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James C. Quinn: Labor Day Address

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Opens with brief history of the Labor Day holiday. Quinn expresses a strong anti-communism sentiment. He states that organized labor plays a vital role in maintaining a democratic society. He also references the mistreatment of labor by "black coalitions" in federal and state government, and specifically the Taft-Hartley Act. He notes that many of the actions of government over the past year have served only big business, and harmed the working men and women of New York.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 68705
Municipal archives id: LT127