International Longshoremen's Association, United Marine Division, Local 333 and Quality Transportation Corp. et.al. Records

Collection Number: 5116

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
International Longshoremen's Association, United Marine Division, Local 333 and Quality Transportation Corp. et.al. Records, 1949
Collection Number:
5116
Creator:
International Longshoremen's Association;
Quality Transportation Corporation
Quantity:
0.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Records (documents).
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Transcript of arbitration between International Longshoremen's Association Local 333, United Marine Division, and Quality Transportation Corporation.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

David Lawrence Cole was a graduate of Harvard University (BS., 1921) and Fairleigh Dickinson University (LL.B., 1924, LL.D., 1964.) Although he practiced law in Paterson, N.J. from 1926 until his death as senior partner in the law firm of Cole, Berman & Belksy, David Cole will chiefly be remembered for a distinguished career as a government arbitrator and mediator. In this field he served on numerous state and federal boards and in various governmental agencies. Cole was chairman of the New Jersey State Board of Mediation; a public member of Region 2, United States War Labor Board; and chairman of the Presidential Boards of Inquiry in the bituminous coal industry (1948) and in the longshore industry (1953, 1968). Cole was also a member or chairman of numerous Presidential Emergency Boards which settled disputes in the railroad and airline industries (1948-1958); the chairman of the conciliation service for the New York City transit service (1961-1965); director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (1952-1953); chairman of the New Jersey Governor's Committee on Public Utility Strike Service (1952-1953); member of the President's Labor- Management Advisory Committee (1961-1964); and member of the New York Governor's Public Employee Relations Committee (1966-1968), which established the New York State Public Employee Relations Board. Cole was also appointed as chairman of the President's Commission on Industrial Peace in 1973.
Beyond his public service, Mr. Cole was active as a counsel for employer groups in the textile industry (1926-1942) and as an impartial chairman for other labor-management contract disputes. He was also impartial arbitrator for the AFL-CIO Internal Disputes Plan (1954-1976), served as a visiting professor at the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University (1954-1955) and was Kestenbaum lecturer at Harvard in 1962. Mr. Cole was the author of INDUSTRIAL PEACE (1963).

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

In January 1949 when the parties could not agree upon the terms of a new contract the union struck. When the strike was settled, it was agreed to submit to arbitration the following issues which the parties could not agree upon.
1. Payment of a 12% wage increase, retroactive t January 1, 1949. 2. In liew of overtime charges a flat sum of $28per month on non-propelled barges. 3. When required to go on dock or aboard to mak hose connections, a $2 payment per voyage shall be made on self propelled vessels. 4. Tying up vessels at midnight.
The issues were submitted to a panel from the American Arbitration Association made up of David L. Cole, chairman, Edward C. Maguire and Bert Reinauer. Hearings were begun in August 1949 and resumed in October 1949.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Transcript of arbitration between International Longshoremen's Association Local 333, United Marine Division, and Quality Transportation Corporation. The Arbitrator in this case was David L. Cole.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Cole, David L. (David Lawrence), 1902-1978
American Arbitration Association.
International Longshoremen's Association.
International Longshoremen's Association. Local 333, United Marine Division.
Quality Transportation Corporation.

Subjects:
Transport workers -- United States.
Transport workers -- Labor unions -- United States.
Collective labor agreements -- Transport workers - - United States.
Wages --Transport workers -- United States.
Arbitration, Industrial -- United States.

Form and Genre Terms:
Records (documents).


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Cite As:
International Longshoremen's Association, United Marine Division, Local 333 and Quality Transportation Corp. et.al. Records #5116. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

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5261: International Longshoremen's Association New York District Council Records
5559: International Longshoremen's Association Dock Strike Clippings
5588: David L. Cole Papers
6308: William Donohue Collection of International Longshoremen's Association Local 1286 Papers

CONTAINER LIST

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