Guide to the Maxwell Copelof Arbitration Files,
ca. 1940-ca. 1970.

Collection Number: 5129

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library

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Compiled by:
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Date completed:
2000
EAD encoding:
Casey S. Westerman, September 23, 2002

© 2002 Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Maxwell Copelof arbitration files, ca. 1940-ca. 1970.
Collection Number:
5129
Creator:
Copelof, Maxwell, 1897-
Quantity:
9 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Arbitration files.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Contains transcripts, briefs, awards, and decisions relating to cases arbitrated by Maxwell Copelof.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Copelof served as Code Authority director, National Recovery Administration; panel arbitrator, New York State Board of Mediation; commissioner of conciliation, Arbitration Division, U.S. Department of Labor; and as a panel member, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Copelof's private arbitration activities included service as impartial chairman, New York Corset Manufacturers Association and the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union and as impartial chairman or permanent arbitrator for several firms and unions in the textile, ladies' clothing and paper manufacturing industries and as an arbitrator for numerous individual cases. Copelof was also the author of Management-Union Arbitation (N.Y.: Harper and Brothers, 1948).

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Contains transcripts, briefs, awards, and decisions relating to cases arbitrated by Maxwell Copelof.
Other significant cases include American Hide and Leather Company vs. International Fur and Leather Workers' Union on issues of standards of production and rates of pay (1945); American Locomotive Company vs. United Steelworkers of America (USWA) on issues of overtime, schedules of work, time and motion studies, rates of pay, vacations and vacation pay (1943-1947); American Table Manufacturing Company vs. United Furniture Workers of America (UFW) on issues of rates of pay, job classification, holidays, holiday pay, and vacation pay (1942-1944); and American Woolen Company vs. Textile Workers' Union of America (TWUA) on issues of schedules of work, rates of pay, and reinstatement following illness or physical disability (1942-1949).
Other cases include Amoskeag-Lawrence Mills, Inc. vs. TWUA on issues of standards of production, workload, rates of pay, managerial rights, arbitrability, discipline, discharge, layoff, and elimination of jobs (1945-1948); Arlington Mills vs. Federation of Woolen and Worsted Workers, AFL, on issues of standards of production, workload, rates of pay, equal pay for equal work, overtime, job classification, and bonus pay (1942-1946); Amory Worsted Mills vs. TWUA on issues of rates of pay, piecework vs. day work, vacations, vacation pay, and managerial prerogatives (1947-1948); Associated Shoe Industries, Inc. vs. International Brotherhood of Firemen and Oilers on issues of rates of pay, holidays, and holiday pay (1946-1949); and Avon Sole Co. vs. Brotherhood of Shoe and Allied Craftsmen, Rubber Sole and Heel Local, on issues of classification of jobs, rates of pay, discipline and discharge (1944-1949).
Additional cases include Baldau Co. vs. United Packinghouse Workers of America (UPWA) on issues of rates of pay, discrimination, and recall (1949); Beggs & Cobb, Inc. vs. International Fur and Leather Workers' Union on the issue of rates of pay (n.d.); Beko Spinning Mill vs. TWUA on issues of union shop and schedules of work (1946); Bendix Corporation vs. United Automobile, Aircraft and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) on issues of job assignment, added duties, elimination of jobs, promotion, seniority, and tardiness (1945); Boston Sausage and Provision Co. vs. UPWA on issues of discharge, standards of production, work breaks, overtime pay, performance of bargaining unit work by foremen and supervisors, violation of plant rules, holiday pay, layoff, and seniority (1942-1950); and Branch River Wool Combing Co. vs. TWUA on issues of work stoppage, past practice, insubordination, absenteeism, back pay, elimination of jobs, leave of absence, reduction in workforce, job transfers, contract modification, rates of pay, reporting pay, and vacation pay.
Other cases include Celanese Corporation of America vs. UMW, District 50, on issues of working conditions and safety in shop (1947); Colonial Provision Co., Inc vs. UPWA on issues of rates of pay and disciplinary discharge (1942-1949); Corset and Brassiere Manufacturers Association vs. Corset and Brassiere Workers Union on issues of strikes and slowdowns (1939); Cranston Print Works Co. vs. United Textile Workers of America on issues of rates of pay, union security, standards of production, workload, discrimination, and union activities (1946); Endicott-Johnson Company vs. various operating employees of E-J on issues of rates of pay (1943-1945); Endicott-Johnson vs. United Shoe Workers of America on the issue of rates of pay (1945); and Fitchburg Yarn Co. vs. TWUA on issues of vacancies, seniority, arbitrability, and assignment of jobs (1945-1949).
Other cases include Geisenheimer-Lewin, Inc. vs. Underwear and Negligee Workers Union on issues of rates of pay and discrimination (1938); General Cable Corp. vs. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) on issues of transfers, seniority, vacations, rates of pay, and equal pay for equal work (1943-1946); Gimbel Bros. vs. General Warehousemen's Union on issues of rates of pay and contract modification (1941); Gimbel Bros. vs. Retail Clerks International Protective Association on issues of contract modification and rates of pay (1941); Gimbel Bros. vs. Stenographers, Bookkeepers, Typists, Accountants and Assistants Union of Pittsburgh on issues of contract modification and rates of pay (1941); Gimbels Thirty-Third St. and Saks Thirty-Fourth St. vs. Department Store Employees Union on the issue of reinstatement (1949); and Gold Seal Shoe Co. vs. United Shoe Workers of America on issues of rates of pay, discipline, discharge, strikes, slowdowns, composition of bargaining unit, and assignment of jobs (1942-1944).
Additional cases include International Shoe Company vs. United Shoe Workers of America on issues of rates of pay, disciplinary discharge, daywork vs. piecework, layoffs, promotions, transfers, filling of job vacancies, incentive pay, reinstatement following physical disability, reinstatement following leave of absence, disciplinary layoff, retroactive pay after pay rate revision, relation of foremen to bargaining unit, job classification, and discrimination in rates of pay (1943-1948); Monsanto Chemical Corp. vs. UE on issues of vacation pay, job classification, working conditions, rates of pay, equal pay for equal work, disciplinary layoff, job assignment, and disciplinary action for insubordination (1945-1949); Murray Co. vs. UE on issues of job jurisdiction, disciplinary discharge, and disciplinary suspension (1943-1944); and Mutual Shoe Co. vs. Marlboro Shoe Workers Associates, Inc. on the issue of reinstatement following military service (1943).
Other cases include New York and Brooklyn Casket Company, Inc. vs. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America on the issue of reinstatement following military service (1945); and Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. (Libby-Owens-Ford Glass Co.) vs. Federation of Glass, Ceramic and Silica Sand Workers of America on issues of contracting out union work, managerial prerogatives, seniority, rates of pay, contract modification, insubordination, standards of production, incentive pay, crew size, arbitrability, disciplinary layoff, job transfers, union security, and job jurisdiction (1943-1946).
Other cases include Taber Instrument Corp. vs. UE on issues of discrimination and union representation (1947); Valley Motor Transit Co. vs. International Association Machinists (IAM) on the issue of interest arbitration (1944); Valley Motor Transit Co. vs. Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America on the issue of interest arbitration (1944); and West Virginia Pulp and Paper Co. vs. United Paperworkers of America on issues of rate revision, rates of pay, discrimination, job classification, introduction of new technology, creation of new jobs, promotion, retroactive pay, discharge for improper personal conduct, layoff, job assignment, change in location, functions of supervisors and foremen, and reduction in workforce (1948-1950). Also substantial numbers of additional routine arbitrations in the shoe, women's clothing industry, and local transit industries.
Significant cases include Amalgamated Bank of New York vs. United Office and Professional Workers of America (UOPWA) on the issue of job assignment (1941); American Bank Note Company vs. International Printing Pressmen and Assistants' Union of North America and Paper Handlers and Straighteners Union on issues of managerial prerogatives and starting and quitting times (1947); American Cyanamid Company vs. United Mine Workers of America, District 50, on issues of rates of pay, job classification, layoffs, and arbitrability (1949); American Hardware Corp. vs. United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) on issues of rates of pay, seniority, vacation pay, and retroactive pay (1946-1947).

SUBJECTS

Names:
Copelof, Maxwell.
Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America.
Amalgamated Bank of New York.
American Bank Note Company.
American Cyanamid Company.
American Hardware Corporation.
American Hide and Leather Company.
American Locomotive Company.
American Table Manufacturing Company.
American Woolen Company.
Amory Worsted Mills, inc.
Amoskeag-Lawrence Mills, inc.
Arlington Mills.
Associated Corset and Brassiere Manufacturers, inc.
Associated Shoe Industries, inc.
Avon Sole Company.
Baldau Company.
Beggs & Cobb, inc.
Beko Spinning Mill.
Bendix Corporation.
Boston Sausage and Provision Company.
Branch River Wool Combing Company.
Brotherhood of Shoe and Allied Craftsmen. Rubber Sole and Heel Local.
Celanese Corporation of America.
Colonial Provision Company, inc.
Corset and Brassiere Workers Union.
Cranston Print Works Company.
Endicott-Johnson Company.
F.J. Murray Co.
Federation of Glass, Ceramic and Silica Sand Workers of America.
Federation of Woolen and Worsted Workers.
Fitchburg Yarn Company, inc.
Geisenheimer-Lewin, inc.
General Cable Corporation.
General Warehousemen's Union.
Gimbel Brothers, inc.
Gold Seal Shoe Company.
International Association of Machinists.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
International Brotherhood of Firemen and Oilers.
International Fur and Leather Workers' Union.
International Printing Pressmen and Assistants' Union of North America.
International Shoe Company.
International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft and Agricultural Implement Workers of America.
Marlboro Shoe Workers Associates, inc.
Monsanto Chemical Corp.
Mutual Shoe Company.
New York and Brooklyn Casket Company, inc.
Paper Handlers and Straighteners Union.
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company.
Saks Department Store.
Stenographers, Bookkeepers, Typists, Accountants and Assistants Union of Pittsburgh.
Taber Instrument Corporation.
Textile Workers Union of America.
Underwear and Negligee Workers Union.
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.
United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America.
United Furniture Workers of America.
United Mine Workers of America. District 50.
United Office and Professional Workers of America, International
United Packinghouse Workers of America.
United Paperworkers of America.
United Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Employees of America.
United Shoe Workers of America.
United Steelworkers of America.
United Textile Workers of America.
Valley Motor Transit Company.
West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company.

Subjects:
Arbitration, Industrial--New York (State)--Cases.
Arbitration, Industrial--United States--Cases.
Equal pay for equal work--United States.
Arbitrators, Industrial.
Clothing workers.
Textile workers.

Form and Genre Terms:
Case files.
Decisions.


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Maxwell Copelof arbitration files, ca. 1940-ca. 1970. #5129. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

COLLECTION ARRANGEMENT

Files are arranged alphabetically by name of company.

CONTAINER LIST

Description
Container
ABC Steel and Wire Company
Box 1
Airedale Worsted Company
Box 1
Airway Manufacturers Corporation
Box 1
Alabama Flour Mills
Box 1
Alco Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Box 1
Aldrich Manufacturing Company
Box 1
Alea Manufacturing Company
Box 1
Aleo Manufacturing Company
Box 1
Algy Shoes, Inc.
Box 1
Amalgamated Bank of New York
Box 1
American Bank Note Company
Box 1
American Cyanamid Company
Box 1
American Hardware Corporation
Box 2
American Hide and Leather Company
Box 2
American Locomotive Company
Box 2
American Optical Company
Box 2
American Radiator and Standard Sanitary Corporation
Box 2
American Table Manufacturing Company
Box 2
American Thread Company
Box 2
American Welding Company
Box 2
American-West African Line, Inc.
Box 2
American Woolen Company
Box 2
Amos-Rice Coal Company
Box 2
Amoskeag-Lawrence Mills, Inc.
Box 3
Amos Keag Mills, Inc. (2 folders)
Box 3
Anton Machine Works
Box 3
Argonne Worsted Company, Inc.
Box 3
Arkwright Corporation
Box 3
Arlington Mills (2 folders)
Box 3
Armory Worsted Mills, Inc. (2 folders)
Box 3
Arnel Company, Inc.
Box 3
Art Chrome Co. of America
Box 3
Ashaway Woolen Mills, Inc.
Box 4
Ashland Corporation (2 folders)
Box 4
Aspinook Corporation
Box 4
Associated Corset and Brassiere Manufacturers, Inc.
Box 4
Associated Dress Manufacturers
Box 4
Associated Shoe Industries of Southeastern Massachusetts
Box 4
Astoria Casket Company
Box 4
Auto Life Battery Corporation
Box 4
Avon Sole Company
Box 4
Babcock and Wilcox
Box 5
Baldau Company
Box 5
Bali Brassiere Company
Box 5
Barclay Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Box 5
Batchelder and Snyder Company, Inc.
Box 5
Battle Creek Foundry Company
Box 5
Beggs and Cobb, Inc.
Box 5
Beko Spinning Mill
Box 5
Bell Aircraft Corporation
Box 5
Bendix Aviation Corporation
Box 5
Benrus Watch Company
Box 5
Berkshire Street Railway Company
Box 5
Beyda and Company, Inc.
Box 6
Bigelow Sanford Carpet Company
Box 6
Bijur Lubricating Company
Box 6
Samuel Bloom and Son, Inc.
Box 6
Bison Castings, Inc.
Box 6
Bonafide Genasco, Inc.
Box 6
Boston and Marine Transportation Company
Box 6
Boston Royal Petticoat Company
Box 6
Boston Sausage and Provision Company
Box 6
Bourgue Shoe Company
Box 6
Brampton Woolen Company
Box 6
Branch River Wool Combing Company
Box 6
Braun Baking Company
Box 6
Brewer Dry Dock Company
Box 7
Brightwater Paper Company
Box 7
Brockton Cut Sole Corporation
Box 7
Brown Brothers Company
Box 7
Brown Shoe Company
Box 7
Cameron Manufacturing Corporation
Box 8
A.S. Campbell Company, Inc.
Box 8
Campbell Soup Company
Box 8
C. Carbone and Company, Inc. Casket Makers
Box 8
Celanese Corporation of America
Box 8
Chicopee Manufacturing Corporation
Box 8
Cities Service Oil Company
Box 8
Cogswell Manufacturing Company
Box 8
H. Cohen and Company, Inc.
Box 8
Cole-Hersee Company
Box 8
Colonial Provision Company, Inc.
Box 8
Commonwealth Shoe and Leather Company
Box 8
Connecticut Cabinet Corporation
Box 8
Continental Diamond Fibre Company
Box 8
Coronet Shoe Corporation
Box 8
Corset and Brassiere Manufacturers Association
Box 8
Cranston Print Works Company
Box 8
Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Box 8
D and W Metal Products Company
Box 9
Dan River Mills
Box 9
F. W. Danielson and Company
Box 9
Davega-Clty Radio, Inc.
Box 9
Davis and Geck, Inc.
Box 9
Decca Records
Box 9
Devon Sheer Melba Corporation
Box 9
Dolphin Jute Mills
Box 9
Doten Dunton Desk Company
Box 9
Doughnut Corporation of America
Box 9
W. L. Douglas Shoe Company
Box 9
Doyle Shoe Company
Box 9
George E. Drake Baking Company
Box 9
Dravo Corporation
Box 9
Durez Plastics and Chemicals, Inc. (2 folders)
Box 9
Charles A. Eaton Company
Box 9
Electric Boat Company
Box 9
Employees Transit Lines, Inc.
Box 9
Endicott Johnson Corporation
Box 10
Esmond Mills, Inc.
Box 10
Evangeline Shoe Manufacturing Company
Box 10
Everlastik, Inc.
Box 10
L. F. Fales Machine Company
Box 10
Faulkner and Colony Manufacturing Company
Box 10
Fisher-Price Toys, Inc.
Box 10
Fitchburg Yarn Company
Box 10
E. P. Fitzgibbons and Son
Box 10
Fleetwood Airflow, Inc.
Box 10
Fleisher Shoe Company
Box 10
Forman and Gummer Company
Box 10
Frank and Seder of Pittsburgh, Inc.
Box 10
French Worsted Company
Box 10
Geisenheimer-Lewin Inc.
Box 10
General Bronze Corporation
Box 10
General Cable Corporation
Box 10
General Seafood Corporation
Box 10
Gerstein and Cooper Company
Box 10
Gimbel Brothers
Box 10
E. J. Givren Shoe Company
Box 10
Gold Seal Shoe Corporation
Box 10
Goldberg Brothers
Box 10
Goldman and Ostrow
Box 10
Goodall Sanford, Inc.
Box 10
Gorton Pew Fisheries Company, Inc.
Box 10
Graceform-Camlin Corset Company
Box 10
Great American Plastic Company
Box 10
Greater Boston Hebrew Master Bakers Inc.
Box 10
Greyhound Terminal of Columbus, Inc.
Box 10
Hamilton Scheu and Walsh Shoe Company
Box 10
Harjer Furniture, Ltd.
Box 11
Harodite Finishing Company, Inc.
Box 11
Harold Shoe Company
Box 11
Harrison Abrasive Corporation
Box 11
Hartman Shoe Company
Box 11
Haverhill Shoe Manufacturers
Box 11
Hemphill Company (2 folders)
Box 11
Henderson Cotton Mills
Box 11
Hingham Water Company
Box 11
Herbert Holtz Shoe Company
Box 11
Homer Cummutator Corporation
Box 11
Hood Rubber Company
Box 11
Joseph Home Company
Box 11
Hubbard Shoe Company, Inc.
Box 11
Hudson Pulp and Paper Company
Box 11
International Shoe Company
Box 12
International Shoe Company
Box 13
Jagger Brothers, Inc.
Box 19
Joan Plush Mills
Box 19
Jones and Lamson Machine Company
Box 19
A. D. Juilliard Company, Inc.
Box 19
Kane, Dunham and Kraus, Inc.
Box 19
Kaufmann Department Stores, Inc.
Box 19
George A. Kelly Company
Box 19
Kent Shoe Corporation
Box 19
G. M. Ketchum Manufacturing Corporation
Box 19
Keystone Bakery, Inc.
Box 19
Kleber Trunk and Bag Company
Box 19
Knapp Brothers Shoe Manufacturing Company
Box 19
Labor Standards Association
Box 19
Lafayette Worsted Spinning Company
Box 19
Thomas Laughlin Company
Box 19
Leominster Tool Company, Inc.
Box 19
Leona Manufacturing Company
Box 19
Harris Levy
Box 19
Libby-Owens-Ford Glass Company
Box 19
Limerick Yarn Mills
Box 19
Linde Shoe Company
Box 19
Lindstrom Corporation
Box 19
Lisson-Melen Company
Box 19
Lister Worsted Company
Box 19
Little Falls Felt Shoe Company, Inc.
Box 19
Louis Heel Company
Box 19
Harry Lowenbraun
Box 19
Lukens Steel Company
Box 19
MKM Hosiery Mills, Inc.
Box 19
R. H. Macy and Company, Inc.
Box 19
Frank McCarvill (2 folders)
Box 20
M. M. Mades Company
Box 20
Maguire Industries, Inc.
Box 20
Maiden Form Brassiere Company, Inc.
Box 20
L. V. Marks and Sons Company
Box 20
May Knitting Company
Box 20
Maybury Shoe Company
Box 20
Mayflower Colonial Shops, Inc.
Box 20
McLain Fire Brick Company
Box 20
Merrimac Mills
Box 20
Metropolitan New York and New Jersey Casket Manufacturers Association
Box 20
Milford Shoe Company
Box 20
Monarch Shoe Company, Inc.
Box 20
Monomac Spinning Company
Box 20
Monsanto Chemical Company
Box 20
Morgan, Inc.
Box 20
Morrison Mills, Inc.
Box 20
Murray Company
Box 20
Mutual Shoe Company
Box 20
National Casket Company, Inc.
Box 20
New England Transportation Company
Box 20
New England Transportation Company (2 folders)
Box 21
New York and Brooklyn Casket Company
Box 21
Pepperell Manufacturing Company
Box 21
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company (2 folders)
Box 21
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company
Box 22
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company
Box 23
Plush Manufacturers
Box 23
Riverside Worsted Company, Inc.
Box 23
Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company
Box 23
Eugene Rothmund
Box 23
Selby Shoe Company
Box 23
Selby Shoe Company
Box 24
Submarine Signal Company
Box 24
Symington-Gould Corporation
Box 24
Taber Instrument Corporation
Box 24
Trailways of New England, Inc.
Box 24
Valley Motor Transit Company
Box 25
West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company
Box 26
West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company
Box 27
West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company
Box 28
West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company
Box 29
Westinghouse Air Brake Company
Box 29
Wickwire Spencer Steel Division
Box 29
Wilton Woolen Company
Box 29
Wind Innersole and Counter Company
Box 29