1873-1949) was an American railway worker and influential labor leader during the Great Depression and World War II. Whitney joined the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen in 1898. He was appointed a vice president in 1907 and then elected president of the Brotherhood on 1 July 1928, right around the start of the Great Depression. Whitney soon became an important public figure, representing the trainmen in many discussions with government and business. Towards the end of 1945 Whitney and the leaders of the other main railroad unions demanded pay increases and a forty hour work week from the railroad companies, in line with other industries. Three of the unions were willing to suspend their demands, but Whitney and Alvanley Johnston called a strike of the Engineers and Trainmen to start on 16 March 1946. With Whitney's union representing 211,000 trainmen and Johnston's representing 78,000 engineers, the strike practically halted the nation's business. President Truman threatened to take control of the railroads and almost called the Army to stop the strike when the labor workers finally agreed to the president's terms. Toned. Corners rounded. Adhesive residue on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.

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