William Standard Papers

Collection Number: 5258

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
William Standard Papers, 1936-1950
Collection Number:
5258
Creator:
Standard, William
Quantity:
9.3 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Blueprints (reprographic copies), broadsides (notices), case files, decisions, albumen prints .
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Consists of William L. Standard's files as general counsel for the National Maritime Union (N.M.U.). These document public policy toward the N.M.U. during World War II; the status of the merchant marine under the U.S. War Shipping Administration; the politics of Joseph E. Curran (president, N.M.U.); collective negotiations between the N.M.U. and various railroads and shipping companies; and work stoppages conducted by the N.M.U.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

William L. Standard served as the general counsel for the National Maritime Union (N.M.U.) from 1937-1949.
This collection reflects Standard's duties as the union's representative in lobbying for legislation and in litigation before the National Labor Relations Board, federal and state civil courts, the War Shipping Administration and the Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Legislative files include drafts of bills, memoranda, letters and reports regarding the National Maritime Union's lobbying activities and its position on federal legislation of interest to its members. The bulk of these records concerns maritime legislation enacted during or immediately after World War II and includes documentation on proposed amendments to War Shipping Administration regulations (1943); on the Merchant Seamen's War Service Act (1945); on suspension of provisions of the Public Vessels Act of 1925; on seamen's rehabilitation legislation (1948); on proposed amendments to the Merchant Marine Act; on amendments to the National Service Life Insurance Act (1940); and on amendments to the Railway Labor Act (1946-1947). This legislation and other bills documented in these files sought to expedite the activities of merchant seamen during the war, to minimize work stoppages, to compensate families of deceased seamen, to provide vocational rehabilitation for those disabled as a result of war-related injuries, to provide for the naturalization of foreign seamen who served on American owned vessels, and to protect the merchant marine from wartime sabotage. The union was also interested in such legislation as the Taft-Hartley amendments to the National Labor Relations Act (1947-1948) and anti-organized labor legislation that began appearing in some states after the war.
National War Labor Board case files include statements, letters, decisions, and proposals for cases brought before the Board. These consist of the N.M.U. vs. the American Merchant Marine Institute on issues of working conditions, wages, and hours of work; vs. the American Communications Association, Pacific District Marine Local; vs. Pacific American Shipowners Association and American Export Lines et al regarding petitions for reconsideration of dispute settlement; vs. the general agents of the War Shipping Administration of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts; vs. the Atlantic and Gulf Coast Steamship Operators as agents for the War Shipping Administration and the Standard Fruit and Steamship Company on issues of jurisdiction and wages; vs. the Pittsburgh Supply Company on issues of union security, wages and union activity; and vs. Ford Motor Company on collective negotiations and wages (1942-1945).
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) case files on N.M.U. representation elections include correspondence, petitions for certification, authorization cards and supporting documentation on certification elections brought before the Board. The elections were held for employees of the following: Cities Service Oil Company; American Trading and Production Corporation; War Emergency Tankers Inc.; Ponchelet Marine Steamship Company; Great Lakes General; Marathon Tanker Corporation; Agivilines Pursers; Grace Lines; Consolidated Steamship Company; Marine Engineers Beneficial Association and Great Lakes companies; Pittsburgh Steamship Company; General Petroleum Corporation; Richfield Oil Corporation; Hanna Company; Sun Oil Company; Great Lakes Conference; Midland Steam Ship Line Inc.; American Staff Officers Association; Newley Steamship Company; and Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company (1942-1947).
War Shipping Administration case files consist of agreements, letters and petitions regarding cases of the N.M.U. before the War Shipping Administration on the issues of wages and the allocation of personnel on the steamships Copley and Wheeler (1946).
Arbitration case files include awards, decisions, memoranda, and statements pertaining to cases involving various arbitrators. The cases include the N.M.U. vs. the following: the Bethlehem Transportation Company on the issue of overtime pay; the Atlantic Gulf Coast Committee for companies and agents on the issue of impasses in collective negotiations; the Isthmian Steamship Company on the issue of overtime wages; and the Ford Motor Company and Nicholson Transit Company on the issues of wages, hiring, seniority, discrimination, grievance procedure, and holidays (1942-1947).
Files on collective negotiations include materials pertaining to bargaining conducted between the N.M.U. and various railroads and shipping companies. The documents consist of copies of collective agreements, letters, and statements of proposals of the parties. Negotiations were conducted between the N.M.U. and the Panama Railroad Company; the car ferries of the Detroit River; the Wabash and the Grand Trunk Western Railroad Companies; the Ann Arbor Railroad Company; the Pere Marquette Railway Company; car ferries companies of the Great Lakes; the Atlantic Gulf and Pacific Company; the Richfield Oil Corporation; the Bethlehem Transportation Company; the Standard Oil Company of Texas; Inland Waterways; the Pan American Refining Corporation; and the Polarus Steamship Company (1940-1947). Also include materials pertaining to the mediation proceedings held by the National Mediation Board to resolve an impasse in collective negotiations between the N.M.U. and the Reading Railroad tug boat operators (1946-1948).
Files on legal cases argued on behalf of the N.M.U. before the U.S. District and Supreme Courts and various military courts include correspondence, notes and various legal documents. These files include a libel case between the N.M.U. and various newspapers because of a published report alleging N.M.U. members refused to unload military supplies; a case against an N.M.U. member in which "militant union activity" was alleged to be impeding the war effort; the court martial of an N.M.U. member; and documents regarding the settlement of strikes against various Great Lakes transportation companies by the N.M.U. (1942-1947).
Standard maintained general files on N.M.U. activities and issues, largely during the war years. These include data on the national reorganization of the union in 1939; on pension and benefit claims and regulations; on the relationship of the N.M.U. to the Women's Auxiliary of the American Merchant Marine Institute, Inc.; and on sedition trials of N.M.U. members. Of particular interest in these files are documents relating to alleged racial discrimination in employment on the Atlantic Coast Line Company; the position of Joseph E. Curran (president, N.M.U.) regarding a Supreme Court case concerning communist affidavits (1948); documents relating to FBI investigations of the N.M.U. and the CIO (1943-1947); and a civil suit brought against Harry Bridges, Philip Murray and Joseph Curran for alleged suppression of free enterprise.
Also in the collection are two scrapbooks of news clippings and articles regarding various strikes and elections, non-union workers, salaries, collective agreements, court decisions, safety, hazards, accidents, disasters, factional disputes in maritime unions, communism in unions, and copies of N.M.U. news bulletins (1943-1947).
SUBJECTS

Names:
Standard, William L.
Bridges, Harry, 1901-1990
Curran, Joseph Edwin, 1906-1981
Murray, Philip, 1886-1952
American Merchant Marine Institute
American Merchant Marine Institute. Women's Auxiliary
Atlantic Coast Line Company
Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Co.
Atlantic Steamship Company
Automotive Steamship Lines
Bethlehem Transportation Company
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.)
Ford Motor Company
Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company
Great Lakes Shipping Company
Gulf Steamship Company
Isthmian Steamship Company
National Maritime Union of America
New York Joint Maritime Strike Committee
Nicholson Transit Company
Pan American Refining Corporation
Panama Railroad Company
Pere Marquette Railway Company
Pittsburgh Supply Company
Polarus Steamship Company
Reading Company
Richfield Oil Corporation
Standard Fruit & Steamship Company
Standard Oil Company of California
Standard Oil Company of Texas
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
United States. Labor Management Relations Act, 1947.
United States. National Labor Relations Board.
United States. National Service Life Insurance Act of 1940.
United States. National Mediation Board.
United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945)
United States. Public Vessels Act (Liability)
United States. Railway Labor Act.
United States. War Shipping Administration.
Wabash Railroad

Subjects:
Foreign workers--United States.
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry--United States.
Emigration and immigration law--United States.
Disability insurance--United States.
War risk insurance--United States.
Labor laws and legislation--United States.
Labor rest homes--United States.
Merchant seamen--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States.
Naturalization--United States.
Political crimes and offenses--United States.
Subversive activities--United States.
Labor unions--United States--Political activity.
War and emergency powers--United States.
Lobbyists.
Merchant mariners
Arbitration, Industrial. Merchant marine. United States.
Collective bargaining. Merchant marine. United States.
Discrimination in employment. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Employee fringe benefits. Merchant marine. United States.
Grievance procedures. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Job vacancies. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Merchant marine. United States. Manning of vessels.
Seniority, Employee. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Social security. Law and legislation. United States.
Strikes and lockouts. Merchant marine. United States.
Trade-unions. Merchant seamen. United States.
Trade-unions. Merchant seamen. United States.
Trade-unions. United States. Recognition.
Wages. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Wages. Merchant marine. United States.
Workers' compensation. Merchant marine. United States.
Working conditions. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.

Geographic Subjects:
United States. Government vessels.

Form and Genre Terms:
Blueprints (reprographic copies).
Broadsides (notices).
Case files.
Decisions.
Albumen prints.


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Cite As:
William Standard Papers #5258. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1947
Box 1 Folder 2 1936-1947
Contains specific files regarding Ann Arbor Railroad Company, Detroit River and Lake Michigan, general mediation notes, Grand Trunk and Western Railroad Company, Great Lakes Car Ferry, Pere Marquette Railroad Company, Reading Railroad Car Ferry and Wabash Railroad.
Box 1 Folder 3 1936-1947
Contains specific files regarding Ann Arbor Railroad Company, Detroit River and Lake Michigan, general mediation notes, Grand Trunk and Western Railroad Company, Great Lakes Car Ferry, Pere Marquette Railroad Company, Reading Railroad Car Ferry and Wabash Railroad.
Box 1 Folder 4 1936-1947
Contains specific files regarding Ann Arbor Railroad Company, Detroit River and Lake Michigan, general mediation notes, Grand Trunk and Western Railroad Company, Great Lakes Car Ferry, Pere Marquette Railroad Company, Reading Railroad Car Ferry and Wabash Railroad.
Box 1 Folder 5 1936-1947
Contains specific files regarding Ann Arbor Railroad Company, Detroit River and Lake Michigan, general mediation notes, Grand Trunk and Western Railroad Company, Great Lakes Car Ferry, Pere Marquette Railroad Company, Reading Railroad Car Ferry and Wabash Railroad.
Box 1 Folder 6 1936-1947
Contains specific files regarding Ann Arbor Railroad Company, Detroit River and Lake Michigan, general mediation notes, Grand Trunk and Western Railroad Company, Great Lakes Car Ferry, Pere Marquette Railroad Company, Reading Railroad Car Ferry and Wabash Railroad.
Box 1 Folder 7 1936-1947
Contains specific files regarding Ann Arbor Railroad Company, Detroit River and Lake Michigan, general mediation notes, Grand Trunk and Western Railroad Company, Great Lakes Car Ferry, Pere Marquette Railroad Company, Reading Railroad Car Ferry and Wabash Railroad.
Box 1 Folder 8 1936-1947
Contains specific files regarding Ann Arbor Railroad Company, Detroit River and Lake Michigan, general mediation notes, Grand Trunk and Western Railroad Company, Great Lakes Car Ferry, Pere Marquette Railroad Company, Reading Railroad Car Ferry and Wabash Railroad.
Box 1 Folder 9 1936-1947
Contains specific files regarding Ann Arbor Railroad Company, Detroit River and Lake Michigan, general mediation notes, Grand Trunk and Western Railroad Company, Great Lakes Car Ferry, Pere Marquette Railroad Company, Reading Railroad Car Ferry and Wabash Railroad.
Box 1 Folder 10 1946-1947
Box 1 Folder 11 1947-1948
Includes correspondence between the NMU and Ford Motor Company, Inland Steel and International Harvester regarding the opening of contract negotiations; Great Lakes Bulk Freight Agreement negotiations with Bethlehem Transportation Corporation, Brown and Company, International Harvester, Interstate Steamship Company, Johnson Transportation Company and Nicholson Transit Company; Great Lakes Tanker Agreement negotiations with Cleveland Tankers Inc., Great Lakes Transport Corporation, Gulf Oil Corporation, Lake Tankers Corporation, Standard Oil Corporation and the Texas Company.
Box 1 Folder 12 1946-1947
Includes newspaper clipping from The NMU Pilot
Box 1 Folder 13 1945-1947
Includes correspondence regarding challenging the right to apply Civil Service laws to Federal Barge Line employees; Government Corporation Control Act; Federal Employee Pay Act; general correspondence from the committee for Rivers Unity regarding a strike against Federal Barge Lines; Executive Order from Franklin D. Roosevelt bringing Federal Barge Lines under Civil Service control; Civil Service Retirement Act for Employees of Inland Waterways Corporation (booklet); also includes documents from the original Federal Barge Line File #7008
Box 1 Folder 14 1944-1946
Box 1 Folder 15 1948
Includes correspondence regarding employee coverage under the Unemployment Insurance Law.
Box 1 Folder 16 1943
Box 1 Folder 17 1945-1948
Box 1 Folder 18 1943
Box 1 Folder 19 1940-1948
Box 1 Folder 20 1943
Contains agreements on behalf of the personnel of the SS Maine and SS Michigan and an agreement with Standard Oil.
Box 1 Folder 21 1947
Box 1 Folder 22 1946-1948
Box 1 Folder 23 1944
Box 1 Folder 24 1942-1944
Includes copy of court martial transcript and correspondence with several government agencies.
Box 1 Folder 25 1942-1944
Includes copy of court martial transcript and correspondence with several government agencies.
Box 1 Folder 26 1942-1944
Includes copy of court martial transcript and correspondence with several government agencies.
Box 1 Folder 27 1942-1944
Includes copy of court martial transcript and correspondence with several government agencies.
Box 1 Folder 28 1942-1944
Includes copy of court martial transcript and correspondence with several government agencies.
Box 1 Folder 29 1942-1944
Includes copy of court martial transcript and correspondence with several government agencies.
Box 1 Folder 30 1942-1944
Includes copy of court martial transcript and correspondence with several government agencies.
Box 1 Folder 31 1942-1944
Includes copy of court martial transcript and correspondence with several government agencies.
Box 1 Folder 32 1942-1944
Includes copy of court martial transcript and correspondence with several government agencies.
Box 1 Folder 33 1944-1945
Box 1 Folder 34 1942-1943
Box 1 Folder 35 1947-1950
Includes copy of Coast Guard investigation into the accidental death of Joseph Donnellan Jr., coroner's report and numerous photo's of accident site.
Box 1 Folder 36 1947-1950
Includes copy of Coast Guard investigation into the accidental death of Joseph Donnellan Jr., coroner's report and numerous photo's of accident site.
Box 1 Folder 37 1947-1950
Includes copy of Coast Guard investigation into the accidental death of Joseph Donnellan Jr., coroner's report and numerous photo's of accident site.
Box 1 Folder 38 1947-1950
Includes copy of Coast Guard investigation into the accidental death of Joseph Donnellan Jr., coroner's report and numerous photo's of accident site.
Box 1 Folder 39 1947-1950
Includes copy of Coast Guard investigation into the accidental death of Joseph Donnellan Jr., coroner's report and numerous photo's of accident site.
Box 1 Folder 40 1947-1950
Includes copy of Coast Guard investigation into the accidental death of Joseph Donnellan Jr., coroner's report and numerous photo's of accident site.
Box 1 Folder 41 1947-1950
Includes copy of Coast Guard investigation into the accidental death of Joseph Donnellan Jr., coroner's report and numerous photo's of accident site.
Box 1 Folder 42 1946-1947
Box 1 Folder 43
Box 2 Folder 1 1946
Box 2 Folder 2 1943-1947
Includes handwritten notes, copies of documents filed in Circuit, Appellate and Supreme Courts.
Box 2 Folder 3 1943-1947
Box 2 Folder 4 1943-1947
Includes handwritten notes, copies of documents filed in Circuit, Appellate and Supreme Courts.
Box 2 Folder 5 1943-1947
Box 2 Folder 6 1943-1947
Includes handwritten notes, copies of documents filed in Circuit, Appellate and Supreme Courts.
Box 2 Folder 7 1943-1947
Box 2 Folder 8 1943-1949
Includes clippings, press releases, telegrams etc., on cases filed against Akron Beacon Journal, Associated Press, Baltimore Papers, Chicago Papers, Finnish Paper, Hearst Publications, Milwaukee Papers, New Orleans Papers, Norfolk Ledger Dispatch, Philadelphia Daily News.
Box 2 Folder 9 1943-1949
Includes clippings, press releases, telegrams etc., on cases filed against Akron Beacon Journal, Associated Press, Baltimore Papers, Chicago Papers, Finnish Paper, Hearst Publications, Milwaukee Papers, New Orleans Papers, Norfolk Ledger Dispatch, Philadelphia Daily News.
Box 2 Folder 10 1943-1949
Includes clippings, press releases, telegrams etc., on cases filed against Akron Beacon Journal, Associated Press, Baltimore Papers, Chicago Papers, Finnish Paper, Hearst Publications, Milwaukee Papers, New Orleans Papers, Norfolk Ledger Dispatch, Philadelphia Daily News.
Box 2 Folder 11 1943-1949
Includes clippings, press releases, telegrams etc., on cases filed against Akron Beacon Journal, Associated Press, Baltimore Papers, Chicago Papers, Finnish Paper, Hearst Publications, Milwaukee Papers, New Orleans Papers, Norfolk Ledger Dispatch, Philadelphia Daily News.
Box 2 Folder 12 1943-1949
Includes clippings, press releases, telegrams etc., on cases filed against Akron Beacon Journal, Associated Press, Baltimore Papers, Chicago Papers, Finnish Paper, Hearst Publications, Milwaukee Papers, New Orleans Papers, Norfolk Ledger Dispatch, Philadelphia Daily News.
Box 2 Folder 13 1943-1949
Includes clippings, press releases, telegrams etc., on cases filed against Akron Beacon Journal, Associated Press, Baltimore Papers, Chicago Papers, Finnish Paper, Hearst Publications, Milwaukee Papers, New Orleans Papers, Norfolk Ledger Dispatch, Philadelphia Daily News.
Box 2 Folder 14 1943-1949
Includes clippings, press releases, telegrams etc., on cases filed against Akron Beacon Journal, Associated Press, Baltimore Papers, Chicago Papers, Finnish Paper, Hearst Publications, Milwaukee Papers, New Orleans Papers, Norfolk Ledger Dispatch, Philadelphia Daily News.
Box 2 Folder 15 1943-1949
Includes clippings, press releases, telegrams etc., on cases filed against Akron Beacon Journal, Associated Press, Baltimore Papers, Chicago Papers, Finnish Paper, Hearst Publications, Milwaukee Papers, New Orleans Papers, Norfolk Ledger Dispatch, Philadelphia Daily News.
Box 2 Folder 16 1943-1949
Includes clippings, press releases, telegrams etc., on cases filed against Akron Beacon Journal, Associated Press, Baltimore Papers, Chicago Papers, Finnish Paper, Hearst Publications, Milwaukee Papers, New Orleans Papers, Norfolk Ledger Dispatch, Philadelphia Daily News.
Box 2 Folder 17 1943-1949
Includes clippings, press releases, telegrams etc., on cases filed against Akron Beacon Journal, Associated Press, Baltimore Papers, Chicago Papers, Finnish Paper, Hearst Publications, Milwaukee Papers, New Orleans Papers, Norfolk Ledger Dispatch, Philadelphia Daily News.
Box 2 Folder 18 1943-1949
Includes clippings, press releases, telegrams etc., on cases filed against Akron Beacon Journal, Associated Press, Baltimore Papers, Chicago Papers, Finnish Paper, Hearst Publications, Milwaukee Papers, New Orleans Papers, Norfolk Ledger Dispatch, Philadelphia Daily News.
Box 2 Folder 19 1943-1949
Includes clippings, press releases, telegrams etc., on cases filed against Akron Beacon Journal, Associated Press, Baltimore Papers, Chicago Papers, Finnish Paper, Hearst Publications, Milwaukee Papers, New Orleans Papers, Norfolk Ledger Dispatch, Philadelphia Daily News.
Box 2 Folder 20 1943-1949
Includes clippings, press releases, telegrams etc., on cases filed against Akron Beacon Journal, Associated Press, Baltimore Papers, Chicago Papers, Finnish Paper, Hearst Publications, Milwaukee Papers, New Orleans Papers, Norfolk Ledger Dispatch, Philadelphia Daily News.
Box 2 Folder 21 1943-1949
Includes clippings, press releases, telegrams etc., on cases filed against Akron Beacon Journal, Associated Press, Baltimore Papers, Chicago Papers, Finnish Paper, Hearst Publications, Milwaukee Papers, New Orleans Papers, Norfolk Ledger Dispatch, Philadelphia Daily News.
Box 2 Folder 22 1943-1949
Includes clippings, press releases, telegrams etc., on cases filed against Akron Beacon Journal, Associated Press, Baltimore Papers, Chicago Papers, Finnish Paper, Hearst Publications, Milwaukee Papers, New Orleans Papers, Norfolk Ledger Dispatch, Philadelphia Daily News.
Box 2 Folder 23 1943-1949
Includes clippings, press releases, telegrams etc., on cases filed against Akron Beacon Journal, Associated Press, Baltimore Papers, Chicago Papers, Finnish Paper, Hearst Publications, Milwaukee Papers, New Orleans Papers, Norfolk Ledger Dispatch, Philadelphia Daily News.
Box 2 Folder 24 1943-1949
Includes clippings, press releases, telegrams etc., on cases filed against Akron Beacon Journal, Associated Press, Baltimore Papers, Chicago Papers, Finnish Paper, Hearst Publications, Milwaukee Papers, New Orleans Papers, Norfolk Ledger Dispatch, Philadelphia Daily News.
Box 2 Folder 25 1943-1949
Includes clippings, press releases, telegrams etc., on cases filed against Akron Beacon Journal, Associated Press, Baltimore Papers, Chicago Papers, Finnish Paper, Hearst Publications, Milwaukee Papers, New Orleans Papers, Norfolk Ledger Dispatch, Philadelphia Daily News.
Box 2 Folder 26 1943-1944
Box 2 Folder 27 1946-1947
Box 2 Folder 28 1943
Includes several broadsides denouncing slander of the National Maritime Union (NMU).
Box 2 Folder 29 1943
Contains Time magazine article slandering the NMU.
Box 2 Folder 30 1943-1944
Box 2 Folder 31 1942
Box 2 Folder 32 1946-1940
Includes files on arrests, Auto Trades Steamship Company, General Strike of 1947, Great Lakes Strike, legal committee correspondence, and the Pere Marquette Strike.
Box 2 Folder 33 1946-1940
Includes files on arrests, Auto Trades Steamship Company, General Strike of 1947, Great Lakes Strike, legal committee correspondence, and the Pere Marquette Strike.
Box 2 Folder 34 1946-1940
Includes files on arrests, Auto Trades Steamship Company, General Strike of 1947, Great Lakes Strike, legal committee correspondence, and the Pere Marquette Strike.
Box 2 Folder 35 1946-1940
Includes files on arrests, Auto Trades Steamship Company, General Strike of 1947, Great Lakes Strike, legal committee correspondence, and the Pere Marquette Strike.
Box 2 Folder 36 1946-1940
Includes files on arrests, Auto Trades Steamship Company, General Strike of 1947, Great Lakes Strike, legal committee correspondence, and the Pere Marquette Strike.
Box 2 Folder 37 1946-1940
Includes files on arrests, Auto Trades Steamship Company, General Strike of 1947, Great Lakes Strike, legal committee correspondence, and the Pere Marquette Strike.
Box 2 Folder 38 1946-1940
Includes files on arrests, Auto Trades Steamship Company, General Strike of 1947, Great Lakes Strike, legal committee correspondence, and the Pere Marquette Strike.
Box 2 Folder 39 1946-1940
Includes files on arrests, Auto Trades Steamship Company, General Strike of 1947, Great Lakes Strike, legal committee correspondence, and the Pere Marquette Strike.
Box 2 Folder 40 1940-1946
Includes files on arrests, Auto Trades Steamship Company, General Strike of 1947, Great Lakes Strike, legal committee correspondence, and the Pere Marquette Strike.
Box 3 Folder 1 1939
Contains daily reports of progress being made in the strike against Standard Oil.
Box 3 Folder 2 1944
Includes newspaper clippings regarding their negotiations.
Box 3 Folder 3 1944
Includes newspaper clippings regarding their negotiations.
Box 3 Folder 4 1944
Includes newspaper clippings regarding their negotiations.
Box 3 Folder 5 1944
Includes newspaper clippings regarding their negotiations.
Box 3 Folder 6 1944
Includes newspaper clippings regarding their negotiations.
Box 3 Folder 7 1944
Includes newspaper clippings regarding their negotiations.
Box 3 Folder 8 1943-1944
Contains pamphlet Opportunities in the United States Merchant Marine.
Box 3 Folder 9 1943-1944
Contains pamphlet Opportunities in the United States Merchant Marine.
Box 3 Folder 10 1945
Contains newspaper clippings and pamphlet Substandard Wages.
Box 3 Folder 11 1945
Contains newspaper clippings and pamphlet Substandard Wages.
Box 3 Folder 12 1945
Contains newspaper clippings and pamphlet Substandard Wages.
Box 3 Folder 13 1945
Contains newspaper clippings and pamphlet Substandard Wages.
Box 3 Folder 14 1945
Contains newspaper clippings and pamphlet Substandard Wages.
Box 3 Folder 15 1942-1945
Box 3 Folder 16 1942-1945
Box 3 Folder 17 1945
Box 3 Folder 18 1943-1945
Box 3 Folder 19 1943-1945
Includes verbatim transcript of May 14, 1944 hearing before the Board
Box 3 Folder 20 1943-1945
Includes verbatim transcript of May 14, 1944 hearing before the Board
Box 3 Folder 21 1943-1945
Includes verbatim transcript of May 14, 1944 hearing before the Board
Box 3 Folder 22
Box 4 Folder 1 1947
Box 4 Folder 2 1942-1946
Box 4 Folder 3 1947
Box 4 Folder 4 1944-1946
Box 4 Folder 5 1944-1946
Box 4 Folder 6 1944-1946
Box 4 Folder 7 1944-1948
Box 4 Folder 8 1946-1947
Box 4 Folder 9 1946-1947
Box 4 Folder 10 1946-1947
Box 4 Folder 11 1946-1947
Box 4 Folder 12 1946-1947
Box 4 Folder 13 1946-1947
Box 4 Folder 14 1944-1945
Box 4 Folder 15 1942
Includes pamphlet Pursers Sum it Up! It's NMU for You!.
Box 4 Folder 16 1946-1947
Box 4 Folder 17 1947
Box 4 Folder 18 1946-1948
Box 4 Folder 19 1938-1946
Box 4 Folder 20 1944-1947
Box 4 Folder 21 1942-1944
Box 4 Folder 22 1946-1947
Box 4 Folder 23 1942-1946
Includes 1942 and 1943 constitutions, proceedings of the 1945 convention, several broadsides and a membership list of Local Ho. 1.
Box 4 Folder 24 1942-1946
Includes 1942 and 1943 constitutions, proceedings of the 1945 convention, several broadsides and a membership list of Local Ho. 1.
Box 4 Folder 25 1942-1946
Includes 1942 and 1943 constitutions, proceedings of the 1945 convention, several broadsides and a membership list of Local Ho. 1.
Box 4 Folder 26 1942-1946
Includes 1942 and 1943 constitutions, proceedings of the 1945 convention, several broadsides and a membership list of Local Ho. 1.
Box 4 Folder 27 1942-1946
Includes 1942 and 1943 constitutions, proceedings of the 1945 convention, several broadsides and a membership list of Local Ho. 1.
Box 4 Folder 28 1943-1947
Includes handwritten research notes.
Box 4 Folder 29 1943-1947
Includes handwritten research notes.
Box 4 Folder 30 1947-1948
Box 4 Folder 31 1943
Box 4 Folder 32 1946
Includes correspondence and a typescript of a pamphlet regarding Pittsburgh Steamship Company vs. NMU trial report by the NLRB.
Box 4 Folder 33 1946-1947
Contains collective bargaining petitions with signatures.
Box 4 Folder 34 1945-1946
Contains pamphlet Pursers Sum it Up! It's NMU for You! and broadsides.
Box 5 Folder 1 1942
Box 5 Folder 2 1942-1945
Box 5 Folder 3 1946-1947
Includes completed membership application cards, membership list and several pages of handwritten notes.
Box 5 Folder 4 1943-1948
Box 5 Folder 5 1945-1946
Box 5 Folder 6 1943
Box 5 Folder 7 1942-1945
Includes excerpt from Federal Register dated March 20, 1943.
Box 5 Folder 8 1942
Box 5 Folder 9 1941-1944
Includes newspaper clippings
Box 5 Folder 10 1941-1944
Includes newspaper clippings
Box 5 Folder 11 1941-1944
Includes newspaper clippings
Box 5 Folder 12 1941-1944
Includes newspaper clippings
Box 5 Folder 13 1941-1944
Includes newspaper clippings
Box 5 Folder 14 1941-1944
Includes newspaper clippings
Box 5 Folder 15 1948
Box 5 Folder 16 1948
Box 5 Folder 17 1948
Box 5 Folder 18 1942-1943
Box 5 Folder 19 1941
Contains The Inter Allied Review magazine.
Box 5 Folder 20 1947-1948
Box 5 Folder 21 1947
Box 5 Folder 22 1947
Opposing testimony delivered to the Senate Committee on Labor.
Box 5 Folder 23 1947
Opposing testimony delivered to the Senate Committee on Labor.
Box 5 Folder 24 1942-1945
Box 5 Folder 25 1942-1945
Box 5 Folder 26 1947
Box 5 Folder 27 1947
Box 5 Folder 28
Box 5 Folder 29 1943
To provide benefits to members of the Merchant Marine who serve(d) during the war equivalent to those received by members of the armed forces.
Box 5 Folder 30 1942-1943
Includes broadsides.
Box 5 Folder 31 1942-1943
Includes broadsides.
Box 5 Folder 32 1942-1943
Includes broadsides.
Box 5 Folder 33 1941-1942
Box 5 Folder 34 1942
Box 5 Folder 35 1943-1948
Box 5 Folder 36 1943-1948
Box 6 Folder 1 1943-1944
Box 6 Folder 2 1943-1944
Box 6 Folder 3 1941-1943
Guaranteed a return to previous employment following service in the Merchant Marine and includes similar legislation introduced in New York State.
Box 6 Folder 4 1943-1945
Box 6 Folder 5 1946-1947
Box 6 Folder 6 1946-1947
Box 6 Folder 7 1943
Amendment to the National Life Insurance Act of 1940 in order to make insurance available to Merchant Marines.
Box 6 Folder 8 1946-1947
Includes various statement and report forms required to be filed by lobbyists with the clerk of the House.
Box 6 Folder 9 1946-1947
Includes various statement and report forms required to be filed by lobbyists with the clerk of the House.
Box 6 Folder 10 1942-1943
Box 6 Folder 11 1948
Box 6 Folder 12 1944-1946
Includes broadsides and handwritten notes.
Box 6 Folder 13 1944-1946
Includes broadsides and handwritten notes.
Box 6 Folder 14 1944-1946
Includes broadsides and handwritten notes.
Box 6 Folder 15 1944-1945
Box 6 Folder 16 1942
Box 6 Folder 17 1944
Box 6 Folder 18 1943-1944
Box 6 Folder 19 1942
Box 6 Folder 20 1943-1944
Box 6 Folder 21 1943-1944
Box 6 Folder 22 1943-1944
Box 6 Folder 23 1943
Box 6 Folder 24 1942
Box 6 Folder 25 1943
Box 6 Folder 26 1942
Box 6 Folder 27 1942-1945
Includes newspaper clippings, magazine article and pamphlet Who's Guilty?
Box 6 Folder 28 1942-1945
Includes newspaper clippings, magazine article and pamphlet Who's Guilty?
Box 6 Folder 29 1943
Box 6 Folder 30 1943-1944
Box 6 Folder 31 1941-1943
Box 6 Folder 32 1939
Box 6 Folder 33 1943
Box 6 Folder 34 1943
Box 6 Folder 35 1943-1944
Includes reprints from the Lawyers Guild Review V. III, No.
Box 6 Folder 36 1943-1944
Includes reprints from the Lawyers Guild Review V. III, No.
Box 6 Folder 37 1947
Includes newspaper clippings and pamphlet The Drive Against Labor
Box 6 Folder 38 1947
Includes newspaper clippings and pamphlet The Drive Against Labor
Box 6 Folder 39 1947
Includes newspaper clippings and pamphlet The Drive Against Labor
Box 6 Folder 40 1943
Box 6 Folder 41 1942
Box 6 Folder 42 1943
Box 6 Folder 43 1942
Box 6 Folder 44 1943-1944
Box 6 Folder 45 1943-1944
Box 6 Folder 46 1943
Box 6 Folder 47 1943
Box 6 Folder 48 1947
Box 6 Folder 49 1947-1948
Box 6 Folder 50 1942-1943
Box 6 Folder 51 1943-1944
Box 6 Folder 52 1939
Box 7 Folder 1 1942-1943
Includes 2 boarding passes and agreement.
Box 7 Folder 2 1942-1946
Box 7 Folder 3 1942-1943
Includes Interstate Commerce Commission Proceedings regarding alleged discrimination, Opp typescript article, depositions, statements, decisions, and newspaper clippings
Box 7 Folder 4 1942-1943
Includes Interstate Commerce Commission Proceedings regarding alleged discrimination, Opp typescript article, depositions, statements, decisions, and newspaper clippings
Box 7 Folder 5 1942-1943
Includes Interstate Commerce Commission Proceedings regarding alleged discrimination, Opp typescript article, depositions, statements, decisions, and newspaper clippings
Box 7 Folder 6 1942-1943
Includes Interstate Commerce Commission Proceedings regarding alleged discrimination, Opp typescript article, depositions, statements, decisions, and newspaper clippings
Box 7 Folder 7 1942-1943
Includes Interstate Commerce Commission Proceedings regarding alleged discrimination, Opp typescript article, depositions, statements, decisions, and newspaper clippings
Box 7 Folder 8 1942-1943
Includes Interstate Commerce Commission Proceedings regarding alleged discrimination, Opp typescript article, depositions, statements, decisions, and newspaper clippings
Box 7 Folder 9 1942-1943
Includes Interstate Commerce Commission Proceedings regarding alleged discrimination, Opp typescript article, depositions, statements, decisions, and newspaper clippings
Box 7 Folder 10 1942-1943
Includes Interstate Commerce Commission Proceedings regarding alleged discrimination, Opp typescript article, depositions, statements, decisions, and newspaper clippings
Box 7 Folder 11 1942-1943
Includes Interstate Commerce Commission Proceedings regarding alleged discrimination, Opp typescript article, depositions, statements, decisions, and newspaper clippings
Box 7 Folder 12 1944
Box 7 Folder 13 1946-1947
Includes newspaper clippings, statements, financial statement, numerous exhibits and press releases
Box 7 Folder 14 1946-1947
Includes newspaper clippings, statements, financial statement, numerous exhibits and press releases
Box 7 Folder 15 1946-1947
Includes newspaper clippings, statements, financial statement, numerous exhibits and press releases
Box 7 Folder 16 1946-1947
Includes newspaper clippings, statements, financial statement, numerous exhibits and press releases
Box 7 Folder 17 1946-1947
Includes newspaper clippings, statements, financial statement, numerous exhibits and press releases
Box 7 Folder 18 1946-1947
Includes newspaper clippings, statements, financial statement, numerous exhibits and press releases
Box 7 Folder 19 1946-1947
Includes newspaper clippings, statements, financial statement, numerous exhibits and press releases
Box 7 Folder 20 1946-1947
Includes newspaper clippings, statements, financial statement, numerous exhibits and press releases
Box 7 Folder 21 1946-1947
Includes newspaper clippings, statements, financial statement, numerous exhibits and press releases
Box 7 Folder 22 1946-1947
Includes newspaper clippings, statements, financial statement, numerous exhibits and press releases
Box 7 Folder 23 1946-1947
Includes newspaper clippings, statements, financial statement, numerous exhibits and press releases
Box 7 Folder 24 1943
Includes newspaper clipping
Box 7 Folder 25 1943
Box 7 Folder 26 1943
Box 7 Folder 27 1943-1944
Includes broadsides, pamphlets It's Your Union and The People's Rights, and a newsletter The Home Front Fight
Box 7 Folder 28 1943-1944
Includes broadsides, pamphlets It's Your Union and The People's Rights, and a newsletter The Home Front Fight
Box 7 Folder 29 1942-1944
Includes patent application with schematic drawings, booklet General Information concerning Patents, and a magazine The American Pilot that the NMU felt was infringing upon their copyright.
Box 7 Folder 30 1942-1944
Includes patent application with schematic drawings, booklet General Information concerning Patents, and a magazine The American Pilot that the NMU felt was infringing upon their copyright.
Box 7 Folder 31
Box 7 Folder 32 1947
Includes motions, statements, and bills of complaint.
Box 7 Folder 33 1940
Box 7 Folder 34 1943-1946
Includes pamphlet The Challenge of Our Immigration Laws, a guide for port agents that lists acceptable immigration quotas.
Box 7 Folder 35 1942
Box 7 Folder 36 1944
Includes statements, newspaper clippings, and a copy of the legal retainer.
Box 7 Folder 37 1944-1945
Box 7 Folder 38 1943
Box 7 Folder 39 1942
Box 7 Folder 40 1942
Contains meeting minutes
Box 7 Folder 41 1943-1944
Box 7 Folder 42 1943-1946
Includes wood and mats, broadsides and programs
Box 7 Folder 43 1943-1946
Includes wood and mats, broadsides and programs
Box 7 Folder 44 1944
Box 7 Folder 45 1942-1945
Includes pamphlet What of Africa's Place in Tommorow's World? And several monthly bullentins New Africa.
Box 8 Folder 1 1942
Box 8 Folder 2 1943
Box 8 Folder 3 1944-1948
Includes issue of 5/16/47
Box 8 Folder 4 1944-1948
Includes issue of 5/16/48
Box 8 Folder 5 1944-1947
Box 8 Folder 6 1944
Box 8 Folder 7 1943
Box 8 Folder 8 1943
Box 8 Folder 9 1939
Includes the guide An OutlineWith Methods of Work for all Officials, Agents, Organizers and Patrolmen of the National Maritime Union.
Box 8 Folder 10
Box 8 Folder 11 1942
Includes handwritten notes
Box 8 Folder 12 1944-1946
Includes copy of indictment (for theft).
Box 8 Folder 13 1942-1943
Box 8 Folder 14 1942
Box 8 Folder 15 1943-1944
Includes briefs, magazine Sleepy Lagoon Mystery, broadsides, petitions, newsletter, booklet The Sleepy Lagoon Case
Box 8 Folder 16 1943-1944
Includes briefs, magazine Sleepy Lagoon Mystery, broadsides, petitions, newsletter, booklet The Sleepy Lagoon Case
Box 8 Folder 17 1942
Includes booklets How to Calculate Benefits Under Federal Old Age and Survivors Insurance and Old Age and Survivors Insurance for Workers and their Families
Box 8 Folder 18
Box 8 Folder 19 1941-1943
Includes booklets Inflation: What Can We Do About It?; A Democratic Tax Program for America at War; An Equitable Pay-As-You-Go Tax Plan; and copies of the newsletter The Guild Lawyer dated April and September 1942
Box 8 Folder 20 1942-1947
Includes booklet Men Against Torpedoes, articles of incorporation, and handwritten notes
Box 8 Folder 21 1942-1947
Includes booklet Men Against Torpedoes, articles of incorporation, and handwritten notes
Box 8 Folder 22 1943-1947
Box 8 Folder 23 1943-1947
Box 8 Folder 24 1943-1947
Box 8 Folder 25 1943-1947
Box 8 Folder 26 1943-1947
Box 8 Folder 27 1943-1947
Box 8 Folder 28 1943-1947
Box 8 Folder 29 1943-1945
Includes newspaper clipping, constitution, and tax exemption certificate.
Box 8 Folder 30 1944
Includes newspaper clippings.
Box 8 Folder 31 1943-1947
Includes motions, depositions, memorandum and a report of charges.
Box 8 Folder 32 1943-1947
Includes motions, depositions, memorandum and a report of charges.
Box 8 Folder 33 1943-1947
Includes motions, depositions, memorandum and a report of charges.
Box 8 Folder 34 1943
Box 8 Folder 35 1939-1947
Box 8 Folder 36 1939-1947
Box 8 Folder 37 1939-1947
Box 8 Folder 38 1939-1947
Box 8 Folder 39 1939-1947
Box 9 Folder 1
Box 10 Folder 1