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United States. Emergency Boards No. 130 and No. 145. Documents, 1949-1962, bulk 1960-1962.
United States. Emergency Boards No. 130 and No. 145.
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Forms of Material:
Transcripts of proceedings, reports, briefs, and exhibits.
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Documents relating to Board 130 consist of briefs. Documents relating to Emergency Board 145 include transcripts of proceedings
(15 vol.), final report and related documents, carrier and employee briefs, and exhibits.
Collection material in English
U.S. Emergency Boards No. 130 (1960) and No. 145 (1962) were established to investigate and settle disputes involving the
Akron and Barberton Belt Railroad and other carriers represented by Eastern, Western, and Southeastern Carriers' Conference
Committees and certain employees represented by eleven cooperating (non-operating) railroad organizations.
Emergency Board No. 130 dealt with a dispute arising out of the organizations' proposals concerning increases in holidays
and vacations with pay, wages, and improvements in health and welfare plans. The Board recommended a general wage rate increase
of five cents per hour, additional carrier contributions to dependent benefits and group life insurance, and a seventeen cents
per hour, cost-of-living adjustment.
Emergency Board No. 145 was created to settle an impasse arising out of "section 6" notices served by the parties on each
other, proposing changes in existing agreements. The organizations proposed a twenty-five cents per hour wage increase and
six months advance notice of reduction in force. The Carriers' Conference Committees countered with a request for a wage reduction
and the abolition of provisions which required more than 24 hours notice of reduction in force. The Board recommended a four
cents per hour increase, effective immediately, plus a two and one-half per cent increase, effective three months thereafter.
It also recommended a rule requiring not less than five working days notice of force reduction.
Carrier exhibits include documents relating to rates of pay, working conditions, job descriptions, and fringe benefits in
the railroad industry, especially regarding non-operating employees. Also comparative wage data for clericals and workers
in other industries. Employee exhibits include job descriptions of shop craft, firemen and oilers, standards for interindustry
wage comparisons and tables of wage trends (1949-1958) for non-operating railroad employees and comparable American workers.
Also documents relating to the financial stability of the railroad industry and railroad worker productivity. Additionally,
includes a manuscript copy of the final report of the Board and newspaper clippings and other papers which document public
reaction to the decision.
Akron and Barberton Belt Railroad.
Eastern Carriers' Conference Committee.
Southeastern Carriers' Conference Committee.
United States. Emergency Board No. 145.
Western Carriers Conference Committee.
Mediation and conciliation, Industrial--United States--Cases.
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