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IV. Collective bargaining and dispute files, ca. 1891-1967. [series]:
 
1. Agreements, 1891-1965. [subseries]:
The major railroads represented include Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (1901-1929), Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (1892-1933), Canadian National Railroad/West (1893-1953), Canadian Pacific Railroad (1898-1954), Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad (1942-1951), Cleveland Union Terminal Railroad (1944-1965), Colorado and Southern Railroad (1900-1953), Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (1902-1957), Great Northern Railway (1929-1941), Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe (1906-1965), Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio Railroad (1910-1927), Illinois Central Railroad (1893-1939), Iowa Central Railroad (1902-1911), and Kansas City Southern Railway (1897-1946).

Other railroads represented include Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railroad (1905-1932), Lehigh and New England Railroad (1911-1928), Long Island Railroad (1899-1935), Louisville and Nashville Railroad (1903-1940), Michigan Central Railroad (1900-1953), Maine Central Railroad (1902-1943), Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad (1901-1943), Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (1897-1941), Missouri, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad (1911-1919), Missouri Pacific Railroad (1891-1937), Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway (1907-1944), New York, Ontario and Western Railroad (1900-1947), New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Company (1901-1951), New York Central Railroad (1900-1963), Northern Pacific Railroad (1894-1928), Pennsylvania Railroad (1902-1941), Oregon and Washington Railroad (1898-1930), Oregon Shortline Railroad (1900-1929), Norfolk and Western Railway (1899-1943), Norfolk, Portsmouth and Belt Railroad (1912-1929), Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad (1894-1944), Panhandle & Santa Fe Railway (1901-1929), Pere Marquette Railway (1900-1924), Quebec Central Railroad (1907-1929), Pacific Electric Railway (1935-1945), Rutland Railroad (1906-1955), San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad (1904-1914), Southern Railroad (1889-1927), St. Joseph and Grand Island Railroad (1903-1929), Southern Pacific Railroad (Pacific System) (1892-1935), St. Louis Southwestern Railway (1899-1937), Texas and Pacific Railroad (1898-1944), Trinity and Brazos Valley Railroad (1907-1919), Ulster and Delaware Railroad (1906-1921), Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (1901-1930), Union Pacific Railway (1923-1950), Virginia Railroad (1909-1928), Wabash Railroad (1900-1929), Western Maryland Railway (1907-1946), and Western Pacific Railroad. The agreements files also include briefs and dockets of cases before the National Railroad Adjustment Board (NRAB), petitions, seniority lists, financial dockets, letters and memos, fact sheets, Emergency Board presidential reports, press releases, and pamphlets relating to BRT agreements.

  146-147  
A
  148  
B
  149  
B-C
  150-151  
C
  152  
C-D
  153  
D
  154  
F-G
  155  
G-H
  156  
I-J
  157  
J-L
  158  
L-M
  159  
M
  160  
M-N
  161  
N-O
  162  
N-P
  163  
P
  164  
P-Q
  165  
R-S
  166  
S
  167  
T-U
  168  
U-Z
  169-170  
Miscellaneous Agreements
 
2. Mediation And Dispute Files, 1891-1967. [subseries]:
File on the United States Railroad Administration includes transcripts of the proceedings of its Board of Railroad Wages and Working Conditions regarding railroad trainmen (1919) (10 vol).

National Mediation Board (NMB) files include correspondence of A.J. Glover (president, Switchmen's Union of North America (SUNA)), D.F. Rook and E.M. Grey, as well as case briefs re the yardmen representation question on the Aliquippa and Southern Railroad (1948-1949); petition for the re-hearing of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (BRT) and Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (BLF & E) vs. Chicago Great Western Railroad, including letters from Thomas Clohessy (vice-president, SUNA), D.B. Robinson (president, BLF & E), and J.P. Farrell (vice-presient, BLF & E); documents relating to a dispute which involved the NMB, the National War Labor Board, and the National Railway Labor Panel regarding the scope of each agency's jurisdiction (1943); statistics on NMB decisions on representational disputes between the railway brotherhoods (1934-1942); BRT recommendations regarding William Leiserson's replacement upon his resignation from the NMB (1944); and transcripts of NMB proceedings and summaries of related cases concerning the handling of representational disputes under the Railway Labor Act (1953). Also scattered documents relating to individual cases involving the BRT.

National Railroad Adjustment Board (NRAB) files include briefs before the NRAB re the request by the Pennsylvania Railroad for discontinuance of selected train and engine service (1934-1940); minutes of meetings of national railroad labor organizations for the purpose of discussing the formation of the NRAB (1938-1939); hearing regarding the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters' right to participate in the selection of a labor member for the Third Division, NRAB (1948-1949); awards, clippings, and correspondence regarding alcohol abuse among operating railroad employees (1940); an article by Whitney entitled "Sabotaging the National Railroad Adjustment Board" (n.d.); numerous fragments of files on cases brought before the Board by the BRT.

Files on representational disputes with other railroad labor unions include a printed report of evidence given in the trial of the BRT before a committee of the Supreme Council of United Orders of Railway Employes (1891); files on a 1961 dispute heard by the Canadian Board of Conciliation between the BRT and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers over representation of Canadian National Railways and Canadian Pacific workers; files on numerous representational disputes between the BRT and SUNA, including that over the Des Moines Union Railroad, heard by an impartial umpire under the AFL-CIO Internal Disputes Plan (1967); that over the New York Central Railroad (1932-1934); over the Northern Pacific Railway (1940-1947); and the lengthy dispute over the Michigan Central Railroad (1926-1943).

The BRT's disputes with the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen (ORC & B) are well documented herein. Included are circular letters regarding representational disputes (ca. 1951-1958) and the alleged policy of the ORC & B of driving a wedge between road and yardmen; also fragments of documents relating to representational disputes on various lines.

Additional documents include wage and rules movements files documenting the 1946 and 1956 movements, scattered documents re U.S. Presidential Emergency Boards, and other materials dealing with dispute resolution in the industry.

  171-173  
Aliquippot Southern Railroad, 1948
  171-173  
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, 1960
  171-173  
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1958
  171-173  
Chicago Great Western, 1936
  171-173  
Chicago, Rock Island, 1936
  171-173  
D & RGW Railroad, 1951
  171-173  
Detroit Terminal, 1931-39
  171-173  
Erie Railroad, 1953
  171-173  
Monogahela Railroad, 1949
  171-173  
Niles-Elkhart Dispute, 1960's
  171-173  
  173-177  
NRAB Case Files, Correspondence, etc.
  178  
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Co.
  178  
Oregon and Northwestern
  178  
South Pacific Lines
  178  
Southern Railroad Co.
  178  
Spokane Portland Terminal Railroad Assn.
  178  
Representation Disputes
  178  
NMB correspondence, 1935-40
  178  
Jurisdiction of Several Government Agencies, 1943
  178  
Regional Boards Appointees, 1934
  178  
NYC/Ohio Central Railroad NMB Intervention, 1940-49
  179  
NMB Correspondence and Cases, 1950-62
  179  
Des Moines Union Railway Company, 1967
  179  
Kansas City Terminal 1948
  179  
Merger-SUNA/BRT 1958
  179  
Conducting Representative Elections BRT/OCRB, 1962
  179  
BRT/ORC/Order of Sleeping Car Porters, 1942
  179  
BRT Merger or Fight Edict, 1964
  179  
Miscellaneous Information
  179  
SUNA vs. BRT - Opposition to BRT Affiliation with AFL-CIO 1957
  179  
SUNA and Other Brotherhoods, 1932-34
  179  
BRT / SUNA NYCRR 1932 - 34
  179  
Northern Pacific Railroad SUNA/BRT Rival Unionism
  179  
B and O Railroad 1935
  179  
BLE/BRT 1943
  179  
ORC vs. NMB and BRT
  179  
Detroit Terminal 1939
  179  
BRT vs. ORC 1944
  179  
Ray vs. BRT (SUNA) 1935
  180-183  
Wage and Rule Movements, 1932-65. Includes Reports; Circular letters; Briefs exhibits, reports of various conciliation and arbitration boards and agreements
  184  
Transcript of Proceedings, 1919, Board of Railroad Wages and Working Conditions (10 vols.)
  184  
Report of Evidence Given in Trial of the BRT Before a Committee of the Supreme Council of the United Order of Railway Employees, 1891
  184  
40-Hour Work Week, 1953-
  185  
Miscellaneous Transcripts