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Kansas Governor Henry Allen, of Topeka, writes to the Honorable John Barrett, Director General Pan American Union, of Washington D.C., thanking him for his endorsement of the newly created Court of Industrial Relations in Kansas. In this letter the governor writes, the court "takes away from labor the right to conspire, or strike or blacklist; it takes away from capital the power to punish by lockouts... " The governor firmly believed the Court of Industrial Relations represented a fair and impartial solution to labor disputes. Though the court remained controversial throughout its existence, it endured only a short history in Kansas. In 1923 it was declared unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court and ceased to exist shortly thereafter.

Creator: Allen, Henry Justin, 1868-1950
Date: February 6, 1920

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Item Number: 212127
Call Number: Governors Office Governor Henry Allen Box 11 court of industrial relations File B.
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 212127

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