Bruce Barton Papers, 1881-1967

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HEYMANNS ACTIVE IN KOHLER STRIKE UNTIL SETTLEMENT IN 1941
Scope and Content Note: Heymanns, the president of FLU 18545, helped to maintain token picket line at Kohler Co. until May 1941 settlement. Seven members kept paying dues to keep charter active; received minimal strike benefits. Heymanns in 1935 spoke before AFL Convention in Atlantic City to appeal for boycott of Kohler products following passage of resolution at 1935 WSFL meeting in Appleton. Huge ovation at both gatherings. Spoke also at 1936 Tampa AFL Convention, after visiting “at least a hundred” Chicago area locals, sixty or seventy in the Twin Cities, 30 or so in Duluth-Superior area, as well as other locals and state federations in Illinois, Minnesota, and Ohio.