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United States. Board of Inquiry on the Labor Disputes Involving the Non-ferrous Metals Industry. Documents, 1951.
United States. Board of Inquiry on the Labor Disputes Involving the Non-ferrous Metals Industry.
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Transcripts, reports, press releases.
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Consists of transcripts of minutes of the Board (3 vol.); a typewritten draft of a paper concerning production and marketing
of non-ferrous metals; the Board's reports to the president (3 vol.) and a press release on the settlement of the strikes.
Collection material in English
This Board of Inquiry was created by President Harry S. Truman on August 30, 1951, according to powers granted to him in the
national emergencies section of the Taft-Hartley Act. The purpose of the Board was to report on the disputes involved in industry-wide
strikes in the copper and non-ferrous metals industry.
The parties involved in the disputes included the Anaconda Copper Corporation, the Kennecott Copper Corporation, the Phelps
Dodge Corporation, and twenty-one zinc and lead mines in the Coeur D'Alene District of Idaho and the Mine, Mill and Smelter
Workers International Union and the Building Trades Council of the American Federation of Labor. The issues in dispute were
wage rates, position reclassification, pensions, and fringe benefits. The major parties agreed on the essentials of a settlement
prior to the issuance of the Board's reports.
Dash, George Allan, Jr.,1908-
Miller, Joseph L.
Seward, Ralph T.(Ralph Theodore),1907-
American Federation of Labor.Building and Construction Trades Dept.
American Federation of Labor.Metal Trades Dept.
Anaconda Copper Co.
International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers.
Kennecott Copper Company.
Phelps Dodge Corporation.
Arbitration, Industrial--United States--Cases.
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