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Series 1. Correspondence 1935-1955

Physical Description: Carton 1; Carton 2, folders 1-12A

Arrangement

Original order was maintained.

Scope and Content Note

Includes an 85-page history of the union. Correspondence with Ports are form letters, mostly by NUMCS president, Hugh Bryson.
 

Washington, D.C. Office

Carton 1, Folder 1-2

with E. Tangen 1947-1953

Carton 1, Folder 3

re: Legislation 1949-1953

Carton 1, Folder 4

re: National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) 1951-1955

Carton 1, Folder 5

re: Welfare Plan 1950-1952

Carton 1, Folder 6-10

with H. Bryson 1947-1953

Carton 1, Folder 11

re: Bryson Case 1954-1955

Carton 1, Folder 12-14

with Union Research 1945-1954

Carton 1, Folder 15

with New York Office 1948-1954

Carton 1, Folder 16

re: Health Matters 1952-1954

Carton 1, Folder 17

re: Fred Kulper Case 1952-1955

Carton 1, Folder 18-19

General 1947-1954

Carton 1, Folder 20

with and re: Congress and Government Agencies 1939-1953

Carton 2, Folder 1

with Other Unions 1939-1950

Carton 2, Folder 2

Interoffice 1950-1953

Carton 2, Folder 3

Inter-Union 1936-1953

Carton 2, Folder 4-9

with Ports 1946-1953

Carton 2, Folder 10-11

with Ship Owners 1936-1951

Carton 2, Folder 12

Miscellaneous 1935-1952

Carton 2, Folder 12A

History of Union, Author Unknown undated

 

Series 2. Arbitration 1935-1951

Physical Description: Carton 2, folders 13-17; Cartons 3-7; Carton 8, folders 1-2; Carton 18 (index cards are in the 3 boxes that are in the carton)

Arrangement

Original order was maintained.
Carton 2, Folder 13-16

Arbitration Awards 1936-1949

Carton 2, Folder 17

Arbitration Proceedings – Marine Cooks and Stewards (MCS) vs Pacific American Shipowners’ Association (PASA), San Francisco 1944

Carton 3, Folder 1-10

MCS-PASA Manning Scales Arbitration (Stewards’ Department) October 1945

Scope and Content Note

October 2-5: Arbitrator’s Opinion, Transcript of Hearings, Union Material, and Employer Exhibits.
October 22-27: Correspondence, Transcript of Hearings, Union Exhibits, Empolyer Exhibits, Union Work Sheets, and Evidence.
Carton 3, Folder 11-13

MCS-PASA Arbitration – Compensation for Meals Served to Passengers, Matson Co., includes Transcript of Proceedings, Union Exhibits and Materials 1946

 

Fly Arbitration 1946

Scope and Content Note

American Communications Association-Marine Cooks and Stewards-National Maritime Union Arbitration Hearings before James L. Fly, New York, August-September 1946
Carton 3, Folder 14

Running Index on Transcripts August 12-September 13, 1946

Carton 3, Folder 15-16

Master Index to Transcripts August 1946

Carton 3, Folder 17-18

American Communications Association (ACA) Exhibits #1-95 1946

Carton 3, Folder 19

National Union of Marine Cooks and Stewards (NUMCS) Exhibits #100-162 1946

Carton 3, Folder 20

Union Exhibits in Arbitrations – ACA-NUMCS-National Maritime Union (NMU) August-September 1946

Carton 4, Folder 1-5

Union Exhibits in Arbitrations – ACA-NUMCS-NMU August-September 1946

Carton 4, Folder 6-23

Committee for Maritime Unity (CMU) Arbitrations, Vol. I, ACA Transcript and Exhibits – Part I; CMU Arbitrations, Vol. II, ACA Transcript and Exhibits – Part II; and Vol. III, Marine Cooks and Stewards (MCS) Transcript and Exhibits August-September 1946

Carton 5, Folder 1-11

CMU Arbitrations, Vol. III, MCS Transcript and Exhibits, and Vol. IV, NMU Transcript and Exhibits August-September 1946

Carton 5, Folder 12-19

Wage Review Arbitration – NUMCS vs PASA, including Union Exhibits and Case Outline and Transcript of Proceedings, Vols. I-V, VII-VIII January 1947

Carton 5, Folder 20-23

Arbitration of Interpretation of Contract – NUCMS vs PASA – NUMCS Exhibits, and Transcripts, Vols. I-III April 1947

Carton 6, Folder 1-3

Arbitration of Interpretation of Contract – NUCMS vs PASA – NUMCS Transcripts, Vols. IV-VI April 1947

Carton 6, Folder 4-14

Wage Review Arbitration– NUMCS vs PASA, Union Exhibits, Union Rebuttal Exhibits, Employer Exhibits, and Procedural Discussion December 1947

Carton 6, Folder 15-18

Mary Olson Arbitration [SS Mary Olson] – PASA vs. NUMCS, including Background Materials, Outline, the Union’s Case, the Company’s Case, and Transcripts, Vol. I-III May 1948

Carton 6, Folder 19-20

Overtime Breaking Point Arbitration – MCS vs PASA – Outline, Notes, Union and Company Exhibits, and Transcript June 1948

Carton 6, Folder 21

NUMCS “7.50” Arbitration, including Arbitration Award, Union Brief and Exhibits, PASA Brief, Miscellany, and Correspondence April-May 1949

Carton 7, Folder 1-4

Negotiations and Strike, includes Correspondence, Memos, Legal Briefs, Meeting Minutes, Agreements, and Union Exhibits (some items are copies) February-December 1948

Carton 7, Folder 5-21

Negotiations and Wage Reviews, includes Correspondence, Memos, Legal Briefs, Meeting Minutes, Agreements, Proposals, Union Exhibits, and Transcripts of Hearings. Some re: Schooners and Alaska (some items are copies) 1935-1948

Carton 8, Folder 1-2

Negotiations and Wage Reviews 1949-1951

Carton 18

Index to Arbitrations and National War Labor Board Cases circa 1946-1948

Scope and Content Note

Carton 18 contains 3 boxes of Subject indexes. Box 1: A-L; Box 2: M-V and Wages; Box 3: Wages
 

Series 3. War Labor Board (WLB) Cases 1944-1945

Physical Description: Carton 8, folders 3-24; Carton 9, folders 1-13
Carton 8, Folder 3-6

Correspondence, Legal Briefs, Agreements, Memos 1944-1945

Carton 8, Folder 7-24

Case #111-5510-D, Vols. I-III 1944-1945

Scope and Content Note

Vol. I – Report and Recommendations of Panel and Dissents, Correspondence, Interim Directive Order, Union Petition, and Verbatim Reports of WLB Board Meetings; Vol. II – Union’s Outline of Arguments, Exhibits, PASA Brief and Exhibits; and Vol. III –Work Sheets, Duplicate Copies of Some Sections of Volumes I-II
Carton 9, Folder 1-7

Case #111-15916-D – MCS and PASA, Vols. I-III 1944-1945

Scope and Content Note

Vol. I – Award, Employer and Union Comments, Transcript of Hearings; Vol. II – Award, Employer and Union Comments, Transcript of Hearings; Vol. III – Duplicates
Carton 9, Folder 8-13

Case #111-15916-D – Maritime Unions vs. Shipping Companies (Issue: Wages), Vols. I-II 1945

Scope and Content Note

Vols. I-II contain Award, War Shipping Board Analysis of Parties, Transcript of Hearings, Employers’ Statements, Union Briefs and Exhibits, Union Work Sheets, and Duplicates
 

Series 4. National Labor Relations Board Cases 1941-1954

Physical Description: Carton 9, folders 14-23; Carton 10, folders 1-5

Arrangement

Original order was maintained.

Scope and Content Note

Includes legal briefs, correspondence, exhibits, and newspaper clippings regarding cases between 1941 and 1954.
Carton 9, Folder 14-15

Cases 1941-1951

Carton 9, Folder 16

Case #20-CB-20 1949-1950

Carton 9, Folder 17

Cases #36-CD-2, #36-CD-3, #36-CD-7 1948-1950

Carton 9, Folder 18

Case #20-CB-53 1950

Carton 9, Folder 19

Case #30849 1951-1952

Carton 9, Folder 20

Case #20-R-C-1426 1952-1953

Carton 9, Folder 21

Case #20-R-C-1416 1952-1953

Carton 9, Folder 22-23

Case #13386 1952-1955

Carton 10, Folder 1-2

Case #13386 1952-1955

Carton 10, Folder 3-5

Cases 1952-1954

 

Series 5. Agreements 1916-1953, bulk 1935-1953

Physical Description: Carton 10, folders 6-25; Carton 11, folders 1-48

Arrangement

Original order was maintained.

Scope and Content Note

General agreements (1935-1949) are Marine Cooks and Stewards' agreements with maritime industries, primarily the Pacific-American Shipowners Association. The agreements concern manning scales, wages, holidays, working conditions, etc. The files also include correspondence, and supporting documents.
Alaska Agreements (1936-1948): Alaska General, Alaska Packers, Alaska Railroad, Alaska Salmon Co., Alaska Steamship, Alaska Transportation, Columbia River Packers, Intercoastal Packers, International Packers, International Allied Packing Co., Libby McNeill & Libby, M.S. Western Trader, Milwaukee Alaska Line, Pan American Co., Peninsula Packers, and Red Salmon Canning Co. Some agreements are seasonal. The first folder contains a detailed table of contents.
Agreements with Individual Companies – “All Years” (1935-1952): “P,” Pacific Atlantic, Pacific Coast Fisheries, Pacific Exploration Co., Inc., Pacific Far East, Pacific Lumber Transportation, Pacific Meat Company, Pacific Transport Lies, Pacific Vegetable Oil Corp., Peninsula Packers, Permanente, Petroleum Navigation, “R,” Santa Cruz Oil Corporation, Santa Cruz Portland Cement, Shepard Steamship Company, South Seas Shipping Co., “T," "U,” Union Sulphur, United Fruit Company, “W,” and Wilmington Transportation Co. 1939-1948
Carton 10, Folder 6-25

General 1935-1948

Carton 11, Folder 1-3

General 1949

Carton 11, Folder 4-19

Alaska Agreements 1936-1948

Carton 11, Folder 20

Steam Schooner Agreements 1946-1952

Carton 11, Folder 21-45

Agreements with Individual Companies – “All Years” 1935-1952

Carton 11, Folder 46

Gains Won 1944-1948

Carton 11, Folder 47

Comparison of National Maritime Union and Marine Cooks and Stewards 1947-1953

Carton 11, Folder 48

Shipping Rules 1916-1920, 1946-1947

 

Series 6. NUMCS Constitutional and Biennial Conventions 1945-1951

Physical Description: Carton 11, folders 49-51; carton 12, folders 1-12

Arrangement

Original order was maintained.

Scope and Content Note

Includes proceedings, minutes, transcripts, officers’ reports, bulletins, pre-conference outlines, newspaper clippings, union newsletters and newspapers, publicity, resolutions, and a small amount of correspondence from the First Constitutional Convention, July 1945; the Second Biennial Convention, May 1947; the Third Biennial Convention, July 1949; and the Fourth Biennial Convention, May 1951.
Carton 11, Folder 49

First Annual Convention – Proceedings/Officers' Report July 1945

Carton 11, Folder 50-51

Second Biennial Convention – Report by the Officers/Call to Order, Proceedings, Vol. I May 1947

Carton 12, Folder 1-3

Second Biennial Convention – Proceedings, Vols. II-III May 1947

Carton 12, Folder 4-5

Third Biennial Convention – National Officers' Report/Call to Order, Proceedings July 1949

Carton 12, Folder 6-12

Fourth Biennial Convention – includes Report of the National Officers, Proceedings, Vols. I-IV, and Minutes May 1951

 

Series 7. Port Committee Minutes 1936-1953

Physical Description: Carton 12, folders 13-17; Cartons 13-14; Carton 15, folders 1-8

Arrangement

Original Order was maintained.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of San Francisco Port Committee minutes, and minutes from other ports across the country (primarily West Coast).
Carton 12, Folder 13-17

San Francisco Port Committee Minutes July 1937-August 1948

Carton 13, Folder 1-9

San Francisco Port Committee Minutes January 1949-1953

Carton 13, Folder 10-14

San Francisco Port Committee Minutes with Correspondence Interfiled July 1936-1952

Carton 13, Folder 15-22

San Francisco Port Committee Minutes and Various Reports 1950-1951

Carton 14, Folder 1-11

San Francisco Port Committee Minutes and Various Reports July 1951-December 1953

Carton 14, Folder 12

Honolulu Port Committee Minutes April-June 1951

Carton 14, Folder 13-15

New York Port Committee Minutes October 1950-1953

Carton 14, Folder 16

Area Port Committee Minutes – Los Angeles-Long Beach Harbor January 1953

Carton 14, Folder 14-17

Portland Port Committee Minutes 1948-1952 (Selected Dates), 1953

Carton 14, Folder 20-22

Seattle Port Committee Minutes 1944-1947 (Selected Dates), April 1951-1952

Carton 15, Folder 1-3

Seattle Port Committee Minutes 1952-November 1953

Carton 15, Folder 4-8

Wilmington Port Committee Minutes April 1951-December 1952

 

Series 8. NUMCS General Council Minutes and Reports 1946-1953

Physical Description: Carton 15, folders 9-16

Arrangement

Original chronological order was maintained.

Scope and Content Note

Selected dates -- not a complete run.
 

Series 9. Pacific Coast Section Presidential Board of Inquiry 1948

Physical Description: Carton 15, folders 17-22

Scope and Content Note

Includes union and employers’ statements, statement of the Waterfront Employers Association of the Pacific Coast and the Pacific American Shipowners’ Association, Maritime Board of Inquiry Report to the President, and transcript (Vols. I-III).
 

Series 10. United States Maritime Commission (USMC) Hearings re: Minimum Wage, Minimum Manning, and Reasonable Working Conditions on Subsidized Vessels January 1948

Physical Description: Carton 16, folders 1-10

Arrangement

Original order was maintained.
Carton 16, Folder 1

Transcript January 1948

Carton 16, Folder 2-10

NUMCS Exhibits January 1948

 

Series 11. Miscellany 1938-1953, undated

Physical Description: Carton 16, folders 11-23; Carton 17, folders 1-10

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

These records were characterized as "Miscellany."
Carton 16, Folder 11

Alaska Bear Case 1952

Carton 16, Folder 12-17

Beefs and Agreement Clarifications 1938, 1951-1953

Carton 16, Folder 18-19

Congressional Committees/MCS Statements 1945-1953

Carton 16, Folder 20

Hugh Bryson’s European Trip 1950

Carton 16, Folder 21-23

Raids: Sailor’s Union of the Pacific (SUP)-National Maritime Union (NMU) – Lurline Disputes 1951-1952

Carton 17, Folder 1-3

Raids: Sailor’s Union of the Pacific (SUP)-National Maritime Union (NMU) – Lurline Disputes 1952

Carton 17, Folder 4-5

MCS Action after San Francisco Caucus, includes Correspondence and Minutes, Some Port Committee Meetings April 1953

Carton 17, Folder 6-8

Seamen – Trade Unions – United States/MCS/(Independent), includes Reports, Memos, Addresses, Clippings, Some Correspondence 1937-1952

Carton 17, Folder 9-10

Waterfront Screening Material, includes Union Statements, Memos re: Blacklisting 1950-1953

 

Series 12. Publications 1933-1952

Physical Description: Carton 17, folders 11-33; Carton 18

Arrangement

Arranged (roughly) chronologically.
Carton 17, Folder 11-19

Waterfront Worker February 1933-March 1936

Carton 17, Folder 20

Bulletins circa 1936-1952

Carton 17, Folder 21-22

MCS Constitutions circa 1938-1953

Carton 17, Folder 23

The Ship Committee’s Job 1939

Carton 17, Folder 24

Slager Case – Report of Investigating Committee 1942

Carton 17, Folder 25

Report on the Proceedings of the Agents Conference 1944-1945

Carton 17, Folder 26

Delegate’s Handbooks 1945-1949

Carton 17, Folder 27-28

Pamphlets and Brochures re: the Union’s History and Benefits, both Practical and Political circa 1945-1953

Carton 17, Folder 29

Analysis of the Financial Position of the Matson Co. June 1946

Carton 17, Folder 30

Voice Strike Bulletin October 1948

Carton 17, Folder 31

Financial Reports/Leaflets re: Finances 1950-1951

Carton 17, Folder 32-33

Leaflets circa 1951-1952

Carton 18

Voice of the Marine Cooks & Steward’s Association of the Pacific Coast, CIO/Voice – National Union of Marine Cooks and Stewards 1945-1951

Scope and Content Note

Bound Volumes, Vol. 3 (1945), Vols. 6-9 (1948-1951)