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Series 2, Subseries 1. Miscellaneous commissions and boards files, 1942-1976.

Author: David L Cole
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Publication:Papers, 1943-1977, bulk 1950-1970.
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Files include correspondence, reports, notes, statements and other documents relating to the Advisory Committee on Labor-Management Relations in Atomic Energy Installations; to Boards of Inquiry established in the coal mining industry, the maritime industry and the longshore industry; to the New Jersey Governor's Committee on Legislation Relating to Public Utility Disputes; to labor relations difficulties in the
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Named Person: Russell Binion; Lemuel R Boulware; William J Brennan; J A Brownlow; Cyrus S Ching; Archibald Cox; Dean Dinwoodey; Theresa Doherity; John T Dunlop; Dwight D Eisenhower; Felix Frankfurter; Arthur J Goldberg; Robert Hampton; Paul M Herzog; Hubert H Humphrey; John F Kennedy; Richard Allen Lester; John L Lewis; Keith Mann; George Meany; Michael H Moskow; John Nickerson; Victor G Reuther; Walter Reuther; Charles Sprague; H Travis, major.; William J Usery; Walter Wallace
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David L Cole
OCLC Number: 64755447
In: Cole, David Lawrence, 1902-1977
Description: 8.5 linear ft.

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Files include correspondence, reports, notes, statements and other documents relating to the Advisory Committee on Labor-Management Relations in Atomic Energy Installations; to Boards of Inquiry established in the coal mining industry, the maritime industry and the longshore industry; to the New Jersey Governor's Committee on Legislation Relating to Public Utility Disputes; to labor relations difficulties in the U.S. Department of Labor, to the New Jersey State Mediation Board, to the Advisory Panel on Taft-Hartley Revision and to Cole's term on the Paterson, New Jersey City Council.

Specifically include documents relating to the Advisory Committee on Labor-Management Relations in Atomic Energy Installations (1954-1957), which cover the following issues: labor-management relations in the atomic energy industry; collective bargaining procedures; the Atomic Energy Authority Act of England (1946); the New Jersey Compulsory Arbitration Act (1946); and the relation of wage rates to productivity. Also include correspondence with the following individuals: J.A. Brownlow (Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO); Richard A. Lester (Princeton); Lemuel Boulware (General Electric); William J. Brennan (Supreme Court Justice); Arthur J. Goldberg; Paul Herzog; John L. Lewis; Felix Frankfurter; John Nickerson (member of Committee); Keith Mann (member of Committee); Charles Sprague (member of Committee); Walter Wallace (secretary of labor, Eisenhower Administration); Cyrus S. Ching (Atomic Energy Labor-Management Board chairman); John T. Dunlop (Harvard); Dwight D. Eisenhower; Walter Reuther; Victor G. Reuther; George Meany; and others.

Also include reports, statements, legal documents, agreements, newspaper clippings, and press releases concerning the 1948 and 1950 Board of Inquiry established to deal with disputes between the United Mine Workers of America and the Bituminous Coal Operators Negotiating Committee, which cover the following topics: strikes; wage rates; strip mining; the "willing and able" clause; alleged union restriction of production; strike injunctions; and the seizure of coal mines by the president of the United States.

Also correspondence, reports, hand-written notes, and other documents relating to the New Jersey Governor's Committee on Legislation Relating to Public Utility Disputes (1954) which Cole chaired. Includes discussion of labor relations in New Jersey; emergency labor legislation; state legislation designed to make strikes illegal; the impact of seizures in emergencies; the views of utility employers on collective bargaining; an analysis of the efficacy of current New Jersey state laws in dealing with strike situations; the impact of compulsory arbitration on labor relations; and the constitutionality of compulsory arbitration laws. Contains correspondence with the following individuals: Carl Fulda (Rutgers); Allen Weisenfeld (New Jersey State Board of Mediation); Richard Lester (Princeton); and various representatives of utility corporations and unions.

Cole's files document the 1976 dispute between the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), which represented the clerical and technical staff at the DOL. Issues include refusal of the DOL to bargain in "good faith"; the alleged biased character of the fact finding board of which Cole was a member; wage rates; and discussion of the "irony" of DOL not being interested in the well-being of its own workers. Correspondence includes letters to and from the following individuals: Russell Binion (AFGE); William J. Usery (secretary of labor); Michael H. Moskow (acting secretary of labor); Major H. Travis (AFGE); Robert Hampton (Civil Service Commission); and Theresa Doherity (Department of Labor), among others. Also includes a copy of the final report issued by the fact-finding board.

Also correspondence and documents relating to the Senate Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations and the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare (1951), concerning establishment of the Wage Stabilization Board to counter inflationary tendencies caused by the Korean War and the proper extent of governmental involvement in the collective bargaining process. Correspondence includes letters to and from Hubert Humphrey, Dean Dinwoodey (editor, Bureau of National Affairs) and others.

Additional documents in the Cole files relate to Boards of Inquiry established to deal with disputes in the maritime industry (1961) and the longshore industry (1953, 1964, and 1968). Issues include show-up pay; wage rates; establishment of a permanent arbitrator; hiring methods; working conditions; relationship of International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) to American Federation of Labor (A.F.of L.), following the expulsion of ILA; petition of A.F.of L. to National Labor Relations Board for representational rights for workers involved in the dispute (1953); containerization; hiring policies; costs of operating tankers of various tonnage under American and foreign flags; and minimization of the impact of the strike on the public.

The New Jersey State Mediation Board files (1943-1946) cover the following issues: the establishment of State Office of Economic Stabilization; Camden County Mediation Panel (1942); and a dispute between the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Imperial Laundry, among others.

Also included are documents and correspondence relating to Cole's term on the Paterson, New Jersey City Council (1952). Issues covered include workmen's compensation cases for city employees; racial discrimination; sewage legislation; and zoning laws, among others.

Finally, includes correspondence and documents relating to the Advisory Panel on Taft-Hartley Revision (1959), covering the following issues: handling of major labor disputes; the organization and proceedings of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB); proposed amendments relating to changes in NLRB organization; and revision of national emergency strike provisions. Correspondence includes letters to and from John F. Kennedy and Archibald Cox.

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