Eleanor Roosevelt on Right to Work Laws

Eleanor Roosevelt on Right to Work Laws
Clip: 506277_1_1
Year Shot: 1959 (Actual Year)
Audio: Yes
Video: B/W
Tape Master: 1493
Original Film: HFR-DFS-16-019
Location: Washington, DC, United States
Timecode: 02:17:13 - 02:18:45

Master 1493 - Tape 2 MSs former First Lady ELEANOR ROOSEVELT seated at wood table marked only by prepared statement and microphone, Asian artwork-- including face of historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama-- on wall in BG; Eleanor Roosevelt wears thick glasses, pearl necklaces, plain dress, hair swept into bun while reading statement: "For some time, Senator Leman and I have been alarmed and concerned at the growing attacks upon organized labor and industrial peace and stability under the guise of so-called Right to Work Laws. The fact is that these laws do not guarantee any right to work. They are clearly and solely aimed at weakening the trade union movement and thus weakening the basic economy of the United States which is built upon mass consuming power. These laws are openly destructive of mature, sound collective bargaining. They prohibit management and labor from signing contracts with unions, which are in the best interest of both the company and the workers. They are clearly injurious to industrial peace."