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Rep. Arthur G. Klein, House Labor Committee: 1950 ca. | by Washington Area Spark
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Rep. Arthur G. Klein, House Labor Committee: 1950 ca.

Rep. Arthur G. Klein (D-N.Y.), a member of the House Labor Committee in 1948, is shown in a photograph circa 1950.


Rep. Clare Hoffman (R-Mi.) headed a subcommittee in 1948 to “investigate” a strike by United Cafeteria and Restaurant Union Local 471 against Government Services, Inc. (GSI) in Washington, D.C.


The subcommittee was little more than a tool to defeat the strike, however, Klein as a guest from the full Labor Committee, did his best to elicit more sympathetic testimony from witnesses and present a point of view more favorable to the union.


Klein was an attorney who worked with the Security and Exchange Commission prior to his service in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Klein served in Congress from 1941-44 and from 1946-55 when he declined to run for re-election. He elected to the New York Supreme Court in 1957 and until his death in 1968.


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For a deep dive into the 1948 cafeteria workers strike, see


The photographer is unknown. The image is courtesy of the collection of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Taken circa 1950