Our Job with the WPA - 1939
1937 Letter from Harry L. Hopkins - Introduction to "Our Job with the WPA" brochure
WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION
1734 NEW YORK AVENUE NW.
WASHINGTON , D. C.
HARRY L. HOPKINS
January 14, 1937
Because of your interest in problems of the worker and your organization's role in community affairs, Frank Morrison, Secretary of the American Federation of Labor, requests this timely material for your study.
A copy of "Our lob with the WPA" is being placed in the hands of each project worker by his State Administrator, so that he may know the purpose of the Works Program as well as his rights and responsibilities.
Many other vital questions are answered in a report on the Works Program, now on the presses. Should you desire a copy for your group we could send it, as long as the limited supply lasts.
Advisor on Labor Relations
Table of Contents: WPA Brochure from 1936 - "Our Job with the WPA"
- Letter by Harry L. Hopkins (Brochure Page 5 )
- WPA (Brochure Page 6)
- The People Who Work (Brochure Page 7)
- WPA Jobs (Brochure Page 8)
- Length of Jobs (Brochure Page 9)
- Pay (Brochure Page 10)
- Loss of Pay (Brochure Page 12)
- Working Time (Brochure Page 13)
- Work in Bad Weather (Brochure Page 14)
- Dismissals (Brochure Page 14)
- Complaints (Brochure Page 15)
- Accidents and Compensation (Brochure Page 16)
- Safety (Brochure Page 17)
- Unions (Brochure Page 18)
- Private Jobs (Brochure Page 18)
- General (Brochure Page 19)
- Conclusion (Brochure Page 21)
- Why a Work Program? (Brochure Page 22)
- Achievements (Brochure Page 28)
Links to Sections from the WPA Brochure from 1936 - "Our Job with the WPA"
- Letter by Harry L. Hopkins
- Workers' Handbook - WPA; What Are WPA Jobs?
- How Long Will The Jobs Last?; Questions Workers Most Often Ask - Pay; Things You Can Be Docked For
- Working Time; Dismissals; Complaints
- Accidents and Compensation; Safety; Unions
- General Questions: Private Jobs; Work Card; Getting A Job Near Home; Carfare; Your Opinion of the Job You Do; Conclusion
- We Have a WPA Job; Why can't we get private jobs?; What happens to us when we are on the dole; Work Keeps Us From Going Nuts
- Uncle Sam set up the WPA as the answer; The good we are doing; Our Working and Spending Keep Many Businesses Alive