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the work in question belongs to the elevator constructors. We are sustained in this conclusion by the decision of the American Federation of Labor in according the setting and assembling of all pumps, where pumps arrive on jobs in parts, to the ele
Elevator Constructors and Millwrights' Union v. Machinists' Union-Erection of coal
DECISION OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, JUNE 7, 1905.-That the work of erecting conveyors has been heretofore and is now recognized to be in the possession of the Elevator Constructors and Millwrights' Union.
Housesmiths and Bridgemens' Union v. Elevator Constructors and Millwrights' Union— Hanging "Meeker" fireproof doors.
DECISION OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, OCTOBER 25, 1905.-The executive committee finds that the erecting of "Meeker" fireproof doors belongs to the Elevator Constructors and Millwrights' Union.
Elevator Constructors and Millwrights' Union v. Housesmiths and Bridgemens' Union and Post & McCord-Erecting counterweight guard on Fisher Building.
DECISION OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, OCTOBER 25, 1905.-The executive committee finds that the work of erecting counterweight guards on the Fisher Building is in possession of the Elevator Constructors and Millwrights' Union.
Elevator Constructors and Millwrights' Union v. Carpenters' Joint District Council— Millwright work.
DECISION OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, NOVEMBER 13, 1906.-The secretary is instructed to notify the Carpenters' Joint District Council that millwright work is in the possession of the Elevator Constructors and Millwrights' Union.
Elevator Constructors' Union v. Machinists' Union-Erection of elevators, Depew Building, Canal and Brunswick Streets.
DECISION OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, AUGUST 18, 1909.-Resolved, That the work in question is in the possession of the elevator constructors.
INTERNATIONAL UNION OF STEAM ENGINEERS.
ORIGINAL CHARTER CLAIM AND JURISDICTION.
All those engaged in the operation of stationary, marine, portable and hoisting and electrical engines and boilers, gas engines, or any machine that may displace the steam engine.
Hoisting and portable.
All hoisting and portable engines on building and construction work, where operated by steam, electricity, gasoline, hydraulic or compressed air, including pumps, siphons, pulsometers, concrete mixers, air compressors and elevators, where used for hoisting building material, street rollers, steam shovels, dinky locomotives, cableway, clam shells, and pile drivers.
UNITED PORTABLE HOISTING ENGINEERS.
JURISDICTION AWARDS OF THE BUILDING TRADES DEPARTMENT OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR.
[Decision of the St. Louis Convention, Building Trades Department, American Federation of Labor, adopted December, 1910. See printed proceedings, p. 123.]
The operation of elevators of all kinds when used for hoisting any material used in the construction of buildings is hereby conceded to the hoisting engineers affiliated with the International Union of Steam Engineers.
That hoisting and portable local unions of the International Union of Steam Engineers have jurisdiction over the motive power of all derricks, cement mixers, hod hoists, pumps, and other machines used on construction work.
This shall not, however, be construed as preventing the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers from using a hand or electric winch for the purpose of pulling wire or cable through conduits, nor the wiring and repairing of all electrical appliances. WORKING AGREEMENT BETWEEN LOCAL 184, INTERNATIONAL UNION STEAM ENGINEERS, AND THE UNITED PORTABLE HOISTING ENGINEERS OF GREATER NEW YORK.
1. The portable engineers shall have jurisdiction over all machines, irrespective of motive power, that are used in the construction of buildings, chimney stacks, monuments, and the ironwork on all elevated railroads and continuations of the same.
2. The safety engineers shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all machines, irrespective of motive power, on all other work, including pile driving, excavating and roller work, except as hereinafter provided for.
3. The ironwork on all subways or continuations to the same, whether they be underground or in the open, and the work on bridges, bridge approaches, and retaining walls shall be considered as open to members of either organization.
4. The dividing line between the excavating work and the building work shall be done as follows: When the general contractor does his own excavating, the safety engineer shall give way to the portable engineer when one-half of the bases are set. This is not to apply where a boiler or engine is used exclusively for excavating purposes.
5. It is understood by all parties to this agreement that when one-half of the bases are set the pumps shall be considered within the jurisdiction of the portable engineers, providing said pump is not attached to a boiler used exclusively for excavating purposes.
6. The safety engineers agree not to handle building material on buildings other than grillage or bases, and then only when the general contractor does the excavating. 7. The portable engineers agree not to do any pumping or excavating until one-half the bases are set.
8. Where a contractor has a yard for the handling and storing of material used for the construction of buildings, the machines used in same shall be operated by members of the portable engineers.
9. It is further agreed by all parties to this agreement that none but a licensed engineer shall operate any machine, irrespective of motive power, used in the handling of building material on any or all jobs.
10. It is further agreed by all parties to this agreement that the scale of wages specified in the trade agreements of the United Portable Hoisting Engineers and their employers shall be maintained on all building work.
NEW YORK JURISDICTION.
Agreement between the Masters' League of Cement Workers and the United Portable Hoisting Engineers of Greater New York.
All engines, irrespective of power, including single and double drum, used for hoisting material, and air compressors used for other purposes on concrete structures shall be operated by members of the United Portable Hoisting Engineers. Nothing in the agreement shall be construed as prohibiting the shifting of an engineer from one machine to another. Only steam or compressed air driven concrete or mortar mixers shall be operated by members of the United Portable Hoisting Engineers' Union. The engineer on the job shall supply power from the boiler of the hoisting engine to, and attend the mixer engine, and when so engaged shall receive one hour's pay each day in addition to his regular rate. It is understood that in the event of the mixer being placed in a position where the engineer of the hoisting engine can not attend the same, a second engineer shall be employed. The engineer on the job shall supply
power from the boiler of the hoisting engine to, and attend an air compressor, a pump, or a siphon, and shall be paid in the same manner as for a concrete mixer when so operated.
Memorandum of agreement made between the Hoisting Association of the City of New York and the United Portable Hoisting Engineers of Greater New York.
The Hoisting Association agrees that all boilers, engines, pumps, electric motors, gasoline or oil engines, and all air compressors and mixers, not leased, used in buildings and bridges under construction shall be operated by members of the United Portable Hoisting Engineers' Union. But this does not include mixers and pumps operated by motive power other than steam or compressed air. Where a hoist is used for elevating building materials it shall be operated by a member of the United Portable Hoisting Engineers' Union.
Memorandum of an agreement made between the Iron League Erectors' Association and the United Portable Hoisting Engineers' Local Union 403 of Greater New York.
There shall be no discrimination on the part of the engineers as to the hoisting of any material entering into the construction of a bridge or building upon which they are employed.
All boilers, engines, machines, pumps, and compressors used in the construction or razing of bridges, buildings, and structures shall be operated by members of the United Portable Hoisting Engineers.
On all jobs where a steam compressor is operated from the boiler setting on frame of the hoisting engine and furnishing air for not more than three (3) guns, six (6) hours additional per week shall be paid to engineer operating the hoisting engine. Electric compressors producing not over seventy-five (75) cubic feet of free air per minute shall be paid for in a like manner. All compressors other than those specified above shall be operated by an engineer other than the one operating hoisting engine. A reamer shall be considered equal to two (2) guns.
AWARDS AND DECISIONS OF THE GENERAL ARBITRATION BOARD OF GREATER NEW
United Portable Hoisting Engineers Local 296, the Elevator Constructors and Millwrights' Union Local No. 1, v. The Hoisting Association, Elevator Manufacturers Association and Mason Builders Association-Conference report.
DECISION, FEBRUARY 11, 1907.-The elevator constructors may hoist building material on the house elevators after the hoisting for the plastering above the first floor has been done; previous to this time the work of hoisting of all building material must be performed by the United Portable Hoisting Engineers except material used in the construction of elevators which may be hoisted by the elevator constructors.
This means that if house elevators are used for the purpose of hoisting building material before the hoisting for the plastering above the first floor has been done said house elevators must be operated by members of the United Portable Hoisting Engineers' Union. While house elevators are in control of the elevator manufacturers they must be operated by the elevator constructors.
This agreement permits the engineer to hoist building material with the hoisting machine and the elevator constructor to hoist building material on the house elevator after the hoisting for the plastering above the first floor has been done.
United Portable and Hoisting Engineers v. Mason Builders' Association and Master League of Cement Workers-Operation of pumps and mixers by other power than steam or compressed air.
UMPIRE'S DECISION, JANUARY 4, 1909.-After carefully weighing all the evidence submitted, I have reached the following as my decision:
First. Pumps and mixers operated by other motive power than steam or compressed air not being in possession of any trade may be operated by the hoisting engineers if the contractor so elect.
Second. Pumps and mixers not operated by steam or compressed air may also be operated by either members of the Brick Masons Helpers' Union or Cement Workers Helpers' Union as the contractor may determine, and under the plan of arbitration governing the building trades of New York City.
United Portable Hoisting Engineers v. George A. Fuller Co.-Hoisting materials— caisson work.
DECISION OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, MAY 31, 1906.-The Fuller Construction Co. is instructed to employ engineers, members of the recognized union, to operate engines used for handling all materials used in building construction work. This includes all construction in connection with caisson work.
United Portable Hoisting Engineers v. Elevator Constructors and Millwrights' Union— Hoisting building material.
DECISION OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, OCTOBER 17, 1906.-The work of hoisting building material is in possession of the hoisting engineers and is covered by their agreement.
Further, the Elevator Constructors and Millwrights' Union does not claim the work of hoisting building material.
The organizations interested in the question involved are hereby ordered to hold a conference for the purpose of arranging properly the details of hoisting for the completion of the buildings.
(See conference report, Feb. 11, 1907.)
DECISION OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, OCTOBER 23, 1906.-The Elevator Constructors and Millwrights' Union is ordered to refrain from hoisting building material.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS.
ORIGINAL CHARTER CLAIM AND JURISDICTION.
The International Association of Machinists claims jurisdiction over the building, assembling, erecting, dismantling, and repairing of machinery in machine shops, buildings, factories, or elsewhere where machinery may be used.
This is the jurisdiction recognized by the American Federation of Labor and under which the International Association of Machinists has been operating since its birth, May 4, 1888.
NEW YORK JURISDICTION.
The International Association of Machinists claim jurisdiction for machinists in the erection of buildings or structures in New York City as follows:
First. We claim on behalf of our organization that all machinery, engines, and pumps that are to be placed and used for the operation of plant in any particular building or structure, constitutes machinists' work, and the erection and assembling of machinery, engines, or pumps should be done by machinists.
Second. This claim applies to all machinery and engines that are to be assembled or erected on the particular job in any building and to any machinist work that may be necessary on machinery, engines, or pumps that may come on the particular job assembled.
Third. And also all pumps that may be used for the transmission of power to operate elevators or other necessary appliances in the building. When a pump is sent to any particular building to be erected or assembled, the work of erection or assembling of this pump shall be performed by machinists from our association in preference to men from other crafts or trades.
Fourth. Sectional boilers that are to be erected or assembled in the buildings is distinctly machinists' work, and as this work has been performed for years by machinists, consequently we claim it as our work.
Manufacturing, constructing, erecting, assembling, disassembling, maintaining, repairing of engines, pumps, elevators, escalators, conveyors, refrigerating machinery, printing presses and printing machinery, and metal machinery of all kinds and descriptions, and metal appurtenances thereon, or attached thereto, or operated in connection therewith, or independent of any thus specified above.
The manufacturing, erecting, constructing, assembling, dissassembling, maintaining, repairing of machine tools for all lines of manufacturing, and, when used to operate on metals, the operator thereof and the filer and fitter of the machined parts.
In the pipe-fitting trades are grouped all the crafts which have to do with the installation of piping of every description. This includes the plumber, gas fitter, steam fitter, hot-water fitter, and sprinkler fitter. The duties of this group, not excluding those known to common practice of the several divisions of the pipefitting trade, are to install pneumatic vacuum-cleaning systems, thermostatic work, refrigerating systems, and all inside piping for both fuel and illuminating purposes.
NUMBER OF UNIONS AND MEMBERS AND RATE OF WAGES IN PIPE-FITTING TRADES, BY OCCUPATIONS, 1913.
ORIGINAL CHARTER CLAIM AND JURISDICTION.
Daily rate of wages, 1913.
UNITED ASSOCIATION OF JOURNEYMEN PLUMBERS, GAS FITTERS, STEAM FITTERS, AND HELPERS.
All piping for pneumatic vacuum-cleaning systems of every description.
All piping for water, waste, supply, leader, soil, sewerage, fire, and vent lines.
All piping for water filters, water meters, and setting of same.
All piping for hot and cold water used for domestic and culinary purposes.
All piping for sprinkler work of every description.