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CONTENTS.

44-55

Mediation and arbitration of railway labor disputes in the United States,

by Chas. P. Neill:

Introduction and summary.

Scope of the Erdman Act.....

Course of procedure in a case of mediation.....

Conditions necessary to action by mediators.

Taking a strike vote before application...

Action of mediators upon receipt of application.....

Forms of applications and replies....

Cases of rejection of mediation..

The mediation proceedings....

Distinction between mediation proceedings and arbitration.

Arbitration under the Erdman Act....

Appeal to courts from arbitration decisions.

Concerted movements....

Arbitration act of 1888....

Chicago Strike Commission....

Congressional discussion of Erdman Act upon passage.

History of first attempt to utilize Erdman Act...

Second case under the act....

Table 1.-Cases of mediation and arbitration under the Erdman Act, June

1, 1898, to Dec. 31, 1911 ......

Table II.-Arbitration proceedings under the Erdman Act, including

cases where mediation was first in voked and cases of arbitration

direct, June 1, 1898, to Dec. 31, 1911...

Appendix I.-Acts concerning mediation and arbitration of controver-

sies between carriers engaged in interstate commerce and their em-

ployees (passed in 1898 and in 1911).......

Appendix II.--Act concerning arbitration of controversies between car-

riers engaged in interstate commerce and their employees (passed

in 1888)....

Canadian Industrial Disputes Investigation Act of 1907.....

Conciliation and arbitration of railway labor disputes in Great Britain:

('onciliation and arbitration agreement of 1907......

Railway strike of August, 1911.......

Settlement of the strike....

Inquiry of the royal commission.

Complaints of the railway employees.

Delay in acting upon complaints

Claim of companies of right to interpret awards ...

Refusal to receive official representatives of the men

Alleged victimization of representatives of the men

Summary of complaints of the men

Answers of the railway companies....

Opposition to recognition of the union..

Attitude of parties toward conciliation ..

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