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LABOR DISPUTE BETWEEN RAILROAD CARRIERS AND

FOUR OPERATING RAILROAD BROTHERHOODS

HEARINGS
4.5.conganSenate, BEFORE THE
COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE.

UNITED STATES SENATE

EIGHTY-SECOND CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

LABOR DISPUTE BETWEEN RAILROAD CARRIERS AND

FOUR OPERATING RAILROAD BROTHERHOODS

FEBRUARY 22, 26, 27, MARCH 1, 5, 7, 12, 14, 15,

16, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, APRIL 3, AND 5, 1951

Printed for the use of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare

UNITED STATES

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1951

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COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE

JAMES E. MURRAY, Montana, Chairman LISTER HILL, Alabama

ROBERT A. TAFT, Ohio MATTHEW M. NEELY, West Virginia GEORGE D. AIKEN, Vermont PAUL H. DOUGLAS, Illinois

H. ALEXANDER SMITH, New Jersey HUBERT H. HUMPHREY, Minnesota WAYNE MORSE, Oregon HERBERT H. LEHMAN, New York

IRVING M. IVES, New York JOHN 0. PASTORE, Rhode Island

RICHARD M. NIXON, California

WILLIAM H. COBURN, Chief Clerk
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Testimony of-

Pago

Bendetsen, Hon. Karl R., Assistant Secretary of the Army (General

Management); accompanied by Fred Korth, Deputy Counselor, De-
partment of the Army-

571, 657
Bickers, Thomas E., secretary, National Mediation Board..

808

Prepared statement.--

817

Chase, William E. B., vice president of the Brotherhood of Railroad

Trainmen, Detroit, Mich---

28, 82

Hughes, Roy 0., president, Order of Railway Conductors, Washington,

D. C., accompanied by Charles A. Hastings, Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
counsel, and v. C. Shuttleworth, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, coun-
sel

2, 277, 698, 755

Kennedy, W. P., president, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. 265, 528, 677

Loomis, Daniel P., chairman, the Association of Western Railways,

Chicago, Ill.

325, 353, 403, 438, 500, 503, 507, 547, 783

Oliver, Eli L., manager, Washington office, Labor Bureau of the Mid-

die West.-

599

O'Neill, Francis A., Jr., member, National Mediation Board, accom-

panied by Thomas E. Bickers, secretary, National Mediation

Board.-

312, 496

Robertson, D. B., president, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and

Enginemen, Cleveland, Ohio.

90, 133, 692, 722

Scott, John Thad, Jr., chairman, National Mediation Board, accom-

panied by Thomas E. Bickers, secretary, National Mediation

Board--

284, 311, 435, 489, 566

Shields, J. P., grand chief engineer, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi-

neers, accompanied by Guy L. Brown, first assistant grand chief

engineer; Clifford D. O'Brien, counsel, and Frank P. Douglas, sec-

retary to Mr. Shields_

158, 173, 162, 166–171, 211, 688, 706

Prepared statement-

160

Additional information supplied by-

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad: Telegram from G. P. Stanton, secretary of

the general committee to Senator Matthew M. Neely--

81

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers :

Exhibit No. 1: Proposition for settling interdivisional run..

183

Exhibits 2-A to 2-H: Telegrams from J. P. Shields, grand chief
engineer, to general chairman..

185, 190

Exhibit No. 3: Memorandum of phone conversation from S. H.

Pullian of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad.-

198

Exhibit No. 4: Carriers' proposals submitted at Mediation Board

meeting February 12, 1951 ; filed with committee..

216

Exhibit No. 5: Proposal submitted on February 13, 1951, by the

four organizations to the National Mediation Board..

217

Exhibit No. 6: Memorandum, “Article 4, 'Interdivisional runs'”;

“Article 5, ‘More than one class of railroad service'”; “Article

7. 'Yard-switching limits'”

217

Exhibit No. 7: Communication and attachments; filed with com-

mittee.--

690

Exhibit No. 8: Letter to counsel with attachments.

690
Letter of J. P. Shields to Dr. John R. Steelman.

207

Memoranda.

189, 212

Proposition

212

Telegrams-

207, 214, 224

Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen:

Exhibits Nos. 1A through H: Various papers by D. B. Robertson

re December 21 agreement

103

Exhibit No. 2: Constitution ; filed with committee --

119

Exhibit No. 3: Number of nonoperating employees per million

revenue traffic units, class I steam railways in the United

States---

123

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