Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen

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The Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen (ORC & B) was founded in 1868 as an order of railway conductors and later expanded to include brakemen.

From the description of Series 2. Files re general chairmen, 1903-1969. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64755504

The Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen (0RC & B) was founded in 1868 as an order of railroad conductors and later expanded to include brakemen.

From the description of Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen series 1. Executive officers' files, 1881-1968. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64755507

The Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen (ORC & B) was founded in 1868 as an order of railroad conductors and later expanded to include brakemen.

From the description of Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen series 4. Subject files, 1890-1968. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64755494

From the description of Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen series 5. Collective bargaining files, 1888-1967. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64755492

From the description of Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. Series 3. Files re union locals, 1868-1965. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63890992

From the description of Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. Series 6. Convention proceedings, publications, and photographs, 1928-1969. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63890983

The Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen (ORC & B) was founded in 1868 as an order of railroad conductors and later expanded to include brakemen.

The Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen was founded by T.J. "Tommie" Wright in 1868 in Amboy, Ill. as the Conductors Union. The name was changed to Order of Railway Conductors of America (ORC) in 1878. In 1942, the Order of Sleeping Car Conductors merged with ORC. The union's name was changed in 1954 to the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. In 1969, the Order merged with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and Switchmen's Union of North America to form the United Transportation Union.

The ORC & B International Headquarters, Grand Division, was located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with subordinate divisions in the United States, Canada, and the Panama Canal Zone. The principal officers included the president, senior vice-president, general secretary-treasurer, executive vice-president, vice-president/Washington legislative representative, vice-president/National Railroad Adjustment Board, four regional vice-presidents, Board of Trustees (3 members), and the ORC & B Board of Directors (comprised of the above 13 officers.) General Adjustment Committees on each property (Class 1 railroads) were responsible for execution of the contract, with each chairman, as principal officer, exercising a high degree of autonomy. Legislative matters on the state level were the responsibility of the State Legislative Committee and its chairman.

From the description of Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen records, 1868-1969. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63890994

The Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen (ORC & B) was founded in 1868 as an order of railroad conductors and later expanded to include brakemen.

The Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen was founded by T.J. "Tommie" Wright in 1868 in Amboy, Ill. as the Conductors Union. The name was changed to Order of Railway Conductors of America (ORC) in 1878. In 1942, the Order of Sleeping Car Conductors merged with ORC. The union's name was changed in 1954 to the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. In 1969, the Order merged with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and Switchmen's Union of North America to form the United Transportation Union.

The ORC & B International Headquarters, Grand Division, was located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with subordinate divisions in the United States, Canada, and the Panama Canal Zone. The principal officers included the president, senior vice-president, general secretary-treasurer, executive vice-president, vice-president/Washington legislative representative, vice-president/National Railroad Adjustment Board, four regional vice-presidents, Board of Trustees (3 members), and the ORC & B Board of Directors (comprised of the above 13 officers.) General Adjustment Committees on each property (Class 1 railroads) were responsible for execution of the contract, with each chairman, as principal officer, exercising a high degree of autonomy. Legislative matters on the state level were the responsibility of the State Legislative Committee and its chairman.

From the guide to the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. Records, 1868-1969., (Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library)

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referencedIn Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Files, 1925-1970, bulk 1941-1970. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives
creatorOf Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. Series 2. Files re general chairmen, 1903-1969. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Pullman Company. Labor Relations Dept. General labor files, 1900-1970 (bulk 1918-1970). Newberry Library
creatorOf Chadourne, Paul, 1900-. Oral history interview with Paul Chadourne in Clinton, Iowa, 1978 May 24 [microform] / conducted by Paul Kelso. Iowa State Historical Society
referencedIn United States. Emergency Board No. 81. Transcripts and exhibits, 1950. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives
referencedIn Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen series 6. General subject files, 1897-1968, bulk 1934-1968. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Butts, Albert Parks, 1888-. Oral history interview with Albert Parks "A.P." Butts in Fort Dodge, Iowa, 1978 Aug. 09 [microform] / conducted by Paul Kelsox. Iowa State Historical Society
referencedIn Railroad memorabilia collection. Cornell University Library
referencedIn United States. Presidential Railroad Commission documents, 1960-1962. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives
referencedIn United States Emergency Board No. 154. Transcript of proceedings and exhibits of the Emergency Board No. 154. Eastern, Western, and Southeastern Carriers Conference Committees and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and the Switchmen's Union of North America. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Kelso, Paul, 1937-. A.P. Butts collection, 1948,1979. Iowa State Historical Society
referencedIn Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen journals, 1874-1968 Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Pullman Company. Labor Relations Dept. Labor union negotiation and agreement files, 1920-1969. Newberry Library
creatorOf Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen series 1. Executive officers' files, 1881-1968. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Northern Pacific Railway Company. Minnesota Division. Northern Pacific Railway Company. Minnesota Division labor files, 1903-1945. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Eastern Region. Labor and Wage Bureau. Records, 1906-1955 (bulk 1920-1942). Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Order of Railway Conductors of America (ORC). Ledger, 1950-1955. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. District # 356 (Black Eagle, Mont.). Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, District # 356 records, 1896-1967. Montana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Personnel Dept. Departmental library, 1903-1946. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. Series 3. Files re union locals, 1868-1965. Cornell University Library
referencedIn United States. Presidential Railroad Commission. United States. Presidential Railroad Commission documents, 1960-1962. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees. Miscellaneous files, 1925-1970, bulk 1941-1970. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Pullman Company. Labor Relations Dept. Federal labor mediation and court records, 1919-1969. Newberry Library
creatorOf United Transportation Union. Office of the Illinois State Legislative Director (Chicago, Ill.). Records, 1958-1976 (bulk 1960-1972) Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. Records, 1868-1969. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives
creatorOf Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen (ORC&B). Memorabilia. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Western Region. Labor and Wage Bureau. Records, 1917-1953 (bulk 1922-1939). Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Series 5, Subseries 2. Mediation and dispute files, 1891-1967. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen records, 1868-1969. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. [Constitutions, agreements, etc.]. Wisconsin historical society
referencedIn Brown, Howard L. (Howard Leroy), 1904-1987. Howard L. Brown papers, 1890-1986 (bulk 1950-1969). Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Miller, LeRoy A.,. Collection of railroad miscellany, 1913-1955. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Pennsylvania Lines West of Pittsburgh. Southwest System. Office of General Superintendent. Records, 1903-1920. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn United States. Emergency Board No. 81. Exhibits presented to Emergency Board No. 81, appointed by the President of the United States, Chicago, Illinois, 1950. Wage-rules case. Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, vs. carriers represented by the Eastern Carriers Conference Committee, the Western Carriers Conference Committee, and the Southeastern Carriers Conference Committee, 1921-1950. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. Unifictaion documents, 1968-1971. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen series 5. Collective bargaining files, 1888-1967. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Office of Vice President-Operations. Records, 1917-1968 (bulk 1930-1964). Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen series 4. Subject files, 1890-1968. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Pullman Company. Law Dept. Court case records, 1878-1980 (bulk 1940-1980). Newberry Library
creatorOf Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. Series 6. Convention proceedings, publications, and photographs, 1928-1969. Cornell University Library
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
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associatedWith Wagner, Louis J. person
associatedWith Wheaton, C. S. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
United States
New York (State)
Georgia--Savannah
United States
United States
Subject
Labor laws and legislation
Labor laws and legislation
Labor rest homes
Labor union welfare funds
Liability for railroad accidents
Locomotive firemen
Locomotive firemen
Railroad conductors
Railroad conductors
Railroad law
Railroads
Railroads
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