A few days before his tragic death, Walter Reuther presided over a session of the board of the United Automobile Workers. A major point on its agenda was the Nixon policy regarding Cambodia, and as a result of its discussion, the following telegram was sent by Reuther to the President:
ON BEHALF OF THE UAW I wish to convey to you our deep concern and distress over your action authorizing the use of United States forces and material in a broadening of the war in Indochina....
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