Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Employees Union Local 5 and Stern Brothers Arbitration Transcript

Collection Number: 5126

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Employees Union Local 5 and Stern Brothers Arbitration Transcript, 1948
Collection Number:
5126
Creator:
Carter, Edward W.;
American Arbitration Association (AAA)
Quantity:
1 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Proceedings, transcripts .
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Consist of transcripts and exhibits in department store arbitration cases between New York City locals of the United Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Employees and Stern Brothers, heard by Paul Raymond Hays, and with Gimbel Brothers Department Store, heard by Edward W. Carter.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The United Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Employees had its beginnings as an aggressive union which evolved out of the venerable but conservative Retail Clerks International Association and the Congress of Industrial Organizations' Department Store Organizing Committee in the 1930s.
In the period 1937-1940, the union, then known as the United Retail Employees of America, made major gains in New York City which included not only organizing the large department stores there, but also establishing a forty hour week for retail clerks in the city. A right-left struggle over the leadership of the union was dormant during World War II, only to arise with new violence in 1948. This internecine rivalry resulted in a decline in the union, to the benefit of its old rival, the Retail Clerks International Association. In 1954, the union's name changed to the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Consists of transcripts and exhibits in department store arbitration cases between New York City locals of the United Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Employees and Stern Brothers, heard by Paul Raymond Hays, and with Gimbel Brothers Department Store, heard by Edward W. Carter.
Documents in the Stern Brothers case consist of the transcript of the arbitration proceedings (9 vol.) and exhibits (49) submitted by the company and by Local 5 of the union, describing department store wages, hours of work, and working conditions. The issues involved in this case include entry level wages and group health insurance.
The Gimbel Brothers case file contains transcripts of the arbitration proceedings between the company and Local 2 (7 vol.). Issues in this case include minimum level of wages, position classification, job status, and a dispute over contract language regarding discharge.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union
Stern Brothers Department Store
United Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Employees of America
Carter, Edward W.
Hays, Paul R.(Paul Raymond), 1903-
Gimbel Brothers, inc.
Stern Brothers Department Store.

Subjects:
Arbitration, Industrial--United States--Cases.
Clerks (Retail trade).
Work assignments. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.

Form and Genre Terms:
Proceedings.
Transcripts.


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Cite As:
Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Employees Union Local 5 and Stern Brothers Arbitration Transcript #5126. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

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CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1948
Box 1 Folder 2 1948
Box 1 Folder 3 1948
Box 1 Folder 4 1948
Box 1 Folder 5 1948
Box 1 Folder 6 1948
Box 1 Folder 7 1948
Box 1 Folder 8 1948
Box 2 Folder 1 1948
Box 2 Folder 2 1948
Box 2 Folder 3 1948
Box 2 Folder 4 1948
Box 2 Folder 5 1948
Box 2 Folder 6 1948
Box 2 Folder 7 1948