Railroad Strike Negotiations Reopened

Identifier

WWP20615

Description

Woodrow Wilson tells railroad officials that he is glad a settlement is coming together.

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Language

English

Text

The President tonight sent the following message to LE Sheppard, acting president of the Order of Railway Conductors; WG Lee, president, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; WS Stone, Grand Chief Engineer, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers; WS Carter, president, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen; and Elisha Lee, chairman of the Conference Committee of Managers, in New York:

“I am exceedingly glad that the conferences have been reopened and that the prospect of a settlement looks brighter. I hope most earnestly, for the sake of all concerned and most of all for the sake of the nation, that the two parties will continue to draw closer together and that a little further conference will lead to the result the whole country hopes for and expects.

WOODROW WILSON"

Original Format

Miscellaneous

Files

D30231.pdf

Tags

Citation

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, “Railroad Strike Negotiations Reopened,” 1917 March 17, WWP20615, Woodrow Wilson Press Statements, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.