National Railway Labor Conference Circulars

Collection Number: 5329

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).

National Railway Labor Conference Circulars, 1964-1965
Collection Number:
National Railway Labor Conference
0.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Records (documents).
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
This collection consists of NRLC circulars, which were sent to their member railroads, regarding the decisions and awards of Arbitration Board 282 in regards to the crew consist dispute.
Collection material in English


The National Railway Labor Conference [NRLC] was formed in October 1962 to represent the carriers in negotiations with railroad unions. The NLRC is a not-for-profit association and represents member railroads in dealing with representatives of organized employees on a national level in matters involving railroad labor relations; health and welfare benefits; appropriate matters before the courts, Congressional committees, and other governmental bodies; and other matters of interest or concern to its members. Membership is open to any railroad within the continental United States.
This collection contains the Awards of Arbitration Board No. 282 in the matter of the crew consist dispute, which was a dispute between the railroad carriers and their employees' labor union regarding how many men were needed to work a locomotive or yard switcher safely and productively.


Inclusive date range: 1964-1964
Bulk dates: April 1964 - November 1965
This collection consists of National Railway Labor Conference circulars, arranged in chronological order. The circulars are all from the "6-12 series in regard to crew consist special board of adjustment pursuant to Section III of the Award of Arbitration Board No. 282." The circulars each consist of a letter from the administrative secretary of the NRLC and an attached copy of the Arbitration Award between one of the member railroads and either the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen or the Switchmen's Union of North America.

National Railway Labor Conference (U.S.)

United States. Arbitration Board No. 282.
Collective bargaining. Railroads. United States.
Railroads. United States.
Labor unions. Railroads. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Railroads. United States.
Labor Productivity Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
Switchmen's Union of North America.

Form and Genre Terms:
Records (documents)


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Cite As:
National Railway Labor Conference Circulars #5329. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.


Related Collections:
5205: National Railway Labor Conference Additional Records
5205 mf: National Railway Labor Conference Records on Microfilm
5526: Arbitration Board 282 Employees' and Carriers' Exhibits and Interpretations
5328: Ralph T. Seward Papers


Box 1 Folder 1 1964
April to June 1964
Box 1 Folder 2 1964
July to September 1964
Box 1 Folder 3 1964-1965
October 1964 to January 1965
Box 1 Folder 4 1965
March to November 1965