Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Legislative Board of New York Files

Collection Number: 5623

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Legislative Board of New York Files, 1930-1960
Collection Number:
5623
Creator:
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (BRT)
Quantity:
9 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Records (documents), correspondence, case files.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Arbitration case files, correspondence, monthly reports and state legislation reports.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen was founded in 1883 in Oneonta, N.Y. as a protective and insurance organization. By the time of its merger with three other railroad labor unions to form the United Transportation Union in 1969, it had the greatest membership of any of the operating railroad brotherhoods.
The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (BRT) was established to represent members' interests in obtaining a satisfactory contract with management. The first Canadian lodge was established in Moncton, New Brunswick in 1885, and the first Ladies' Auxiliary was organized in Fort Gratiot, Mich. in 1889. These records reflect the union's political and fraternal activities as well as its actions in the areas of collective bargaining, grievances, and railroad and labor legislation. As the largest of the unions which merged to form the United Transportation Union in 1969, the bulk of its then current files formed the basis for the files now held in the merged union's headquarters.
The rail service members of the BRT included conductors and their assistants, dining car stewards, ticket collectors, train baggagemen, brakemen, and train flagmen. The yard service members of the BRT included yardmasters, yard conductors, switchtenders, foremen, flagmen, brakemen, switchmen, car tenders, operators, hump riders, and car operators. In 1933, the BRT organized interstate bus operators, and included them under BRT contracts held with U.S. bus companies.
BRT officers were elected at the Grand Lodge Convention of the Brotherhood, held every 4 years. The principal officers included a president, an assistant to the president, a general secretary-treasurer, Canadian and national legislative representatives, a senior vice-president, BRT representative, and National Railroad Board of Adjustment representative. The BRT had four governing boards: the Board of Directors, Board of Trustees and Insurance, Board of Appeals, and Executive Board.
SUBJECTS

Names:
AFL-CIO
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen (U.S.)
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen (U.S.) Legislative Board of New York.
Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Company
Erie Railroad Company
Long Island Rail Road
New York City Railway Company

Subjects:
Cabooses (Railroads)
Collective labor agreements--Railroads--United States.
Transport workers--Labor unions--United States.
Railroads--Employees--Labor unions--United States.
Railroads--Employees--Labor unions--Political activity

Form and Genre Terms:
Records (documents)
Correspondence
Case files


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
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Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Legislative Board of New York Files #5623. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

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5149: Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Records
5149 MB: Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Memorabilia
5149 P: Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Photographs
5348: W.P. Kennedy as President of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen against the Long Island Railroad Company Court Documents
5446: Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Ledger
5612: Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Moosic Tunnel Lodge no.93 Meeting Minutes
5631: Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad General Committee File
5647: Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Joppa Lodge (Toledo, OH) Minute Books
5894: Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Additional Railroad Booklets
6268 P: Joint Committee of Adjustment for the Rock Island System's Order of Railway Conductors and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Photograph
6312 P: Judith Sullivan Kowalczyk Collection of Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Photographs
6312 PUBS: Judith Sullivan Kowalczyk Collection of Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Publications
6312m: Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Annual Report of the Legislative Board
6405 PUBS: William Sharp Collection of The Railroad Trainmen's Journal
6480 MB: Paul Berger Collection of Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Memorabilia

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November 30, 1967
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