Willard Eugene Hotchkiss Arbitration Awards and Papers

Collection Number: 5238

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Willard Eugene Hotchkiss Arbitration Awards and Papers, 1917-1946
Collection Number:
5238
Creator:
Hotchkiss, Willard Eugene
Quantity:
2 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Decisions, manuscripts (documents), speeches (documents) .
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 E. (Willard Eugene), 1874-1956.
Aluminum Workers of America
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
American Viscose Corporation
Baltimore Motor Coach Company
Federation of Glass, Ceramic and Silica Sand Workers of America
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers, and Helpers
International Typographical Union of North America
International Union, United Automobile Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
International Union, United Automobile Workers of America (A.F. of L.)
Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company
Textile Workers' Union of America
United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America
United Steelworkers of America
United Stone and Allied Products Workers of America
United Mine Workers of America.

Subjects:
Arbitration, Industrial--United States--Cases.
Personnel management--United States.
Psychology, Industrial--United States.
Industrial arbitrators.
Clothing workers.
Iron and steel workers.
Textile workers.
Arbitration, Industrial. Aluminum industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Automobile industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Boiler making industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Building trades. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Clothing industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Electric industries. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Glass manufacture. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Men's clothing industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Newspaper publishing. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Printing industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Shipbuilding industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Steel industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Stone industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Textile industry. United States.
Employees, Dismissal of. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Employment stabilization. United States. Addresses, essays, lectures.
Hours of labor. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Industrial relations. United States. Addresses, essays, lectures.
Labor discipline. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Seniority, Employee. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Trade-unions. Clothing workers. United States. Addresses, essays, lectures.

Form and Genre Terms:
Decisions.
Manuscripts (documents).
Speeches (documents)


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Cite As:
Willard Eugene Hotchkiss Arbitration Awards and Papers #5238. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1917
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
Box 1 Folder 2 1920
From 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
Box 1 Folder 3 1921
U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Bulletin No. 283, May
Box 1 Folder 4 1921
Abstract of an address by Willard E. Hotchkiss before the Minnesota State Bar Association, July 26
Box 1 Folder 5 1922
RE: Reasons for formation of National Federation, International Labour Review
Box 1 Folder 6 1922
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
Box 1 Folder 7 1922
From 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
Box 1 Folder 8 1923
Basic ideas on human relations and personnel management, Reprinted from the Harvard Business Review, July
Box 1 Folder 9 1923
October
Box 1 Folder 10 1924
From Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, Philadelphia, January 192k, Publication No. 1766, Discussion of the Report of the U. S. Coal Commission
Box 1 Folder 11 1924
From Seventh Annual Human Relations in Industry at Silver Bay, New York, August 29
Box 1 Folder 12 1924
Nov. 13th-14th
Box 1 Folder 13 1924
Box 1 Folder 14 1925
From American Management Association Production, Executives Series: No. 20
Box 1 Folder 15 1926-1927
Reprint from the Commonwealth Review, Vols. VIII-IX, Nos. 4-1, Oct.-Jan., Speech at Semi-centennial of the University of Oregon
Box 1 Folder 16 1934
March 15th
Box 1 Folder 17 1939
From Society for the Advancement of Management Journal. Vol. IV, No. 2, March 1939, p. 45
Box 1 Folder 18 1940
Box 1 Folder 19 1940
Outline of a talk before the Allegheny Foreman's Club, January 16
Box 1 Folder 20 1943
Nov. 24th
Box 1 Folder 21
Box 1 Folder 22
Box 2 Folder 1 1931
Oct. 17th
Box 2 Folder 2 1932
Philadelphia District Council, April 25
Box 2 Folder 3 1937-1938
Box 2 Folder 4 1938
Feb. 3rd
Box 2 Folder 5 1939
Five Cases of Discharge and Suspension at Lewistown and Meadville, Decisions, April 11
Box 2 Folder 6 1938
Cases of Louis Cohey, Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, Sept. 28
Box 2 Folder 7 1938
Case of James Gilmartin, Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, Sept. 29
Box 2 Folder 8 1939
Seniority Cases from Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, October 8, 1938, February 16, 1939
Box 2 Folder 9 1939
Cases of Francis Ferrari and Holiday and Vacation Make-up Work, Nitro, West Virginia. February 17, 1939
Box 2 Folder 10 1939
Case of John Williams, Meadville, Pennsylvania, March 13, 1939
Box 2 Folder 11 1939
Suspension Cases at Meadville, Pennsylvania, March 15, 1939
Box 2 Folder 12 1939
Patrol System in Parkersburg, Lewistown and Marcus Hook Plants, March 23, 1939, July 11, 1939
Box 2 Folder 13 1939
April 20th
Box 2 Folder 14 1939
Discharge of Floyd Rouschie, Lionel Rheinhardt, Robert Gilmore, and Gordon Bell, Meadville, Pennsylvania, July 11, 1939
Box 2 Folder 15 1939
July 14th
Box 2 Folder 16 1939
Pipefitters Helpers Seniority Cases in Meadville Plant, July 15, 1939
Box 2 Folder 17 1939
July 19th
Box 2 Folder 18 1939
Meadville, Pennsylvania, July 15, 1939 provisional, August 26, 1939 final, December 6, 1939 supplemental incidents
Box 2 Folder 19 1939
Cases of Mariam Sutley and Earl Krotzer, Meadville, Pennsylvania, December 6
Box 2 Folder 20 1939
Article VIII - Adjustment of Grievances, Section 1 and Article X, Arbitration, Sections 1 and 2, December 18
Box 2 Folder 21 1940
Seniority of Dialyzer Employees, Roanoke, Virginia, June 29, 1940
Box 2 Folder 22 1940
Wage Arbitration Case, July 6
Box 2 Folder 23 1941
Case of Paul J. Pastrick, May 2
Box 2 Folder 24 1941
Case of Andrew Campanucci, July 23
Box 2 Folder 25 1941
Case of Charles Milam, October 10 (missing)
Box 2 Folder 26 1941
Case of Discharge of Five Employees at the Columbus Plant. November 1, 1941.
Box 2 Folder 27 1942
Case of Carl Moore, February 10
Box 2 Folder 28 1942
Case of the Second Class Welders, March 26
Box 2 Folder 29 1942
RE: Appropriate Number of Grievance Committeemen at the Ellwood Works of National Tube Company, March 26
Box 2 Folder 30 1942
RE: B. G. Racey and Robert Michael, April 25
Box 2 Folder 31 1942
Monetary Issues, June 2
Box 2 Folder 32 1942
Wage Arbitration, June 2
Box 2 Folder 33 1942
Appeal from Decision of local Chairman, June 12
Box 2 Folder 34 1942
Wage Rates, July 15
Box 2 Folder 35 1942
Shear Crew Case at Homestead Plant, August 12
Box 2 Folder 36 1942
Wage Arbitration, August 12
Box 2 Folder 37 1942
Wages and Union Security, August 19
Box 2 Folder 38 1942
Case No. AR-3 before N. W. L. B., November 10
Box 2 Folder 39 1942-1943
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, 1943
Box 2 Folder 40 1942
Case AR-139, November 18
Box 2 Folder 41 1942
Dispute involving Crescent No. 1 Mine, November 20
Box 2 Folder 42 1942
Nov. 30th
Box 2 Folder 43 1942
Wages - Cranemen, December 2
Box 2 Folder 44 1942
Vacation Pay Seniority, December 24
Box 2 Folder 45 1943
Arbitration in Respect to Fourth Shift, January 2
Box 2 Folder 46 1943
Dispute over Discharge of Six Workers in Pitcairn Company's Mechanical Foundry, January 16
Box 2 Folder 47 1943
1-2 Seniority in Yard and Viscose Plant, 3 Lunch Relief in Mercerizing Cellars, 5 Rate and Schedule on B-ll Machine, Lewistown, Pennsylvania, January 26
Box 2 Folder 48 1943
Appeal from Decision of Local Chairman, February 22
Box 2 Folder 49 1943
Case No. 882 - N. W. L. B. March 13
Box 2 Folder 50 1943
Dispute at Brackenridge Plant (Pennsylvania), March 20
Box 2 Folder 51 1943
Rate Case, March 23
Box 2 Folder 52 1943
Case No. 890. N. W. L. B. March 13
Box 2 Folder 53 1943
April 17th
Box 2 Folder 54 1943
LaBelle Plant Cases, April 19
Box 2 Folder 55 1943
Wages and Shift Bonus, April 20
Box 2 Folder 56 1943
Discharge of James Jacobs, April 30
Box 2 Folder 57 1943
W. N. Carter, Roanoke, May 13
Box 2 Folder 58 1943
Decision - Dissent of Labor Member of Panel, May 21
Box 2 Folder 59 1943
Carlton and Mills Rate Case, June 2
Box 2 Folder 60 1943
Wages, June 30
Box 2 Folder 61 1943
Dispute on Vacations for Employees, August 11
Box 2 Folder 62 1943
Wage Arbitration, N. W. L. B. August 14
Box 2 Folder 63 1943-1944
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
Box 2 Folder 64 1943
Sept. 13th
Box 2 Folder 65 1943
48-hour Schedule, Spinning Room, Lewistown, October 26, B-ll Marchine - Marcus Hook, November 12
Box 2 Folder 66 1943
Lebanon Plant, Grievances 1239 and 43, Steelton Plant, Grievance 777, November 24
Box 2 Folder 67 1943
Request for Adjustment re Relation Piece Rate and Work Load - Case Stripping and Wrapping, Marcus Hook, December 20
Box 2 Folder 68 1943
Request for Shift Premium, Reeling Research Lab, Marcus Hook, December 20
Box 2 Folder 69 1943
Dec. 28th
Box 2 Folder 70 1943
Hamilton, Ohio, Grievances 1138 and 3381, January 27
Box 2 Folder 71 1944
Multi-Deck Spinning Step Rate Case, Front Royal, Case Suspended pending telegram from W. L. B. February 4
Box 2 Folder 72 1944
Case - Replacement of Males by Females, Front Royal, Settled at Front Royal Hearing February 4
Box 2 Folder 73 1944
Ash Handlers Case, Lewistown, Withdrawn March 20 (Letter from Mr. Krafft)
Box 2 Folder 74 1944
Plant, Fibro, Spinning Work Load Case, Front Royal, Case suspended March 20 (Letter from Mr. Krafft)
Box 2 Folder 75 1943-1944
1. Case No. 4 - Seamless Case May 10, 2. Bessemer Converter Crane Operators March 20
Box 2 Folder 76 1944
Train Crews in Open Hearth Transportation, May 10
Box 2 Folder 77 1944
Schedule for Daylight Engineers, Lewistown, Withdrawn May 13 (Letter from Mr. Cook) Process Piece Work Rate Case, Lewistown, Temporarily withdrawn May 13 (Letter from Mr. Cook)
Box 2 Folder 78 1944
Drill Press Rate Case, Lewistown Plant, May 19, Spindle Motor Winders, Lewistown, Withdrawn May 13 (Letter from Mr. Cook)
Box 2 Folder 79 1944
Leadburner Training Programs Case, Front Royal, Suspended Judgment, May 19
Box 2 Folder 80 1944
Painters' Furlough, Meadville Plant, May 19
Box 2 Folder 81 1944
Rate of Pay on new Spinning Machine at Front Royal, May 29
Box 2 Folder 82 1944
Eligibility of Laboratory Employees, Front Royal, June 14
Box 2 Folder 83 1944
Clarification of Pronouncements Concerning Scheduling, July 20
Box 2 Folder 84 1944
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
Box 2 Folder 85 1944
Aug. 22nd
Box 2 Folder 86 1944
Stoppage Cases - Payne-Rieve Letters, September 11
Box 2 Folder 87 1944
Borden Wines Case, Front Royal Plant, September 13
Box 2 Folder 88 1944
Sunday Maintenance Work, Roanoke, September 18
Box 2 Folder 89 1944
In re Rates for Oilers, Tire Fabric Dept., Roanoke Plant, September 22
Box 2 Folder 90 1944
1. In re rates for Belt Thread Machine Operators, opugh Grinders, etc., Roanoke, 2. In re Procurement Department Specialists, Roanoke, October 25
Box 2 Folder 91 1944
In re discipline for not reporting for work April 8 and 9, Parkersburg Plant, Electrical Department, November 13
Box 2 Folder 92 1945
Blessing Case, Lewistown, Decision, March 20
Box 2 Folder 93 1945
Roland Walker and Vera Warren, Dismissal Wage, Marcus Hook Plant, March 20
Box 2 Folder 94 1944-1945
Cases heard December 28, 1944, Record of Status - Jack Hammer Case, Decisions January 22, 1945 and March 31, 1945
Box 2 Folder 95 1946
Sept. 12th