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United States. Oil Panel. Report and briefs, 1945-1946.
United States. Oil Panel.
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Report, brief, statements.
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
United States. Oil Panel. Ashland Oil and Refining Company vs. Oil Workers' International Union : report and brief, 1945-1946.
Collection material in English
The Oil Panel was appointed by the secretary of labor, November 27, 1945 to "investigate the labor dispute relating to the
wages which should be paid on the resumption of the forty hour week" in the oil plants and facilities which had been seized
by the Navy in accordance with Executive Order 9639. The parties to the dispute included the Oil Workers' International Union,
CIO, vs. the Ashland Oil and Refining Company, the Atlantic Refining Company, Cities Services Oil Company, Shell Oil Company,
Socony Vacuum Oil Company, Standard Oil Company of Ohio, Texas Company, and Union Oil Company, among others.
As a major source of motive power, the oil industry was considered essential to the reconversion of American industry to peacetime
production and any serious breakdown in the industry, such as was threatened by the dispute over wages, would interfere with
this reconversion. In a report dated January 12, 1945, the panel recommended a 9.5 percent cost-of-living increase, as well
as an additional settlement of 8.5 percent, for a total increase of 18 percent in the wage rate, frozen since the wartime
seizure of the plants.
Ashland Oil, inc.
Atlantic Refining Company.
Cities Service Oil Company.
Oil Workers' International Union.
Shell Oil Company.
Socony Vacuum Oil Company.
Union Oil Company of California.
World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States.
Oil industry workers.
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