Jewell Ridge Coal Corporation vs. United Mine Workers of America, Local 6167 Records

Collection Number: 5368

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Jewell Ridge Coal Corporation vs. United Mine Workers of America, Local 6167 Records, 1943-1944
Collection Number:
5368
Creator:
Jewell Ridge Coal Corporation;
United Mine Workers of America (UMW)
Quantity:
0.3 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Records (documents).
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Case materials relating to a dispute between the Jewell Ridge Coal Corporation and Local No. 6167, United Mine Workers of America, et al.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

This case involves the dispute between the Jewell Ridge Coal Corporation and Local No. 6167, United Mine workers of America, et. al.
The dispute involved underground travel time of bituminous coal miners from portal to portal. The UMW claimed that under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, portal to portal time must be included within their work week for purposes of Section 7 of the statute. The United States District Court, District of Virginia, ruled against the U.M.W. The United States Circuit Court, Fourth District, reversed the decision of the District Court. The case was then appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States.
The Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Circuit court. The decisions in the case and in the previous case (Tennessee Coal) were overruled when Congress passed the Portal to Portal Act as an amendment to the Fair Labor Standard Act.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This case involves the dispute between the Jewell Ridge Coal Corporation and Local No. 6167, United Mine Workers of America, et al. The dispute involved underground travel time of bituminous coal miners from portal to portal. The UMW claimed that under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, portal to portal time must be included within their work week for purposes of Section 7 of the statute. The United States District Court, District of Virginia, ruled against the U.M.W. The United States Circuit Court, Fourth District, reversed the decision of the District Court. The case was then appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States. The Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Circuit court. The decisions in the case and in the previous case (Tennessee Coal) were overruled when Congress passed the Portal to Portal Act as an amendment to the Fair Labor Standard Act.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Jewell Ridge Coal Corporation.
United Mine Workers of America.
United Mine Workers of America. Local 6167.

Subjects:
Wages -- Portal-to-portal wage
Hours of labor -- Law and legislation
Arbitration, Industrial

Form and Genre Terms:
Records (documents)


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Cite As:
Jewell Ridge Coal Corporation vs. United Mine Workers of America, Local 6167 Records #5368. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

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5428 mf: UMWA District 15 Press Releases and Newspaper Clippings about the "Colorado Strike, 1914" on Microfilm

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1943
In the District Court for Western Virginia
Box 1 Folder 2 1943
In the District Court for Western Virginia
Box 1 Folder 3 1943
In the District Court for Western Virginia
Box 1 Folder 4 1943
In the Circuit Court (Fourth)
Box 1 Folder 5 1943-1944
In the supreme Court
Box 1 Folder 6 1943-1944
In the supreme Court