Long Island Railroad Strike Newspaper Clippings

Collection Number: 5963m

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

This collection was processed with the help of generous funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Long Island Railroad Strike Newspaper Clippings, 1994
Collection Number:
5963m
Creator:
Belzer, Mike
Quantity:
1 file folder.
Forms of Material:
Records (documents).
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor- Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Newspaper clippings documenting the Long Island Railroad strike in 1994.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

On June 17, 1994, the conductors and maintenance workers of the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) went on strike, after two and a half years without a contract. The strike was led by the United Transportation Union (UTU) after negotiations concerning pay rates and work rules between the UTU and the Metropolitan Tranportation Authority (MTA), the LIRR's parent company, broke down. The strike lasted for two days until New York Governor Mario M. Cuomo and his aides stepped in to impose a contract settlement on the LIRR management, ending the contract dispute.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Inclusive date range: 1994
Bulk date: 1994
This collection consists of newspaper clippings from various New York City newspapers documenting the Long Island Railroad strike in 1994.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Long Island Railroad Company--Archives.
New York (State). Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
United Transportation Union.

Subjects:
Railroads--Labor unions--New York (State)
Strikes and lockouts--Railroads--New York (State)

Form and Genre Terms:
Clippings (information artifacts)


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Cite As:
Long Island Railroad Strike Newspaper Clippings #5963m. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

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CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 1994
Box 1 Folder 0 1994
Format: News clipping
Article written by Cornell University ILR professor about the history of collective bargaining between the LIRR and its controlling entity, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and the United Transportation Union. Specifically, it focuses on the Railway Labor Act and New York State's Taylor Law, and how these apply to the LIRR. The article is annotated.
Format: News clipping.
Box 1 Folder 0 1994
Format: News clipping
Article focuses on outcome of LIRR strike with focus on how the LIRR, because it is a railway subject to regulation under interstate commerce laws, are unlikely to effect the legality of strikes by New York City subway and bus workers
Format: News clipping.
Box 1 Folder 0 1994
Format: News clipping
Format: News clipping.
Box 1 Folder 0 1994
Format: News clipping
Format: News clipping.
Box 1 Folder 0 1994
Format: News clipping
NY Daily News editorial
Format: News clipping.
Box 1 Folder 0 1994
Format: News clipping
Format: News clipping.
Box 1 Folder 0 1994
Format: News clipping
Format: News clipping.
Box 1 Folder 0 1994
Format: News clipping
Format: News clipping.
Box 1 Folder 0 1994
Format: News clipping
Format: News clipping.
Box 1 Folder 0 1994
Format: News clipping
Format: News clipping.
Box 1 Folder 0 1994
Format: News clipping
Daily News editorial
Format: News clipping.