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NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1940

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SPECIAL COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING THE
NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD,

Washington, D.C. The committee met at 10:15 a. m., pursuant to adjournment on Tuesday, February 20, 1940, in room 362 of the Old House Office Building, Representative Howard W. Smith, chairman, presiding.

Present: Representatives Howard W. Smith of Virginia, Abe Murdock of Utah, Charles A. Halleck of Indiana, Harry N. Routzohn of Ohio.

Edmund M. Toland, general counsel to the committee.

Charles Fahy, general counsel to the National Labor Relations Board.

The CHAIRMAN. The committee will be in order.

Mr. CHARLES A. HORSKY. Mr. Chairman, I am counsel for the National Labor Board Union. Would you care to have me enter an appearance?

The CHAIRMAN. For what purpose ?
Mr. HORSKY. For the purpose of your records.
The CHAIRMAN. Are you an employee of the Board ?

Mr. HORSKY. No, sir; I am attorney for the National Labor Relations Board Union, which is now being called upon to testify.

The CHAIRMAN. "I will be glad, if you desire, to note your appearance here this morning.

Mr. HORSKY. As you wish, sir.

Mr. SHAUGHNESSY. Mr. Condon and Miss Levy. Will you be sworn, Miss Levy? TESTIMONY OF ROBERT L. CONDON, ATTORNEY, NATIONAL LABOR

RELATIONS BOARD (Resumed); AND MISS STELLA LEVY, ASSIS-
TANT CLERK-STENOGRAPHER, ENFORCEMENT SECTION NA-
TIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD, WASHINGTON, D. C.
(The witness was duly sworn and testified as follows:)
Mr. SHAUGHNESSY. Will you state your name, please, Miss Levy?
Miss LEVY. Stella Levy.
Mr. SHAUGHNESSY. Where do you reside, Miss Levy?
Miss LEVY. 1430 Belmont Street NW.
Mr. SHAUGHNESSY. What is your present business or occupation?

Miss Levy. I am assistant clerk-stenographer in the enforcement section.

Mr. MURDOCK. I wonder if you will state your name again.
Miss LEVY. Stella Levy.

Mr. SHAUGHNESSY. How long have you thus been employed, Miss Levy?

Miss Levy. Since September 1937, in the enforcement section.

Mr. SHAUGHNESSY. Were you at one time secretary of the National Labor Relations Board Union !

Miss Levy. I was.

Mr. SHAUGHNESSY. Mr. Condon, yesterday you were questioned about certain contributions made by the National Labor Relations Board Union, and I now show you and Miss Levy a copy of a communication from the National Labor Relations Board Union to the Women's Trade Union League of Washington and ask you if that is a true and correct copy. It is signed by Miss Levy.

Miss LEVY. Yes.
Mr. CONDON. Yes.
Mr. SHAUGHNESSY. I offer this in evidence.

(The commmunication from the National Labor Relations Board Union to the Women's Trade Union League of Washington, dated February 1, 1939, was received in evidence and marked "Exhibit No. 1002” and appears later.)

Mr. SHAUGHNESSY. I show you next a copy of affirmation of a vote taken by the National Labor Relations Board Union to affiliate with the Women's Trade Union of Washington, D. C., dated February 1, 1939, signed by Miss Levy, and ask if that is a true and correct copy.

Miss LEVY. It is.
Mr. SHAUGHNESSY. I offer this in evidence.

(Copy of affirmation of vote taken by the National Labor Relations Board Union to affiliate with the Women's Trade Union of Washington, D. C., dated February 1, 1939, was received in evidence and marked "Exhibit No. 1003” and appears later.)

Mr. SHAUGHNESSY. I show you next a copy of communication from the National Labor Relations Board Union, dated June 2, 1938, to the Laundry Workers Organizing Committee, and signed by Stella Levy, and ask if this is a true and correct copy.

Miss LEVY. It is.
Mr. SHAUGHNESSY. I offer that in evidence, Mr. Chairman.

(Letter from the National Labor Relations Board Union to Laundry Workers Organizing Committee, dated June 2, 1938, was received in evidence and marked "Exhibit No. 1004” and appears later.)

Mr. SHAUGHNESSY. I show you next a communication from the Committee for Industrial Organization, dated June 9, 1938, to Miss Stella Levy, Secretary of the National Labor Relations Board Union, signed by Frank Scott, organizer. I ask you if you received that communication!

Miss LEVY. Yes, I think so.
Mr. SHAUGHNESSY. I offer that in evidence.

(Letter from the Committee for Industrial Organization, signed by Frank Scott, to Miss Stella Levy, dated June 9, 1938, was received in evidence and marked "Exhibit No. 1005” and appears later.)

Mr. SHAUGHNESSY. I show you next a copy of communication from the National Labor Relations Board Union, dated March 19, 1938, to

the Southern Tenant Farmers Union, and signed by Stella Levy, and ask you if that is a true and correct copy.

Miss LEVY. It is.

(Communication from the National Labor Relations Board, signed by Stella Levy, to the Southern Tenant Farmers Union, dated March 19, 1938, was received in evidence and marked "Exhibit No. 1006" and appears later.)

Mr. SHAUGHNESSY. I show you now a communication dated April 6, 1938, from the Southern Tenant Farmers Union, addressed to Miss Stella Levy, National Labor Relations Board Union, and signed by H. L. Mitchell, secretary, and ask you if you ever received that communication.

Miss LEVY. I did.
Mr. SHAUGHNESSY. I offer that in evidence, Mr. Chairman.

(The letter to Miss Stella Levy from the Southern Tenant Farmers Union, dated April 6, 1938, and was received in evidence and marked Exhibit No. 1007" and appears later.)

Mr. SHAUGHNESSY. Mr. Condon and Miss Levy, I show you now a series of publications, beginning with the Union Bulletin of the National Labor Relations and Mediation Boards, dated October 1937, subsequent copies through to December of 1938, and also copies of The Labor Relator from March 1939 up to November 1939, and ask you if those are publications issued by the union of the National Labor Relations Board.

Miss LEVY. Yes.
Mr. CONDON. Yes.

Mr. SHAUGHNESSY. I offer these in evidence to be filed as one exhibit and not printed.

(The series of publications, beginning with the Union Bulletin of the National Labor Relations and Mediation Boards, dated October 1937, subsequent copies through to December of 1938, and also copies of The Labor Relator from March 1939 up to November 1939, were received in evidence and marked "Exhibit No. 1008" and are on file with the committee.) Mr. SHAUGHNESSY. Reading from Exhibit No. 1002:

NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD UNION,

Shoreham Building, Washington, D. C., February 1, 1939. WOMEN'S TRADE UNION LEAGUE OF WASHINGTON, % National Women's Trade Union League,

Machinists Building, Washington, D. C. (Attention : Elizabeth Lyle, Secretary.) DEAR Miss LYLE: I am enclosing check in the amount of $5.00, affiliation fee of the National Labor Relations Board Union with your organization for the current year, together with the additional check for $25.00 as this Union's contribution to the League.

The names and addresses of the delegates elected to represent this Union are as follows:

Miss Marietta Rinderer, 3807 Benton Street, N.W.
Miss Alice Burkowsky, 15 Rock Creek Church Road

Miss Stella Levy, 1631 Euclid Street, N.W.
I should appreciate your sending them notice of meetings and other relevant
material.
Sincerely yours,

Secretary. Initialed "SL."

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Reading from Exhibit No. 1003:

NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD UNION,

WASHINGTON, D. C., February 1, 1939. I hereby affirm that the National Labor Relations Board Union, at its Regular Meeting of January 19, 1939, voted unanimously to affiliate with the Women's Trade Union League of Washington, D. C. and to contribute, in addition to the affiliation fee, twenty-five dollars; and that on January 31, 1939 I received from Jacob I. Karro, Treasurer of the National Labor Relations Board Union, a check in the amount of five dollars as affiliation fee and another check in the amount of twenty-five dollars as contribution.

(Signed) STELLA LEVY, Secretary. Reading from Exhibit No. 1004:

NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD UNION,

Shoreham Building, Washington, D. C., June 2, 1938. LAUNDRY WORKERS ORGANIZING COMMITTEE,

1010 Vermont Avenue, N. W., Washington, D. C. GENTLEMEN : I am enclosing a check in the amount of five dollars, which the National Labor Relations Board Union voted to contribute to the Laundry Workers Organizing Committee. Yours sincerely,

STELLA LEVY, Secretary. SL Enc. Reading now from Exhibit No. 1005:

COMMITTEE FOR INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION

REGIONAL OFFICE

Rooms 38–9, Rust Building, 15th and K Streets, N. W., Washington, D. C.

JUNE 9, 1938. Miss STELLA LEVY, Secretary, National Labor Relations Board Union,

Shoreham Building. DEAR Miss LEVY: This is to acknowledge the contribution of $5 made by your local to the Laundry Workers Organization Committee, and to express our sincere gratitude for this much needed aid.

As you may know the I. U. C. has issued a resolution to all C. I. 0. locals in Washington calling for financial and moral support of our organizing drive. Any additional support that your local can give us will be greatly appreciated. Yours truly,

FRANK SCOTT, Organizer. Reading now from Exhibit No. 1006:

NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD,

LODGE 301, Shoreham Building, Washington, D. C., March 19, 1938. SOUTHERN TENANT FARMERS UNION,

2527 Broad Street, Memphis, Tennessee. GENTLEMEN: On behalf of National Labor Relations Board Lodge 301, I am enclosing herewith check in the amount of five dollars, which sum Lodge 301 voted to contribute to the Southern Tenant Farmers Union. Fraternally yours,

STELLA LEVY, Secretary. SL Enc.

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