Joint Committee of Adjustment for the Rock Island System's Order of Railway Conductors and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Photograph

Collection Number: 6268 P

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

This collection was processed with the help of generous funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Joint Committee of Adjustment for the Rock Island System's Order of Railway Conductors and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Photograph, 1910
Collection Number:
6268 P
Creator:
Rock Island System;
Order of Railway Conductors (ORC);
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (BRT)
Quantity:
0.1 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Photograph.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
One oversize black and white photograph.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen [BRT] was founded in 1883 in Oneonta, N.Y. as a protective and insurance organization. The BRT was established to represent members' interests in obtaining a satisfactory contract with management. 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. 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 Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen [ORC&B] was founded in 1868 to represent the interests of railroad conductor. The first name of the organization was 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 to reflect the changes in their membership after the union began to represent 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 Rock Island Railroad (formally known as the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad) was a Class I railroad which operated in the midwestern region of the United States from 1852-1980.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Inclusive date: circa 1910
Bulk date: circa 1910
One oversize black and white photograph, mounted on matte backing. The photograph is of the Joint Committee of Adjustment for the Rock Island System's Order of Railway Conductors [ORC] and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen [BRT]. The photograph is marked with identifying numers for each member, and a corresponding list printed on the matte board provides their names as well as their ORT Division or BRT Lodge. The photogrpah was printed by Siegal, Cooper & Co. of Chicago.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Order of Railway Conductors of America
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen

Subjects:
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company
Railroads. United States. Employees
Railroads. Employees. Labor unions

Form and Genre Terms:
Photograph


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Cite As:
Joint Committee of Adjustment for the Rock Island System's Order of Railway Conductors and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Photograph #6268 P. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

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CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1
Box 1 Folder 1
1 oversize photograph, circa 1910