United Transportation Union, Office of the Illinois State Records, 1958-1976

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United Transportation Union, Office of the Illinois State Records, 1958-1976

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United Transportation Union; Office of the Illinois State Records, 1958-1976 [1960-1972]

 

20 linear feet (20 archival boxes)

 

Labor union formed in 1969 by merger of four railroad unions: Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (BRT), Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (BLF & E), Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen (ORC & B), and Switchmen’s Union of North America (SUNA). State Legislative Director lobbies for legislation favorable to railroad labor, represents union interests before theIllinois and Interstate Commerce Commissions and other governmental agencies, and informs union members about governmental activities affecting railroad and transportation labor.

 

Collection contains correspondence, statements and testimony, court and commerce commission decisions, minutes, reports, legislative bills, and contracts and other types of agreements. Activities of the State Legislative Directors of the BRT and BLF & E are illustrated. Records of the BRT Legislative Director (Maurice Radrizzi) deal exclusively withIllinoisand Interstate Commerce Commission cases concerning discontinuance of train service (1962-1970). Records of the BFL & E Legislative Director (Thomas Duggan) document meetings of the state legislative board and its executive board (1960-1972), BLF & E state conventions (1963-1966 and 1969-1971), railroad labor and transportation industry legislation considered by the Illinois General Assembly (1958-1973), United Transportation Union unification (1968), collective bargaining between railroad companies and unions (1965-1972) and consolidation of the legislative boards of the three unions (1969-1972).

 

Five cubic feet of published material and five linear inches of photographs were transferred out of the collection.

 

Access:            Open for research except box 20 is closed

 

Acc. No.:         75-86 and 77-21

 

Processed by:  Rodney W Meyer, January 1981

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                                                          Historical Sketch

 

On January 1, 1969, four major railroad employee unions merged to form the United Transportation Union (UTU). The four unions involved in the UTU merger were the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, and the Switchmen’s Union of North America.

 

The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (BRT) the largest of the merging unions with a membership of 185,000 was formed in 1883 as the Brotherhood of Railroad Brakemen (BRB). Although the original purpose of the BRB was to provide members with sickness and disability insurance, the BRB eventually became more involved with labor issues. In 1890 the name was changed to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and efforts were begun to organize such differing groups of railroad workers as conductors, brakemen, baggage men, roadmen, yardmen, and switch and yard masters. Internal factionalism and a decline in membership due to the depression of the 1890s nearly bankrupted the union during the last decade of the nineteenth century. Between 1909 and 1928 the union again faced internal difficulties when leadership control was hotly contested between William Lee and Alexander Whitney. The struggle ended when Whitney defeated an ailing Lee in 1928. Membership in the BRT peaked at 217,000 in 1956, but with declining employment in the railroad industry, the union slowly began to lose members. To prevent the continuing erosion of its bargaining position, the BRT became a party to the merger that created the UTU.

 

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (BLF & E), with 67,750 members, was the second largest union involved in the UTU merger. Organized in 1873 as the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen (BLF) the union was created to provide sickness and funeral benefits for locomotive firemen. At its second convention in 1875, the BLF established itself as a labor union as well as an insurance and beneficial society. In 1879, a loosely knit organization known as the International Firemen’s Unionjoined the BLF. The BLF constitution was changed in 1902 to admit locomotive engineers as members, and the name of the union was changed to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen in 1906 to reflect that new membership. In 1920, membership in the BLF & E peaked at 126,000 but then began a steady decline. With the coming of diesel electric locomotives, the need to employ firemen was often challenged by railroad companies. The issue of manning remained a heated issue for many years. With the decline in the use of firemen and the downward trend of the railroad industry as a whole, many attempts were made by the BLF & E to merge with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.  Unable to reach agreement with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, the BLF & E entered the merger talks which created the UTU.

 

The Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen (ORC & B) was formed in 1868 as the Conductor’sUnion. Later that same year the name was changed to the Conductor’s Brotherhood. The name was again changed in 1878 to the Order of Railway Conductors of America(ORC). The ORC was formed as a temperance and beneficial society with the fraternal and ritualistic activities of the organization being emphasized. The founders of the Order had no intention of creating an economic trade union. The Order’s constitution, for example, contained an anti-strike clause. Despite its conservative philosophy, the ORC faced the same hostility from railroad owners as did other railroad employee groups. In addition, other railroad brotherhoods saw the ORC as a strike-breaking organization because of its anti-strike policy.

 

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                                                            Historical Sketch

 

A fundamental shift away from the fraternal and beneficial philosophy of the Order’s founders toward more aggressive trade union principles occurred in 1890. During that year the older officers were replaced and the anti-strike clause of the constitution was repealed. With the change of philosophy, conductors began to join the ORC in large numbers. The union became involved in politics and a Washingtonl obbyist was hired. The ORC began to include brakemen in its membership during the 1930s, but the name of the organization did not reflect this change until 1954. Membership in the ORC & B reached nearly 50,000 by the end of World War II but then began to decline.

 

The first switchmen’s union was established in 1877 and was known as the Switchmen’s Association. In 1886 the Switchmen’s Mutual Aid Association was established but went out of existence in 1894. Later in 1894 the Switchmen’s Union of North America (SUNA) was formed. In 1906 SUNA became affiliated with the American Federation of Labor – the only operating railroad union to affiliate with the AFL for fifty years. Like most other trade unions SUNA faced jurisdictional conflicts, most often with the BRT. An internal revolt took place in 1920 when SUNA leadership left to join the BRT. Because of its small size, the economic bargaining power of SUNA was severely restricted by federal legislation, especially the Railroad Labor Act. Employment benefits for SUNA continued to fall behind those of workers in other unions who were better able to take advantage of technological changes. To prevent this continual slide, SUNA joined in the UTU merger negotiations of 1969.

 

It was hoped that the unification of the four unions would end craft rivalism and increase the economic bargaining power and political influence of railroad labor at a time when there was severe competition from trucks, buses, and planes. Details for the unification were worked out by a forty member committee (ten members from each union). The unification agreement and a proposed constitution were submitted to the membership of all four unions and approved in referendum votes in late November 1968. Charles Luna, President of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, was named president of the new organization. The chief executives of the other three unions were named assistant presidents in the UTU. Because of the time necessary for the assimilation of four separate unions into one organization, the total number of full-time UTU officers varied. In the early days of the new union, all officers in the old unions retained similar positions in the UTU. However, as the UTU became established, the total number of officers was gradually reduced by natural attrition (i.e. positions were not refilled when the incumbent died or retired). The vice-president positions were reduced to a minimum number for each of the four former unions, but the three assistant president positions were maintained.

 

At the time of the UTU formation, three of the merging unions had Illinois State Legislative Directors and/or Chairmen. (The state legislative position was not a full-time position in the ORC & B). These three positions were retained during the early days of the new union with each director/chairman responsible for the legislative affairs of his former union. The legislative director for the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, for example, became the state legislative director for the UTU-Trainmen. In early 1972, the three legislative director positions were consolidated into one office.

           

                                               

 

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                                                            Historical Sketch

 

The state legislative director lobbies in the Illinois General Assembly and meets with other labor representatives to prepare a Joint Labor Legislative report, which contains the voting records of elected officials on important bills affecting labor. The state legislative director/chairman also represents union interests at Illinois and Interstate Commerce Commission hearings. Hearings before the commerce commissions for discontinuances of train service, proposed railroad mergers, applications by truck operators, and the like were of interest to railroad labor because of the possible effect of the commissions’ ruling on the future employment of railroad workers.

 

The United Transportation Union was quite active in its early years. In an effort to further expand the political influence of transportation workers, the UTU played an important part in the creation of the Congress of Railway Unions, a trade union federation. The Railroad Safety Act and the creation of Amtrak were seen as legislative victories by UTU officials. Also gained were confirmation by the Supreme Court of the right to strike selectively and the wage and rules agreement with the railroads in 1971.

 

In 1971 the various insurance and welfare plans of the separate brotherhoods were combined into the UTU Insurance Association. In August of the same year, the UTU held its first national convention inMiami Beach. (National conventions are held once every four years.) At the convention, Al Chesser, the National Legislative Director of the UTU was elected to replace the retiring Charles Luna.

 

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                                                         Scope and Content

 

The United Transportation Union Records, 1958-1976, consist of 20 cubic feet of correspondence, statements and testimony, court and commerce commission decisions, minutes, reports, legislative bills, and contracts and other types of agreements.

 

All of the records in this collection are from the office of the Illinois State Legislative Director of the United Transportation Union and two of its predecessors in the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. Most of the material in the collection dates from 1960 to 1972.

 

The collection has been divided into two series: the Illinois State Legislative Director – Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (UTU-T) Records, 1962-1970; and the Illinois State Legislative Director – Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (UTU-E) Records, 1958-1976. The full range of the Illinois State Legislative Director’s activities is reflected in the records contained in this collection.

 

Series I, the Illinois State Legislature Director – Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (UTU-T) Records 1962-1970 (Boxes 1-14), were held by Maurice Radrizzi when he was the State Legislative Director for the UTU-Trainmen. The single file comprising this series, the Railroad Train Discontinuance File, 1962-1970, documents the involvement of railroad unions in hearings before the Interstate and Illinois Commerce Commissions regarding applications by railroad companies for the discontinuance of train service or, occasionally, the merger of railroad companies.

 

The Railroad Discontinuance File is arranged into 118 packets of case files, with some cases having more than one packet. Interstate Commerce Commission cases begin with number 94 and end with number 304. Illinois Commerce Commission cases begin with 2227 and end with 2601. There are often large gaps in the numerical sequence of these files, which reflect non-railroad cases brought before the two commerce commission. Each case was also assigned a “finance docket” number by the commerce commissions.

 

The bulk of the material in the Railroad Discontinuance File dates between 1966 and 1970 and includes union correspondence; notices of discontinuance; company statements; protests filed by union officials; statements by other interested parties including other public carriers, briefs; notices, orders, and decisions of the Illinois and Interstate commerce Commissions; court orders and opinions; transcripts of testimony; timetables, photographs, maps, and graphs used as exhibits; petitions; and handwritten notes of the legislative director. Major railroads represented in the commerce commission cases include theAtchison,Topeka, and Santa Fe; Burlington Northern;Chicagoand Eastern Illinois;Chicagoand Northwestern;Chicago,Burlington, andQuincy;Chicago,Milwaukee, St. Pail, and Pacific;Chicago,Rock Island, and Pacific; Illinois Central; New York Central;Norfolkand Western; Penn Central andPennsylvania.

 

Series II, the Illinois State Legislative Director – Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (UTU-E) Records, 1958-1976 (Boxes 14-20) are the files of Thomas Duggan, formerly State Legislative Director for the BFL & E, later UTU-Enginemen Legislative Director, and finally UTU State Legislative Director when that office was consolidated in 1972. There are five files in this series with the bulk of material dating from 1960 to 1970.

 

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                                                         Scope and Content

 

The Union Meetings and Convention File, 1960-1976 (Boxes 14-15) primarily contains records from the biennial meetings of the Illinois State Legislative Board, 1960-1970, and the annual meetings of it s Executive Board, 1960-1972. The annual state meetings of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen from 1963 to 1971 are also documented. Records for meetings held in some years are not present. The file includes the following types of material: correspondence, minutes, chairman’s reports, committee reports, financial reports, audit statement, copies of the constitution and by-laws of the legislative board, procedures and agendas for meetings, and handwritten notes of the State Legislative Director (Chairman).

 

The Legislative Affairs File, 1958-1973 (Boxes 16-17) documents legislation introduced in the Illinois General Assembly that dealt with transportation issues or was of special interest to railroads and railroad labor. The file was arranged chronologically by the processor. Of special interest are the following topics: full crew legislation of 1963-1964, the railroad crossing bill of 1965, mass transportation legislation of 1973-1974, and legislation creating the Regional Transportation Authority. The Legislative Affairs file includes copies of bills and amendments, union bulletins and newsletters with explanations of various bills, copies of roll call votes, voting records and voting recommendations, news releases, correspondence, and handwritten notes of the state legislative director.

 

The Subject File, 1899-1907 and 1961-1976 (Boxes 17-19) consists of thirty-one topics that were of interest to the UTU state legislative director. The file, which is alphabetically arranged, contains the law stabling the Conrail system, quarterly reports of the legislative director, speeches, and organizational material documenting the UTU unification. Types of records include correspondence; newspaper articles; texts of speeches; proposed merger agreements; reports; court opinions, orders, and decisions; printed material such as quarterly reports and reproduced magazine articles; and handwritten notes of the legislative director.

 

The Collective Bargaining File, 1965-1972 (Box 19) is a small but important file dealing with wage and working condition agreements between railroad companies and the railroad unions. Two folders document “Section 6” negotiations. Selection 6 of the Railway Labor Act requires thirty days’ notice for any changes in agreements affecting pay, rules, or working conditions. Two other folders deal with the 1971 strike of railroad workers and with 1972 wage agreements. Material in this file includes correspondence, collective bargaining agreements, agreements on specific issues resolved during contract and Section 6 negotiations, contract proposals, emergency board reports, strike instructions, and mediation agreements.

 

The Reorganization of the Illinois State Legislative Board File, 1969-1972 (Box 20) contains ten folders, most of which deal with consolidation of the state legislative boards of the three former unions in 1972 and the problems faced during that consolidation. Also includes are two folders on the East-West Committee, which was created in 1969 to handle interstate legislative problems more effectively.  The file contains correspondence, Illinois legislative committee bulletins and reports, minutes of meetings, transcripts of court proceedings, copies of statements made in court, Illinois State Legislative Board by-laws, and handwritten notes by the legislative director. This file is currently closed to research.

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                                                            Container List

 

Series I: Illinois State Legislative Director – Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (UTU-T)

 

Box     Folder

 

                        Railroad Train Discontinuance File, 1962-1970:  Interstate Commerce Commission                        Cases

1          1          New York Central andPennsylvania RRs [Railroads] – Proposed Merger

            2          Case File 94: Chicago and Northwestern RR. Co.

            3-4       Case File 121:New York Central RR (A and B)

            5          Case File 129: Chicago and Northwestern Ry [Railway] Co. [company] [C and                                 NW RY C]

            6          Case File 139:Chicago and Northwestern andChicago GreatWestern Rys

            7          Case File 156: C and NW Ry Co.

            8          Case File 157: C and NW Ry Co.

            9          Case File 165: C and NW Ry Co. andChicago,Milwaukee,St. Paul, and Pacific

 

2          1          Case File 166: Erie-Lackawanna RR Co.

            2          Case File 169: Illinois Central RR Co.

            3          Case File 171: CRI and P RR Co. [Chicago Rock Island and Pacific Company] and                         CB and Q RR Co. [Chicago,Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company]

            4          Case File 176: Illinois Central RR Co.

            5          Case File 179: Monon RR

            6          Case File 180:Norfolk andWestern Ry

            7          Case File 181:Illinois Central RR

            8          Case File 182:Chicago,Burlington andQuincy RR

            9          Case File 183:Chicago,Milwaukee,St. Paul and Pacific (East) RR Co.

            10        Case File 184:Louisville and Nashville RR Co.

            11        Case File 187: Pennsylvania RR Co.

            12        Case File 188: CB and Q RR Co.

            13        Case File 189: CB and Q RR Co.

            14        Case File 190:Chicago,Milwaukee,St. Paul and Pacific RR Co.

 

3          1          Case File 191:New York Central RR

            2          Case File 192:Chicago,Rock Island and Pacific RR Co.

            3          Case File 193: CMSTP and P [Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Pacific] and the                            Soo Line

            4          Case File 194: At and SFE Ry [Atchison,Topeka andSanta Fe Railway]

            5          Case File 195: Northern Pacific Ry

            6          Case File 196: Western Pacific RR

            7          Case File 197:Chicago andEastern Illinois RR

            8          Case File 198:New York Central RR

            9          Case File 199:New York Central RR

            10        Case File 200:Chicago,Burlington andQuincy RR

 

4          1          Case File 201:Atchison,Topeka andSanta Fe Ry

            2          Case File 202:Atchison,Topeka andSanta Fe Ry

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                                                            Container List

 

Series I: Illinois State Legislative Director – Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (UTU-T)

 

Box     Folder

 

                        Railroad Train Discontinuance File, 1962-1970:  Interstate Commerce Commission                        Cases

4          3          Case File 203: Pennsylvania RR Co.

            4          Case File 207:Illinois Central RR

            5          Case File 209:Norfolk andWestern Ry

            6          Case File 214:Chicago,Milwaukee,St. Paul and Pacific RR Co.

            7          Case File 215: Penn-Central Trans Co [Pennsylvania-New York Central                                             Transportation Company]

            8          Case File 218: Penn-Central Co.

 

5          1          Case File 219: Penn-Central Trans Co.

            2          Case File 220: AT and SFe, CMSTP and O; and CB and Q

            3          Case File 221: AT and SFe Ry

            4          Case File 222: Penn-Central Co.

            5          Case File 223:SeaboardCoast Line RR

            6          Case File 224: Illinois Central RR
            7          Case File 225:Illinois Central RR

            8          Case File 226: B and O RR [Baltimore andOhio Railroad]

            9          Case File 227:Norfolk andWestern Ry

            10        Case File 228: CB and Q RR

            11        Case File 230: B and O RR

            12        Case File 231:Chicago,Burlington and Quincy Co.

            13        Case File 232: C and O RR [Chesapeake andOhio Railroad]

            14        Case File 233: Penn-Central Trans Co.

            15        Case File 234: Penn-Central Trans Co.

            16        Case File 235:Norfolk and Western Ry Co.

            17        Case File 236: Penn-Central Co.

 

6          1          Case File 238:Chicago,Milwaukee,St. Paul, and Pacific RR Co.

            2          Case File 243:Illinois Central RR

            3          Case File 244:Chicago,Burlington andQuincy RR

            4          Case File 245: Erie-Lackawanna RR Co.

            5          Case File 246: Penn-Central and Illinois Central RR Co.

            6          Case File 247: Illinois Central RR Co.

            7          Case File 248: Penn-Central Co.

            8          Case File 249: Northern Pacific Ry Co.

            9          Case File 250: Southern Pacific Co.

            10        Case File 251: D and RGW RR Co. [Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad                                Company]

            11        Case File 251 and 261: Western Pacific – DRG and W [D and RGW] – Southern                             Pacific –California Zephyr Trains

 

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                                                            Container List

 

Series I: Illinois State Legislative Director – Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (UTU-T)

 

Box     Folder

 

                        Railroad Train Discontinuance File, 1962-1970:  Interstate Commerce Commission                        Cases

7          1          Case File 252:Louisville and Nashville RR Co.

            2          Case File 253: CMSTP and P RR Co.

            3-5       Case File 257:Norfolk and Western Ry Co.

            6          Case File 258: Baltimore and Ohio RR Co.

 

8          1          Case File 259: CMSTP and P RR Co.

            2          Case File 260: GreatNorthern Ry

            3          Case File 263:ChicagoSouthShore andSouth Bend RR

            4          Case File 264: Penn-Central Trans Co.

            5          Case File 265: Penn-Central Trans Co.

            6          Case File 266:Chicago,Burlington andQuincy RR

            7          Case File 267:Illinois Central RR

 

9          1          Case File 269:Atchison,Topeka and Santa Fe Ry Co.

            2          Case File 270: CMSTP and P RR

            3          Case File 271: Penn-Central Trans Co.

            4          Case File 275: Chicago and Northwestern RR

            5          Case File 277:Burlington Northern, Inc.

 

10        1-2       Case File 279: Penn Central Trans Co. (A and B)

            3          Case File 280: Grand Trunk Western RR

            4          Case File 283:Chicago,Milwaukee,St. Paul, and Pacific RR Co.

            5          Case File 287:Chicago,Rock Island and Pacific

 

11        1          Case File 288: Penn-Central Trans Co.

            2          Case File 289: Gulf,Mobile andOhio RR

            3          Case File 290:Louisville andNashville RR

            4          Case File 294: Burlington Northern, Inc                                                       

            5          Case File 295: Chicago and NorthWestern Ry

 

12        1          Case File 296: Illinois Central RR Co.

            2          Case File 299: Illinois Central RR Co.

            3          Case File 300: Illinois Central RR Co.

            4          Case File 304: Penn-Central Trans Co.

 

                        Illinois Commerce Commission Cases

            5          Case File 2227: Chicago, Aurora and Elgin Ry Co.

            6          Case File 2251:Chicago,Burlington and Quincy RR Co.

            7          Case File 2283: New York Central RR Co.

            8          Case File 2298: Chicago and Eastern Illinois RR Co. (A)

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                                                            Container List

 

Series I: Illinois State Legislative Director – Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (UTU-T)

 

Box     Folder

 

                        Railroad Train Discontinuance File, 1962-1970:  Illinois Commerce Commission                            Cases

13        1          Case File 2298: Chicago and Eastern Illinois RR Co. (B)

            2          [Finance Docket 47547]Illinois Terminal RR

            3          Case File 2318:Chicago,Burlington and Quincy RR Co.

            4          Case File 2356:Chicago,Burlington and Quincy RR Co.

            5          Case File 2360:Chicago,Burlington and Quincy RR Co.

            6          [Finance Docket 49539]Chicago,Burlington andQuincy RR

            7          Case File 2417:Chicago,Rock Island and Pacific RR Co.

            8          Case File 2438: Chicago and Eastern Illinois RR Co.

            9          Case File 2472: Gulf,Mobile and Ohio RR Co.

 

14        1          Case File 2516: Chicago and Eastern Illinois RR Co.

            2          Case File 2578:Chicago,Milwaukee,St. Paul and Pacific RR Co.

            3          Case File 2593: Gulf Transport Co.

            4          Case File 2596: Illinois Central RR Co.

            5          Case File 2601: C and EI RR Co. [Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Company]                         and L and N RR Co. [Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company]

 

Series II: Illinois State Legislative Director – Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (UTU-E)

 

                        Union Meetings and Conventions File, 1960-1976

            6          Executive Board Meeting, 1960-1961

            7          Executive Board Meeting, 1962

            8          Executive Board Meeting, 1963

            9-10     Executive Board Meeting, 1964

            11        Executive Board Meeting, 1965

            12-13   Executive Board Meeting, 1966

            14        Executive Board Meeting, 1967

            15        Executive Board Meeting, 1968

            16        Executive Board Meeting, 1969

 

15        1-3       Executive Board Meeting, 1972

            4          IllinoisState Legislative Board Meeting, 1960

            5          IllinoisState Legislative Board Meeting, 1962

            6          IllinoisState Legislative Board Meeting, 1968

            7-8       Illinois State Legislative Board Meeting, 1970

            9          IllinoisState Union Meeting Rules, 1951-1966

            10        IllinoisState Union Meeting, 1963

            11        IllinoisState Union Meeting, 1964

            12        IllinoisStateUnion Meeting, 1965-1966

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                                                            Container List

 

Series II: Illinois State Legislative Director – Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (UTU-E)

 

Box     Folder

 

                        Union Meetings and Conventions File, 1960-1976

15        13        State Meeting, 1969

            14        State Meeting, 1970

            15        State Meeting, 1971

 

16        1          Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Convention, 1968

            2          [United TransportationUnion] Convention, 1971

            3          Ill[inois] Fed[eration] of Labor Convention and My [Duggan] Election to Vice-                                President 1975

            4          Illinois Federation of Labor Convention, 1976

 

                        Legislative Affairs File, 1958-1973

            5          Voting Records – [U.S. and State Senators and Representatives]

            6          Smothers Bill, Locomotive Inspection Law and Work Rule Demands of U.S.                                    Railroads

            7          Voting and Recommendations of State Legislators

            8          Misc[ellaneous] Bills and Legislation [1961]

            9          H[ouse] B[ill] 1071-Full Crew Legislation, 1963-1964

            10        H.B. 1115 [1965]

            11-12   S[enate] B[ill] 1131 – Crossing Bill, 1965

            13        [75th General Assembly (1967) – Governor Kerner’s Human Resources Message]

            14        Bills Affecting Railroad Employees, 1969 GA [General Assembly]

            15        Bills Indirectly Affecting Enginemen of UTU

 

17        1          Voting Records etc, 1969 General Assembly

            2          Railroad Bills, 1971

            3          Governor’s and Blair’s Transportation Bills

            4          [78th General Assembly – Bills of Interest]

            5          Mass Transportation – 78th General Assembly

            6-7       [Regional Transportation Authority]

 

                        Subject File 1899-1907 and 1961-1976

            8          Award #282: [1965-1967]

            9          Award #282: Copies

            10        Award #282: Reference Book

            11        Award #282: “Compulsory Arbitration in the Railroad Work Rules Dispute”                                     (Public Speech)

            12        Barge Transportation, 1976

            13        Cab Signals – Train Stop

            14        [Conrail]

            15        Diesel Manning Issue

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                                                            Container List

 

 

Series II: Illinois State Legislative Director – Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (UTU-E)

 

Box     Folder

 

                        Subject File 1899-1907 and 1961-1976

17        16        Director BRT-BLE Legislative Representatives, 1971

 

18        1          Duggan – Misc[ellaneous]

            2          Five Railway Operating Brotherhoods Agreement of June 25, 1964

            3-4       Full Crew Abandonment and Organizational Material

            5          [Hazardous Materials]

            6          Holiday Agreement, June 25, 1864

            7          Inaugural Ball, 1973  

            8          Lodging

            9          McLean’s Death – Filling Existing Vacancies

            10        National Legislative Board –Services and Wages

            11        [Newspaper Clippings]

            12        Order of Railway Conductors, [1899-1907]

            13        Originals for Election – Stencils

            14        Pigge-Back-Teamsters

            15        Quarterly Reports

            16-17   [Railroad Crossing Blocking and Crossing Separation Investigative Commission,                              1969-1970]

            18        [Rail Services inIllinois]

            19        Railroad Labor Legislative Committee

            20        RTA [Regional Transportation Authority] Press Clippings and Misc[ellaneous]

            21        Reports

            22-23   U.S. Railroad Retirement Board

            24        Safety Awards

 

19        1-4       Speeches

            5          State Politics, 1966

            6          State Politics – Outside Correspondence

            7-10     Unification Agreement and Constitution, 1968

            11        Vouchers signed as Executive Committee, [1957-1968]

            12        Name Tags – Conventions

 

                        Collective Bargaining File, 1965-1972

            13        Section 6, 1965-1967

            14        Section 6, 1969

            15        1971 Strike

            16        1972 Wage Agreements

            17        [Miscellaneous Material]

 

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                                                            Container List

 

 

Series II: Illinois State Legislative Director – Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (UTU-E)

 

Box     Folder

                       

                        Reorganization of the Illinois State Legislative Boards File, 1969-1972

20        1          [BLF and E, Switchmen’sUnion, et al. vs. UTU et al 1971]

            2-3       East-West Committee

            4          Correspondence re Reorganization

            5          Radrizzi, 1970

            6          Radrizzi Propaganda, 1972

            7          Reorganization – Radrizzi Pro

            8          Radrizzi and Jerwerski – Answers to

            9          File forCleveland on April 11, [1970]

            10        Executive Board, 1970

Citation

“United Transportation Union, Office of the Illinois State Records, 1958-1976,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 21, 2014, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/649.