U.S. Railroad Marine Workers Commission

Collection Number: 5076

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


U.S. Railroad Marine Workers Commission,
Collection Number:
U.S. Railroad Marine Workers Commission
1 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Records (documents).
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Transcript and exhibits presented to the Railroad Marine Workers Commission. New York Harbor Carriers' Conference Committee and International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots Locals 1 and 3, the Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association Number 33, and the Seafarers International Union of North America, Atlantic and Gulf District, Railroad and Marine Division, AFL-CIO, 1959-1962.
Collection material in English


The Railroad Marine Workers Commission was appointed March 24, 1961 by the President under his general powers to make re-ccrrjnendation;-, concerning the dispute over manning requirements aboard railroad owned tug boats and ferries in New York harbor.
The dispute began in 1959 over changes in the collective bargain-ing agreement and covered a wide range of wage, fringe benefits and rules changes. Emergency Board Number 133 was appointed, and made a number of recommendations with respect to the issues in dispute. On the matter of the resolution of controversies involving the elimination of positions or of classifications of work it suggested a 60 day notice during which time the parties could negotiate on the changes.
Negotiations were unsuccessful and on January 10,1961 a work stoppage was put into effect. On January 23, 1961 the parties accepted a joint recommendation of the U.S. Secretary of Labor, the Governor of New York State and the Mayor of Mew York City. It orovided for the reconstitution of the Presidential Hail-road Commission 60 days after it had submitted its findings in the dispute involving the railroad brotherhoods and the major U.S. railroads.
The members of the Railroad Marine Workers Commission were formally appointed by the President on February 9, 1962. The public members were Isador Lubin, chairman, Lloyd H. Bailer and Vernon H. Jensen. L.B. Fee, J.J. Gaherin ana J.H. Maher represented the carriers and Captain John M. Bishop, G.P. McGinty and Ned R. Phillips represented the employee organizations. Eleven sessions of public hearings were held and the commission members made observation trips to the waterfront.

United States.
International Organization of Masters, Mates, and Pilots--Sources.
National Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association (U.S.)--Sources.
Seafarers' International Union of North America--Sources.

Harbors--New York (N.Y.)
Arbitration, Industrial--United States--Sources.
Railroads--Employees--Labor unions--United States--Sources.

Form and Genre Terms:
Records (documents)


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U.S. Railroad Marine Workers Commission #5076. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.


Box 1 Folder 1 1962
Box 1 Folder 2 1962
Box 1 Folder 3 1962
Box 1 Folder 4 1962