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GRIEVANCES FILED BY EMPLOYERS' ASSOCIATIONS FROM OCT. 1, 1903, TO DEC. 31, 1909, AND DISPOSITION THEREOF.
CASES SETTLED BY CONCILIATION AND ARBITRATION.
Section 18 of the plan provides that "All complaints shall be addressed to the secretary in writing, who shall endeavor to adjust them and report them to the executive committee." If this method of conciliation proves unsuccessful, then the complainant, through the secretary, files a formal and specific complaint and the executive committee is conferred with within 24 hours of the receipt of the complaint. Then, if it is decided that the question at issue is a subject of arbitration, the executive committee organizes a special arbitration board to hear and decide the point at issue. The special arbitration board thus selected must convene and complete its organization by the selection of an umpire within 24 hours.
Under the provisions of section 18 of the plan the secretary is empowered to adjust disputes through conciliatory methods, and has succeeded in adjusting 1,070 cases out of a total of 2,751 cases filed, or 38.9 per cent. Of these 1,070 cases adjusted by conciliation, 1,052, or 98.3 per cent, were filed by the unions, and 18 cases, or 1.7 per cent, were filed by the employers. Thus it will be seen that of the 2,433 cases submitted by the unions, 1,052, or 43.2 per cent, were settled through conciliation, while 1,381, or 56.8 per cent, went to arbitration.
Of the 1,052 cases submitted to conciliation by the unions, 779, or 74 per cent, were sustained, and 273 cases, or 26 per cont, were not sustained.
Of the 1,381 cases presented for arbitration on the part of the unions, 876, or 63.4 per cent, were decided favorably, and 224, or 16.2 per cent, adversely; 24 cases, or 1.8 per cent, were compromised; 44 cases, or 3.2 per cent, were referred to and settled by trade boards; and 213 cases, or 15.4 per cent, were withdrawn.
As only 18 cases out of a total of 318 cases submitted by employers were considered possible for conciliation, and inasmuch as all cases submitted were sustained, it would seem to indicate that the policy of the employers was to present cases only for arbitration. Of the 300 cases presented for arbitration, 197, or 65.7 per cent, were decided favorably; 57, or 19 per cent, adversely; 8, or 2.7 per cent, were referred to trade boards; and 38 cases, or 12.7 per cent, were withdrawn.
The following tables present, by unions and associations, the number and disposition of cases submitted for conciliation and arbitration:
GRIEVANCES FILED BY UNIONS FROM OCT. 1, 1903, TO DEC. 31, 1909, AND SETTLED BY CONCILIATION OR ARBITRATION..
GRIEVANCES FILED BY EMPLOYERS' ASSOCIATIONS FROM OCT. 1, 1903, TO DEC. 31, 1909, AND SETTLED BY CONCILIATION OR ARBITRATION.
Names of associations.
Mason Builders' Association. Master Carpenters' Association. Master Steam and Hot Water Fitters' Association...
Employing Plasterers' Association..
Interior Decorators and Cabinet
Tile, Grate, and Mantel Association. Roofers and Sheet Metal Workers' Association..
Metal Ceiling Association.
Iron League Erectors' Association.. Marble Industry Employers' Association..
Electrical Contractors' Association.. Association of Manufacturers of Met
al Covered Doors and Windows... Manufacturing Woodworkers' Association...
Architectural Iron Workers' Association...
Association of Master Painters and Decorators..
Parquet Flooring Association..
Metal Furring and Lathing Association..
Cut Stone Contractors' Association.. League of Heat and Cold Insulation. Employing Stone Setters' Association.
Mosaic Employers' Association.. Ornamental Bronze and Iron Masters' Association...
NATURE AND DISPOSITION OF GRIEVANCES FILED BY UNIONS FROM OCT. 1, 1903,
Nature of grievances.
Employers versus unions for engaging in strikes.
Employers versus unions for threatening to engage in strikes.
Number of cases
NATURE AND DISPOSITION OF GRIEVANCES FILED BY EMPLOYERS FROM OCT. 1,
1903, TO DEC. 31, 1909.
Number of cases