|Henry T. Casson|
| Southern Victory |
POD: September 10, 1862
|Appearance(s):|| Return Engagement,|
In at the Death
|Type of Appearance:||Direct|
|Occupation:||Buiding magnate, soldier|
|Military Branch:||United States Army (1914-1917; 1941-1944)|
Henry T. Casson was a building magnate in Los Angeles, California in the early 20th century. In 1941, he signed a landmark labor agreement with Chester Martin, ostensibly so that the United States could resist the Confederate invasion of Ohio and fight the Second Great War unhindered by factional infighting in its domestic affairs.
Casson, a veteran of the Great War, re-enlisted in 1942. He didn't see combat in the Second Great War, but he was attached to a building corps and stationed in the north-west U.S. The most danger he faced was a nuisance mortar attack, a fact which he was up-front about. (Implicitly, Casson was part of the USA's superbomb project in Washington.)
After the war ended, Casson called Chester Martin early in 1945. Casson asserted that the contract the city builders had with Martin's union during the war was generous out of necessity, and demanded a renegotiation. Martin countered that the contract was fair, and should remain, making it clear that his union would strike. When Martin stated that the union's strike fund was substantial enough to fund a long term strike (a false statement, but Casson never knew), Casson backed down, and agreed that he and his fellow builders would let the contract stand until 1948.