Bertram F. Wilcox Arbitration Awards

Collection Number: 5394

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Bertram F. Wilcox Arbitration Awards,
Collection Number:
5394
Creator:
Willcox, Bertram F.
Quantity:
3.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Case files, decisions, transcripts .
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Case files include awards (and drafts); correspondence regarding individual cases; manuscript notes kept by Willcox on the cases; opinions; arbitrator's reports; grievance reports; agreements; union statements; summaries of testimony; briefs; decisions; transcripts of cases; exhibits; press releases; and other supporting documentation.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Bertram Francis Willcox, (B.A., Cornell University, 1917, LL.B., Harvard University, 1922) was a professor emeritus of law at Cornell University, where he taught most of his academic career (1946-1967).
Willcox was also the McRoberts professor in the administration of law at Cornell (1954-1967). Prior to his teaching career, Willcox practiced with Hughes, Rounds, Schurman & Dwight and was a partner in Schurman, Wiley & Willcox and successor firms (1923-1943). Professor Willcox also served as a public member of the Appeals Board of the US War Labor Board (1944-1945) and as an independent arbitrator.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Case files include awards (and drafts); correspondence regarding individual cases; manuscript notes kept by Willcox on the cases; opinions; arbitrator's reports; grievance reports; agreements; union statements; summaries of testimony; briefs; decisions; transcripts of cases; exhibits; press releases; and other supporting documentation.
The major cases arbitrated involve the International Association of Machinists (1950-1958) vs. the following: National Cash Register Company, United States Hoffman Machinery Corporation, American La France, Ward La France, New York Air Brakes Company, Geneva Forge Division of Ekco Products Company, Poloran Products of Pennsylvania, Twin Coach Company, and St. Regis Paper Company. Issues include dismissal, wage rate, time standards, retroactivity, merit pay, incentive rate, recall, and back pay; the International Chemical Workers Union (1950-1960) vs. ANSCO (division of General Anihine and Film Corporation), the Norich Pharmaceutical Company, Winthrop Laboratories (division of Sterling Drug Incorporated), and the George Breon Company on issues of dismissal, wage rate, back pay, incentive rates, seniority (ability and qualifications), promotion, recall, and penalty overtime; and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America (1948-1950) vs. Hall's Motor Transit Company, Niagara Motor Express, and Canada Dry Ginger Ale Incorporated on issues of dismissal, recall, and wage rates.
Other cases include the International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (1953-1955) vs. Pratt and Letchworth (division of the Dayton Malleable Iron Company) and Philco Food Corporation on issues of wages, hours of work, and layoff; United Steelworkers of America (1954-1958) vs. Barcolo Manufacturing Company and Bendix Aviation Corporation (Utica Division) on issues of dismissal, job performance by foremen, seniority, and demotion; the International Handbag and Novelty Workers Union (1954-1955) vs. R. Appeal Incorporated on the issue of dismissal; the United Papermakers and Paperworkers (1958-1969) vs. International Paper Company (Ticonderoga Mills, Northern Division) and St. Regis Paper Company on issues of shift rotation and work days; the United Mine Workers of America, District 50 (1968) vs. Industrial Chemical Division of Allied Chemical Corporation and Pennwoven Incorporated on issues of wage rates, and work assignment; the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America (1951-1969) vs. Southern Tier Builders Association and American La France-Foamite Corporation on issues of wages, reclassification, and breach of contract (failure to supply necessary labor); and the United Automobile Workers of America (1955-1969) vs. LeRoy Machine Company and Electric Autolite Company on issues of layoff and contracting out.
SUBJECTS

Names:
American La France
Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America.
International Association of Machinists
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America
International Chemical Workers Union
International Union, United Automobile Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
National Cash Register Company
Southern Tier Builders Association
St. Regis Paper Company
United Steelworkers of America
Willcox, Bertram F.

Subjects:
Arbitration, Industrial -- United States -- Cases.
Industrial arbitrators.
Arbitration, Industrial. Aircraft industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Building trades. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Drug trade. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Food industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Handbag industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Iron industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Machine industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Mining industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Novelty industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Paper industry. United States.
Arbitration, Industrial. Transportation. United States.
Contracting out. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Employees, Dismissal of. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Hours of labor. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Labor discipline. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Layoffs. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Position classification. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Promotions. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Seniority, Employee. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Wages. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Work assignments. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.
Work rules. Arbitration, Industrial. United States.

Form and Genre Terms:
Case files.
Decisions.
Transcripts.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

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Restrictions on Use:
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Cite As:
Bertram F. Wilcox Arbitration Awards #5394. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Box 1 Folder 2
Box 1 Folder 3 1960
Box 1 Folder 4
Box 1 Folder 5
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Box 1 Folder 9
Box 1 Folder 10
Box 1 Folder 11
Box 1 Folder 12
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Box 2 Folder 1
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Box 2 Folder 11
Box 2 Folder 12
Box 2 Folder 13
Box 3 Folder 1 1970-1971
Box 3 Folder 2 1969
Box 3 Folder 3 1972
Box 3 Folder 4 1968
Box 3 Folder 5 1968-1969
Settled without arbitration
Box 3 Folder 6 1969-1970
Box 3 Folder 7 1969
Box 3 Folder 8 1968
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Box 5 Folder 1
Withdrawn
Box 5 Folder 2
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Box 5 Folder 6
Box 5 Folder 7
Box 5 Folder 8
Box 5 Folder 9 1970-1972
Box 6 Folder 1 1962
Box 6 Folder 2 1961
Box 6 Folder 3 1961
Box 6 Folder 4 1960
Box 6 Folder 5 1960
Box 6 Folder 6 1960
Box 6 Folder 7 1958-1959
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Box 6 Folder 12 1960
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