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These are 15 cases which have come up through the grievance procedure of the railroads and have been deadlocked in the appropriate division of the National Railroad Adjustment Board, a committee of three representatives from management and three from the union. This is the fifth step in the grievance procedure, and if it deadlocks a neutral referee is appointed by the National Mediation Board to sit with the Adjustment Board and resolve the disputes. Cases in this dispute were deadlocked on December 8, 1956. Harold M. Gilden was appointed Referee and hearings were begun September 17, 1957 in New York. All of the cases involve the questions of "Time claims" that is grievances involving penalty payments for violations of the agreement.

From the description of United States. National Mediation Board. Hearings. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 180689785

This case was referred to the National Mediation Board under an arbitration agreement by the parties when they were unable to reach an agreement on wages for a new contract that was signed on January l, 1954. The Panel consisted of David L. Cole, Chairman, Edward G. Hamilton and William G, Lindner. Hearings were begun on March 22, 1954 in New York City. The issue submitted to the Panel was: to what extent, if any, are the employees entitled to a flat wage increase over existing rates of pay applicable to all employees of bargaining units taken together on an across-the-board basis? The union presented 76 exhibits designed to show the increase in air travel, comparative wage rates and other economic data. The company presented 11. The exhibits are not included in the transcript nor the collection.

From the guide to the United States. National Mediation Board. Transcript, 1954, (Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.)

The Board consisted of David L. Cole, Chairman, L.W. Horning and George Harrison.

From the description of United States. National Mediation Board. Case No. 212. Transcripts and exhibits, 1956. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64059063

From the guide to the United States. National Mediation Board. Case No. 212. Transcripts and exhibits, 1956., (Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.)

This case was referred to the National Mediation Board under an arbitration agreement by the parties when they were unable to reach an agreement on wages for a new contract that was signed on January 1, 1954. The Panel consisted of David L. Cole, Chairman, Edward G. Hamilton and William G. Lindner. Hearings were begun on March 22, 1954 in New York City. The issue submitted to the Panel was "To what extent, if any, are the employees entitled to a flat wage increase over existing rates of pay applicable to all employees of bargaining units taken together on an across-the-board basis?" The union presented 76 exhibits designed to show the increase in air travel, comparative wage rates and other economic data. The company presented 11. The exhibits are not included in the transcript nor the collection.

From the description of United States. National Mediation Board. American Airlines and Transport Workers Union of America, 1954. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 180689786

Arbitration case no. 275 involved the Chicago and North Western Railway and its employees represented by the Order of Railroad Telegraphers and concerned the issue of job elimination.

Proceedings developed out of a notice served by the union on the carrier requesting a rule that no position in existence (1957) would be abolished or discontinued except by agreement between the carrier and the union. The customary procedures of direct negotiations, mediation and emergency board recommendations were exhausted without agreement and a work stoppage occured. Arbitration no. 275 was called following an agreement between the parties made at the request of the president of the United States that the strike in progress be terminated and the remaining issues be submitted to arbitration. The parties agreed to a program of employee protection as recommended by Emergency Board 147.

From the description of United States. National Mediation Board arbitration case no. 275 : Chicago and North Western Railway Company vs. Order of Railroad Telegraphers. Documents, 1962. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63890959

In April of 1957, a labor dispute arose between the Lighter Captains' Union, Local 996, International Longshoremen's Association, and the eight railroads that operated New York City's harbor barges and tugboats, represented by the Labor Committee of the General Managers' Association of New York. Both parties agreed to take their dispute to the National Mediation Board.

The Union demanded an immediate increase of 42 1/2 cents per hour in basic rates, an additional 20 cents per hour for overtime work, and a minimum wage of $25 per day for workers on refrigerator boats or those equipped with power hoists. The railroads did not offer any increase. After two weeks of hearings, the Board recommended a three year collective agreement with a wage increase of 24 cents per hour.

From the description of United States. National Mediation Board. Arbitration case no. 225 : Labor Committee of the General Managers' Association of New York, representing New York Harbor Railroads vs. the Lighter Captains' Union, International Longshoremen's Association. Proceedings and exhibits, 1957. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63890958

The Board of Arbitration was established following an agreement between the parties September 28, 1962, made pursuant to a request of the President of the United States that the strike in progress on the lines of the carrier be terminated and the remaining issues be submitted to arbitration.

Members of the Board included B. W. Heineman, representing the carrier; G. E. Leighty, representing the organization; upon nomination by President Kennedy, Sylvester Garrett was designated by the National Mediation Board as the third and neutral member of the Board.

Hearings commenced October 2, 1962, in Washington, D.C., and were concluded October 4. The award was rendered October 8, 1962.

This proceeding developed out of the handling of a notice served by the organization on the carrier for a rule that: "no position in existence on December 3, 1957, will be abolished or discontinued except by agreement between the carrier and the organization."

The customary procedures of direct negotiation, mediation and emergency board recommendations were exhausted without agreement. A work stoppage occurred. In settlement of the dispute the parties agreed upon a program of employee protection as recommended by Emergency Board No. 147 except for four areas of disagreement which were submitted to this Arbitration Board for resolution at the request of the President. In submitting the questions at issue for settlement, the parties stated:

"It is agreed that each question shall be resolved and decided by the panel on the basis of and in terms of its determination of the proper application to the question of the Report and Recommendations of Emergency Board No. 147, dated June 14, 1962."

The four specific questions and the decisions of the Board follow. The representative of the organization indicated a dissent in the decision in response to questions two, three, and four.

1. What shall be established as a substantial period of advance notice to be given by the Carrier to the Union of a decision to permanently discontinue any position?

2. What procedures should be followed when the Carrier and the Union do not agree on whether a position should be abolished?

3. The U. S. Emergency Board No. 147 recommended a forty-hour workweek guarantee for extra board employees. Should the Union or the Carrier decide on the size of the extra board?

4. Should the Union be allowed to pursue claims against the Carrier which resulted from jobs abolished before the current agreement was made?

From the guide to the United States. National Mediation Board. Arbitration case no. 275. Documents, 1962., (Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library)

In April of 1957, a labor dispute arose between the Lighter Captains' Union, Local 996, International Longshoremen's Association, and the eight railroads that operated New York City's harbor barges and tugboats, represented by the Labor Committee of the General Managers' Association of New York. Both parties agreed to take their dispute to the National Mediation Board.

The Union demanded an immediate increase of 42 1/2 cents per hour in basic rates, an additional 20 cents per hour for overtime work, and a minimum wage of $25 per day for workers on refrigerator boats or those equipped with power hoists. The railroads did not offer any increase. After two weeks of hearings, the Board recommended a three year collective agreement with a wage increase of 24 cents per hour.

From the guide to the United States. National Mediation Board. Arbitration case no. 225. Proceedings and Exhibits, 1957., (Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library)

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referencedIn Morrow, Edwin Porch, 1877-1935. Edwin Porch Morrow papers, 1913-1940, 1913-1935 (bulk dates). University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn National Association of Manufacturers (U.S.). Industrial Relations Dept. Records, 1920-1976. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Jesse Simons Papers, 1945-2000 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Zack, Arnold. Arnold Zack. Additional arbitration files, 1999-2000, 2004. Cornell University Library
creatorOf United States. National Mediation Board. United States. National Mediation Board. Case No. 212. Transcripts and exhibits, 1956. Cornell University Library
referencedIn International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Coordinated Contracts and National Agreement files, 1930-1981, [bulk 1944-1966]. Georgia State University
referencedIn Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Motive Power Dept. Records, 1881-1964 (bulk 1910-1948). Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Personnel Dept. Records, 1887-1968 (bulk 1920-1955). Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Chicago and North Western Railway Company. Labor Relations Dept. Director's files, 1918-1971, bulk 1930-1949. Cornell University Library
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referencedIn Leiserson, William M. William M. Leiserson papers, 1901-1959. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf United States. National Mediation Board. Transcript, 1954 Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.
referencedIn 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 United States. National Mediation Board. United States. National Mediation Board. Arbitration case no. 225 : Labor Committee of the General Managers' Association of New York, representing New York Harbor Railroads vs. the Lighter Captains' Union, International Longshoremen's Association. Proceedings and exhibits, 1957. Cornell University Library
referencedIn United States. Emergency Board No. 129. Documents, 1957-1960 [bulk 1960]. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
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referencedIn Jesse Simons Papers, 1945-2000 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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referencedIn Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Series 5, Subseries 2. Mediation and dispute files, 1891-1967. Cornell University Library
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referencedIn Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Eastern Region. Labor and Wage Bureau. Records, 1906-1955 (bulk 1920-1942). Hagley Museum & Library
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United States
New York (State)
United States
United States
United States
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Railroads--Employees--Labor unions--United States
Collective labor agreements--Aeronautics
Railroads
Railroads--United States--Management
Hours of labor--Government policy
Flextime--Law and legislation
Hours of labor, Flexible--Law and legislation--United States
Railroads--Management
Mediation and conciliation, Industrial--Sources
Hours of labor, Flexible--Law and legislation--New York (State)
Arbitration, Industrial
Railroads--Employees--Labor unions
Telegraphers
Railroads--New York (State) - Management
Hours of labor--Government policy--United States
Stevedores
Hours of labor--Government policy--New York (State)
Arbitration, Industrial--Cases
Railroads--Employees--Labor unions--New York (State)
Airlines
Arbitration, Industrial--United States--Cases
Railroads--United States
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Active 1969

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