Guide to the Willard Eugene Hotchkiss Arbitration Papers,
1917-1945

Collection Number: 5238

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

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DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Willard Eugene Hotchkiss arbitration papers, 1917-1945.
Collection Number:
5238
Creator:
Hotchkiss, Willard Eugene, 1874-1956.
Quantity:
2 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Arbitration awards, speeches, book reviews.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
The arbitration awards and papers of Willard Eugene Hotchkiss include speeches and writings, including some book reviews (1917-1940); also arbitration awards, chiefly for the Textile Workers' Union of America (1937-1945), and United Steelworkers of America (1939-1944).
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Dr. Willard Hotchkiss (Ph.D., economics, Cornell University, 1905; LLD., Northwestern University, 1927) was an educator and arbitrator. Professor Hotchkiss was a member of the faculties of Northwestern University (1905-1917, 1921-1925), the University of Minnesota (1917-1919), and the Carnegie Institute of Technology (1930-1944). He served as dean of the School of Commerce at Northwestern (1908-1917), dean of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University (1925-1932), and director of the Division of Humanistic and Social Studies at Carnegie (1941-1944). Hotchkiss' business career included his work as executive director of the National Industrial Federation of Clothing Manufacturers (1920-1925), as president of the Armour Institute of Technology and lesser posts. Dr. Hotchkiss served the federal government as panel chairman of the War Labor Board (1943-1945) and as public member and chairman of the Enforcement Division of the National Wage Stabilization Board. Professor Hotchkiss was also an arbitrator and mediator, working largely in the textile and steel industries.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Hotchkiss' writings include, "History of the Shipbuilding Labor Adjustment Board, 1917-1919" (1921); "Industrial Relations in the Men's Clothing Industry" (1922), discussing reasons for formation of a national federation; "Collective Agreements in the Men's Clothing Industry" (1922), a discussion of the role of agreements, representation and arbitration in the men's clothing industry; "Industrial Relations Management" (1923), concerning ideas on human relations and personnel management; "Unemployment Agreements Between Members of the Chicago Industrial Federation of Clothing Manufacturers and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America" (1923); "Extra Incentive Wage Plans in the Men's Clothing Industry in Chicago" (1925); "The Human Factor in Industry" (1926-1927); and "Arbitration -- an Analysis" (1939).
Addresses by Hotchkiss deal with the beginnings of constitutional government in the men's clothing industry (1921), stabilizing employment in the men's clothing industry in Chicago (1924), employee representation (1924), labor relations (1940), and miscellaneous subjects.
The arbitration awards (1937-1945) chiefly include the awards with agreements, briefs, petitions, minutes of arbitration proceedings, and letters. The awards are chiefly for the Textile Workers' Union of America vs. the American Viscose Corporation (1937-1945) for cases involving discipline, seniority, suspension, wages, schedules, and other miscellaneous issues. Additionally, there are a number of awards and supporting materials for the United Steelworkers of America (1939-1944) vs. various companies and corporations for cases involving wage rates and discharge. There also are a number of awards for cases involving the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, United Automobile Workers, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, Aluminum Workers of America, United Stone and Allied Products Workers of America, United Mine Workers of America, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Newspaper Printing Pressmen, International Typographical Union, and Federation of Glass, Ceramic and Silica Sand Workers of America.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Hotchkiss, Willard Eugene.
Aluminum Workers of America.
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America.
American Viscose Corporation.
Federation of Glass, Ceramic and Silica Sand Workers of America.
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers.
International Typographical Union.
International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America.
Textile Workers Union of America.
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America.
United Mine Workers of America.
United Steelworkers of America.
United Stone and Allied Products Workers of America.

Subjects:
Arbitration, Industrial--United States--Cases.
Personnel management--United States.
Psychology, Industrial--United States.
Arbitrators, Industrial.
Clothing workers.
Iron and steel workers.
Textile workers.

Form and Genre Terms:
Decisions.
Manuscripts for publication.
Speeches.


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Cite As:
Willard Eugene Hotchkiss arbitration papers, 1917-1945. #5238. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Description
Container
I. Articles and Speeches.
Labor in the Inland Empire Lumber Territory, memorandum in response to request of lumber operators following action taken in December 1917 at the request of the War Department. (includes correspondence with lumber company executives.).
Folder 1
The Bases of Industrial Stability. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Philadelphia, September 1920. Publication 1432. (Governmental policy as discussed in the President's National Industrial Conference.)
Folder 2
History of the Shipbuilding Labor Adjustment Board, 1917 to 1919; coauthor Henry R. Seager. U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Bulletin No. 283, May 1921.
Folder 3
Men's Clothing Industry, Beginnings of Constitutional Government in. Abstract of an address by Willard E. Hotchkiss before the Minnesota State Bar Association, July 26, 1921.
Folder 4
Industrial Relations in the Men's Clothing Industry, 1922. Reasons for formation of National Federation. International Labour Review.
Folder 5
Book review of: Report on the Steel Strike of 1919. Commission of Inquiry, Interchurch World Movement. Public Opinion and the Steel Strike of 1919. Supplementary reports to the Commission of Inquiry, Inter-church World Movement. The Three-Shift System in the Steel Industry by Horace B. Drury. (Bulletin of Taylor Society, February 1921.) from the Journal of Political Economy, June 1922.
Folder 6
Collective Agreements in the Men's Clothing Industry. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Philadelphia, September, 1922. Publication No. 1658. Discussion of the role of agreements, representation and arbitration in the Men's clothing industry.
Folder 7
Industrial Relations Management. Basic ideas on human relations and personnel management. Reprinted from the Harvard Business Review, July 1923
Folder 8
Unemployment Agreements between members of the Chicago Industrial Federation of Clothing Manufacturers and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, October 1923.
Folder 9
Management Leadership in Industrial Relations. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, Philadelphia, January 1924. Publication No. 1766. Discussion of the Report of the U. S. Coal Commission.
Folder 10
Plan for stabilizing employment in the Men's clothing industry in Chicago. Seventh Annual Human Relations in Industry at Silver Bay, New York, August 29, 1924.
Folder 11
The High Points of a Conference on Employee Representation at Cleveland, November 13 and 14, 1924.
Folder 12
Closing remarks at a conference on Personnel Administration in College Curriculum. December 4, 1924.
Folder 13
Extra Incentive Wage Plans in the Men's Clothing Industry in Chicago. American Management Association Production. Executives Series: No. 20, 1925.
Folder 14
The Human Factor in Industry. Reprint from the Commonwealth Review, Vols. VIII-IX, Nos. 4-1, Oct.-Jan., 1926-27. Speech at Semi-centennial of the University of Oregon.
Folder 15
Remarks on Bill S-2926 before the U. S. Senate Committee on Education and Labor, March 15, 1934.
Folder 16
Arbitration - An Analysis. Society for the Advancement of Management Journal. Vol. IV, No. 2, March 1939. p. 45.
Folder 17
Hypothetical Arbitration Case used at Pittsburgh Labor School, circa 1940.
Folder 18
Labor Relations - Yesterday, today and tomorrow. Outline of a talk before the Allegheny Foreman's Club, January 16, 1940.
Folder 19
Bethlehem Steel Company and United Steelworkers of America, Locals 1374 and 1639. November 24, 1943.
Folder 20
Bethlehem Steel Company and International Die Sinkers.
Folder 21
Unemployment Agreement in the Chicago Men's Clothing Industry. Annals.
Folder 22
II. Arbitration Awards.
San Francisco Building Industry, October 17, 1931.
Folder 1
Mill Owners' Association of Philadelphia and United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Philadelphia District Council, April 25, 1932.
Folder 2
Agreement, American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America, 1937-1938.
Folder 3
General Motors vs. United Automobile Workers. Tab Barrel Case. February 3, 1938.
Folder 4
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Organizing Committee. Five Cases of Discharge and Suspension at Lewistown and Meadville. Decisions. April 11, 1938.
Folder 5
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Organizing Committee. Cases of Louis Cohey, Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania. September 28, 1938.
Folder 6
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Organizing Committee. Case of James Gilmartin, Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania. September 29, 1938.
Folder 7
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Organizing Committee. Seniority Cases from Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania. October 8, 1938, February 16, 1939.
Folder 8
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Organizing Committee. Cases of Francis Ferrari and Holiday and Vacation Make-up Work. Nitro, West Virginia. February 17, 1939.
Folder 9
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Organizing Committee. Case of John Williams, Meadville, Pennsylvania. March 13, 1939.
Folder 10
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Organizing Committee. Suspension Cases at Meadville, Pennsylvania. March 15, 1939.
Folder 11
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Organizing Committee. Patrol System in Parkersburg, Lewistown and Marcus Hook Plants. March 23, 1939, July 11, 1939.
Folder 12
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Local 86 and Labor Standards Association of Pittsburgh. Adjustment of Wages in Department Store, Alterations Depts. April 20, 1939.
Folder 13
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Organizing Committee. Discharge of Floyd Rouschie, Lionel Rheinhardt, Robert Gilmore, and Gordon Bell, Meadville, Pennsylvania. July 11, 1939.
Folder 14
Steelworkers Organizing Committee and Oliver Iron and Steel Corporation. Case of Barthel Erbe. July 14, 1939.
Folder 15
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Organizing Committee. Pipefitters Helpers Seniority Cases in Meadville Plant. July 15, 1939.
Folder 16
Steelworkers Organizing Committee and Pittsburgh Steel Foundry Corporation. Emergency Wage Adjustment. July 19, 1939.
Folder 17
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Organizing Committee. Case of Edgar Staley. Meadville, Pennsylvania. July 15, 1939 provisional; August 26, 1939 final; December 6, 1939 supplemental incidents.
Folder 18
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Organizing Committee. Cases of Mariam Sutley and Earl Krotzer, ; Meadville, Pennsylvania. December 6, 1939.
Folder 19
Pennsylvania Transformer Company and the United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers of America, Local 615. Article VIII - Adjustment of Grievances, Section 1 and Article X, Arbitration, Sections 1 and 2. December 18, 1939.
Folder 20
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Organizing Committee. Seniority of Dialyzer Employees, Roanoke, Virginia. June 29, 1940.
Folder 21
American Steel Band Company and Steelworkers Organizing Committee. Wage Arbitration Case. July 6, 1940.
Folder 22
Aluminum Company of America. Aluminum Workers of America, Local #2, Case of Paul J. Pastrick, May 2, 1941.
Folder 23
Steelworkers Organizing Committee and Vanadium Corporation of America. Case of Andrew Campanucci. July 23, 1941
Folder 24
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Organizing Committee. Case of Charles Milam. October 10, 1941. (missing)
Folder 25
Steelworkers Organizing Committee and Timken Roller Bearing Company. Case of Discharge of Five Employees at the Columbus Plant. November 1, 1941.
Folder 26
Steelworkers Organizing Committee and J. & L Steel Corporation. Case of Carl Moore. February 10, 1942.
Folder 27
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Organizing Committee. Case of the Second Class Welders. March 26, 1942.
Folder 28
National Tube Company and Steelworkers Organizing Committee. Re Appropriate Number of Grievance Committeemen at the Ellwood Works of National Tube Company. March 26, 1942.
Folder 29
United Stone and Allied Products Workers of America and Blair Limestone Company. Re B. G. Racey and Robert Michael. April 25, 1942.
Folder 30
Murray. Ohio Manufacturing. Company and International Union of United Automobile, Aircraft and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local 65. Monetary Issues. June 2, 1942.
Folder 31
United Steelworkers of America, the Washington Tin Plate Company. Wage Arbitration. June 2, 1942.
Folder 32
Reading Eagle Company and Reading Printing Pressmen and Assistants' Union, 160. Appeal from Decision of local Chairman. June 12, 1942.
Folder 33
Willys-Overland Motors, Inc. and Mechanics Educational Society of America. Wage Rates. July 15, 1942.
Folder 34
Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation and United Steel- workers of America. Shear Crew Case at Homestead Plant. August 12, 1942.3
Folder 35
Parkersburg Iron and Steel Company and United Steelworkers of America. Wage Arbitration. August 12, 1942.
Folder 36
Neville Company of Pittsburgh and District 50, United Mine Workers of America. Wages and Union Security. August 19, 1942.
Folder 37
Philadelphia Transportation Company and P. R. T. Employees' Union. Case No. AR-3 before N. W. L. B. November 10, 19*42.
Folder 38
Crucible Steel Company of America and United Steelworkers of America. All Atha Works. Hearing September 3, 1942, decision, partial, November 13, 1942; General comment Supplementary findings, January 9, 1943; Communication to Messrs. Fench, Moselle, Schnitzer and Wisner, January 14, 1943; Memorandum on Case 125, March 17, 1943; Final decision April 9, 19*43.
Folder 39
Marietta Manufacturing Company and International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders of America. Case AR-139. November 18, 1942.
Folder 40
Pittsburgh Coal Company and United Mine Workers of America, Local 1787. Dispute involving Crescent No. 1 Mine. November 20, 1942.
Folder 41
Agreement. American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America; effective November 30, 1942.
Folder 42
H. K. Porter Company and United Steelworkers of America, Local 1592. Wages - Cranemen. December 2, 1942.
Folder 43
Andrews Steel and United Steelworkers of America, Locals 22 and 1870. Vacation Pay Seniority. December 24, 1942.
Folder 44
National Supply Company. Spang Chalfant Division and United Steelworkers of America, Local 1244. Arbitration in Respect to Fourth Shift. January 2, 1943.
Folder 45
Pit cairn Company, Pittsburgh Valve and Fittings Division and United Steelworkers of America, Local 2276. Dispute over Discharge of Six Workers in Pitcairn Company's Mechanical Foundry. January 16, 1943.
Folder 46
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Organizing Committee. 1-2 Seniority in Yard and Viscose Plant, 3 Lunch Relief in Mercerizing Cellars, 5 Rate and Schedule on B-11 Machine, Lewistown, Pennsylvania. January 26, 1943.
Folder 47
New York Newspaper - Printing Pressmen's Union No. 2 and Publishers Association of New York City. Appeal from Decision of Local Chairman. February 22, 1943.
Folder 48
Aluminum Company of America and International Die Sinkers Conference. Case No. 882 - N. W. L. B. March 13, 1943.
Folder 49
Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation and United Steel-workers of America, Local No. 1196. Dispute at Bracken-ridge Plant (Pennsylvania). March 20, 1943.
Folder 50
United Steelworkers of America and John A. Roebling's Sons Company. Rate Case. March 23, 1943.
Folder 51
Bethlehem Steel Company and International Die Sinkers Conference, Lodge 50 Independent. Case No. 890. N. W. L. B. March 13, 1943.
Folder 52
Lukens Steel Company and United Steelworkers of America. April 17, 1943.
Folder 53
Crucible Steel Company of America and United Steelworkers of America. LaBelle Plant Cases. April 19, 1943.
Folder 54
General Chemical Company and United Mine Workers of America, District 50. Wages and Shift Bonus. April 20, 1943.
Folder 55
Universal Cyclops Steel Company and United Steelworkers of America, Local 178. Discharge of James Jacobs. April 30, 1943.
Folder 56
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Organizing Committee. W. N. Carter, Roanoke. May 13, 1943.
Folder 57
Irwin Foundry and Mine Car Company and United Steelworkers of America, Local 2452. Decision - Dissent of Labor Member of Panel. May 21, 1943.
Folder 58
Babcock and Wilcox Tube Company and United Steelworkers of America. Carlton and Mills Rate Case. June 2, 1943.
Folder 59
Clarksburg Publishing Company and typographical Union 372. Wages. June 30, 1943.
Folder 60
Mid-West Abrasive Company and United Steelworkers of America, Local 2292. Dispute on Vacations for . Employes. August 11, 1943.
Folder 61
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company and Federation of Glass, Ceramic and Silica Sand Workers of America, Local 25. Wage Arbitration, N. W. L. B. August 14, 1943.
Folder 62
Pittsburgh Steel Decisions, including Pilger Mill Case handled by American Arbitration Association. August 13, 1943 - Decision, Case 576, Preliminary statement No. 607, 611; September 17, 1943 - Decisions, nos. 607 and 611; September 16, 1943, Pilger Mill Decision; January 20, 1944, Reversal.
Folder 63
Worcester Publishing Company and Newspaper Printing Pressmen and Assistants' Union No. 29, September 13, 1943.
Folder 64
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America. 48-hour Schedule, Spinning Room, Lewistown, October 26, 1943. B-11 Machine - Marcus Hook, November 12, 1943.
Folder 65
Bethlehem Steel Company and United Steelworkers of America - Lebanon Plant, Local 1374 - Steelton Plant, Local 1639. Lebanon Plant, Grievances 1239 and 43; Steelton Plant, Grievance 777. November 24, 1943.
Folder 66
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America. Request for Adjustment re Relation Piece Rate and Work Load - Case Stripping and Wrapping, Marcus Hook, December 20, 1943.
Folder 67
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America. Request for Shift Premium, Reeling Research Lab, Marcus Hook. December 20, 1943.
Folder 68
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America. W. T. Snider Discharge Case. December 28, 1943.
Folder 69
General Machinery Corporation and United Auto, Aircraft, Agricultural Implement Workers, Local 955, Hamilton, Ohio. Grievances 1138 and 3381. January 27, 1944.
Folder 70
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America. Multi-Deck Spinning Step Rate Case. Front Royal. Case Suspended pending telegram from W. L. B. February 4, 1944.
Folder 71
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America. Case - Replacement of Males by Females, Front Royal. Settled at Front Royal Hearing February 4, 1944.
Folder 72
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America. Ash Handlers Case, Lewistown. Withdrawn March 20, 1944 (Letter from Mr. Krafft)
Folder 73
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America. Plant, Fibro, Spinning Work Load Case. Front Royal. Case suspended March 20, 1944. (Letter from Mr. Krafft)
Folder 74
J & L Steel Corporation and United Steelworkers of America, Aliquippa Works. 1. Case No. 4 - Seamless Case. May 10, 1943. 2. Bessemer Converter Crane Operators. March 20, 1944.
Folder 75
United Steelworkers of America, Local 1375 vs. Republic Steel Corporation. Train Crews in Open Hearth Transportation. May 10, 1944.
Folder 76
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America. Schedule for Daylight Engineers, Lewistown. Withdrawn May 13, 1944. (Letter from Mr. Cook) Process Piece Work Rate Case, Lewistown. Temporarily withdrawn May 13, 1944. (Letter from Mr. Cook)
Folder 77
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America. Drill Press Rate Case, Lewistown Plant, May 19, 1944. Spindle Motor Winders, Lewistown. Withdrawn May 13, 1944. (Letter from Mr. Cook)
Folder 78
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America. Leadburner Training Programs Case, Front Royal. Suspended Judgment, May 19, 1944.
Folder 79
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America. Painters' Furlough, Meadville Plant. May 19, 1944.
Folder 80
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America. Rate of Pay on new Spinning Machine at Front Royal. May 29, 1944.
Folder 81
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America. Eligibility of Laboratory Employees, Front Royal. June 14, 1944.
Folder 82
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America. Clarification of Pronouncements Concerning Scheduling. July 20, 1944.
Folder 83
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America. Front Royal Cases. 1. Drain Case Promotion. 2. Motor Winders Rate for 8 men. 3. E. J. Hallowell Suspension Case. 4. Oiling Trucks. 5, Demotion of David Lee, Welder. August 22, 1944.
Folder 84
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America. Front Royal - In re Carpenter Lay Off. August 22, 1944.
Folder 85
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America. Stoppage Cases - Payne-Rieve Letters. September 11, 19*44.
Folder 86
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America. Borden Wines Case, Front Royal Plant. September 13, 1944.
Folder 87
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America. Sunday Maintenance Work, Roanoke. September 18, 1944.
Folder 88
American Viscose Corporation arid Textile Workers Union of America. In re Rates for Oilers, Tire Fabric Dept. , Roanoke Plant. September 22, 1944.
Folder 89
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America. 1. In re rates for Belt Thread Machine Operators, Rough Grinders, etc., Roanoke. 2. In re Procurement Department Specialists, Roanoke. October 25, 1944.
Folder 90
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America. In re discipline for not reporting for work April 8 and 9, 1944, Parkersburg Plant, Electrical Department. November 13, 1944.
Folder 91
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America. Blessing Case, Lewistown. Decision March 20, 1945.
Folder 92
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America. Roland Walker and Vera Warren, Dismissal Wage, Marcus Hook Plant. March 20, 1945.
Folder 93
American Viscose Corporation and Textile Workers Union of America. Cases heard December 28, 1944. Record of Status - Jack Hammer Case. Decisions January 22, 1945 and March 31, 1945.
Folder 94
Restaurant and Hotel Employers' Council of Southern California and Los Angeles Local Joint Executive Board, Culinary Workers and Bartenders, A. F. L. September 12, 1946.
Folder 95