Order of Railway Conductor's and Brakemen Unification Documents

Collection Number: 5606

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Order of Railway Conductor's and Brakemen Unification Documents, 1968-1971
Collection Number:
5606
Creator:
Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen (ORC&B;
Quantity:
0.3 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Records (documents).
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Newspapers, reports, correspondence
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen (ORC & B) was founded in 1868 as an order of railroad conductors and later expanded to include brakemen.
The Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen was founded by T.J. "Tommie" Wright in 1868 in Amboy, Ill. as the Conductors Union. The name was changed to Order of Railway Conductors of America (ORC) in 1878. In 1942, the Order of Sleeping Car Conductors merged with ORC. The union's name was changed in 1954 to the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. In 1969, the Order merged with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and Switchmen's Union of North America to form the United Transportation Union.
The ORC & B International Headquarters, Grand Division, was located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with subordinate divisions in the United States, Canada, and the Panama Canal Zone. The principal officers included the president, senior vice-president, general secretary-treasurer, executive vice-president, vice-president/Washington legislative representative, vice-president/National Railroad Adjustment Board, four regional vice-presidents, Board of Trustees (3 members), and the ORC & B Board of Directors (comprised of the above 13 officers.) General Adjustment Committees on each property (Class 1 railroads) were responsible for execution of the contract, with each chairman, as principal officer, exercising a high degree of autonomy. Legislative matters on the state level were the responsibility of the State Legislative Committee and its chairman.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen.

Subjects:
Railroads--Employees.
Railroads--Employees--Labor unions.

Form and Genre Terms:
Records (documents)


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Cite As:
Order of Railway Conductor's and Brakemen Unification Documents #5606. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1968-1969
Box 1 Folder 2
Box 1 Folder 3
Box 1 Folder 4 1968
Box 1 Folder 5 1968
Box 1 Folder 6 1968
Box 1 Folder 7 1968
Box 1 Folder 8 1968
Box 1 Folder 9 1971