National Railway Labor Conference Additional Records

Collection Number: 5205

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

This collection was processed with the help of generous funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
National Railway Labor Conference Additional Records, 1915-1936
Collection Number:
5205
Creator:
National Railway Labor Conference;
McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941.;
Hines, Walker D. (Walker Downer), 1870-1934.
Quantity:
0.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Records (documents) .
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Records accumulated by the Western, Eastern and Southeastern Carriers Conference Committees, which served as the collective bargaining units for the member railroads in their jurisdictions prior to the establishment of the National Railway Labor Conference.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The National Railway Labor Conference [NRLC] was formed in October 1962 to represent the carriers in negotiations with railroad unions. Until 1962, the carriers negotiated through regional committees. They were the Western, Eastern, and Southeastern Carriers Conference Committees, which coordinated their positions in reaching industry-wide settlement. As the successor organization to these committees, the NRLC is in possession of numerous records of historic importance. As part of an initiative by Cornell University's ILR School to document the history of Railroad Industrial Labor history, the NRLC provided copies of some of their historic records from these committees. The majority of the copies were provided on microfilm, and may be found in collection 5205mf; thirteen bound, photocopied volumes are found in this collection.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Inclusive date range: 1915-1936
Bulk dates: 1915-1936
This collection consists of thirteen bound, photocopied volumes produced by the National Railway Labor Conference.
Two volumes contain minutes of meetings from the Board of Arbitration between the Western Railroads and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen.
Nine volumes consist of reports to and from two Director General of Railroads of United States Railroad Administration, W. G. McAdoo and Walker G. Hines. Of interest in these reports are the sections dealing with home front mobilization for World War I, the need to employe women in the railroad industry, and the explicit statement that African-Americans and women receive the same wages as their white male couterparts in W. G. McAdoo's 1918 report to the president. In the reports of Walker G. Hines, there are more in depth statistics regarding the women employed by the railroads during their nationalization during World War I.
Two volumes are indexes of decisions affecting engine and train employees, created by the Bureau of Information of the Eastern Railways.
SUBJECTS

Names:
National Railway Labor Conference (U.S.)

Subjects:
Railroads--United States.
Railroads--Employees--Labor unions--United States.
Collective bargaining--Railroads--United States.
United States Railroad Administration.
World War, 1914-1918. Transportation

Form and Genre Terms:
Records (documents)


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Cite As:
National Railway Labor Conference Additional Records #5205. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5205 mf: National Railway Labor Conference Records on Microfilm

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1915
Reconvened At Chicago Illinois, August 17, 1915.
Box 1 Folder 2 1916
Reconvened at Chicago Illinois, January 4th 1916.
Box 1 Folder 3 1918
Box 1 Folder 3 1918
Format: Pamphlet
Report of the Work of the United States Railroad Administration for the first seven months of its existence, ending July 31, 1918
Format: Pamphlet.
Box 1 Folder 3 1918
Format: Pamphlet
Division of Labor of the Railroad Administration
Format: Pamphlet.
Box 1 Folder 3 1918
Format: Pamphlet
Format: Pamphlet.
Box 1 Folder 4 1919
Format: Pamphlet
Box 1 Folder 4 1919
Format: Pamphlet
Division of Law
Format: Pamphlet.
Box 1 Folder 4 1919
Format: Pamphlet
Division of Labor
Format: Pamphlet.
Box 1 Folder 4 1919
Format: Pamphlet
Northwestern Region
Format: Pamphlet.
Box 1 Folder 4 1919
Format: Pamphlet
Division of Public Service
Format: Pamphlet.
Box 1 Folder 5 1920
Format: Pamphlet
Box 1 Folder 5 1920
Format: Pamphlet
For fourteen months ended March 1, 1920
Format: Pamphlet.
Box 1 Folder 5 1920
Format: Pamphlet
Format: Pamphlet.
Box 1 Folder 6 1936
Format: Pamphlet
Index and Supplement to Index