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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Cyrus Stuart Ching
RLIN number: NXCP87-A52
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Labor relations in United States, 1914-65; supervisor of industrial relations, US Rubber Co., 1919-47: centralizing personnel policies, factory councils, arbitration, industrial and craft unions; boyhood and education, Prince Edward Island; career with Boston Elevated Railway, 1901-19: 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, 1942-43: Little Steel formula, auto industry; Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, 1947-52: steel and auto industries, longshoremen, Taft-Hartley Act, General Electric; Atomic Energy Commission Labor Relations Panel, 1953-67; 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.
Extent: Transcript: 805 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1975. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part II, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1967 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Ching, Cyrus Stuart, 1876-1967
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1876
Speaker occupation: Industrial relations expert
Age at speaking: 91
Document date: 1967
Interviewer: Trusdale, John
Organizations discussed: American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC; U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC; Government executives--United States; Labor unions; New Deal, 1933-1939--United States; North America; Strikes and lockouts; U.S. Atomic Energy Commission; United States; United States--Politics and government--1901-1953; United States--Politics and government--1953-1961; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Ching, Cyrus Stuart, 1876-1967; Factory management; Mediation and conciliation, Industrial; Seward, Ralph T. (Ralph Theodore), 1907-; Trade and professional associations; United Mine Workers of America; United States Rubber Company; United States--Economic policy--1933-1945; United States--National War Labor Board (1942-1945); World War, 1939-1945--Supplies
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018294-13737