THE RAILWAY LABOR ACT: A CASE FOR COMPULSORY ARBITRATION

In this paper the existing federal legislation dealing with railroad labor-management relations are examined in order to provide perception into the magnitude and complexity of labor disputes. Furthermore, industrial production and wage rates for a twenty-year interval are contrasted with comparable rail data. Next, railroad labor force trends are analyzed and multivariate regressions are calculated for labor force size, miles of road, ton-miles, industry rate of return, and the aggregrate number of railroad companies. Specific categories of railroad employment are investigated relative to growth and contraction. The supply of railroad labor, moreover, is projected under dichotomous conditions, i.e., with and without compulsory arbitration. Lastly, several legislative amendments to the Railway Labor Act and the Interstate Commerce Act involving compulsory arbitration are advocated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Davis, G M
    • Holley Jr, W H
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051298
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 73-ICT-38
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 9 1974 12:00AM