New York (N.Y.) Fact Finding Board in the Transit Industry.

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On October 18, 1945, Mayor O'Dwyer of New York City suggested that the use of collective bargaining might alleviate the friction between the Board of Transportation and the transit employees. It was not until 1950, however, when Michael J. Quill, President of the Transport Workers Union, demanded immediate contract negotiations with the Board of Transportation, that this issue came to the forefront. Quill had circulated a petition among the transit workers calling for these negotiations, and claimed that 21,834 of the 27,000 employees had supported his stand.

Other T.W.U. demands were a $2-a-day raise for all transit employees, increased overtime pay, an improved pension plan, and additional vacation days after five years of service. Mayor O'Dwyer offered to set up a fact-finding board to hear the complaints of each side, and both the Board of Transportation and the Transport Workers Union agreed to submit their cases before this impartial board. David L. Cole was then appointed as chairman of the board and hearings began on April 12, 1950.

From the description of New York City. Fact Finding Board in the Transit Industry. Transcript and Exhibits, 1950. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64059101

On October 18, 1945, Mayor O'Dwyer of New York City suggested that the use of collective bargaining might alleviate the friction between the Board of Transportation and the transit employees. It was not until 1950, however, when Michael J. Quill, President of the Transport Workers Union, demanded immediate contract negotiations with the Board of Transportation, that this issue came to the forefront. Quill had circulated a petition among the transit workers calling for these negotiations, and claimed that 21,834 of the 27,000 employees had supported his stand.

Other T.W.U. demands were a two-dollar-a-day raise for all transit employees, increased overtime pay, an improved pension plan, and additional vacation days after five years of service. Mayor O'Dwyer offered to set up a fact-finding board to hear the complaints of each side, and both the Board of Transportation and the Transport Workers Union agreed to submit their cases before this impartial board. David L. Cole was then appointed as chairman of the board and hearings began on April 12, 1950.

From the guide to the New York City. Fact Finding Board in the Transit Industry. Transcript and Exhibits, 1950., (Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.)

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