U.S. Emergency Board No. 134 Records

Collection Number: 5055

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
U.S. Emergency Board No. 134 Records, 1961
Collection Number:
5055
Creator:
U.S. Emergency Board
Quantity:
0.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Records (documents).
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Transcripts of proceedings of the United States Emergency Board No. 134, under the Railway Labor Act. Proceedings concerned the New York Harbor Carriers' Committee and Lighter Captains Union, Local 996, International Longshoremen's Association.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

For many years Local 996, International Longshoremen's Association joined with the Nonoperating Railway Labor Organizations in negotiations and their agreement followed the national pattern. In 1957 the Local chose to negotiate directly with the carriers and signed an agreement on July 22.
On October 31, 1959 the Local notified the Carriers it would like to change the agreement, increasing the basic daily rate from $18.69 to $25. In addition, the Local would like a cost of living escalator clause, 20 cents per day added to the travel allowance, changes in the vacation agreement and an increased number of paid holidays, sick leave pay and severance pay.
The Carriers' countered with proposals to change the assignment rules, overtime provisions, and a reduction in paid holidays and no changes in the current wage rates.
Several negotiating meetings were held, but no progress in reaching an agreement was made, and on September 29, 1960 the Local broke off negotiations and set October 21, 1960 as the date to strike.
On January 12, 1961 the President created the Emergency Board of James T. O'Connell, Harold M. Gilden and David R. Douglass. The Board held hearings until February l6, 1961 and submitted its report on March 6, 1961.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection consists of transcripts of proceedings of the United States Emergency Board No. 134, under the Railway Labor Act. Proceedings concerned the New York Harbor Carriers' Committee and Lighter Captains Union, Local 996, International Longshoremen's Association.
SUBJECTS

Names:
United States. Emergency Board No. 134.
New York Harbor Carriers Conference Committee
Lighter Captains Committee
International longshoremens Association. Local 996 (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects:
Arbitration, Industrial

Form and Genre Terms:
Records (documents).


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Cite As:
U.S. Emergency Board No. 134 Records #5055. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Box 1 Folder 1 1961
March 6, 1961
Box 1 Folder 2 1961
March 6, 1961
Box 1 Folder 3 1961
January 26, 1961; pages 14-48
Box 1 Folder 4 1961
January 27, 1961; pages 49-131
Box 1 Folder 5 1961
January 30, 1961; pages 132-237
Box 1 Folder 6 1961
January 31, 1961; pages 238-358
Box 1 Folder 7 1961
February 2, 1961; pages 359-435
Box 1 Folder 8 1961
February 3, 1961; pages 436-490
Box 1 Folder 9 1961
February 13, 1961; pages 491-590
Box 1 Folder 10 1961
February 14, 1961; pages 591-710
Box 1 Folder 11 1961
February 15, 1961; pages 711-839
Box 1 Folder 12 1961
February 16, 1961; pages 840-959
Box 1 Folder 13 1961
February 17, 1961; pages 960-1114