Seward, Ralph T. (Ralph Theodore), 1907-

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Arbitration Board No. 282 was established by Congress (1963) in an attempt to avert a threatened strike by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (BLF and E) in response to employer attempts to reduce the number of firemen on diesel freight and yard trains. The award granted by the Arbitration Board allowed the railroads to reduce the number of firemen on freight and yard trains by 90% and was finally implemented in October, 1964 after several unsuccessful attempts by the railroad unions to overrule the Board's award through legal action.

From the description of Ralph T. Seward. Series 4. National Mediation Board, Arbitration Board No. 282 files, 1963-1966, bulk, 1963-1964. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63540426

This was an arbitration before Ralph Seward, an impartial chairman, Dean Robert S. Stevens of the Cornell Law School, representing the company and Joseph D. McCue representing the union. The dispute arose as a result of the discharge of an employee and the issue was whether good and sufficient cause existed for the discharge. Hearings were held in New York City, January 5, 1950.

From the description of Ralph T. Seward, Arbitrator. Transcripts and Exhibits, 1950. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64059087

Arbitrator and mediator; member, National Mediation Service, National Defense Mediation Board and National War Labor Board; impartial umpire for cases involving the dairy, auto and steel industries, among others.

From the description of Ralph T. Seward series 1. General arbitration files, 1944-1960, bulk 1949-1960. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64755401

From the description of Ralph T. Seward. Series 3. General Motors, Frigidaire Division arbitration files, 1949-1953. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63540427

From the description of Ralph T. Seward. Series 2. International Harvester vs. United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers of America, 1949-1951. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63540428

Emergency Board 176 was invoked by the president of the United States under the emergency procedures of the Railway Labor Act for the purpose of investigating the dispute between four railroad shopcraft unions and U.S. railroads which threatened a strike by October 4, 1969. The issues in contention were largely wage-related.

From the description of Ralph T. Seward. Series 5. United States Emergency Board No. 176 files, 1969. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63540424

Arbitrator and mediator; member, National Mediation Service, National Defense Mediation Board; impartial umpire for cases involving the dairy, auto and steel industries, among others.

Ralph Seward (BA., Cornell University, 1927; MA., New York University, 1931; LLB., Columbia University, 1935) served as an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board (1936-1937) and was executive secretary (1937-1939) and general counsel (1939) of the New York State Labor Relations Board. He also served as chairman of the Board of Immigration Appeals, U.S. Department of Justice (1939-1941), as executive secretary, National Defense Mediation Board (1941-1942), and as associate public member of the U.S. National War Labor Board (1942) before going into private practice as an arbitrator and mediator. In addition to chairing two Emergency Boards of the National Mediation Service, Seward was impartial chairman for the metropolitan New York milk industry (1942-1944); impartial umpire for General Motors Corporation and the United Automobile Workers (1944-1947); chairman of the Board of Conciliation and Arbitration of United States Steel Corporation and United Steelworkers of America (1947-1949); impartial umpire for International Harvester Company and United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers of America (1949-1951); impartial umpire for Bethlehem Steel Corporation and the United Steelworkers of America (1952); and arbitrator and/or mediator in various other cases.

From the description of Ralph T. Seward arbitration and mediation papers, 1942-1969, bulk 1948-1964. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63540431

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referencedIn Cole, David Lawrence, 1902-1977. Series 2, Subseries 4. National Commission on Industrial Peace files, 1971-1974. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Ching, Cyrus S. (Cyrus Stuart), 1876-1967. Reminiscences of Cyrus Stuart Ching : oral history, 1967. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Seward, Ralph T. (Ralph Theodore), 1907-. Ralph Seward. Additional arbitration files, 1960-1979. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Seward, Ralph T. (Ralph Theodore), 1907-. Ralph T. Seward arbitration and mediation papers, 1942-1969, bulk 1948-1964. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Seward, Ralph T. (Ralph Theodore), 1907-. Ralph Seward. Additional arbitration files. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Seward, Ralph T. (Ralph Theodore), 1907-. Ralph Seward. Additional arbitration files, 1980-1987. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Seward, Ralph T. (Ralph Theodore), 1907-. Ralph T. Seward, Arbitrator. Transcripts and Exhibits, 1950. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Feinberg, I. Robert (Irving Robert), 1912-1975. Series 2. Bethlehem Steel Corporation arbitration files, 1946-1967. Cornell University Library
referencedIn United States. Board of Inquiry on the Labor Disputes Involving the Non-ferrous Metals Industry. Documents, 1951. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
creatorOf Seward, Ralph T. (Ralph Theodore), 1907-. Ralph T. Seward. Series 2. International Harvester vs. United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers of America, 1949-1951. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Seward, Ralph T. (Ralph Theodore), 1907-. Ralph T. Seward. Series 3. General Motors, Frigidaire Division arbitration files, 1949-1953. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Seward, Ralph T. (Ralph Theodore), 1907-. Ralph T. Seward series 1. General arbitration files, 1944-1960, bulk 1949-1960. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Seward, Ralph T. (Ralph Theodore), 1907-. Ralph T. Seward. Series 4. National Mediation Board, Arbitration Board No. 282 files, 1963-1966, bulk, 1963-1964. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Seward, Ralph T. (Ralph Theodore), 1907-. Ralph T. Seward. Series 5. United States Emergency Board No. 176 files, 1969. Cornell University Library
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associatedWith American Federation of Full-Fashioned Hosiery Workers. corporateBody
associatedWith Baltimore Motor Coach Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Bethlehem Steel Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. corporateBody
associatedWith Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. corporateBody
associatedWith Capital Airlines Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Ching, Cyrus S. (Cyrus Stuart), 1876-1967. person
associatedWith Cole, David Lawrence, 1902-1977. person
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associatedWith Crucible Steel Company of America. corporateBody
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associatedWith Feinberg, I. Robert (Irving Robert), 1912-1975. person
associatedWith Full-Fashioned Hosiery Manufacturers of America. corporateBody
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associatedWith International Harvester Company. corporateBody
associatedWith International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers. corporateBody
associatedWith International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. corporateBody
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associatedWith Lithographers and Photoengravers International Union. corporateBody
associatedWith McDonald, R. H. person
associatedWith New York and New Jersey Milk Distributors Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. corporateBody
associatedWith Pittsburgh Newspaper Guild. corporateBody
associatedWith Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. corporateBody
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associatedWith Publishers' Association of New York City. corporateBody
associatedWith Southeastern Carriers' Conference Committee. corporateBody
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associatedWith Switchmen's Union of North America. corporateBody
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associatedWith United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. corporateBody
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associatedWith Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company. corporateBody
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United States
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United States
New York (State)--New York
United States
United States
United States
United States
United States
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Arbitration, Industrial--Cases
Mediation and conciliation, Industrial--Cases
Locomotive firemen
Unfair labor practice
Sex discrimination against women
Job evaluation
Yale & Towne Manufacturing Company
Machinists--Labor unions
Arbitration, Industrial--Sources
Electric industry workers
Machinists
Collective labor agreements--Machinists
Railroads--Employees
Occupation
Machinists
Arbitrators, Industrial
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