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WHORM - Labor - Management (LA)

(6.4 linear feet; boxes 1-16)

A primary subject category containing information pertaining to the general subject of non-federal labor, employment status, unemployment, wage rates, earnings, labor statistics and matters relating to arbitration; national and independent labor unions and labor management relations; investigations of labor racketeering practices.

DESCRIPTION OF SECONDARY FILE CODES

LA Labor - Management Relations (Non-Government) - General (.4 ft.; box 1)

A secondary subject category containing general information on labor including legislative referral memoranda, congressional and constituent correspondence expressing support/criticism of certain legislation, information on hiring quotas, labor and foreign trade, and unsolicited proposals concerning a number of labor issues.

LA001 Boards - Panels (Labor) (.2 ft.; box 2)

A secondary subject category containing information on potential labor problems in the semiconductor industry and requests for commissions to investigate labor disputes.

LA001-01 Emergency Boards - Commissions (1 ft.; boxes 2-4)

A secondary subject category containing requests to form presidential emergency boards and commissions to investigate the Eastern Air Lines labor dispute and the railroad labor dispute. The reports of Presidential Emergency Boards 219-222 [railroad labor dispute] can also be found in this category. There are also letters supporting/ criticizing the previously mentioned Presidential Emergency Boards and the executive orders that created those boards.

LA002 Conditions - Employment - Unemployment (1.4 ft.; boxes 4-7)

A secondary subject category containing Congressional and constituent correspondence regarding labor - management relations, workforce policies, striker replacement legislation, and factory closings. There are also monthly reports from Michael Boskin to the President on the Employment Cost Index, Employment and Unemployment Trends, Personal Income Outlays, and current trends in the labor force. However, the bulk of the material in this category concerns unemployment benefits and the debate over extending coverage. There are also legislative referral memoranda, press releases, and Presidential comments on JTPA (Job Training Partnership Act). This category also contains information on labor and lawsuits, Job Training 2000, inmates/parolees and work, Targeted Jobs Tax Credit (TJTC), job creation, and job availability.

LA002-01 Aged Employment (.1 ft.; box 8)

A secondary subject category containing memoranda, testimony, and correspondence regarding age discrimination in employment, elderly workers and social security, and age related legislation, specifically, S. 1511, The Older Workers Benefits Protection Act.

LA002-02 Handicapped Labor (.1 ft.; box 8)

A secondary subject category containing information on the handicapped in the mainstream job market, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and disability employment opportunities.

LA002-03 Youth Employment (.1 ft.; box 8)

A secondary subject category containing information on child labor, summer jobs for youth, work and school, and the possibility of employing youth at closed military bases.

LA003 Unions - Fair Labor Standards (.36 ft.; box 8-9)

A secondary subject category containing a substantial amount of information on unions and financial contributions to political candidates/organizations and union contract problems/resolutions. This category also contains information on union health care, public v. private regulation, the Beck decision, striker replacement, unions and personal liberties, and unions and the ACLU. There are also several executive orders regarding labor.

LA004 Migratory / Seasonal Labor (.1 ft.; box 9)

A secondary subject category containing information on the Migrant Labor Initiative.

LA005 Strikes - Work Stoppages - Arbitration (.5 ft.; boxes 9-10)

A secondary subject category containing information on the rail strike including Congressional and constituent views of the strike, the Senior Advisors Veto Threat of S. 55, Striker Replacement Legislation, and administration and Congressional comments on H.R. 5, the Striker Replacement Bill. This category also contains information on the Eastern Airlines strike, the United Mine Workers of America dispute with the Pittston Coal Company, collective bargaining, and world labor exchanges.

LA005-01 Aerospace Strikes (.1 ft.; box 10)

A secondary subject category containing information on the eastern Airlines strike.

LA005-02 Chemical and Allied Products, Strikes (EMPTY)

LA005-03 Coal, Strikes (.2 ft.; box 10)

A secondary subject category containing Congressional and constituent correspondence regarding the treatment of miners and the impasse in the negotiations between the United Mine Workers of America and Pittston Coal Company.

LA005-04 Communications, Strikes (EMPTY)

LA005-05 Construction - Housing Strikes (EMPTY)

LA005-06 Food and Kindred Products, Strikes (.1 ft.; box 11)

A secondary subject category containing information on Gulf Coast shrimping operations.

LA005-07 Furniture Strikes (EMPTY)

LA005-08 Lumber - Wood - Paper, Strikes (EMPTY)

LA005-09 Machinery Strikes (.1 ft., box 11)

A secondary subject category containing information on the strike against Caterpillar Inc.

LA005-10 Metals Strikes (EMPTY)

LA005-11 Petroleum Strikes (EMPTY)

LA005-12 Plastics - Rubber, Strikes (EMPTY)

LA005-13 Services, Strikes (EMPTY)

LA005-14 Textiles - Apparel - Leather Products, Strikes (EMPTY)

LA005-15 Transportation Strikes (.8 ft.; boxes 11-13)

A secondary subject category containing information on the Eastern Airlines strike, the Conrail strike, and the Amtrak strike. There is also a significant body of correspondence between Congress and the White House concerning the possibility of a national rail strike. This category also includes information on auto worker layoffs, NAFTA, and the air traffic controllers strike during the Reagan administration.

LA006 Wages - Hours (.8 ft.; boxes 13-15)

A secondary subject category containing Congressional, business, and constituent correspondence concerning the debate over increasing the minimum wage. There is also material related to the suspension of the Davis-Bacon Act, Income and Poverty Statistics, private v. Public pay scales, "Training Wages," the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act (H.R. 2 / S. 5), and flextime legislation.

LA007 Welfare - Pensions - Retirement (.4 ft.; boxes 15-16)

A secondary subject category containing Congressional and constituent correspondence and White House memos concerning IRA's, the Older Workers Benefits Protection Act, the Employee Pension Protection Act, emergency unemployment compensation, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), pension plan regulatory relief, Farmers' Retirement Security, the Private Pension Act, and welfare reform.

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