United States. Board of Inquiry to Report on Certain Labor Disputes Affecting the Maritime Industry of the United States.

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The Board of Inquiry was appointed by the President under Title 2 of the Labor Management Relations Act of 1947, because the Longshoremen in all East Coast ports had struck when the old contract expired on September 30, 1953 and terms of a new contract had not been agreed upon. The ILA final proposal asked for 10 cents an hour increase in wages, 3 cents per hour towards welfare benefits, a guarantee of an 8 hour day, and agreement in principle to a Permanent Arbitrator. The Association believed that certain provisions should be included in the contract to conform to the Bi-State Waterfront Commission Act, and recognition of the fact that the APL-CIO had petitioned for an NLRB election, problems which were peculiar to the New York Harbor. Members of the Board were David L. Cole, chairman, Harry J. Carman and the Rev. Dennis J. Comey. Hearings were held in Kew York City on October 3, 1953.

From the guide to the United States. Board of Inquiry to Report on Certain Labor Disputes Affecting the Maritime Industry of the United States, 1953., (Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.)

This was a Board of Inquiry appointed by the President under Title 2 of the Labor management Relations Act of 1947, because the Longshormen in all East Coast ports had struck when the old contract expired on September 20, 1953 and terms of a new contract had not been agreed upon. The ILA final proposal asked for 10 cents an hour increase in wages, 3 cents per hour towards welfare benefits, a guarantee of an 8 hour day, and agreement in principle to a Permanen Arbitrator. The association believed that certain provisions should be included in the contract to conform to the Bi-State Waterfront Commission Act, and recognition of the fact that the AFL-CIO had petitioned for an NLRB election, problems which were peculiar to the New York Harbor. Members of the Board were David L. Cole, chairman, harry J. Carman and the Rev. Dennis J. Comey. Hearings were held in New York City on October 3, 1953.

From the description of United States Board of Inquiry to report on Certain Labor Disputes Affecting the Maritime Industry of the United States, Oct. 1953. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 180689790

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associatedWith Carman, Harry J. 1884-1964. person
associatedWith Cole, David L. 1902-1978. person
associatedWith Comey, Dennis J., 1896- person
associatedWith International Longshoremen's Association corporateBody
associatedWith United States. National Labor Relations Board. corporateBody
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