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    Franklin D.Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed, 2 pages, 6.75" x 10.0" on White House stationery, February 4, 1935 to labor attorney Charlton Ogburn, Union Trust Building, Washington, D.C. In this letter FDR expounds upon his views regarding the powers of the Automobile Labor Board. It partially reads, " ...The Board was established by the government and not as a Board of Arbitration...There was in March, 1934, the possibility of a strike in this industry, arising out of the controversies particularly concerning the right of employees to organize freely for collective bargaining...Provision was made for the NRA to set up a 'Board responsible to the President of the United States' and in the 'principles of settlement' it was stated that the government makes it clear that it favors no particular union or particular form of employee organization...At the present time the Board is not only functioning to prevent discrimination against the employees and otherwise to carry out the purpose of its creation, but it is engaged also in the very important work of holding elections, whereby through secret ballot, under government supervision, all employees are given a full and fair opportunity to designate their representatives...From the reports of recent balloting in the elections now being held, it appears clearly that all but a very small percentage of the employees are availing themselves of this opportunity...". Prominent signature with light browning, Fine condition. Framed to 32.0" x 18.5" with an engraved portrait of President Roosevelt. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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