Address to the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department Conference, (24 March 1964) Washington, D.C.

“Address to the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department Conference,” delivered March 24, 1964, Johnson, Lyndon B. (1908-1973)

The copy text is a written transcription of the original reel-to-reel audiotape of the speech located in the AFL and AFL-CIO Information Department, Audio Recordings division of the Special Collections and University Archives, Constitutional Conventions of the National AFL, CIO, and AFL-CIO, 1952-1983, Reel 0091, Identifier 0091-2b, Hornbake Library, University of Maryland, College Park. (=A)

Generally speaking, the paragraph structure was largely retained from Lyndon B. Johnson, “Remarks to the Legislative Conference of the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO,” American Presidency Project, (=B)

That being said, there are deviations from the paragraph structure of the American Presidency Project transcript (=B), where there were significant pauses for applause.

Further, there were significant deviations between the audio recording of the speech (=A) and the American Presidency Project transcript (=B). As such, the text presented in this unit has been closely transcribed from the audio recording itself (=A). Paragraph numbers were added in brackets.

The archival source for (=A) had the speech listed as being delivered on March 4, 1964. However, the speech was delivered on March 24, 1964 as listed by the American Presidency Project (=B), and further evidenced by “Proceedings of the Ninth National Legislative Conference; Building and Construction Trades Department,” AFL-CIO, March 23-26, 1964, accessed September 9, 2022,; and the following newspaper clipping, “1964 Press Photo Lyndon Johnson AFL-CIO Speech War,” Historic Images Outlet, accessed September 9, 2022,

This transcript has been carefully proofread for accuracy.