Ralph T. Seward Arbitration Transcripts and Exhibits

Collection Number: 5113

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Ralph T. Seward Arbitration Transcripts and Exhibits,
Collection Number:
5113
Creator:
Seward, Ralph T.
Quantity:
0.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Transcripts, exhibits.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
This was an arbitration before Ralph Seward, an impartial chairman, Dean Robert S. Stevens of the Cornell Law School, representing the company and Joseph D. McCue representing the union. The dispute arose as a result of the discharge of an employee and the issue was whether good and sufficient cause existed for the discharge. Hearings were held in New York City, January 5, 1950.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Arbitrator and mediator; member, National Mediation Service, National Defense Mediation Board; impartial umpire for cases involving the dairy, auto and steel industries, among others.
Ralph Seward (BA., Cornell University, 1927; MA., New York University, 1931; LLB., Columbia University, 1935) served as an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board (1936-1937) and was executive secretary (1937-1939) and general counsel (1939) of the New York State Labor Relations Board. He also served as chairman of the Board of Immigration Appeals, U.S. Department of Justice (1939-1941), as executive secretary, National Defense Mediation Board (1941-1942), and as associate public member of the U.S. National War Labor Board (1942) before going into private practice as an arbitrator and mediator. In addition to chairing two Emergency Boards of the National Mediation Service, Seward was impartial chairman for the metropolitan New York milk industry (1942-1944); impartial umpire for General Motors Corporation and the United Automobile Workers (1944-1947); chairman of the Board of Conciliation and Arbitration of United States Steel Corporation and United Steelworkers of America (1947-1949); impartial umpire for International Harvester Company and United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers of America (1949-1951); impartial umpire for Bethlehem Steel Corporation and the United Steelworkers of America (1952); and arbitrator and/or mediator in various other cases.

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

This was an arbitration before Ralph Seward, an impartial chairman, Dean Robert S. Stevens of the Cornell Law School, representing the company and Joseph D. McCue representing the union. The dispute arose as a result of the discharge of an employee and the issue was whether good and sufficient cause existed for the discharge. Hearings were held in New York City, January 5, 1950.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Backman, Jules, 1910-1982
Davidson, Ray E.
Dungan, Ralph A. (Ralph Anthony), 1923-2013
Gilbert, Henry E., 1906-
Lung, Charles
Speirs, Neil P.
Wolfe, James E.
Seward, Ralph T. (Ralph Theodore), 1907-
Airline Dispatchers Association
Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation
Armco Steel Corporation
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company
Bethlehem Steel Corporation
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (U.S.)
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen
Capital Airlines
Central of New Jersey Railroad Company
Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company
Chicago and North Western Railway Company
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railway Company
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company
Crucible Steel Company of America
Denver and Rio Grande Western Railway Company
Eastern Carriers' Conference Committee
General Motors Corporation
Illinois Central Railroad Company
Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America
Inland Steel Company
International Association of Machinists
International Brotherhood of Blacksmiths, Drop Forgers, and Helpers
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America
International Harvester Company
International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers.
Jones & Laughlin Steel Company
Kaiser Steel Corporation
Kelly-Springfield Tire Company
Missouri Pacific Railroad Company
National Railway Labor Conference (U.S.)
New York Central Railroad Company
New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad
Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen
Panhandle & Santa Fe Railway
Pennsylvania Railroad
Pittsburgh Steel Company
Republic Steel Corporation
Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company
Sheet Metal Workers' International Association
Sheffield Steel Company
Southeastern Carriers' Conference Committee
Southern Pacific Company
St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company
Swift & Company
Switchmen's Union of North America
Trans World Airlines
Trans-Continental Freight Bureau of North Pacific Coast Territory
Union Pacific Railway Company
United Construction Workers
United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers of America
United Packinghouse Workers of America
United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum, and Plastic Workers of America
United States. Presidential Railroad Commission.
United States. Wage Stabilization Board.
United States Steel Corporation
United Steelworkers of America
Western Carriers' Conference Committee
Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company
International Association of Machinists, Lodge 539.
Yale & Towne Manufacturing Company.

Subjects:
Unfair labor practices -- New York (State) -- New York.
Machinists -- New York (State) -- New York.
Machinists -- Labor unions -- New York (State) -- New York.
Collective labor agreements -- Machinists -- New York (State) -- New York.

Form and Genre Terms:
Transcripts.
Exhibits.


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Cite As:
Ralph T. Seward Arbitration Transcripts and Exhibits #5113. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5069: U.S. Wage Stabilization Board 1952 United Steelworkers of America Case
5328: Ralph T. Seward Papers
5700: Ralph T. Seward Additional Arbitration Files

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1949
Box 1 Folder 2
Box 1 Folder 3 1950
Box 1 Folder 4 1950