Excerpt: ...the executive committee of the Council held a meeting,
again in the Department of Commerce and Labor, at which they passed
the following resolution: Resolved, by the members of the Executive
Committee of the National Council of Commerce in meeting assembled
in the office of the Hon. Charles Nagel, the present Secretary of
Commerce and Labor, That they tender their heartiest thanks to the
Hon. Oscar S. Straus, the former Secretary of Commerce and Labor,
for his constant and well-directed efforts in forming and promoting
the National Council of Commerce, expressing their appreciation of
his far-sightedness, his patriotism, his energy, his fairness, and
his friendship, assuring him of the high personal esteem in which
he is held by all of them, and asserting that in their judgment he
has laid the foundation for a movement which will redound not only
to his credit as a Cabinet officer, but one which will ultimately
be productive of incalculable benefit to the business interests of
our country, the development of which he has so deeply at heart.
Later that year the Council was reorganized and called the Chamber
of Commerce of the United States, which to-day is an important
institution in the commercial life of our country. To bring about a
similar relationship between the Department and the labor bodies, I
called another conference in February, 1909, to which I invited the
leading labor representatives throughout the country, and about
fifty attended. Unfortunately my term of office was drawing to an
end and there was not time to organize this wing, but I urged the
men to insist upon the continuance of the conferences and the
cooperation with the Department thus established. The matters
discussed at this meeting were mainly how best to lessen
unemployment, how the Division of 239 Information under the Bureau
of Immigration might be administered for the greater benefit of
labor in general, and how the Nobel Peace Prize, which President
Roosevelt had set...
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