United States. Civil Aeronautics Board. Hearings,
Collection Number: 5390
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United States. Civil Aeronautics Board.
United States. Civil Aeronautics Board
.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Announcements, briefs, arguments,
Kheel Center for Labor-Management
Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.
Hearings on the agreement of six airlines
which provided for certain mutual assistance in the event of a strike against
one of them.
Collection material in English
On November 3, 1958 the six airlines filed an agreement with the
Civil Aeronautics Board which provided for certain mutual assistance in the
event of a strike against one of them. The carriers still operating would make
monthly payments of the increased revenues (less added direct expense) to the
carrier which was shut down.
Formal objections to the agreement were filed by the International
Association of Machinists, the Brotherhood of Hallway and Steamship Clerks,
Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employees, the Air Line Pilots
Association, International and the six supplemental air carriers, jointly.
The Civil Aeronautics Board, before it approved the agreement, held
public hearings on January 14, 1959 to which all interested parties were
invited. On January 26, 1959 the Board tentatively approved the agreement.
U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board. In the matter of a certain agreement
among American Airlines, Inc., Capital Airlines, Inc., Eastern Airlines, Inc.,
Pan American World Airways, Inc., Trans World Airlines, Inc., and United Air
United States. Civil Aeronautics
American Airlines, inc.
Eastern Air Lines, inc.
Pan American World Airways, Inc.
Trans World Airlines
United Air Lines, inc.
Airlines -- Employees -- Labor
unions -- United States.
Strikes and lockouts -- Airlines --
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United States. Civil Aeronautics Board. Hearings, 1959. 5390. Kheel
Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood
Library, Cornell University.
Materials are arranged in chronological order.
This section contains the announcement of a public hearing by the
Civil Aeronautics Board and its tentative decision on the agreement.
This section contains the brief of the six airlines in support of
the agreement. The brief gives background information on the need for the
agreement and how it is expected to operate. The brief holds that the agreement
is consistent with the public interest and applies itself to the questions
asked by the Board. It contains appendices and tables on union mutual
assistance pacts, strike benefit provisions, labor unrest and strikes in the
industry, and examples of court injunctive relief p against unlawful union
activity. It also contains the oral argument of Guy Farmer, Steptoe and Johnson
on behalf of the signatories in the public interest.
This section contains the opposition of the unions and the
Supplemental Air Carriers Conference. Their brief insisted the agreement
violated the Hallway Labor Act by substituting compulsory arbitration for
voluntary, repudiated collective bargaining in good faith, and consequently not
in the public interest.
This section contains letters from other government agencies from
whom the Board had requested opinions to aid it in determining whether the
agreement should be approved.