Guide to the IAM vs. Northwest Airlines and Miscellaneous others Arbitration Proceedings

Collection Number: 5298

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

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DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
IAM vs. Northwest Airlines and Miscellaneous others Arbitration Proceedings, 1940-1949
Collection Number:
5298
Creator:
U.S. National War Labor Board
Quantity:
2 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Reports, pamphlets, correspondence, transcripts.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Records consist of documentation of labor-management dispute settlement and wage stabilization cases brought before various mediation panels of the National and Region 2 War Labor Boards, as well as the Non-Ferrous Metals Commission of the U.S. National War Labor Board.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The National War Labor Board, a tripartite body established in 1942 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was charged with acting as an arbitration tribunal in labor-management dispute cases, thereby preventing work stoppages which might hinder the war effort. It was also responsible for determining wage adjustments in accordance with anti-inflationary wage stabilization criteria and policies.
The Board was initially divided into 12 Regional Administrative Boards which handled both labor dispute settlement and wage stabilization functions for specific geographic regions. The National Board further decentralized in 1943, when it established special tripartite commissions and panels to deal with particular industries on a national basis.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection reflects the Board's decision-making and internal communication processes, and documents Board policy on no-strike pledges, grievance and arbitration procedures, union security, management rights, maintenance of membership, anti-inflationary wage control policy, and fringe benefits.
The bulk of the collection consists of materials pertaining to labor dispute settlement cases. Includes awards, decisions, and reports and recommendations of mediation panels; hearings transcripts, and documents used as evidence in hearings; and statements, briefs and answers of employers and unions. Documents generated by the War Labor Board also include memoranda, press releases, bulletins and reports concerning directives for case handling, administrative procedures and regulations, and summaries of Board actions and decisions.

SUBJECTS

Names:
A. D. Julliard Company.
AFL-CIO. Metal Trades Dept.
Aircraft Workers Union
Amalgamated Workmen of America
American Can Company
American Communications Association
American Federation of Musicians
American Federation of Technical Engineers
American Radiator and Standard Sanitary Corporation
American Smelting and Refining Company
Anaconda Copper Mining Company
Appalachian Joint Conference
Associated Fur Coat and Trimming Manufacturers
Baker and Company, Inc.
Bendix Corporation
Bergen Point Iron Works
Bethlehem Steel Corporation
Brewers Board of Trade
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen
Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America.
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen
Celanese Chemical Company
Celanese Corporation of America
Chino Metal Trades Council of Grant County New Mexico
Eagle Electrical Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Electrical Transcription Manufacturers
Empire Zinc Company
Federation of Glass, Ceramic and Silica Sand Workers of America
Ford Colliers Company
Foremen's Association of America
Fur Floor Boys and Shipping Clerks Union
Furriers' Joint Council of New York
General Cable Corporation
General Electric Company
Gulf Oil Corporation
Helena Rubinstein, Inc.
Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America
Inland Steel Company
Inspirational Consolidated Copper Company
International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers
International Association of Machinists
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers, and Helpers
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
International Brotherhood of Firemen and Oilers
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America
International Federation of Technical Engineers', Architects' and Draftsmen's Unions
International Harvester Company
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union
International Longshoremen's Association
International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers
International Union of Operating Engineers
International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America
International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America. Utica Local.
International Union, United Automobile Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
International Union, United Automobile Workers of America (A.F. of L.)
Iron Ore Miners Federal Labor Union
Kennecott Copper Company
Kings County Light and Gas Employees Union (N.Y.)
Kings County (N.Y.)
National Association of Broadcasters
National Battery Company
National Bearing Company
National Union of United Aircraft Welders
Northwest Airlines
Pattern Makers' League of North America
Petroleum Trades Employees Union
Phelps Dodge Corporation
Postal Cable Company
R.H. Macy and Company
Republic Steel Corporation
Resurrection Mining Company
Sheffield Farms Associates
Sherwin-Williams Company
Southern Appalachian Joint Wage Conference
Southern Coal Producers Association
Steel Workers Organizing Committee
Swift and Company
Textile Workers' Union of America
United Mine Workers of America. United Clerical, Technical and Supervisory Employees of the Mining Industry.
United Department Store, Delivery and Interior Employees of Greater New York
United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America
United Gas, Coke, and Chemical Workers' International Union
United Mine Workers of America. District 20.
United Office and Professional Workers of America, International.
United Packinghouse Workers of America
United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
United States. Factfinding Board on the Pacific Longshore.
United States. Factfinding Panel on the Bituminous Coal Industry.
United States. Federal Communications Commission.
United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945)
United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945). Region 2.
United States. Nonferrous Metals Commission.
United States Potash Company
United States Steel Corporation
United Steelworkers of America
Utah Copper Company
Utility Workers Organization Committee
Vanadium Corporation of America
W. L. Maxson Corporation
Waterfront Employers' Association
West Coast Airframe
Western Union Telegraph Company
Wright Aeronautical Corporation
Wright Aircraft Supervisors Association
Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company
Lapatin, Anne
Meyer, Arthur S., 1880-1955
Miller, Neville, 1894-1977
Paul, Lee G.

Subjects:
Arbitration, Industrial--United States--Cases.
Mediation and conciliation, Industrial--United States--Cases.
Wage-price policy--United States.
War and emergency powers--United States.
World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States.
Arbitrators, Industrial.
Absenteeism. Arbitration, Industrial. United States
Arbitration, Industrial. Agricultural machine industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Airlines. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Aircraft industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Brewing industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Coal mining industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Container industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Copper mining. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Cosmetics industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Electric industries. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Food industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Fur trade. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Glass manufacture. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Iron industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Machine industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Meat industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Metal-workers. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Mining industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Musicians. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Nonferrous metal industries. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Paint industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Petroleum industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Plumbing and heating industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Potash industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Public utilities. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Retail trade. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Shipbuilding industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Steel industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Stevedores. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Telecommunication. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Textile industry. New England.
Arbitration, Industrial. Textile industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Zinc mining. United States.
Bargaining unit. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Checkoff. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Coal mining industry. United States. Military aspects.
Collective bargaining. Musicians. United States.
Collective bargaining. Radio broadcasting. United States.
Collective labor agreements. Stevedores. United States.
Collective labor agreements. Telecommunication. United States.
Contracting out. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Defense contracts. United States.
Employee fringe benefits. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Employee fringe benefits. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Employee fringe benefits. Telecommunication. United States.
Employees, Dismissal of. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Employees, Transfer of. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Grievance procedures. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Grievance procedures. Telecommunication. United States.
Hours of labor. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Hours of labor. Steel industry. United States.
Hours of labor. Stevedores. United States.
Insurance. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Insurance, Life. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Job descriptions. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Job security. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Job security. Fur trade. United States.
Labor disputes. Musicians. United States.
Labor disputes. Steel industry. United States.
Labor disputes. Stevedores. United States.
Labor productivity. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Layoffs. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Management rights. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Merchant marine. United States. Military aspects
Mine safety. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Musicians. Salaries, etc. United States.
Nonferrous metal industries. United States. Defense measures.
Open and closed shop. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Open and closed shop. Steel industry. United States.
Open and closed shop. Telecommunication. United States.
Pensions. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Position classification. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Promotions. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Seniority, Employee. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Steel industry. Prices. United States.
Steel industry. Technological innovations. United States.
Steel industry. United States. Military aspects.
Strikes and lockouts. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Strikes and lockouts. Coal mining industry. United States.
Strikes and lockouts. Musicians. United States.
Strikes and lockouts. Performing artists. United States.
Strikes and lockouts. Steel industry. United States.
Strikes and lockouts. Stevedores. United States.
Technological innovations. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Trade-union dues. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Trade-union dues. Copper miners. United States.
Trade-union dues. United States. Statistics.
Trade-union security. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Trade-union security. United States.
Trade-unions. Iron and steel workers. United States.
Trade-unions. Stevedores. United States.
Trade-unions. Telecommunications. United States.
Trade-unions. United States. Recognition.
Wages. Air lines. United States.
Wages. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Wages. Coal mining industry. United States.
Wages. Fur trade. United States.
Wages. Nonferrous metal industries. United States.
Wages. Steel industry. United States.
Wages. Stevedores. United States.
Wages. Telecommunication. United States.
Wages. Textile industry. New England.
Work assignments. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Work assignment. Stevedores. United States.
Work rules. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Workers' compensation. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
World War, 1939-1945. United States. Propaganda.
World War, 1939-1945. United States. Songs and music.

Geographic Subjects:
United States. Economic conditions. 1918-1945

Form and Genre Terms:
Broadsides.
Case files.
Decisions.
Transcripts.


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Cite As:
IAM vs. Northwest Airlines and Miscellaneous others Arbitration Proceedings #5298. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
1942
West Coast Airframe Companies
Box 1 Folder 1
January 8 1942
1943
West Coast Airframe Companies
Box 1 Folder 2
January 9 1943
1943
Stabilization of the National Economy Basic Documents, Folder 1 of 2
Box 1 Folder 3
February 1943
1943
Stabilization of the National Economy Basic Documents, Folder 2 of 2
Box 1 Folder 4
February 1943
1944
American Steel Foundries, et. al. Case 14-47, et. al.
Box 1 Folder 5
October 11 1944
1944
Bethlehem Steel Company Case No. 111-2170-D
Box 1 Folder 6
1944
Butler Brothers, et al Case 14-82 et al
Box 1 Folder 7
1944
The Central Indiana Case, Case No. 13-350-D
Box 1 Folder 8
1944
Ford Collieries Company, et al. Case No. 111-10258-D
Box 1 Folder 9
1944
General Electric, et al
Box 1 Folder 10
1944
Little Steel Formula Vol. 1
Box 1 Folder 11
April 4 1944
1944
Little Steel Formula Vol. 2
Box 1 Folder 12
April 5 1944
1944
Little Steel Formula Vol. 3
Box 1 Folder 13
April 6 1944
1944
Packard Motor Car Company, Case No. 111-5436-D
Box 1 Folder 14
1944
Republic Steel Corporation, Case No. 5-D-486, File No. 111-4748-D
Box 1 Folder 15
1944
Timken Roller Bearing Company, Case No. 14-363
Box 1 Folder 16
1944
United Steel Workers of America, Case No. 111-6230-D, 14-1 et al
Box 1 Folder 17
1944
United Steelworkers of America, Case No. 111-6230-D; 14-10;14-23;14-72;14-107
Box 1 Folder 18
1944
United Steelworkers of America, Case No. 111-6230-D 14-24; 14-322; 14-338; 14-229
Box 1 Folder 19
1943-1944
National Labor Relations Board, Emily C. Brown
Box 1 Folder 20
Folder 1 of 2
1943-1944
National Labor Relations Board, Emily C. Brown
Box 1 Folder 21
Folder 2 of 2
1945
Burnside Steel Foundry Company, Case No. 111-3249-D
Box 1 Folder 22
June 15 1945
1945
Butler Brothers et al, Case No. 111-6230-D
Box 1 Folder 23
1945
Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation, Case No. 111-7404-D
Box 1 Folder 24
1945
Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation, Case No. 111-6230-D
Box 1 Folder 25
March 7 1945
1945
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, et al, Case No. 111-15751-D
Box 2 Folder 1
1945
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, Case No. 8-L-1720
Box 2 Folder 2
1945
Truscon Steel
Box 2 Folder 3
1946
Northwest Airlines, Vol. 1 and 2
Box 2 Folder 4
1946
Northwest Airlines, Vol. 3 and 4
Box 2 Folder 5
1946
Northwest Airlines, Vol. 5 and 6
Box 2 Folder 6
1946
Northwest Airlines, Vol. 7 and 8
Box 2 Folder 7
1946
Northwest Airlines, Vol. 9 and 10
Box 2 Folder 8
1946
Northwest Airlines, Vol. 11 and 12
Box 2 Folder 9
1946
Northwest Airlines, Vol. 13 and 14
Box 2 Folder 10
1946
Report to the President by the Emergency Board appointed September 18, 1946
Box 2 Folder 11
October 7 1946
Foreman's Association of America
Box 2 Folder 12
1943-1944
Summary of Significant Board Decisions, Complete Set 1-18, Vol. 1
Box 2 Folder 13
Folder 1 of 2
1943-1945
Summary of Significant Board Decisions, Complete Set No. 1-18, Vol. 1
Box 2 Folder 14
Folder 2 of 2
1943-1945
Summary of Significant Board Decisions, Complete Set No. 1-18, Vol. 2
Box 2 Folder 15
Folder 1 of 2
1943-1945
Summary of Significant Board Decisions, Complete Set No. 1-18, Vol. 2
Box 2 Folder 16
Folder 2 of 2
1943
War Labor Board Newsletter
Box 2 Folder 17
Folder 1 of 4
1943
War Labor Board Newsletter
Box 2 Folder 18
Folder 2 of 4
1944
War Labor Board Newsletter
Box 2 Folder 19
Folder 3 of 4
1944-1945
War Labor Board Newsletter
Box 2 Folder 20
Folder 4 of 4