E.F. Garry to Mr. Lane on Pullman Saving Plan

October 25, 1922, F. L. Simmons Administrative Files, Pullman Company Archives, 06/01/01, Box 2, Folder 48, Newberry Library.

In the 1920s a growing number of large industrial employers developed welfare, recreation, and representation programs for their employees. This letter, between executives of the Pullman Company, explores the possibility of a company organized savings and investment plan for workers who built, repaired, and serviced railroad cars. Written shortly after the 1922 nationwide strike of railroad shop workers, the letter offers clues as to why employers favored such welfare programs.

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Source:
Case Pullman 06/01/01, Box 2, Folder 48
Date:
1922
Subjects:
Industry Labor
Places:
Pullman (Chicago, Ill.)
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