Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Additional Records

Collection Number: 6176

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Additional Records,
Collection Number:
6176
Creator:
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (BLF&E);
Quantity:
0.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Papers.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen was founded on December 1, 1873, at Port Jervis, New York, to provide mutual support for railroad firemen. The Brotherhood initially emphasized insurance, but by the late nineteenth century had branched out into labor-management relations.
At the turn of the century, the organization changed its name to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (BLFE) after permitting engineers to join its ranks. In 1969, the union merged with the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and the Switchmen's Union of North America to form the United Transportation Union.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Schmidt, Charles L.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen

Subjects:
Railroads -- Employees -- Labor unions

Form and Genre Terms:
Papers


INFORMATION FOR USERS

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Cite As:
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Additional Records #6176. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 1953-1967