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This letter dated May 25, 1950, from United States (US) Senator William Langer to US Major General Lewis A. Pick, outlines R.D. Kollman’s claim of discrimination in employment at the Garrison Dam project. The letter quotes Kollman’s claim that residents of North Dakota have a difficult time procuring employment at the Garrison Dam project while “there is no trouble for an outsider to get employment.” Kollman’s contention extends to those in labor unions where “union gangster organizers are standing right there.” Langer calls for Pick’s attention to Kollman’s claims and asks Pick for his advice with the situation.
Letter from Irene Martin on Behalf of Senator Langer to R.D. Kollman Regarding Discrimination in Employment at the Garrison Dam Project, May 25, 1950
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, Elbowoods, labor unions
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish
William Langer, Lewis Pick, R.D. Kollman
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Langer, William, "Letter from Senator Langer to General Lewis Pick Regarding Discrimination at the Garrison Dam Project, May 25, 1950" (1950). William Langer Papers. 616.