United States. War Manpower Commission

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Roy Pearson was a labor representative from the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America, or IUMSWA, Local No. 9 in San Pedro, California. The IUMSWA was a labor union that represented all shipyard workers.

Established in the 1930’s, the Congress of Industrial Relations, or C.I.O, was a federation that organized industrial unions, such as the IUMSWA, in the United States and Canada. The C.I.O. merged in 1955 with the American Federation of Labor and is now known as the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, or AFL-CIO.

The War Manpower Commission was established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt via Executive Order 9139 in 1943. The function of the War Manpower Commission was to determine the need for employment in various industries, such as agriculture or industrial manufacturing; formulate programs and plans to recruit and train employees, and establish the most efficient use of its labor force in a manner that would assist in the war effort during World War II. The commission contained members representing the Departments of War, Navy, Agriculture and Labor, as well as the War Production Board, the Labor Production Division of the War Production Board, the Selective Service System, and the United States Civil Service Commission.

The War Manpower Commission corresponded with labor unions, such as the IUMSWA, about programs such as the Employment Stabilization Plan, which aimed to place workers in industry specific jobs during the war.

Roy Pearson acted as an alternate representing labor in meetings of the Southern California Area War Manpower Committee which, as a local offshoot of the War Manpower Commission, met weekly or biweekly to discuss labor and management issues in industries which assisted in the war effort.

From the guide to the Roy Pearson, Records of the IUMSWA and the War Manpower Commission, 1938-1950, bulk 1943-1944, (California State University, Dominguez Hills Archives and Special Collections)

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creatorOf Roy Pearson, Records of the IUMSWA and the War Manpower Commission, 1938-1950, bulk 1943-1944 California State University, Dominguez Hills Archives and Special Collections
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associatedWith American Institute of Physics. corporateBody
associatedWith Ayres, Leonard Porter, 1879-1946. person
associatedWith Benjamin, Warfield Smith, 1913-1981 person
associatedWith Burdick, Charles Burton, 1927- person
associatedWith Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Davis, Harvey H. (Harvey Henry), 1894- person
associatedWith Decker, Frank Norton, 1882-1969. person
associatedWith Dizard, George E. (George Emil), 1917-. person
associatedWith Edmondson, Mildred DuBose person
associatedWith Edmondson, Mildred DuBose, person
associatedWith E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Explosives Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Elliott, Edward C. (Edward Charles), 1874-1960. person
associatedWith Feliz, Frank E. person
associatedWith Feliz, Frank E. person
associatedWith Flakne, Joseph T., 1900-1999. person
associatedWith Florida Industrial Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Grant, Ellsworth S. person
associatedWith Harper, Fowler V. 1897-1965. person
associatedWith Hartley, Fred Allan, 1902-1969 person
associatedWith Harvard Fatigue Laboratory. corporateBody
associatedWith Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America corporateBody
associatedWith International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 14 (Toledo, Ohio) corporateBody
associatedWith Liveright, A. A. (Alexander Albert), 1907- person
associatedWith Louisiana League for Nursing. Committee on Careers. corporateBody
associatedWith Lovell, Carolyn G., 1921-1993. person
associatedWith Lowenthal, Max person
associatedWith Lowenthal, Max. person
associatedWith McGrath, Earl James, 1902- person
associatedWith McReynolds, William H., 1880-1951. person
associatedWith McSherry, Frank J. person
associatedWith New York State War Council. War Transportation Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Office of Chief of Freight Transportation. corporateBody
associatedWith Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Office of Chief of Passenger Transportation. corporateBody
associatedWith Schaff Piano String Company (Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Sifton, Claire, 1897-1980 person
associatedWith Sifton, Paul Field, 1897-1972. person
associatedWith Smith, Benjamin Warfield, 1913-1981. person
associatedWith United States. National Youth Administration. Idaho. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. National Youth Administration (Wyo.) corporateBody
associatedWith Westmoreland Coal Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Wisconsin. Governor (1943-1947 : Goodland) corporateBody
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Labor unions--United States
Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America
United States. War Production Board
United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945)
United States. Office of War Information
United States--War Manpower Commission
Shipbuilding--California
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.)
California Dept. of Industrial Relations
San Pedro Bay (Calif:Bay)
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