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American Association for Social Security. Series 1. Correspondence, 1927-1944,

Author: American Association for Social Security.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Publication:Records, 1909-1944.
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Chiefly concerns unemployment insurance, federal social security, health insurance, merit rating, old age pensions, state legislation and workmen's compensation. Correspondents include Harvey Lebrun (acting executive director, AASS); Bishop Francis J. McConnell (president, AASS); Frances Perkins (secretary of labor); additionally, considerable routine business correspondence of the Association.
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Named Person: E Wight Bakke; J Douglas Brown; Martin Davey; Eleanor Lansing Dulles; Abraham Epstein; I S Falk; Herman A Gray; Fiorello H La Guardia; Harvey Lebrun; William M Leiserson; M D Litman; Francis John McConnell; Frances Perkins; Margaret Wagner; Robert F Wagner
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: American Association for Social Security.
OCLC Number: 64755382
In: American Association for Social Security
Description: 9 linear ft.

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Chiefly concerns unemployment insurance, federal social security, health insurance, merit rating, old age pensions, state legislation and workmen's compensation. Correspondents include Harvey Lebrun (acting executive director, AASS); Bishop Francis J. McConnell (president, AASS); Frances Perkins (secretary of labor); additionally, considerable routine business correspondence of the Association.

Correspondence concerning unemployment insurance (l930-l942) deals with the Wagner-Lewis unemployment bill; federal excise tax on unemployment insurance; AASS conference held at Brookwood Labor College on proposed standards for unemployment insurance; AASS's annual census of unemployment insurance developments; data on U.S. Employment Service; unemployment compensation; and the proposed Laidler State Employment Insurance Bill (1930).

Other topics include criticism of AASS's old age pension plan system and other AASS sponsored public assistance programs; tentative qualification standards for unemployment insurance established by AASS and embodied in a model bill for unemployment insurance; and changes in the federal Social Security Act.

Also concerns state efforts to establish unemployment relief bills (California, Connecticut, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wisconsin); federal legislation on unemployment insurance; criticism of the New York Unemployment Insurance Act; Byrne-Killgre Bill; Municipal Assembly bill on unemployment insurance (N.Y. City).

The correspondence also concerns William Leiserson's committee to study operation of the Unemployment Insurance Law; Byrne-Condon Bill with AASS suggested revisions; the Stamp Plan vs. payroll tax plans for unemployment insurance; experience rating and interstate hearings on unemployment compensation. There is also correspondence between Prof. Herman Gray and Lincoln University regarding blacks and social security, and other miscellaneous or routine correspondence.

The correspondence concerning federal social security (l93l-1943) deals with the pros and cons of making unemployment compensation a federal problem; correspondence with I.S. Falk and Eleanor L. Dulles concerns changing the 50-50 matching system of federal grants in aid to be more equitable to the needy, the aged, the blind, and dependent children, and legislation to aid mothers; correspondence with Margaret Wagner regards Ohio gubernatorial candidate Martin Davey and the AASS position on tax freezing; and correspondence from M.D. Litman concerns injustice of the unemployment system.

The correspondence concerning health insurance (1929-l943) deals with the reactions to the AASS model bill; letters from Epstein to Frances Perkins, Robert Wagner, and Mayor La Guardia regarding AASS's proposed health insurance program; correspondence between Epstein and J. Douglas Brown and E. Wight Bakke regarding expansion of New Jersey's unemployment compensation system to include illness coverage; notes on proposed New York State Health Insurance Plan Principles; opposition to Rhode Island's proposed illness compensation bill; and routine correspondence.

The documents concerning merit rating (1940-1944) include a list of organizations opposed to merit rating; criticism of merit rating; reports on experience rating in unemployment compensation; and A.F. of L. sentiments for repeal of merit rating laws.

The correspondence concerning old age pensions (1925-1942) includes letters from New York and New Jersey recipients of old age assistance expressing their gratitude for payments; industrial pension plans (General Electric, Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation, Mississippi State Senator Putman, Harry Kaplan, E.D. Hackett); pension programs of the Board of Pensions and Relief of the Methodist Episcopal Church; state retirement laws and programs; AASS request for the elimination of almshouses; and trade union pension plans and relief systems.

The correspondence concerning state legislation (l943-l944) deals with information concerning various state programs for the blind; Aid to Families with Dependent Children; state public welfare programs and old age assistance programs.

The correspondence concerning workmen's compensation (1942-1944) deals with the possible amalgamation of the AASS with the American Association for Labor Legislation; advances in workmen's compensation during 1942-1943; and changes in workmen's compensation during 1943.

The correspondence with Harvey Lebrun (1943-1944) deals with Lebrun's appointment as acting executive director of AASS following Epstein's death; Lebrun's lecture on U.S. Social Security, delivered at Jefferson School of Social Science; and his and Epstein's mutual interest in research on old age assistance and social security. The correspondence with Bishop Francis J. McConnell (1928-1943) deals with routine matters and McConnell's twenty-fifth anniversary of service in 1937.

The correspondence with Frances Perkins (1933-1938) regards agendas of labor conferences dealing with safety and health, minimum wages, old age pensions, unemployment insurance legislation, etc.; protests to Perkins concerning the exclusion of AASS from conference on labor legislation; also Dept. of Labor sponsorship of a conference on social insurance.

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