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Reminiscences of Cyrus Stuart Ching, 1967

Creator: Ching, Cyrus S. 1876-1967
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 805 pages
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Industrial relations expert

Scope and Contents

Labor relations in United States, 1914-1965; supervisor of industrial relations, US Rubber Co., 1919-1947: centralizing personnel policies, factory councils, arbitration, industrial and craft unions; boyhood and education, Prince Edward Island; career with Boston Elevated Railway, 1901-1919: air brakes, rapid transit unions, Storrow arbitration board, state receivership; a mediator's qualifications; American Management Association; National Association of Manufacturers; US Chamber of Commerce; National Labor Relations Board; National Industrial Recovery Act industrial codes; organization of rubber industry by International Rubber Workers; Bethlehem Steel strike, 1939; 1941 National Defense Mediation Board cases: Allis-Chalmers, North American Aviation, Federal Shipbuilding, Air Associates, mineworkers; closed shop; War Labor Board, 1942-1943: Little Steel formula, auto industry; Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, 1947-1952: steel and auto industries, longshoremen, Taft-Hartley Act, General Electric; Atomic Energy Commission Labor Relations Panel, 1953-1967; Commerce Department Business Advisory Council; 1966 elections; AFL-CIO merger; Wage Stabilization Board, 1950, United Mine Workers; effectiveness of wage-price controls. Anecdotes of leaders in industry, labor, and government. Memoir includes a joint interview with Ralph T. Seward, executive secretary of National Defense Mediation Board


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1975

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