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Wage Chronology

Arm our
and Com pany
1941-72
Bulletin 1682

Dayton

& M on tgom ery.

Co.

P u b lic L ib ra ry

U.S. D EP A R TM E N T O F LABOR
Bureau of Labor Statistics
1971

JU N 9-1971
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Wage Chronology

Arm our
and Com pany
1941-72
Bulletin 1682
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
J. D. Hodgson, Secretary
BU R EAU O F LAB OR S T A T IS T IC S
G eoffrey H. Moore, Com m issioner
1971




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Preface
T h i s r e p o r t i s one o f a s e r i e s p r e p a r e d by the B u r e a u
o f L a b o r S t a t i s t i c s to t r a c e c h a n g e s in w a g e s c a l e s and r e ­
l a t e d b e n e f i t s n e g o t i a t e d by in d iv id u a l e m p l o y e r s o r c o m ­
b in a t i o n s o f e m p l o y e r s w ith a union o r g r o u p o f u n io n s in
se le c te d c o lle c tiv e bargain in g situ ations. B en efits u n ila t­
e r a l l y in t r o d u c e d by an e m p l o y e r a r e g e n e r a l l y i n c lu d e d .
T h e i n f o r m a t i o n is o b t a in e d f r o m c o l l e c t i v e b a r g a i n i n g
a g r e e m e n t s and r e l a t e d d o c u m e n t s , v o l u n t a r i l y f i l e d w ith
the B u r e a u a s new s e t t l e m e n t s a r e r e a c h e d .
Any d e ­
s c r i p t i o n o f the c o u r s e o f c o l l e c t i v e b a r g a i n i n g i s d e r i v e d
f r o m n e w s m e d i a and c o n f i r m e d a n d / o r s u p p l e m e n t e d b y
the p a r t i e s to the a g r e e m e n t .
T h e c h r o n o l o g i e s , d e a l in g
o n ly w ith s e l e c t e d f e a t u r e s o f c o l l e c t i v e b a r g a i n i n g o r
w a g e d e t e r m i n a t i o n , a r e in te n d e d p r i m a r i l y a s a t o o l f o r
r e s e a r c h , a n a l y s i s , and w a g e a d m i n i s t r a t i o n .
R eferences
to g r i e v a n c e p r o c e d u r e , m e t h o d o l o g y o f p i e c e - r a t e a d j u s t ­
m e n t , and s i m i l a r m a t t e r s a r e o m i t t e d .
T h i s w a g e c h r o n o l o g y s u m m a r i z e s c h a n g e s in w a g e
r a t e s and r e l a t e d w a g e p r a c t i c e s n e g o t i a t e d b y A r m o u r
and C o . w ith the U n ite d P a c k i n g h o u s e , F o o d and A l l i e d
W o r k e r s and the A m a l g a m a t e d M e a t C u t t e r s and B u t c h e r
W o r k m e n of N orth A m e r i c a sin ce 1941.
In J u ly 1 9 6 8 ,
the two u n io n s m e r g e d to be known a s the A m a l g a m a t e d
M e a t C u t t e r s and B u t c h e r W o r k m e n o f N o r t h A m e r i c a .
T h i s b u l le t i n c o n s o l i d a t e s B L S B u l l e t i n 1 4 8 1 and a d ­
d it io n a l i n f o r m a t i o n on n e g o t i a t e d c o n t r a c t c h a n g e s e f f e c ­
t iv e t h r o u g h A u g u s t 197 3.
T h e a n a l y s i s f o r the p e r i o d
1 9 6 7 —7 2 w a s p r e p a r e d by Joh n J. L a c o m b e II.




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I n t r o d u c t i o n __________________________________________________________________________________________
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1 9 6 1 - 6 3 ____________________________________
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1 9 6 7 - 6 9 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- — - — 1 9 7 0 - 7 2 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------T ab le s:
A — G e n e r a l w a g e c h a n g e s __________________________________________________________________
B - l — C o m m o n l a b o r ( l a b o r g r a d e 0) h o u r l y w a g e
rates,
1 9 4 1 —70 _______________________________________________________________________
B - 2 — B a s i c h o u r ly r a t e s by la b o r g r a d e , s e le c t e d
p la n ts,
1 9 6 0 —7 0 ______________________________________________________________________
B - 3 — S e l e c t e d o p e r a t i o n s o r o c c u p a t i o n s in e a c h l a b o r
g r a d e in s e l e c t e d d e p a r t m e n t s , 1 9 6 2 , 1 9 6 4 , 1 9 6 7 , and 1 9 7 0 _________
C — R e l a t e d w a g e p r a c t i c e s _________________________________________________________________
G u a r a n t e e d t i m e ___________________________________________________________________________
G u aran teed m in im u m e a rn in g s fo r p ie c e -w o r k
e m p l o y e e s ___________________________________________________________________________________
G u a r a n t e e d h o u r l y r a t e __________________________________________________________________
S h ift p r e m i u m p a y ________________________________________________________________________
O v e r t i m e p a y _____________
P r e m i u m p a y f o r S a t u r d a y a n d S u n d a y w o r k __________________________________
H o l i d a y p a y ___________________________________________________________________________________
P a i d v a c a t i o n s ______________________________________________________________________________
R e p o r t i n g t i m e ______________________________________________________________________________
R e c a l l p a y ____________________________________________________________________________________
C a l l b a c k p a y ________________________________________________________________________________
D e l a y t i m e ____________________________________________________________________________________
P a i d r e s t p e r i o d s _________________________________________________________________________
M e a l s a n d m e a l t i m e ______________________________________________________________________
P a i d s i c k l e a v e ______________________________________________________________________________
F u n e r a l l e a v e ________________________________________________________________________________
J u r y - d u t y p a y ________________________________________________________________________________
C l o t h e s - c h a n g i n g t i m e ____________________________________________________________________
C l o t h e s a l l o w a n c e __________________________________________________________________________
T o o l s a n d e q u i p m e n t ______________________________________________________________________
N o t i c e o f c l o s i n g ___________________________________________________________________________
S e p a r a t i o n a l l o w a n c e ______________________________________________________________________
A u t o m a t i o n f u n d _____________________________________________________________________________
T e c h n o l o g i c a l a d j u s t m e n t p l a n ________________________________________________________
I n s u r a n c e p l a n _______________________________________________________________________________
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Armour and Co., 1941—72
Introduction
1 9 4 l_ 4 8

M a j o r c h a n g e s in w a g e r a t e s and r e l a t e d w a g e p r a c t i c e s p r o v i d e d b y m a s t e r
a g r e e m e n t s b e t w e e n A r m o u r and C o . and the two l a r g e s t u n io n s in the m e a t p a c k i n g
i n d u s t r y , and c h a n g e s d e t e r m i n e d by d i r e c t i v e o r d e r s o f the N a t i o n a l W a r L a b o r
B o a r d , a r e t r a c e d in th is c h r o n o l o g y .
T h e f i r s t m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t n e g o t ia t e d by the c o m p a n y and the United
P a c k i n g h o u s e W o r k e r s o f A m e r i c a (C IO )---- th en c a l l e d the P a c k i n g h o u s e W o r k e r s '
O r g a n i z i n g C o m m i t t e e — b e c a m e e f f e c t i v e in A u g u s t 1 9 4 1 .
Another a g r ee m e n t,
c o v e r i n g the p la n t s r e p r e s e n t e d b y the A m a l g a m a t e d M e a t C u t t e r s and B u t c h e r
W o r k m e n o f A m e r i c a ( A F L ) , w a s s ig n e d in A u g u s t 1 9 4 3 .
P r e v i o u s l y , e a c h unio n
w a s the r e c o g n i z e d b a r g a i n i n g a g e n c y f o r a n u m b e r o f p l a n t s , but s i n g l e c o n t r a c t s
c o v e r i n g a ll the o p e r a t i o n s u n d e r the j u r i s d i c t i o n o f e a c h union did not e x i s t .
P r o v i s i o n s o f the a g r e e m e n t s r e p o r t e d as o f A u g u s t 1 1 , 1 9 4 1 , fo r the U P W A and
as o f A u g u s t 1 4 , 1 9 4 3 , f o r the M C B W do not n e c e s s a r i l y in d ic a t e c h a n g e s in
c o n d itio n s of e m p l o y m e n t e x i s t i n g b e f o r e t h e s e d a t e s .
T h e c o v e r a g e o f e a c h m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t h a s c h a n g e d o v e r the y e a r s . D u r in g
the p o s t w a r p e r i o d , a p p r o x i m a t e l y 3 2 , 0 0 0 w o r k e r s in 23 o f the c o m p a n y ' s p la n t s
w e r e r e p r e s e n t e d by the U P W A and a p p r o x i m a t e l y 8 , 0 0 0 w o r k e r s in 13 p la n ts
by the M C B W .
S e v e r a l c a t e g o r i e s o f e m p l o y e e s in e a c h p l a n t , g e n e r a l l y o t h e r
than p r o d u c t i o n and m a i n t e n a n c e w o r k e r s , h a v e b e e n e x c lu d e d f r o m the c o v e r a g e
o f the m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t s .
T h e c u r r e n t a g r e e m e n t s b e t w e e n the c o m p a n y and
the u n i o n s , e f f e c t i v e A u g u s t 1 1 , 1 9 4 8 , m a y be t e r m i n a t e d on A u g u s t 1 1 , 1 9 4 9 .
T h e y m a y be r e o p e n e d o n c e by e a c h p a r t y on the i s s u e o f a g e n e r a l w a g e a d ­
j u s t m e n t at any t i m e d u rin g the y e a r .
1949

T h e m u lt i p la n t a g r e e m e n t s b e t w e e n A r m o u r and C o . and the U n ite d P a c k i n g ­
h o u s e W o r k e r s o f A m e r i c a (C IO ) and the A m a l g a m a t e d M e a t C u t t e r s and B u t c h e r
W o r k m e n o f N o r t h A m e r i c a ( A F L ) w e r e e x te n d e d by a g r e e m e n t b e y o n d the A u ­
gust 1 1 , 1 9 4 9 , exp iration date.
N e w c o n t r a c t s w e r e n e g o t ia t e d in N o v e m b e r 1949
( U P W A ) and in D e c e m b e r 1 9 4 9 ( M C B W ) .
T h e s e c o n t r a c t s p r o v i d e d fo r a r e ­
op e n in g by e i t h e r p a r t y on the q u e s t i o n o f a g e n e r a l w a g e a d j u s t m e n t a f t e r
F e b r u a r y 1 5 , 1 9 5 0 , and t e r m i n a t i o n on A u g u s t 1 1 , 1 9 5 0 .
1 9 5 0 -5 1

N e w a g r e e m e n t s b e t w e e n A r m o u r and C o . and the U n ite d P a c k i n g h o u s e
W o r k e r s o f A m e r i c a (C IO ) and the A m a l g a m a t e d M e a t C u t t e r s and B u t c h e r W o r k ­
m e n o f N o r th A m e r i c a ( A F L ) w e r e s ig n e d in A u g u s t 1 9 5 0 .
These agreem en ts
r e p l a c e d the two 1 9 4 9 m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t s w h ic h w e r e t e r m i n a t e d a s o f A u g u s t 11 ,
19 50; th ey a r e to r e m a i n in e f f e c t u ntil A u g u s t 1 0 , 1 9 5 2 .
T hey p rovid ed fo r a
w a g e i n c r e a s e and f o r two r e o p e n i n g s b a s e d s o l e l y on the i s s u e o f a g e n e r a l
w a g e - r a t e a d j u s t m e n t (o n c e b e t w e e n F e b r u a r y 11 and A u g u s t 11 in 1 9 5 1 and 1 9 5 2 ) .
In a d d it io n , they w e r e s u b j e c t to a r e o p e n in g as o f A u g u s t 1 1 , 1 9 5 1 , on any
m a t t e r not s p e c i f i c a l l y c o v e r e d by t h e ir t e r m s .




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N e g o t i a t i o n s , w h ic h w e r e r e o p e n e d F e b r u a r y 1 1 , 1 9 5 1 , r e s u l t e d in a g e n e r a l
w a g e c h a n g e , s u p p l e m e n t e d b y a w id e n in g o f the s p r e a d b e t w e e n the w a g e - r a t e
brackets.
T h e W a g e S t a b i l i z a t i o n B o a r d a p p r o v e d the g e n e r a l i n c r e a s e on M a y 8,
and the in t r a p l a n t in e q u ity a d j u s t m e n t s on June 2 8 , 1 9 5 1 .
B o th i n c r e a s e s w e r e
r e t r o a c t i v e to F e b r u a r y 9, 1 9 5 1 , the date a g r e e d upon b y the p a r t i e s .
1952

N e g o t i a t i o n s — h e l d in a c c o r d a n c e w ith w a g e - r e o p e n i n g s t ip u la t io n s in the
m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t s b e t w e e n A r m o u r and C o . and the A m a l g a m a t e d M e a t C u t t e r s
and B u t c h e r W o r k m e n o f N o r t h A m e r i c a ( M C B W - A F L ) and U n ite d P a c k i n g h o u s e
W o r k e r s o f A m e r i c a ( U P W A —C IO )— r e s u l t e d in a g r e e m e n t s s i g n e d b y the c o m p a n y
w ith the M C B W in D e c e m b e r 1951 and w ith the U P W A in F e b r u a r y 1 9 5 2 .
These
s u p p l e m e n t a l a g r e e m e n t s p r o v i d e d f o r a w a g e i n c r e a s e a f f e c t in g a ll w o r k e r s as
w e l l as f o r a d j u s t m e n t s to c o r r e c t i n t e r p l a n t in e q u i t i e s and to n a r r o w the w a g e
d i f f e r e n t i a l b e t w e e n m e n and w o m e n .
The W a ge Stabilization B o a rd approved
the i n c r e a s e s e f f e c t i v e on the d a t e s a g r e e d upon b y the c o m p a n y and the u n io n s .
T h e r e o p e n in g in e a c h i n s t a n c e w a s the s e c o n d o f t h r e e a llo w e d b y the
1950 a g r e e m e n ts .
A t h ir d c o u ld take p l a c e b e t w e e n F e b r u a r y 11 and the t e r m i ­
n a tio n d a t e , A u g u s t 11, 1 9 5 2 .
E a r l y in June 1 9 5 2 , b o th the P a c k i n g h o u s e W o r k e r s
(C IO ) and the M e a t C u t t e r s ( A F L ) n o t i f i e d the c o m p a n y that i n s t e a d o f r e o p e n in g
th e ir c o n t r a c t s th e y p r e f e r r e d to r e n e g o t i a t e the a g r e e m e n t s s c h e d u l e d to t e r m i n a t e
A u g u s t 11.
R e p r e s e n t a t i v e s o f the c o m p a n y and the u n io n s m e t p e r i o d i c a l l y
th ro u g h o u t the s u m m e r .
A l t h o u g h the U P W A did n ot a u t h o r i z e a n a ti o n a l s t r i k e ,
s p o r a d i c w o r k s t o p p a g e s o c c u r r e d at v a r i o u s p la n ts w h e r e that union w a s r e p ­
resented.
T h e U P W A and the c o m p a n y c o n c l u d e d t h e i r b a r g a i n i n g and a g r e e d
to a 2 - y e a r c o n t r a c t on O c t o b e r 2 6 , 1 9 5 2 .
T h e M C B W c o n t r a c t w a s s i g n e d on
N o v e m b e r 19.
T h e t e r m s o f the new a g r e e m e n t s , s o m e o f w h ic h w e r e s u b j e c t to a p p r o v a l
b y the W a g e S t a b i l i z a t i o n B o a r d , in c lu d e d g e n e r a l w a g e i n c r e a s e s , p r e m i u m p a y
f o r S a t u r d a y w o r k , and an i n c r e a s e in s h ift p r e m i u m p a y .
F o r the f i r s t t i m e ,
c o m p a n y - f i n a n c e d p e n s i o n s w e r e p r o v i d e d f o r b y the c o n t r a c t s .
In a d d itio n , a
c o m p a n y - p a i d in s u r a n c e p la n w a s i n c o r p o r a t e d , u n d e r w h ic h the b e n e f i t s w e r e
g r e a t e r th an t h o s e p r o v i d e d u n d e r a p r e v i o u s p la n .
T h e f o r m e r p la n , m a i n t a i n e d
c h i e f l y b y e m p l o y e e c o n t r i b u t i o n s , had not b e e n in c lu d e d in the p r e v i o u s c o n t r a c t s .
O t h e r c h a n g e s in c lu d e d a d j u s t m e n t s in m a n y jo b r a t e s and a f u r t h e r n a r r o w i n g
o f the w a g e d i f f e r e n t i a l s b e t w e e n m e n and w o m e n and b e t w e e n N o r t h and South.
On D e c e m b e r 1 1, 1 9 5 2 , the E x e c u t i v e D i r e c t o r o f the W S B a p p r o v e d the
g e n e r a l w a g e i n c r e a s e , v a r i o u s j o b - r a t e i n c r e a s e s , and i n c r e a s e s f o r w o m e n
e m p l o y e e s w h ic h w e r e d e s i g n e d to r e d u c e the s e x d i f f e r e n t i a l to a u n i f o r m 5 c e n t s .
On D e c e m b e r
18, the r e m a i n i n g c o n t r a c t c h a n g e s w e r e a p p r o v e d b y the W a g e
S t a b i l i z a t i o n C o m m i t t e e w h ic h had r e p l a c e d the t r i p a r t i t e B o a r d .
M o s t o f the
p r o v i s i o n s b e c a m e e f f e c t i v e as o f O c t o b e r 2 7 , 1 9 5 2 .
T h e new U P W A c o n t r a c t ,
d a te d O c t o b e r 2 6 , 1 9 5 2 , r a n to S e p t e m b e r 1, 1 9 5 4 ; the M C B W a g r e e m e n t , d ated
N o v e m b e r 19, 1 9 5 2 , r a n to A u g u s t 11, 1 9 5 4 . B o th p r o v i d e d f o r w a g e r e o p e n i n g s
e v e r y 6 m onths.
1 9 5 3 -5 5

M a s t e r c o n t r a c t s r e a c h e d b e t w e e n the c o m p a n y and the A m a l g a m a t e d M e a t
C u t t e r s and B u t c h e r W o r k m e n o f N o r t h A m e r i c a ( M C B W —A F L ) and the U n ite d
P a c k i n g h o u s e W o r k e r s o f A m e r i c a ( U P W A —C I O ) in 1 9 5 2 e a c h p r o v i d e d f o r th r e e
c o n t r a c t r e o p e n i n g s (two l i m i t e d to g e n e r a l w a g e r a te a d j u s t m e n t s and the o t h e r
to the i s s u e o f w a g e s and h o s p i t a l i z a t i o n i n s u r a n c e ) .
W a g e d i s c u s s i o n s in the
s p r i n g o f 1 9 5 3 and in M a r c h 1 9 5 4 did n ot r e s u l t in c o n t r a c t c h a n g e s .
A 5 -c e n ta n - h o u r g e n e r a l w a g e i n c r e a s e and a c o m p a n y - p a i d h o s p i t a l i z a t i o n p r o g r a m i n ­
v o l v i n g e x p e n d i t u r e s o f about
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n e g o t i a t i o n s th at b e g a n on J u l y 1, 1 9 5 3 , and w e r e c o n c l u d e d , a ft e r s p o r a d i c w o r k
s t o p p a g e s , on S e p t e m b e r 30 o f th at y e a r .




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N e g o t i a t i o n s f o r new c o n t r a c t s b e g a n in the s u m m e r o f 1 9 5 4 , w ith the e x i s t i n g
c o n t r a c t s e x te n d e d on a d a y - t o - d a y b a s i s a f t e r t h e y had e x p i r e d (on A u g u s t 10
in the c a s e o f M C B W and S e p t e m b e r 1 in the c a s e o f U P W A ) .
A g re e m e n t was
r e a c h e d b y the end o f S e p t e m b e r 1 9 5 4 .
T he t e r m s o f the new a g r e e m e n t s in c lu d e d g e n e r a l w a g e i n c r e a s e s ; an a d d i ­
t io n a l a d j u s t m e n t o f w o m e n ' s r a t e s and i n t e r p la n t in e q u ity a d j u s t m e n t s ; and an
amended se v eran ce pay cla u se .
A fo u r t h w e e k o f v a c a t i o n w it h p a y a ft e r 25
y e a r s ' s e r v i c e and i m p r o v e m e n t s in h o s p i t a l i z a t i o n b e n e f i t s w e r e a l s o i n c o r p o r a t e d
in the a g r e e m e n t s .
in g s
a

B o th c o n t r a c t s ra n th r o u g h A u g u s t 3 1 , 1 9 5 6 ,
on g e n e r a l a d j u s t m e n t s in w a g e r a t e s .

U n d e r the f i r s t r e o p e n i n g , a g r e e m e n t s w e r e
1 4 -c e n t g e n e ra l wage in c r e a s e effective A u gust

and p r o v i d e d f o r t h r e e
r e a c h e d on J u l y 2 9 ,
1.

reopen­
1955,

on

1 9 5 6 -5 8

On S e p t e m b e r 2 5 , 1 9 5 6 , A r m o u r and C o . c o n c l u d e d c o l l e c t i v e b a r g a i n i n g
t a lk s on t e r m s o f s e p a r a t e 3 - y e a r a g r e e m e n t s w it h the U n ite d P a c k i n g h o u s e
W o r k e r s ( U P W A ) and the A m a l g a m a t e d M e a t C u t t e r s ( M C B W ) , r e p r e s e n t i n g a to ta l
o f 3 5 , 0 0 0 w o r k e r s in 37 p l a n t s .
The co n tr acts p ro vid ed fo r a b a s e - r a t e in c r e a s e
o f 10 c e n t s an h our e f f e c t i v e O c t o b e r 1, 1 9 5 6 , w ith a d d it io n a l i n c r e a s e s — up
to
c e n t s an h ou r f o r the h i g h e s t p a id w o r k e r s — r e s u l t i n g f r o m an 0. 5 c e n t w id e n in g o f the d i f f e r e n t i a l b e t w e e n w a g e - r a t e c l a s s e s .
D ifferen tia ls betw een
w o m e n ' s and m e n ' s w a g e r a t e s w e r e to b e p r o g r e s s i v e l y e l i m i n a t e d , and l x! z - c e n t a n - h o u r a c r o s s - t h e - b o a r d i n c r e a s e s w e r e s c h e d u l e d f o r S e p t e m b e r 1 o f 1 9 5 7 and
1958.
N i g h t - s h i f t p a y w a s i n c r e a s e d , w ith a n o th e r r i s e due in 1 9 5 7 .
The s e p ­
a r a t i o n p a y p la n w a s e x te n d e d to e m p l o y e e s d i s p l a c e d b y t e c h n o l o g i c a l a d v a n c e .
O t h e r t e r m s in c lu d e d a s e m i a n n u a l c o s t - o f - l i v i n g e s c a l a t o r c l a u s e , i m p r o v e m e n t s
in v a c a t i o n , s i c k l e a v e , life i n s u r a n c e , and m e d i c a l and p e n s i o n p l a n s , and l i b ­
e r a l i z a t i o n o f p r e m i u m p a y f o r w e e k e n d w o r k on c o n tin u o u s o p e r a t i o n s .
T he
new a g r e e m e n t s , to be in f o r c e f r o m O c t o b e r 1, 1 9 5 6 , until A u g u s t 31, 1 9 5 9 ,
m a d e no p r o v i s i o n fo r r e o p e n i n g s .

12l/2

1959— 60

6

F ollow in g
w e e k s o f n e g o t i a t i o n s , a s e t t l e m e n t p r o v i d i n g c h a n g e s in w a g e
r a t e s and fr i n g e b e n e f i t s w a s r e a c h e d on A u g u s t 3 1 , 1 9 5 9 — j u s t p r i o r to the
e x p i r a t i o n o f p r e v i o u s c o n t r a c t s — b y A r m o u r and C o . w ith the A m a l g a m a t e d M e a t
C u t t e r s and B u t c h e r W o r k m e n ( M C B W ) and the U n ite d P a c k i n g h o u s e W o r k e r s
(U PW A).
T h e a g r e e m e n t s — c o v e r i n g about 14, 0 0 0 e m p l o y e e s in 26 p la n t s — w e r e
v a l u e d b y the u nio n s at 27 c e n t s an h ou r o v e r the 2 - y e a r c o n t r a c t p e r i o d , e x c l u d ­
c e n t s a n t i c ip a t e d
ing any i n c r e a s e in the c o s t - o f - l i v i n g a llo w a n c e b e y o n d the
b y the s e t t l e m e n t .

2

1

T h e c o n t r a c t s f e a t u r e d a c o m p a n y - f i n a n c e d p la n
to c u s h io n the e f f e c t s of
a u t o m a t io n on e m p l o y m e n t .
T h i s p la n in v o l v e d the e s t a b l i s h m e n t o f a fund by the
c o m p a n y to be u s e d to fin a n c e s t u d i e s o f and s o lu t i o n s f o r the p r o b l e m s r e s u l t i n g
f r o m m o d e r n i z a t i o n . It w a s to be a d m i n i s t e r e d by a l a b o r - m a n a g e m e n t c o m m i t t e e ,
w ith a n e u t r a l c h a i r m a n , w h ic h w a s a u t h o r i z e d to u t i l i z e the fund to stu dy p r o b ­
l e m s and p r o p o s e s o l u t i o n s .
T h e c o m m i t t e e c o u ld a u t h o r i z e e x p e n d i t u r e s f r o m
the fund, fo r e x a m p l e , to r e t r a i n w o r k e r s id le d by a u t o m a t i o n , but the fund w a s
not to be u s e d to i n c r e a s e s e v e r a n c e pay b e n e f i t s , w h ic h w e r e l i b e r a l i z e d by the
s e t t l e m e n t . T h e c o m m i t t e e ' s f in a l r e p o r t s and r e c o m m e n d a t i o n s w e r e to be m a d e
to the c o m p a n y and u n io n s at l e a s t
m o n t h s b e f o r e the end o f the c o n t r a c t p e r i o d .

2

6

1 For detailed provisions of the plan, see Monthly Labor Review. October 1959, pp. 1109-1110.
2 The number of production and maintenance workers employed at Armour had declined by about 10,000 between
October 1956 and August 1959, and a number of its plants, in widely scattered sections of the country, had closed.




3

W a g e p r o v i s i o n s o f the s e t t l e m e n t i n c lu d e d i n c r e a s e s o f 8. 5 c e n t s an h o u r
in the f i r s t c o n t r a c t y e a r , o f w h ic h 2 c e n t s w a s in a n t i c ip a t i o n o f a c o s t - o f - l i v i n g
e s c a l a t o r a llo w a n c e o f that a m o u n t th at p r e s u m a b l y w o u ld b e c o m e due in J a n u a r y
1 9 6 0 , and 6 . 5 c e n t s in the s e c o n d y e a r .
C o s t - o f - l i v i n g e s c a l a t o r c l a u s e s o f the
p r e v i o u s c o n t r a c t s w e r e c o n tin u e d , and the e x i s t i n g 1 4 - c e n t a l l o w a n c e and the 2 c e n t a n t i c i p a t o r y J a n u a r y a l lo w a n c e w e r e i n c o r p o r a t e d into b a s e r a t e s .
P rem iu m s
f o r S a t u r d a y and S u n d ay w o r k on c o n tin u o u s o p e r a t i o n s and f o r n i g h t - s h i f t w o r k
w ere in creased .
P e n s i o n , v a c a t i o n , and m e d i c a l e x p e n s e b e n e f i t s w e r e l i b e r a l i z e d , and the
c o m p a n y and the u nio n s a g r e e d to c o n s i d e r the d e s i r a b i l i t y o f e s t a b l i s h i n g a h e a lth
and w e l f a r e fund w h ic h w o u ld a s s u m e the c o s t o f h e a l t h and w e l f a r e b e n e f i t s .
A l l w o r k e r s lo sin g s e n io r ity by r e a s o n of la y o ff e x c ee d in g 2 y e a r s w e re
m a d e e l i g i b l e fo r s e p a r a t i o n b e n e f i t s .
R e q u i r e m e n t s r e g a r d i n g v a c a t i o n and h o l i ­
d a y e l i g i b i l i t y w e r e r e v i s e d . P e n s i o n b e n e f i t s w e r e l i b e r a l i z e d , and the union s
a g r e e d w ith the c o m p a n y to e s t a b l i s h c o m p u l s o r y r e t i r e m e n t a g e s .
The p en sio n
i m p r o v e m e n t in c lu d e d an i n c r e a s e in b e n e f i t s f o r t h o s e a l r e a d y r e t i r e d , and the
union s a g r e e d to s e n d a l e t t e r to the c o m p a n y sta tin g th at " I n a n y fu tu re c o l l e c t i v e
b a r g a i n i n g w it h r e s p e c t to the m a t t e r o f p e n s i o n s , t h e r e w i l l be e x c l u d e d f r o m
s u c h n e g o t i a t i o n s any q u e s t i o n o f a d ju s t in g the a m o u n t o f p e n s i o n s p a y a b le w ith
r e s p e c t to then r e t i r e d e m p l o y e e s . "
T h e c o n t r a c t s w e r e to r e m a i n in e f f e c t t h r o u g h A u g u s t 3 1 , 1 9 6 1 , w ith no
r e o p e n in g p r o v i s i o n s and a 6 0 - d a y t e r m i n a t i o n n o t i c e r e q u i r e m e n t .
If the p a r t i e s ,
h o w e v e r , a g r e e d to e s t a b l i s h a h e a l t h and w e l f a r e fund, the a g r e e m e n t c o u ld be
a m e n d e d to p r o v i d e f o r th is fund.
It w a s a l s o a g r e e d th at e m p l o y m e n t r ig h t s o f
w o r k e r s a f f e c t e d b y a t r a n s f e r o f w o r k f r o m one p la n t to a n o t h e r , b y a unit o r
departm ent
sh utd o w n ,
or by te ch n o lo g ica l
changes,
w ere
to be
considered
su bseq u en tly. 4
1961— 63

A r m o u r and C o . b e g a n n e g o t ia t io n s on A u g u s t 3, 1 9 6 1 , w it h the U n ite d
P a c k i n g h o u s e , F o o d and A l l i e d W o r k e r s ( U P W A ) and the A m a l g a m a t e d
M eat
C u t t e r s and B u t c h e r W o r k m e n ( M C B W ) to r e p l a c e c o n t r a c t s e x p i r i n g on A u g u s t 31,
1961.
In a d d itio n to i m p r o v e m e n t s in w a g e s and r e l a t e d b e n e f i t s , the union s c a l l e d
f o r a n ew p r o g r a m to s o l v e the r e l a t e d p r o b l e m s o f a u t o m a t io n and jo b s e c u r i t y .
T o i m p l e m e n t the p r o p o s e d p r o g r a m , t h e y a s k e d fo r a s h o r t e r w o r k w e e k , i n ­
c r e a s e d b e n e f i t s f o r e a r l y r e t i r e m e n t , and a l l o w a n c e s f o r r e t r a i n i n g and r e l o c a ­
tio n e x p e n s e s .
O n S e p t e m b e r 10, 1 9 6 1 , a g r e e m e n t s w e r e s i g n e d w ith b oth u n io n s , c o v e r i n g
15,000
w o r k e r s in 28 p l a n t s .
T he 3 - y e a r c o n t r a c t s p r o v i d e d f o r b a s i c w a g e r a te i n c r e a s e s o f 7 c e n t s an h ou r in the f i r s t c o n t r a c t y e a r (of w h ic h 1 c e n t w a s
in a n t i c ip a t i o n o f an a d v a n c e in the c o s t - o f - l i v i n g a llo w a n c e th at p r e s u m a b l y w o u ld
b e c o m e due in J a n u a r y 1 9 6 2 ) and 6 c e n t s in the s e c o n d and t h ir d y e a r s .
T he
c o s t - o f - l i v i n g e s c a l a t o r c l a u s e s o f the p r e v i o u s c o n t r a c t s w e r e c o n ti n u e d , and
the e x i s t i n g 5 - c e n t a llo w a n c e and the 1 - c e n t i n c r e a s e in the J a n u a r y a l l o w a n c e w e r e
i n c o r p o r a t e d into b a s e r a t e s .
A d d i t i o n a l w a g e - r a t e i n c r e a s e s — up to a p o s s i b l e
m a x i m u m o f 13 c e n t s an h o u r— r e s u l t e d f r o m an 0. 5 - c e n t w id e n in g o f the d i f ­
f e r e n t i a l b e t w e e n jo b c l a s s e s .
O t h e r t e r m s in c lu d e d 3 d a y s ' p a id f u n e r a l l e a v e
and i m p r o v e m e n t s in s e p a r a t i o n a l l o w a n c e s and h o s p i t a l , m e d i c a l , v a c a t i o n , and
sic k leave p r o v is io n s .
P e n s i o n b e n e f i t s w e r e l i b e r a l i z e d and p r o v i s i o n w a s m a d e
fo r optional e a r ly r e t ir e m e n t for e lig ib le w o r k e r s w h o se e m p lo y m e n t w as t e r m i ­
n a te d b y unit o r p la n t c l o s i n g s .
3

Letter dated Oct. 26,
4 Letter dated Oct. 21,




1959.
1959.

4

C o m p a n y c o n t r i b u t i o n s to th e a u t o m a t i o n fu n d w e r e d i s c o n t i n u e d , an d p r o ­
v i s i o n m a d e f o r m o n e y r e m a i n i n g in th e fu n d .
T h e p a r t i e s a l s o a g r e e d to a n e w
p r o v i s i o n f o r a 9 0 -d a y a d v a n c e n o t ic e o f sh u td ow n w ith g u a r a n t e e d e a r n in g s d u rin g
th is p e r i o d f o r a f f e c t e d e m p l o y e e s and " t e c h n o l o g i c a l a d ju s t m e n t p a y " f o r t h o s e
s u b s e q u e n tly laid o ff.
T h e 19 5 9 a g r e e m e n t s h a d p r o v i d e d f o r a 6. 5 - c e n t - a n - h o u r d e f e r r e d i n c r e a s e
e f f e c t i v e o n S e p t e m b e r 1, I 9 6 0 .
O n J u ly 6, I 9 6 0 , th e M C B W a g r e e d to w a i v e
th e i n c r e a s e f o r th e 600 e m p l o y e e s o f th e M e m p h i s , T e n n . , p la n t .
E a r l y in
A u g u s t 1 9 6 2 , the c o m p a n y s e n t the M C B W a 9 0 - d a y n o t i c e o f in te n tio n to c l o s e
th e M e m p h i s p la n t .
W it h in 2 w e e k s , n e g o t i a t i o n s at th e l o c a l l e v e l r e s u l t e d in
an a g r e e m e n t th at s u b s t a n t i a l l y c h a n g e d m a n y p r o v i s i o n s o f th e m a s t e r c o n t r a c t
as th e y a p p li e d to th e M e m p h i s o p e r a t i o n s .
T h is s u p p le m e n ta l a g r e e m e n t w as
a p p r o v e d b y th e n a t io n a l o f f i c e s o f th e u n io n and th e c o m p a n y , and w a s th en
r a t i f i e d b y th e l o c a l u n io n m e m b e r s h i p on A u g u s t 16.
T h e M e m p h is a g r e e m e n t r e d u c e d h o u r l y r a t e s o f p a y , e l i m in a t e d the c o s t o f - l i v i n g e s c a l a t o r p r o v i s i o n , and d is c o n t in u e d o r m o d i f i e d a n u m b e r o f r e la t e d
wage p ra ctice s.
A r m o u r a g r e e d to w i t h d r a w th e n o t i c e o f c l o s i n g an d to c o n t in u e
o p e r a t i o n s at th e p la n t u n t il A u g u s t 31, 1 9 6 4 , p r o v i d e d th e u n io n c o n t in u e d to
c o o p e r a t e and c u r r e n t l e v e l s o f p r o d u c t iv i t y w e r e m a in t a in e d .
If th e c o m p a n y
c l o s e d th e p la n t d u r i n g th e t e r m o f th e s u p p l e m e n t a l a g r e e m e n t , s e p a r a t i o n
pay
o f t h e e m p l o y e e s w a s to b e c o m p u t e d o n p a y r a t e s i n e f f e c t p r i o r t o t h e e f f e c t i v e
d a te o f the A u g u s t 1 9 6 2 a g r e e m e n t .
T w o T e x a s m e a t p a c k in g p la n t s , o r g a n iz e d b y the U P W A , w e r e b r o u g h t u n d e r
t h e m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t d u r i n g 1 9 6 2 — L u b b o c k i n J u n e a n d S a n A n g e l o in O c t o b e r .
T h e p a r t i e s a g r e e d to r a i s e s in h o u r l y p a y e f f e c t i v e w h e n th e p la n t s c a m e u n d e r
the a g r e e m e n t an d to f o u r d e f e r r e d i n c r e a s e s in 1 9 6 3 an d 1 9 6 4 .
M od ifica tion s
o f p r o v i s i o n s in t h e m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t c o v e r i n g a g u a r a n t e e d w o r k w e e k , S a t u r d a y
w o r k , c l o t h e s - c h a n g i n g t i m e , a n d the p e n s i o n p la n w e r e m a d e f o r e m p l o y e e s o f
th e s e tw o p la n ts .

1964-67
I n t e n s i v e b a r g a i n i n g o v e r th e t e r m s o f a n e w a g r e e m e n t w i t h A r m o u r an d
C o . w a s c o n c l u d e d o n S e p t e m b e r 2 , 1 9 6 4 , a f t e r t w o 1 - d a y e x t e n s i o n s o f th e
fo rm e r con tract.
T h e m o n t h - l o n g n e g o t i a t i o n s w i t h the U n ite d P a c k i n g h o u s e ,
F o o d a n d A l l i e d W o r k e r s ( U P W A ) , a n d th e A m a l g a m a t e d M e a t C u t t e r s an d B u t c h e r
W o r k m e n ( M C B W ) , c e n t e r e d o n d e m a n d s b y th e u n io n s f o r g r e a t e r j o b s e c u r i t y ,
an d p r o v i s i o n s f o r m i n i m i z i n g the b u r d e n o f u n e m p l o y m e n t .
A sh orter w o rk ­
w e e k ; in c r e a s e d o v e r tim e p a y ; and, fo r w o r k e r s n e a rin g r e t ir e m e n t age, ex ten d ed
p a i d l e a v e w e r e a m o n g the u n i o n s ' p r o p o s a l s f o r a l l e v i a t i n g u n e m p l o y m e n t .
A su b sta n tia l w a g e in c r e a s e , w ith in c o r p o r a t io n o f c o s t - o f - l i v i n g a llo w a n c e s
in to b a s e r a t e s , and c o n t in u a t io n o f a r e v i s e d and u p d a te d e s c a l a t o r c l a u s e ,
w e r e the m a j o r m o n e t a r y i t e m s in th e u n i o n s '
package.
A n i n c r e a s e i n th e
sp re a d b etw een w age b r a c k e ts , e lim in a tio n o f g e o g ra p h ic w age d iffe re n tia ls , l i b ­
e r a liz e d v a ca tion sch e d u le s,
and im p r o v e d h ea lth and in s u r a n c e ,
and p e n s io n
b e n e f i t s w e r e a m o n g th e d e m a n d s f o r i m p r o v e m e n t s in e c o n o m i c b e n e f i t s an d
w o r k i n g c o n d i t i o n s . ^ T h e u n io n s s o u g h t a l s o to in c l u d e a ll p r o c e s s i n g p la n ts u n d e r
the n a t i o n a l a g r e e m e n t s a n d to l i m i t the a g r e e m e n t s to 2 y e a r s .
A m o n g the c o m p a n y 's p r o p o s a l d u r in g the l e n g t h y s e r i e s o f d i s c u s s i o n s
w a s the e s t a b l is h m e n t o f a lo w e r s t a r t in g r a t e , c r e d it in g a p o r t i o n o f an y g e n e r a l
w a g e i n c r e a s e t o w a r d a n t i c i p a t e d c o s t - o f - l i v i n g a d j u s t m e n t s , a n d th e e x c l u s i o n
o f T e x a s p la n ts f r o m
a g en era l w age in cre a se .
T h e c o m p a n y a l s o s o u g h t th e
o p t i o n o f d e s i g n a t i n g th e d a y s o f th e w o r k w e e k , th e e l i m i n a t i o n o f p r e m i u m p a y
f o r w o r k o n S a t u r d a y , a s s u c h , a n d a c h a n g e in th e s e r v i c e r e q u i r e m e n t s f o r
s ic k b e n e fits.
A r b it r a t i o n w a s p r o p o s e d to s e tt le g r i e v a n c e s o v e r jo b lo a d s .




5

T h e a g r e e m e n t r e a c h e d b y th e c o m p a n y a n d th e tw o u n io n s , e f f e c t i v e S e p ­
t e m b e r 7, 1 9 6 4 , p r o v i d e d g e n e r a l w a g e i n c r e a s e s a n d g a i n s i n o t h e r b e n e f i t s in
a t o t a l p a c k a g e v a l u e d b y th e u n io n s a t 34 c e n t s a n h o u r o v e r a 3 - y e a r t e r m .
S o m e 12, 0 0 0 e m p l o y e e s in 4 4 o f t h e c o m p a n y ' s p l a n t s w e r e c o v e r e d b y t h e a g r e e ­
m e n t , i n c l u d i n g , f o r t h e f i r s t t i m e , w o r k e r s i n 14 p r o c e s s i n g a n d 5 s l a u g h t e r ­
in g u n its .

U n d e r t e r m s o f the s e t t le m e n t , w a g e r a t e s w e r e to b e i n c r e a s e d 6 c e n t s
a n h o u r in e a c h o f th e 3 y e a r s ; e m p l o y e e s a t M e m p h i s r e c e i v e d a n a d d i t i o n a l
1 c e n t in th e f i r s t c o n t r a c t y e a r .
O t h e r s p e c i a l a d j u s t m e n t s w e r e m a d e to
( 1 ) c o r r e c t r a t e i n e q u i t i e s i n a b o u t 1, 1 0 0 j o b s , ( 2 ) r e d u c e t h e g e o g r a p h i c d i f f e r ­
e n t i a l in t w o T e x a s p l a n t s , a n d (3 ) e l i m i n a t e th e d i f f e r e n t i a l in a n Id a h o p la n t.
A n e w f e a t u r e m a i n t a in e d h o u r l y r a t e s f o r j o b s d i r e c t l y a f f e c t e d b y the i n s t a l l a ­
tion o f n ew e q u ip m e n t.
P r o v is i o n w a s m a d e fo r n eg o tia tin g ch a n g e s n e c e s s a r y
to m e e t th e s t a t u t o r y r e q u i r e m e n t o f e q u a l p a y f o r e q u a l w o r k .

T he 9 - c e n t c o s t - o f - l i v i n g a llo w a n c e a c c r u e d s in c e J a n u a ry 1962 w a s in ­
c o r p o r a t e d in to b a s e r a t e s .
T he sem ia n n u a l c o s t - o f - l iv in g a d ju stm e n ts w e r e
c h a n g e d to 1 c e n t a n h o u r f o r e a c h 0 . 4 - p o i n t , i n s t e a d o f 0 . 5 - p o i n t , c h a n g e in
the B u r e a u o f L a b o r S t a t is t ic s
re v is e d
C o n s u m e r P r i c e I n d e x ( 1 9 5 7 —5 9 = 1 0 0 ) .

S h ift p r e m i u m s w e r e i n c r e a s e d 2 c e n t s a n h o u r a n d t i m e a n d o n e - h a l f w a s
t o b e p a i d w h e n a n e m p l o y e e w a s r e c a l l e d w i t h i n 12 h o u r s f o l l o w i n g t h e e n d o f
h is sh ift.
A m o n g c h a n g e s in r e l a t e d w a g e b e n e f i t s w a s th e s u b s t i t u t i o n o f G o o d
F r i d a y f o r W a s h in g t o n 's B ir t h d a y a s a p a id h o lid a y .

E m p l o y e e s ' l i f e i n s u r a n c e b e n e f i t s w e r e i n c r e a s e d , e f f e c t i v e D e c e m b e r 1,
1964.
H o s p i t a l a n d m e d i c a l b e n e f i t s f o r a c t i v e e m p l o y e e s w e r e i m p r o v e d a t the
s a m e tim e ; a y e a r la te r, th e se b e n e fits w e r e su p p le m e n te d by c o m p a n y -fin a n c e d
m a jo r m ed ica l expense co v e ra g e .
R e t ir e d w o r k e r s ' p r e m i u m s fo r h e a lth i n s u r ­
a n c e c o v e r a g e w e r e s t a b i l i z e d , w ith th e c o m p a n y a s s u m i n g l i a b i l i t y f o r th e fu l l
am ou n t of any in c r e a s e .

E f f e c t i v e J a n u a r y 1,
1965,
n o r m a l r e t ir e m e n t b e n e fits w e r e r a is e d by
75 c e n t s to $ 3 . 25 a m o n t h p e r y e a r o f s e r v i c e , w it h a b e n e f i t o f t w i c e th a t
a m o u n t f o r t o t a lly a n d p e r m a n e n t l y d i s a b l e d e m p l o y e e s u n til th e y r e a c h a g e 65.
T h e p r a c t i c e o f d e d u c t i n g a n y w o r k m e n ' s c o m p e n s a t i o n b e n e f i t s in d e t e r m i n i n g
the a m o u n t o f p e n s i o n s w a s d i s c o n t i n u e d .
S ig n ifica n t im p r o v e m e n t s w e r e m a d e
in th e v e s t i n g p r o v i s i o n s o f th e p e n s i o n p la n .
A n a d d itio n a l in n o v a tio n w a s a
s u r v i v o r ' s b e n e f i t f o r th e w i d o w o r m i n o r c h i l d r e n o f an e m p l o y e e w h o d i e d
b e fo r e retirem en t.

T h e i m p r o v e m e n t s in w a g e s a n d r e l a t e d b e n e f i t s u n d e r t h e s e t t l e m e n t w e r e
m a d e a p p l i c a b l e to th e M e m p h i s p la n t a n d , t o g e t h e r w it h a l l b e n e f i t s o f th e p e n s i o n
a n d i n s u r a n c e p la n s , to th e p r o c e s s i n g p la n t s n e w l y c o v e r e d b y th e a g r e e m e n t .
O t h e r s p e c i f i e d p r o v i s i o n s f o r m e r l y e l i m i n a t e d o r l i m i t e d a t th e M e m p h i s p la n t
w e r e re in sta te d o r lib e r a liz e d .
T h e s t a n d a r d i z a t i o n o f e x i s t i n g b e n e f i t s in t h e
n e w l y c o v e r e d p l a n t s , w h e r e d i f f e r e n t f r o m th e p r o v i s i o n s o f th e a g r e e m e n t , w a s
t o b e n e g o t i a t e d w h e n th e a g r e e m e n t s e x p i r e d on A u g u s t 31, 1967.




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1967—69
T h e f i r s t s e t t l e m e n t in th e 1967 r o u n d o f b a r g a i n i n g in th e m e a t p a c k i n g
in d u s t r y w a s r e a c h e d b y A r m o u r and C o . w ith the A m a lg a m a t e d M e a t C u t te r s
and B u t c h e r W o r k m e n o f N o r th A m e r i c a and th e U n ited P a c k in g h o u s e , F o o d and
A l l i e d W o r k e r s o n M a r c h 2, 1 9 6 7 , a b o u t 6 m o n t h s b e f o r e t h e s c h e d u l e d e x p i r a ­
tio n o f the p r e v io u s a g r e e m e n t s . 5 T h e c o n t r a c t s , c o v e r i n g a p p r o x im a t e ly 1 2 ,0 0 0
w o r k e r s , w e r e t o h a v e 3 7 2 - y e a r t e r m s a n d w e r e m a d e e f f e c t i v e o n M a r c h 13,
the date o n w h ic h th e y w e r e r a t i f i e d b y the w o r k e r s .
E a rly co n tra ct ren ew a l
s u b s e q u e n t ly b e c a m e th e p a t t e r n in a n u m b e r o f o t h e r c o l l e c t i v e b a r g a i n i n g s e t ­
t l e m e n t s in th e i n d u s t r y .
N e g o t ia tio n s had b eg u n on F e b r u a r y 20. T h e ta lk s c e n t e r e d on w a g e s , p e n ­
s io n s , life in s u r a n c e , c o s t o f h o s p i t a l - m e d i c a l- s u r g ic a l c a r e , and g e o g r a p h ic a l
in e q u itie s.
T e r m s o f the a g r e e m e n t s in c lu d e d an im m e d ia t e g e n e r a l w a g e i n c r e a s e o f
12 c e n t s a n h o u r w h i c h a b s o r b e d a n y c o s t - o f - l i v i n g a l l o w a n c e w h i c h w o u l d h a v e
b e e n e f f e c t i v e in J u ly 1 9 6 7 .
A d d i t i o n a l i n c r e a s e s in 1967 i n c l u d e d 1 0 .5 c e n t s
f o r w o r k e r s at H o u s t o n , L u b b o c k , a n d San A n g e l o , T e x . ; 2 c e n t s at L e x i n g ­
t o n , K y . ; a n d a n u m b e r o f a d j u s t m e n t s t o c o r r e c t j o b i n e q u i t i e s f o r s o m e 7 30 e m ­
p lo y e e s.
T he a ccu m u la ted 17-c e n t -a n -h o u r c o s t - o f-l iv in g a llo w a n ce w a s in c o r ­
p o r a t e d in to th e b a s e r a t e s in 1967 a n d th e e s c a l a t o r c l a u s e w a s c o n t in u e d
w ith ou t m o d ific a t io n .
D e f e r r e d i n c r e a s e s o f 11 c e n t s a n h o u r w e r e p r o v i d e d i n
1968 an d 1969, a n d a d d it i o n a l d e f e r r e d i n c r e a s e s o f u p to 8 c e n t s w e r e g r a n t e d
d u r i n g t h e s a m e y e a r s a t s o m e p l a n t s to r e d u c e o r e l i m i n a t e g e o g r a p h i c d i f f e r ­
e n t i a l s . T h e s p r e a d b e t w e e n j o b r a t e s a l s o w a s i n c r e a s e d 0 . 5 c e n t a t 27 p l a n t s
in 1968.
O t h e r c h a n g e s i n c l u d e d the a d d i t i o n o f a n in th p a id h o l i d a y in 1 9 6 9 , an i m ­
p r o v e d v a c a t i o n s c h e d u l e w h i c h a l l o w e d u p t o 5 w e e k s a f t e r 20 y e a r s o f s e r v i c e ,
and i n c r e a s e d a d v a n c e n o t ic e o f a p la n t, d i v i s i o n , o r m a j o r d e p a r t m e n t c l o s i n g .
T h e a u t o m a t io n fu n d w a s c o n t in u e d .
L ife in s u ra n ce fo r both a ctiv e and r e tir e d
e m p lo y e e s w as in cre a se d .
T h e c o m p a n y a l s o a g r e e d to g iv e th e s a m e 3 6 5 - d a y
h o s p ita l c o v e r a g e fo r m e n ta l and n e r v o u s d is o r d e r s a lr e a d y p r o v id e d f o r o th e r
illn e sse s.
B e n e f i t s u n d e r th e m a j o r m e d i c a l e x p e n s e p la n w e r e i n c r e a s e d a n d
th e c o m p a n y a g r e e d to p a y th e f u ll c o s t o f h o s p i t a l - m e d i c a l - s u r g i c a l i n s u r a n c e
f o r e m p l o y e e s w ho r e t i r e d on o r a fte r F e b r u a r y 22, 1967.
P e n s io n b e n e fit i m ­
p r o v e m e n t s i n c l u d e d an i n c r e a s e d m o n t h ly p e n s i o n o f $ 5 f o r e a c h y e a r o f
c r e d i t e d s e r v i c e , n o r e d u c t i o n f o r e a r l y r e t i r e m e n t at a g e 6 2 , a r e d u c e d s e r v i c e
r e q u i r e m e n t t o 10 y e a r s , a n d e l i m i n a t i o n o f t h e a g e r e q u i r e m e n t f o r a v e s t e d
p e n s io n . T h e a g e r e q u i r e m e n t f o r the e a r l y r e t i r e m e n t o f a m a l e e m p l o y e e w a s
r e d u c e d t o 5 5 a n d a n e m p l o y e e w i t h 10 y e a r s o f s e r v i c e w h o w a s s e p a r a t e d b e ­
c a u s e o f a c l o s i n g an d i n e l i g i b l e f o r an u n r e d u c e d p e n s i o n w a s e n t it le d to b o th
s e p a ra tio n pay and a d e fe r r e d p e n sio n .
A n u m b er of e x ce p tio n s fo r s p e c ifie d
p la n ts w h ic h p r o v i d e d b e n e f it s d if f e r e n t f r o m t h o s e at m o s t m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t
p la n ts w e r e e lim in a t e d ; o n ly a fe w e x c e p t io n s s t ill stan d .

1970,
1970.

T he A r m o u r and C o. c o n tr a c ts w e r e s ch e d u le d
e x c e p t f o r th e i n s u r a n c e p la n s w h i c h w e r e to

During the l i fe
N orth A m e r ic a and th e
the A m a lg a m a te d M e a t
the con tra cts n e g o tia te d




to e x p i r e o n A u g u s t
e x p ire on N o v e m b e r

31,
30,

o f these a g reem en ts, in July 1968, the A m a lg a m a te d M ea t C utters and B utcher W ork m en o f
U nited P ackinghou se, F ood and A llie d W orkers m erg ed , the c o m b in e d u n ion b ein g know n as
Cutters and B utcher W ork m en o f North A m e r ic a . A l l re fe r e n c e s to u n ion represen ta tion w h ile
in 1967 w ere in e ff e c t are to th e or ig in a l signatory unions ev e n after the m erg er.

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1970-72
O n A p r i l 18, 1 9 7 0 , A r m o u r a n d C o . a n d th e M e a t C u t t e r s ( M C B W ) r e a c h e d
a g r e e m e n t o n a 4 1 - m o n t h c o n t r a c t a b o u t 4 V2 m o n t h s b e f o r e t h e s c h e d u l e d
e x p ir a t io n o f th e ir 1967 p a c t .
T h is f o l l o w e d an e a r l y c o n t r a c t r e n e w a l b y
S w ift & C o .
w it h the M e a t C u t t e r s o n A p r i l 3. 6
The w a g e c o n t r a c t was
s i m i l a r to th e o n e a t S w i ft a n d w a s m a d e r e t r o a c t i v e to A p r i l 6, th e e f ­
f e c t i v e d a te o f w a g e i n c r e a s e s at S w ift.
It w a s t h e s e c o n d t i m e i n a s m a n y
s e t t l e m e n t s th at an A r m o u r c o n t r a c t w a s r e n e w e d e a r l y .
A p p r o x i m a t e l y 9, 000
e m p l o y e e s w e r e c o v e r e d b y th e a g r e e m e n t w h i c h w a s r a t i f i e d b y th e w o r k e r s in
e a rly M ay.
I m m e d i a t e l y p r e c e d i n g th e s e t t l e m e n t , r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s o f th e c o m p a n y n e g o ­
t i a t e d i n C h i c a g o f o r 3 d a y s w i t h i n t e r n a t i o n a l u n i o n o f f i c i a l s a n d m o r e t h a n 100
u n io n d e l e g a t e s f r o m A r m o u r p la n ts t h r o u g h o u t th e c o u n t r y . K e y u n io n d e m a n d s
f o c u s e d on w a g e i n c r e a s e s and in c o r p o r a t i o n o f a d d itio n a l A r m o u r p a c k in g p la n ts
in to th e m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t . C o m p a n y o f f e r s w e r e b a s e d o n th e S w ift a g r e e m e n t .
T h e s e t t l e m e n t p r o v i d e d f o r a g e n e r a l w a g e i n c r e a s e o f 32 c e n t s an h o u r
r e t r o a c t i v e to A p r i l 6 a n d c e r t a i n s k i l l e d j o b s w e r e r e c l a s s i f i e d u p w a r d o n th e
s a m e d a t e ; t h e a d d i t i o n a l i n c r e a s e s f o r s k i l l e d w o r k e r s r a n g e d f r o m 5 t o 10 c e n t s
a n h o u r f o r a b o u t 5 2 0 w o r k e r s . D e f e r r e d w a g e i n c r e a s e s o f 25 c e n t s w e r e a g r e e d
u p o n f o r 197 1 a n d 1 9 7 2 . T h e p r e v i o u s 3 7 - c e n t a c c u m u l a t e d c o s t - o f - l i v i n g a l l o w ­
a n c e w a s i n c o r p o r a t e d in to b a s e r a t e s at th e t i m e o f th e f i r s t w a g e i n c r e a s e .
T h e e s c a l a t o r c l a u s e w a s c o n t in u e d and f o r the t e r m o f the n ew a g r e e m e n t w a s
r e v i s e d to p r o v i d e a n n u a l a d ju s t m e n t s
e f f e c t i v e in S e p t e m b e r
1971,
S eptem ­
b e r 197 2 , a n d A u g u s t 1 9 7 3 ( t h e l a s t a d j u s t m e n t t o b e m a d e i n t h e m o n t h o f t h e
c o n t r a c t ’ s e x p i r a t i o n ) , to b e i n c o r p o r a t e d in to b a s i c w a g e r a t e s a s t h e y b e c o m e
e ffe ctiv e .
In a d d i t i o n , f o r w o r k e r s a t s e v e n l o c a t i o n s , a s t a n d a r d w a g e b r a c k e t
s y s t e m w a s e s t a b l i s h e d a s o f J u ly 1970 w ith a 4 - c e n t - a n - h o u r s p r e a d b e t w e e n
j o b r a t e s a n d w it h 0 . 5 - c e n t i n c r e a s e s in th e s p r e a d in 1971 a n d 1972 to b r i n g
t h e s e p la n ts u p to s t a n d a r d s at o t h e r A r m o u r l o c a t i o n s .
S u p p lem en ta ry b e n e fit ch a n g e s in clu d ed 3 -w e e k v a ca tio n s fo r e m p lo y e e s
w i t h 8 b u t f e w e r t h a n 15 y e a r s o f s e r v i c e ; i n c r e a s e d m a x i m u m s f o r a n e s t h e s i a
u n d e r the h o s p i t a l i z a t i o n p la n an d f o r b e n e f i t s u n d e r the s u r g i c a l s c h e d u l e ; and
an e x p a n d e d m a j o r m e d i c a l e x p e n s e p la n to c o v e r h o s p i t a l i z a t i o n f o r m e n t a l o r
n ervous d iso rd e rs.
T h e m o n t h l y p e n s i o n b e n e f i t w a s i n c r e a s e d to $ 6 in 1971
an d to $ 6 . 5 0 in 1972 f o r e a c h y e a r o f c r e d i t e d s e r v i c e .
T h e A r m o u r c o n t r a c t i s s c h e d u l e d t o e x p i r e o n A u g u s t 3 1 , 197 3 .
E xcept
f o r p o s s i b l e c o s t - o f - l i v i n g a d ju s t m e n t s , the fo l lo w in g t a b le s b r in g the A r m o u r and
C o . w a g e c h r o n o l o g y u p to d a te t h r o u g h th e t e r m i n a t i o n d a te o f th e c o n t r a c t .
T a b l e C h a s b e e n r e v i s e d to in c l u d e m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n o n s p e c i f i e d p r o c e s s i n g
s a l e s u n it s th a t c a m e u n d e r the m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t s in 1 9 6 4 .

^ A lso a p p lic a b le to ea rly ren ew a l at A rm ou r, the ea rly settle m e n t as Sw ift & C o . was e x p la in e d in a jo in t
statem en t b y that co m p a n y and the M e a t C utters, as fo llo w s : " T h e settle m e n t intends to r e co g n ize p re d ic te d chan ges
in the e c o n o m y and further im p ro v e th e standard o f liv in g o f the e m p lo y e e s .
It is p re d ic a te d on m e e tin g n orm al
a n tic ip a te d ch an ges in the c o st o f liv in g in a d v a n ce and also p rovid es fo r subsequent adjustm ents if necessa ry to k e e p
S w ift e m p lo y e e s ' w ag es in lin e . "




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Table A.

General Wage Changes1

A u g . 11, 1941
(U P W A ).

A p p lic atio n s,

P ro v isio n

E ffe c tiv e date

excep tio n s,

and oth er

related m a tte rs

In c r e a se of 8 p ercen t, av e rag in g ap p ro x im ate ly 5 cents
an h o u r , g r a n t e d to a l l w o r k e r s A p r . 2 1 , 1941, p r i o r
to n e g o t ia t io n o f f i r s t m a s t e r c o n t r a c t b e t w e e n c o m ­
p an y and U PW A .
M i n i m u m i n c r e a s e o f 10 c e n t s an h o u r
in c o m b i n e d A p r . 21 a n d A u g . 1 1, 1 9 4 1 , a d j u s t m e n t s
p ro v id ed for w om en w o rk e rs.
N o g e n e r a l w a g e c h a n g e in f i r s t m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t b e ­
tw een c o m p an y and M C B W .
W o r k e r s in p l a n t s r e p r e ­
s e n t e d b y M C B W h a d 2 i n c r e a s e s in 194 1 s i m i l a r to
th o se n oted ab o v e.
P u r s u a n t to v a r i o u s N a t i o n a l W a r L a b o r B o a r d d i r e c t i v e s ,
c o m p a n y a n d u n io n s a g r e e d to the f o ll o w in g i n t e r p l a n t
(a r e a o r g e o g rap h ical) a d ju stm e n ts:
Increase
(cen ts p e r hour)

5 c e n ts an h o u r i n c r e a s e

A u g . 14, 1943
( M C B W ).

1 9 4 3 - 4 5 (U PW A
and M C B W ).

P la n t lo c a tio n and e ffe c tiv e date

M en

W om en

A t l a n t a , G a . : N o v . 1 3 , 1 9 4 4 _______________
5
5
B a l t i m o r e , M d . : S e p t . 1, 1 9 4 4 __________
3
V
B i r m i n g h a m , A l a . : A p r . 3 0 , 1 9 4 5 _____
6
2
E a s t S t . L o u i s , 111.: A u g . 1 1, 1 9 4 3 ______
3
V
F o r t W o r t h , T e x . : M a r . 1 4 , 1 9 4 5 _______
37z
G r e e n B a y , W i s . : A p r . 1 9 , 1 9 4 5 ___ . _
_
K a n s a s C i t y , K a n s . : M a y 7 , 1 9 4 5 ______
3
V
L o s A n g e l e s , C a l i f . : S e p t . 1 5 , 1 9 4 4 ____
7 72
7Vz
M e m p h i s , T e n n . : J a n . 1, 1 9 4 5 ___________
87z
872
N o r t h B e r g e n , N . J . : A p r . 3 0 , 1 9 4 5 ______
1
_
O k l a h o m a C i t y , O k l a . : A p r . 3 0 , 1 9 4 5 ___
2
P o r t l a n d , O r e g . : S e p t . 1 5 , 1 9 4 4 ________
27z
27z
P r a i r i e d u C h i e n , W i s . : A p r . 19, 1 9 4 5 __
15
R e a d i n g , P a . : S e p t . 1 5 , 1 9 4 4 ____________
3
S a n F r a n c i s c o , C a l i f . : S e p t . 15, 1 9 4 4 . .
5
5
S o u t h S t . P a u l , M i n n . : S e p t . 2 9 , 1 9 4 4 ___
3
2 l/ 2
S p o k a n e , W a s h . : S e p t . 1 5 , 1 9 4 4 _________
472
47z
P u r s u a n t to v a r i o u s N W L B d i r e c t i v e s , c o m p a n y a n d u n io n s
a g r e e d to i n c r e a s e w a g e s b y v a r y i n g a m o u n t s to a d j u s t
i n t r a p l a n t i n e q u a l i t i e s , the a v e r a g e i n c r e a s e in e a c h
p l a n t n o t to e x c e e d 2 c e n t s a n h o u r .
The ad ju stm e n ts
f o r U P W A p l a n t s w e r e m a d e r e t r o a c t i v e to A u g . 11,
1 9 4 4 , o r e a r l i e r in s o m e c a s e s , a n d f o r M C B W p l a n t s ,
r e t r o a c t i v e t o F e b . 1, 1 9 4 5 .

22

22
7
22

A u g . 11, 1944
(U P W A ); and
F e b . 1, 1 9 4 5
(M C BW ).

I n t r a p l a n t (jo b ) i n e q u a l i t y
w a g e a d j u s t m e n t s up to
an a v e r a g e of 2 c e n ts an
h o u r fo r e a c h plan t-

J a n . 2 6 , 1946
(U P W A and
M C B W ).
N o v . 1, 1 9 4 6
(U P W A and
M C B W ).

16 c e n t s a n h o u r i n c r e a s e

,

ll ce n ts an hour in c r e a s e
/z

In c a s e s o f e m p l o y e e s r e c e i v i n g m o r e th a n e s t a b l i s h e d j o b
r a t e s , a m o u n t o f " o v e r - r a t e " (not to e x c e e d
V cents)
w a s ded u cted fro m g e n e r a l w age in c r e a s e w hen applied
to in d i v id u a l r a t e s .
In a d d i t i o n to th e g e n e r a l w a g e i n c r e a s e the f o l l o w i n g
in te rp lan t a d ju stm e n ts w e re m a d e :
Increase
(cen ts p e r hour)

2 2

P lan t lo catio n
A t l a n t a , G a ___________________________________
B i r m i n g h a m , A l a ____________________________
C o l u m b u s , O h i o ____________________________
D e n v e r, C olo
_______________________________
F o r t W o r t h , T e x ____________________________
F o r t W o r t h ( R a t l i f f e ) , T e x ________________
I n d i a n a p o l i s , I n d _____________________________
L e x i n g t o n , K y _______________________________
L o s A n g e l e s , C a l i f _________________________
M a s o n C i t y , I o w a ___________________________
M e m p h i s , T e n n ______________________________
O k l a h o m a C i t y , O k l a _______________________
O m a h a , N e b r _________________________________
P e o r i a , 111 ____________________________________
R e a d i n g , P a ___________________________________
S a n F r a n c i s c o , C a l i f ______________________
S i o u x C i t y , I o w a ____________________________
S o u t h S t . J o s e p h , M o ______________________
T i f t o n , G a _____________________________________
S e e footnote at end of ta b le .




9

M en

W om en

7
9
4
4
3
27z
272
27z
4
4
12
1572
3
27
4
4
5
5
3
27
4
4
4
4
3
27z
3
27z
3
272
(av era ge 6 cents
3
27z
3
27
7
9

2

2

2

Table A.

General Wage Changes'---- Continued
P ro v isio n

E ffe c tiv e date

J u n e 16,
1947
(U P W A and
M C B W ).
J u n e 30,
1947
(M C B W ).
J a n . 12,
1948
(M C B W ); and
M a y 3, 1 9 4 8
(U P W A ).
N o v . 1, 1 9 4 8
(U P W A and
M C B W ).
O c t. 31, 1949
(U P W A and
M C B W ).

D e c . 5, 194 9
(M C B W ).
A u g . 11, 1 950
(U P W A and
M C B W ;b y
agreem en t of
s a m e date).
F e b . 9, 1951
(U P W A and
M CBW ; by
agreem en t of
F e b . 8, 19 5 1 ).

D e c . 17, 1951
(by a g r e e m e n t
of D ec. 21, 1951,
M C B W , and
F e b . 2, 1 952,
U PW A ).
F e b . 18, 1952
(by ab o v e
a g r e e m e n t s ).
M a r . 2, 1952
(by a b o v e
a g r e e m e n t s ).
Get. 2 7 , 1 9 5 2
(by a g r e e m e n t s
of O ct. 26, 1952,
U P W A , and
N o v . 19, 1 9 5 2 ,
M C B W ).

A p p licatio n s,

and o th er r e la te d m a tt e r s

6 c e n ts an h ou r in c r e a s e

„

G e n e r a l i n c r e a s e o f 3 7 2 c e n t s a n h o u r in S a n F r a n c i s c o
p lan t.

9 c e n ts an h o u r i n c r e a s e

4 c e n t s a n h o u r i n c r e a s e _______

P r e v i o u s s p r e a d o f 2. 5 c e n t s
b etw een jo b r a t e s in c r e a s e d
to 3 c e n t s .
In c re ase s ranged
f r o m 0. 5 c e n t a n h o u r i n j o b c l a s s one s t e p a b o v e the b a s e
o r u n s k i l l e d - l a b o r c l a s s t o 15
c e n t s in h i g h e s t c l a s s i f i c a t i o n .

In a d d i t i o n t o j o b - r a t e i n c r e a s e s ,
ad ju stm en ts w ere m ad e:

the fo llo w in g i n t e r p l a n t
In crease
(cen ts p e r hour)

P la n t lo c atio n

B i r m i n g h a m , A l a ________________________ ____
F a r g o , N . D a k __ ____________________________
F o r t W o r t h , T e x ______________________________
F o r t W o r t h ( R a t l i f f e ) , T e x _________________
G r a n d F o r k s , N . D a k ________________________
G r e e n B a y , W i s _______________________________
H u r o n , S . D a k _________________________________
L e x i n g t o n , K y _________________________________
M e m p h i s , T e n n _______________________________
O k l a h o m a C i t y , O k l a ________________________
T i f t o n , G a _____________________________________
I n c r e a s e s in s o m e r a t e s , in c l u d i n g c o m m
in S a n F r a n c i s c o p la n t .

en

W om en

2

2 ‘/2
27
27z
27z
27
27z
2
2
2
2
27z
27
27
27z
27z
27z
27z
2 7z
27z
27z
2
2
1
L-labor r a t e ,

2

2

2

11 c e n t s a n h o u r i n c r e a s e

9 ce n ts an hou r i n c r e a s e ;
p rev io u s sp r e a d of 3 cents
i n j o b r a t e s w i d e n e d t o 3*/2
cents.
I n c r e a s e s resu ltin g
fr o m w iden ed jo b - r a te
s p r e a d r a n g e d f r o m 0. 5
c e n t an h o u r in the j o b c l a s s o n e s t e p a b o v e the
b a sic o r u n sk illed lab o r c la s s
t o a m a x i m u m o f 15 c e n t s
an hou r.
6 c e n t s an h o u r g e n e r a l
in c rease.

In a c c o r d a n c e w ith O r d e r s o f W a g e S t a b i l i z a t i o n B o a r d ,
M a y 18, 1 951, a p p r o v in g an a c r o s s - t h e - b o a r d i n c r e a s e
o f 9 c e n t s an h o u r on J u n e 28, 1 9 5 1 , a p p r o v i n g an
i n c r e a s e in th e j o b - r a t e s p r e a d f r o m 3 c e n t s to
V
c e n ts an h o u r.
The jo b -ra te in c r e a s e s av e rag e d
a p p r o x i m a t e l y 2. 3 c e n t s an h o u r .

32

A p pro v ed by W age S ta b iliz a tio n B o a rd Ja n .

9,

1952.

R e d u c t io n in the s e x d i f f e r e n t i a l s f r o m a r a n g e o f 5 to
1 1 V c e n t s a n h o u r to a r a n g e o f 5 to 9 c e n t s . 2 A p ­
p ro v e d by W age Stab ilizatio n B o ard .
C e r t a i n i n t e r p l a n t j o b - r a t e i n e q u i t y a d j u s t m e n t s to
ach iev e u n ifo rm ratin g. 3 A p p ro v ed b y W age S ta b ili­
zatio n B o a r d .
F u r t h e r a d j u s t m e n t s o f j o b - r a t e i n e q u i t i e s . 4 In a d d i t i o n
to j o b - r a t e i n c r e a s e s , the fo llo w in g a d j u s t m e n t s w e r e
m a d e in s p e c i f i c p l a n t s :

2

4 ce n ts an hour g e n e r a l
in c re a se .

S ee fo o tn otes at en d o f tab le.




ex cep tio n s,

10

Table A.

General Wage Changes*----Continued
A p p licatio n s,

P ro v isio n

E ffe c tiv e date

ex cep tio n s,

and o th er r e la te d m a t t e r s

In crease
(cen ts p e r h ou r)

O ct. 27, 1952
(by a g r e e m e n t s
of O ct. 26, 1952,
U P W A , and
N o v . 19, 1952,
M C B W } -—C o n t i n u e d .

P lan t lo catio n
A t l a n t a , G a ________________
B i r m i n g h a m , A l a ________
F o r t W o r t h , T e x _________
L e x i n g t o n , K y ____________
M e m p h i s , T e r m ___________
O k l a h o m a C i t y , O k l a ____
T i f t o n , G a __________________

M en

Wo m e n

3V2

l7z
l7 z
27z
172
i 7z
272
372

37z
27z
37 z
37 z
27z
37z

R e d u c t i o n o f the s e x d i f f e r e n t i a l to a u n i f o r m 5 c e n t s .
A p p r o v e d D e c . 11, 1 9 5 2 , b y the E x e c u t i v e D i r e c t o r o f
the W a g e S t a b i l i z a t i o n B o a r d .
S e p t. 28, 1953
(by m e m o r a n d u m
a g r e e m e n ts dated
Sept. 29, 1953,
M C BW and
U PW A).
S ep t. 20, 1954
(by a g r e e m e n t s
d ated Sept. 29,
1954, U P W A ,
an d S e p t . 30,
1954, M C BW ).

5 c e n ts an h ou r i n c r e a s e

F u r t h e r a d j u s t m e n t o f i n t e r p l a n t i n e q u i t i e s . 5 In a d d i t i o n
to j o b r a t e i n c r e a s e s , th e f o l l o w i n g a d j u s t m e n t s w e r e
m a d e in s p e c i f i c p l a n t s :
In crease
P lan t lo catio n
(cen ts p e r h ou r)

5 c e n t s am h o u r g e n e r a l
in crease.

A t l a n t a , G a _________________________________________________
B i r m i n g h a m , A l a ________________________________________
L e x i n g t o n , K y _____________________________________________
M e m p h i s , T e n n ___________________________________________
T i f t o n , G a _________________________________________________

2Vz
Zl
/z
Zl
/2
Zl
/2
2 l/z

2

A d d it io n a l IV c e n t s i n c r e a s e f o r w o m e n 's jo b c l a s s i ­
f i c a t i o n s , t h u s r e d u c i n g s e x d i f f e r e n t i a l f r o m 5 to
3. 5 c e n t s a n h o u r .
A u g . 1, 1 9 5 5 ( b y
m em orandum
agreem en ts
d ate d J u l y 29,
1955, M CBW
and U PW A ).
O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6
(M C B W and
UPW A ag re e ­
m e n ts dated
O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6 ) .

O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6
(U P W A s u p ­
p lem en tal
agreem ent
dated
O ct. 24, 1 956).
J a n . 1, 1 9 5 7 ___________
J u l y 1, 1 9 5 7 --------------S e p t . 1, 1 9 5 7 ( M C B W
and U P W A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6 ) .

14 c e n t s a n h o u r i n c r e a s e ________

10 c e n t s a n h o u r g e n e r a l
in c re a se ; p rev io u s sp re a d
o f 3. 5 c e n t s i n j o b r a t e s
i n c r e a s e d to 4 c e n t s w ith
re su ltin g in c r e a s e s ran gin g
up to an a d d i t i o n a l 12. 5
c e n t s a n h o u r f o r the top
jo b c la s s if i c a t io n .

A d d itio n al i n c r e a s e fo r w o m e n 's jo b c l a s s i f i c a t i o n s of
1 c e n t e f f e c t i v e b o t h O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6 , a n d S e p t . 1, 1 9 5 7 ,
a n d 1 . 5 c e n t s e f f e c t i v e S e p t . 1, 1 9 5 8 , t o e l i m i n a t e s e x
w a g e d i f f e r e n t i a l ; n o r a t e s f o r w o m e n ' s j o b s to i n ­
c r e a s e to m o r e t h a n r a t e f o r e q u i v a l e n t j o b s f o r m e n .
F u r t h e r a d ju stm e n t o f in te rp la n t jo b ra te in e q u itie s.
D e f e r r e d w a g e - r a t e i n c r e a s e s o f 7. 5 c e n t s an h o u r
e f f e c t i v e S e p t . 1, 1 9 5 7 , a n d S e p t . 1, 1 9 5 8 .
The new a g r e e m e n ts p ro v id e d fo r se m ia n n u a l c o s t - o f l i v i n g a d j u s t m e n t s in w a g e r a t e s o f 1 c e n t an h o u r f o r
e a c h 0. 5 - p o i n t c h a n g e in the B u r e a u o f L a b o r S t a t i s t i c s
C o n s u m e r P r i c e In d ex above a le v e l of 116. 8
( 1 9 4 7 - 4 9 = 1 00). N o r e d u c t i o n s in the c o s t - o f - l i v i n g
a l l o w a n c e u n l e s s th e i n d e x d e c l i n e d 0. 5 p o i n t b e l o w
the l e v e l t h a t the in d e x w a s r e q u i r e d to r e a c h in o r d e r
to e a r n the l a s t p r e v i o u s i n c r e a s e in a l l o w a n c e . 6
0. 5 c e n t i n c r e a s e in r a t e s at T i fto n , G a . , p la n t .

2 c e n t s a n h o u r i n c r e a s e _______
3 c e n t s a n h o u r i n c r e a s e _______
7 .5 ce n ts an h o u r g e n e r a l
in c re a se .

S em ian n u al a d ju stm en t of c o st- o f-liv in g allow an ce.
S em ian n u al ad ju stm en t of c o s t- o f-liv in g allow an ce.
A d d itio n al 1 cent in c r e a s e fo r w o m e n 's jo b c l a s s i f i ­
ca tio n s, red u cin g se x w ag e d iffe re n tia l fr o m 2 .5
to 1 .5 c e n t s p e r h o u r .

S ee footn otes at end of tab le .




11

Table A.

General Wage Changes*---- Continued
P ro v isio n

E ffe c tiv e date

T a n . 1, 1 9 8 8
J u l y 1 , 1 9 S 8 ___________
S e p t . 1, 1 9 5 8 ( M C B W
and U PW A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6 ) .
J a n . 1, 1 9 5 9 ( M C B W
and U PW A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6 ) .
J u l y 1, 1 9 5 9 ___________
S e p t . 1, 1 9 5 9 ( M C B W
and U PW A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
O ct. 22, 1959).

J a n . 1, I 9 6 0
J u l y 1, 196 0 ......................
S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 0 ( M C B W
and U P W A a g r e e ­
m en ts dated
O ct. 22, 1959, and
M CBW sup plem en tal
a g re e m e n t of
J u l y 6, I960).
J a n . 1, 1 9 6 1 ( M C B W
and U PW A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
O ct. 22, 1959).
J u l y 1, 1 9 6 1 ___________
S e p t . 4, 1961 (M C B W
and U PW A a g r e e m e n ts dated
S e p t . 10 , 1 9 6 1 ) . 9

J an.

1,

1 9 6 2 ___________

A p p licatio n s,

7. 5 c e n t s an h o u r g e n e r a l
in c re a se .

1 cent an hour in c r e a s e

S e m ia n n u a l a d ju stm e n t of c o s t- o f- liv in g allo w an c e.

N o c h a n g e _______ __________________
8. S r e n t s an h o u r i n c r e a s e

S e m ia n n u a l rev iew of c o s t- o f-liv in g allo w an ce.
I n c l u d e d 2 c e n t s in a n t i c i p a t i o n o f e q u i v a l e n t c o s t - o f l i v i n g a d j u s t m e n t t h a t p r e s u m a b l y w o u l d t a k e p l a c e in
J a n u a r y 1960.
E n t i r e 8. 5 c e n t s a s w e l l a s p r e v i o u s
1 4 - c e n t c o s t - o f - l i v i n g a l l o w a n c e i n c o r p o r a t e d into
b a s e r a t e s , and e s c a l a t o r c l a u s e con tin u ed . 7
In a d d i t i o n :
D e f e r r e d w a g e - r a t e i n c r e a s e of 6. 5 c e n ts an h ou r,
e f f e c t i v e S e p t . 1, I 9 6 0 .
F u rth e r ad ju stm en t of jo b - r a te in e q u it ie s .8
F r e e z e r r a t e p r e m i u m s i n c o r p o r a t e d in to r e g u l a r
rates. 8
S e m ia n n u a l a d ju stm e n t of c o s t-o f-liv in g allo w an ce.
S e m ia n n u a l a d ju stm e n t of c o s t- o f- liv in g allo w an c e.
D eferred in c re a se .
N o t a p p l i c a b l e to M e m p h i s ,
T en n . , p lan t.

2 c e n t s a n h o u r i n c r e a s e _________
6. 5 c e n t s an h o u r i n c r e a s e

2 c e n t s a n h o u r i n c r e a s e _________

S e m ian n u a l a d ju stm e n t of c o s t- o f-liv in g allo w an ce.

N o c h a n g e __________________
_______
7 c e n t s an h o u r i n c r e a s e ; s p r e a d
b etw een jo b r a t e s in c r e a s e d
b y 0. 5 c e n t (to 4 . 5 c e n t s )
w ith p o s s i b l e i n c r e a s e s
r a n g i n g u p t o 13 c e n t s f o r t h e
top jo b c l a s s i f i c a t i o n .
The
u n io n s e s t i m a t e d th at the to ta l
in c r e a s e a v e r a g e d 1 0 .8 ce n ts
a n h o u r , i n c l u d i n g a 1. 3 c e n t
i n c r e a s e in i n c e n t i v e e a r n i n g s .
1 cent an hour in c r e a s e

S e m ian n u a l rev iew of c o s t- o f-liv in g allo w an ce.
I n c lu d e d 1 c e n t in a n t i c i p a t i o n o f e q u i v a l e n t c o s t - o f livin g a d ju stm e n t that p r e s u m a b l y w ould take p la c e
in J a n u a r y 1 9 6 2 .
E n tire in c r e a s e a s w ell a s p r e v io u s
5 - c e n t c o s t - o f - l i v i n g a l l o w a n c e i n c o r p o r a t e d into
b a s e r a t e s , a n d e s c a l a t o r c l a u s e c o n t i n u e d . 10
I n a d d i t i o n , r e c l a s s i f i c a t i o n o f 35 j o b c a t e g o r i e s i n ­
c r e a s e d w a g e r a t e s a b o u t 0. 3 c e n t p e r h o u r w h e n
a v e r a g e d o v e r t h e e n t i r e b a r g a i n i n g u n i t . 11
D eferred w ag e-rate in c re a se
o f 6 c e n t s an h o u r ,
e ffe c t iv e S ep t. 1 of 1962 and 1963.
In a d d i t i o n to 1 c e n t d u e t in d e r s e m i a n n u a l a d j u s t ­
m e n t o f c o s t - o f - l i v i n g a l l o w a n c e a n d i n c l u d e d in
7 -c e rtt i n c r e a s e e f f e c t iv e S e p t. 4, 1961.
S e m ian n u a l ad ju stm e n t of c o s t-o f-liv in g allo w an ce.
M e m p h i s , T e n n . : R e d u c e d a l l r a t e s b y 15 c e n t s
an h o u r ; e l i m i n a t e d d e f e r r e d i n c r e a s e due
S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 3 , a n d c o s t - o f - l i v i n g e s c a l a t o r p r o ­
v is io n ; and co n tin u ed 2 - c e n t - a n - h o u r c o s t - o f - li v in g
a l l o w a n c e in e f f e c t .
D e f e r r e d i n c r e a s e e x c e p t at M e m p h is.

1 cent an hour i n c r e a s e

S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 2 ( M C B W
and U PW A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
S e p t . 10 , 1 9 6 1 ) .
J a n . 7 , 1 9 6 3 ___________

6 c e n ts an hour in c r e a s e

1,

1 9 6 3 ___________

S e p t. 2, 1963
(M CBW and U PW A
a g r e e m e n ts dated
S e p t . 10, 1 9 6 1 ).
Tan
1 1084

_________

2 c e n t s a n h o u r i n c r e a s e _________
1 ce n t an hour i n c r e a s e

S e m ia n n u a l a d ju stm e n t of c o s t- o f-liv in g allo w an ce,
n o t a p p l i c a b l e to M e m p h i s e m p l o y e e s .
S e m ia n n u a l a d ju stm e n t of c o s t- o f-liv in g allow an ce—
n o t a p p l i c a b l e to M e m p h i s , T e n n . , p la n t .
D eferred in c re a se .
N o t a p p l i c a b l e to M e m p h is ,
T en n . , p lan t.

__________

6 c e n t s a n h o u r i n c r e a s e _________

n o t a p p l i c a b l e to M e m p h i s , T e n n . , p la n t .
M em p h is— 6 -c en t-an -h o u r g e n e ra l in c re a se .

J a n . 6, 1964 (M C B W
su p plem en tal a g r e e ­
m e n t of s a m e date).

See footnotes at end of table.




and o th er r e la te d m a tt e r s

S e m ian n u a l ad ju stm e n t o f c o s t- o f-liv in g allo w an ce.
S e m ian n u a l ad ju stm e n t o f c o s t- o f-liv in g allo w an ce.
A d d i t i o n a l 1. 5 c e n t i n c r e a s e f o r w o m e n ' s j o b c l a s s i fic a t io n s , thus e lim in a tin g s e x w ag e d iffe re n tia l.

J u l y 1, 1 9 6 2 ___________
A u g. 20, 1962 (M C B W
sup plem en tal a g r e e ­
m ent dated
A u g . 16, 196 2 ).

Ju ly

excep tio n s,

12

Table A.

General Wage Changes1---- Continued
A p p lic atio n s,

P ro v isio n

E ffe c t iv e date

T n l y 1 , 19 b 4

excep tion s,

and oth er re la te d m a tte r s

_________
S e p t . 6, 1965
(M CBW an d U P W A
m e m o ran d u m of
a g reem en t dated
S e p t . 2, 1 9 6 4 ) .
J a n . 1, 1 9 6 6 ___________
J u l y 1, 1 9 6 6 ___________
S e p t. 5, 1 9 6 6 i
(M C BW an d U P W A
m e m o ra n d u m of
a g re e m e n t dated
S e p t . 2, 1 9 6 4 ) .
J a n . 1, 1 9 6 1 ___________
M a r . 13, 1967
(M C BW and U PW A
ag reem en ts of
s a m e date).

2 c e n t s a n h o u r i n c r e a s e _________
6 c e n t s a n h o u r i n c r e a s e _________

S e m ia n n u a l a d ju stm e n t of c o s t- o f- liv in g allow an ce—
n o t a p p l i c a b l e to M e m p h i s , T e n n . , p l a n t .
P r e v io u s 9 -c e n t c o s t- o f-liv in g allow an ce in c o rp o ra te d
in to b a s e r a t e s , a n d e s c a l a t o r c l a u s e c o n t in u e d an d
c o n v e r t e d to the n ew B L S C o n s u m e r P r i c e I n d e x ( 1 9 5 7 5 9 = 100), w ith a 1- c e n t - a n - h o u r a d ju s t m e n t fo r e a c h
0 . 4 - p o i n t c h a n g e i n t h e i n d e x . 12
I n c r e a s e m a d e e f f e c t i v e o n M a r . 10, 1 9 6 5 , in H o u s t o n
( T e x . ) p l a n t ; o n A p r . 8, 1 9 6 5 , i n C h a m b e r l a i n
(B o sto n , M a s s . ) p lan t; and on e x p ir a tio n of e x is tin g
c o n t r a c t s in 14 p r o c e s s i n g p l a n t s b r o u g h t u n d e r t e r m s
o f the a g r e e m e n t . S u b s e q u e n t w a g e a d j u s t m e n t s e f f e c ­
t iv e in the n ew p l a n t s a s s p e c i f i e d b y the m a s t e r
agreem en t.
In a d d i t i o n :
A d j u s t m e n t s to c o r r e c t j o b i n e q u i t i e s a f f e c t i n g s o m e
1, 1 0 0 e m p l o y e e s i n c r e a s e d w a g e r a t e s a p p r o x i m a t e l y
0. 5 c e n t w h e n a v e r a g e d o v e r the e n t i r e b a r g a i n i n g
unit.
N a m p a , I d a h o — 13 c e n t s a n h o u r .
L u b b o c k a n d S a n A n g e l o , T e x . — 17 7 c e n t s a n h o u r .
M e m p h i s , T e n n . ----1 - c e n t - a n - h o u r i n c r e a s e a n d r e ­
in statem en t of co st-o f-liv in g e sc a la to r c la u se .
D e f e r r e d w a g e i n c r e a s e s o f 6 c e n t s an h o u r e f f e c t iv e
S e p t . 6 , 1 9 6 5 , a n d S e p t . 5, 1966.
S e m ia n n u a l a d ju stm e n t of c o s t- o f-liv in g allo w an ce.
JSuelm i a n n 1 9a6l5 a d j u s t m e n t o f c o s t - o f - l i v i n g a l l o w a n c e .
y 1,’ u
D eferred in crease.

3 c e n t s a n h o u r i n c r e a s e -----------5 c e n t s a n h o u r i n c r e a s e _________
6 c e n t s a n h o u r i n c r e a s e _________

S e m ian n u al a d ju stm e n t of c o s t-o f-liv in g allo w an ce.
S e m ian n u al a d ju stm e n t of c o s t-o f-liv in g allo w an ce.
D eferred in crease.

5 cen ts an hour in c r e a se .
12 c e n t s a n h o u r i n c r e a s e .

J u l y 1,

----------------------------------- ----------

S e m ian n u a l a d ju stm e n t of c o s t- o f-liv in g allo w an ce.
T h e i n c r e a s e a b s o r b e d a n y p o s s i b l e i n c r e a s e u n d e r the
J u l y 1, 1 9 6 7 , s e m i a n n u a l r e v i e w o f c o s t - o f - l i v i n g
a llo w an ce.
P r e v io u s 17 -cen t a c c u m u la te d c o s t- o f-liv in g allo w an ce
w a s i n c o r p o r a t e d in to b a s e r a t e s a n d the e s c a l a t o r
c l a u s e w a s c o n tin u e d ( b a s e w a s to b e r e v i s e d e f f e c t iv e
J a n . 1, 1 9 6 8 ) . 13
D e fe r r e d w ag e in c r e a s e s w e re p ro v id e d at L exin gto n ,
K y. , and H ou ston , L u b b o ck, and San A n gelo, T e x . ,
e f f e c t i v e S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 7 , a n d a t a l l p l a n t s e f f e c t i v e
S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 8 , a n d S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 9 .
S e m ian n u a l a d ju stm en t of c o s t- o f-liv in g allo w an ce w a s
a b s o r b e d b y the M a r . 13, 1 967, g e n e r a l w a g e i n c r e a s e .
D eferred in crease.

S e p t. 7, 1964
(M C B W and UPW A
m e m o r a n d u m of
a g re e m e n t dated
S e p t . 2, 1964).

6 c e n t s a n h o u r i n c r e a s e _________

2

1 9 6 7 ---------------

S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 7
(M C BW and U P W A
a g re e m e n ts dated
M a r . 13, 19 6 7 ).
F i r s t f u l l p a y p e r i o d in
S e p t . 1967 ( M C B W a n d
UPW A agreem en ts
d a t e d M a r . 13, 1 9 6 7 ).
J e m . 1, 1 9 6 8 --------------J u l y 1, 1 9 6 8 ___________
S e p t - 1, 1 9 6 8
(M C B W and U P W A
a g re e m e n ts dated
M a r . 13, 1 9 6 7 ).

__

H ouston , Lu bbock, and San
A n g e l o , T e x . —1 0 . 5 c e n t s a n
hou r in c r e a s e ; L exin gto n ,
K y . —2 c e n t s a n h o u r .

D e f e r r e d a d j u s t m e n t s to c o r r e c t j o b in e q u i t i e s a f f e c t in g
s o m e 7 30 e m p l o y e e s .

6 cen ts an hou r in c r e a se .
6 cen ts an hour in c r e a se .
11 c e n t s a n h o u r i n c r e a s e .

S em ian n u al ad ju stm e n t of c o s t-o f-liv in g allo w an ce.
S e m ian n u al ad ju stm e n t of c o s t- o f-liv in g allo w an ce.
D eferred in crease.
In a d d i t i o n :
H o u s t o n , L u b b o c k , a n d S a n A n g e l o , T e x . —8 c e n t s a n h o u r
in crease.
M em p h is, T e n n ., L o u isv ille , Ky. , P h ilad elp h ia, P a . ,
W ilk e s - B a r r e , P a . , C h arle sto n , W .V a. , C h arlotte,
N. C . , J a c k s o n v ill e , F l a . , M o b ile , A l a . , New O r le a n s ,
L a . , N o rfo lk , V a. , P a s s a i c , N. J . , and T u ls a , O k la .—
8 c e n t s a n h o u r i n c r e a s e o n a j o b b y j o b b a s i s to e l i m ­
in a te o r r e d u c e d i f f e r e n t i a l b e t w e e n l o c a l r a t e an d the

S e e fo o tn otes at end of tab le .




13

Table A.

General Wage Changes*----Continued
P ro v isio n

E ffe c tiv e date

S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 8
(M C B W and U P W A
a g r e e m e n ts dated
M a r . 1 3 , 1 9 6 7 ) ---C o ntin u ed .

Jan .
1, 1 9 6 9 ----------J u l y 1, 1 9 6 9 ----------S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 9
(M C B W and U P W A
a g re e m e n ts dated
M a r . 13, 1 9 6 7 ).

8 cen ts an hour in c r e a s e .
8 c e n ts an hou r i n c r e a s e .
11 c e n t s a n h o u r i n c r e a s e

J a n . 1, 1 9 7 0 -------A p r . 6, 1970
(a g re e m e n t dated
A p r . 18, 1 9 7 0 ).

9 ce n ts an hour i n c r e a s e .
32 c e n t s an h o u r i n c r e a s e .

J u ly 1970, f i r s t pay
p e r i o d b e g i n n i n g in
m onth (a g re e m e n t
d a t e d A p r . 18, 1 9 7 0 ).

Sept. 1971, f i r s t pay
p e r io d b egin n in g
in m o n t h .
S e p t. 6, 1971
(a g re e m e n t dated
A p r . 18, 19 7 0 ).

See

footnotes

25 c e n t s a n h o u r

at end o f tab le .




in c rease.

A p plication s,

excep tio n s,

and oth er re la te d m a tt e r s

b a sic contract rate.
If th e w a g e d i f f e r e n t i a l o n a p a r ­
t i c u l a r jo b w a s l e s s th an 8 c e n t s , the jo b w a g e r a t e
w a s to b e i n c r e a s e d o n ly b y th e a m o u n t o f th e d i f f e r ­
en tial (se e tab le B - l ) .
San F r a n c isc o , C a lif., Spokane, W ash ., G reen B ay ,
W is. ,
H u r o n , S . D a k . , P e o r i a , 111. , P i t t s b u r g h , P a . ,
N a m p a , Idaho, R e a d in g , P a . , M e m p h is , T en n . ,
L e x i n g t o n , K y . , P o r t l a n d , O r e . , S t e r l i n g , 111. , S o u t h
St. P a u l, M inn . , M a s o n C ity , P a . , O m a h a , N e b r . ,
D e n v e r , C o lo . , A r lin g to n , T e x . , S o u th St. J o s e p h ,
M o . , C h i c a g o , 111. , A u r o r a , 111. , W e s t P o i n t , N e b r . ,
E m p o r ia , K a n s a s , W orthington , M inn. , E a u C la ir e ,
W is.,
L o d i, N. J . , L u b b o ck, T e x . , and San A n gelo,
T e x . —s p r e a d b e t w e e n j o b r a t e s i n c r e a s e d 0 . 5 c e n t (t o
5 c e n t s ) ; p o s s i b l e i n c r e a s e s r a n g e d u p t o 13 c e n t s f o r
the top c l a s s i f i c a t i o n .
S em ian n u a l ad ju stm e n t of c o s t- o f-liv in g allow an ce.
S e m ia n n u a l a d ju stm e n t of c o s t- o f-liv in g a llo w an ce.
D eferred in crease.
In a d d i t i o n :
M em p h is, T e n n ., L o u isv ille , K y. , P h ilad elp h ia, P a . ,
W i l k e s - B a r r e , P a . , C h a r le s t o n , W. V a . , C h a r lo t t e ,
N. C . , J a c k s o n v ill e , F l a . , M o b ile , A l a ., New O r le a n s ,
L a . , N o rfo lk , V a. , P a s s a i c , N. J . , and T u ls a , O k la .—
8 c e n t s a n h o u r o n a j o b b y j o b b a s i s to e l i m i n a t e o r
r e d u c e d i f f e r e n ti a l b e tw e e n lo c a l r a t e an d the b a s i c
contract rate.
If th e w a g e d i f f e r e n t i a l o n a p a r t i c u l a r
jo b w a s l e s s th an 8 c e n t s , th e jo b r a t e w a s to b e i n ­
c r e a s e d o n ly the a m o u n t o f the d i f f e r e n t i a l ( s e e
tab le B - l ) .
S e m ia n n u a l a d ju stm e n t of c o s t- o f-liv in g allo w an ce.
P r e v io u s 3 7 -cen t a c c u m u la te d c o s t- o f-liv in g allo w an ce
w a s i n c o r p o r a t e d in to b a s e r a t e s .
The e sc a la to r
c l a u s e w a s r e v i s e d f o r th e c o n t r a c t t e r m to p r o v i d e
a n n u a l a d ju s t m e n t s in th e a llo w a n c e e ff e c t iv e the f i r s t
p a y p e r i o d b e g i n n i n g in S e p t . 1 9 7 1 , S e p t . 197 2, a n d
A u g . 1973 (the b a s e u s e d in c o m p u t i n g the a d j u s t m e n t s
w a s to b e c h a n g e d i n e a c h o f th e 3 y e a r s a n d th e
a m o u n t s w e r e to b e i n c o r p o r a t e d in to b a s e r a t e s a s th ey
b e c a m e e f f e c t i v e ) . 14
In a d d i t i o n , e m p l o y e e s i n 2 5 j o b c a t e g o r i e s i n t h e m e ­
ch a n ic a l and m o tiv e p o w e r d e p a r tm e n ts w e r e r e c l a s s i ­
f i e d u p w a r d , r e s u l t i n g in a d d i t i o n a l i n c r e a s e s r a n g i n g
f r o m 5 t o 10 c e n t s a n h o u r ( s e e t a b l e B - 3 f o r c l a s s i ­
fic atio n s up grad ed ).
D e fe rre d w age in c r e a s e s w e re p ro vid ed at sp e cifie d
p l a n t s e f f e c t i v e th e f i r s t p a y p e r i o d b e g i n n i n g in J u l y
1970, a n d a t a l l p l a n t s o n S e p t . 6 , 197 1 , a n d S e p t . 4,
1972.
C h a r lo tte , N. C . , J a c k s o n v i l l e , F l a . , New O r le a n s , L a .,
T u l s a , O kla.., P a s s a i c , N. J . , M o b ile , A l a . , an d N o r ­
folk , V a . — a sta n d a r d w age b r a c k e t s y s t e m w a s e s ­
t a b lis h e d w ith a 4 - c e n t - a n - h o u r s p r e a d b e tw e e n jo b
r a t e s ; p o s s i b l e i n c r e a s e s r a n g e d u p t o 13 c e n t s a n
h o u r f o r the to p c l a s s i f i c a t i o n .
P o s s i b l e a d j u s t m e n t in c o s t - o f - l i v i n g a ll o w a n c e , b a s e d o n
B L S C o n s u m e r P r i c e I n d e x f o r J u l y 1 9 7 1 . 14
D eferred in c rease.
In a d d i t i o n :
C h a rlo tte , N. C. , J a c k s o n v ill e , F l a . , New O r le a n s , L a .,
T u ls a , O k la ., P a s s a i c , N. J . , M o b ile, A l a ., and N o r ­
fo lk , V a. , — s p r e a d b e tw e e n jo b r a t e s i n c r e a s e d 0 .5
c e n t (to 4 . 5 c e n t s ) ; p o s s i b l e i n c r e a s e s r a n g e d u p to
13 c e n t s a n h o u r f o r t h e t o p c l a s s i f i c a t i o n .

Table A.

General Wage Changes1---- Continued
P ro v isio n s

E ffe c tiv e date

Sept. 1972 (fi r s t pay
p e r io d begin n in g
in m o n t h ) .
S e p t. 4, 1972
a g re e m e n t dated
A p r . 18, 1 9 7 0 ).

25

cents

an hour

A p p licatio n s,

in c rease.

A u g . 197 3 ( f i r s t p a y
p e r io d begin n in g
in m o n t h ) .

excep tio n s,

and other re la te d m a tte r s

P o s s i b l e a d j u s t m e n t in c o s t - o f - l i v i n g a l l o w a n c e , b a s e d
on B L S C o n s u m e r P r i c e In d e x f o r J u l y 1971 p lu s
6 . 0 p o i n t s . 14
D eferred in crease.
In a d d i t i o n :
C h a r lo t t e , N. C . , J a c k s o n v ill e , F l a . , New O r le a n s , L a .,
T u ls a , O kla. , P a s s a i c , N. J . , M o b ile, A l a ., and N o r ­
fo lk , V a . — s p r e a d b e tw e e n jo b r a t e s i n c r e a s e d 0. 5 cent
(t o 5 c e n t s ) ; p o s s i b l e i n c r e a s e s r a n g e d u p t o 13 c e n t s
an h o u r f o r the to p c l a s s i f i c a t i o n .
P o s s i b l e a d ju s t m e n t in c o s t - o f - l i v i n g a llo w a n c e , b a s e d on
B L S C o n s u m e r P r i c e Index fo r Ju n e 1972 p lu s
6 . 0 p o i n t s . 14

1 G e n e ra l w age ch an g e s a r e co n stru e d a s u p w ard o r dow n w ard a d ju stm e n ts affe ctin g a su b sta n tia l n u m b e r of
w o r k e r s a t one tim e .
N o t in c lu d e d w ith in the t e r m a r e a d j u s t m e n t s in in d iv id u a l r a t e s ( p r o m o t i o n s , m e r i t i n c r e a s e s ,
e t c . ) a n d m i n o r a d j u s t m e n t s in w a g e s t r u c t u r e ( s u c h a s c h a n g e s in i n d i v i d u a l j o b r a t e s o r i n c e n t i v e r a t e s ) t h a t do
not h a v e an i m m e d i a t e an d n o t i c e a b l e e f f e c t o n the a v e r a g e w a g e le v e l .
T h e c h a n g e s l i s t e d a b o v e w e r e th e m a j o r a d j u s t m e n t s in w a g e r a t e s m a d e d u r i n g the p e r i o d c o v e r e d .
B ecause
o f f l u c t u a t i o n s in i n c e n t i v e e a r n i n g s , th e o m i s s i o n o f n o n g e n e r a l c h a n g e s in r a t e s , a n d o t h e r f a c t o r s , the t o t a l o f the
g e n e r a l c h a n g e s l i s t e d w ill n o t n e c e s s a r i l y c o i n c i d e w ith the c h a n g e in s t r a i g h t - t i m e a v e r a g e h o u r l y e a r n i n g s o v e r
the s a m e p e r i o d .
2 T h e a v e r a g e h o u r l y i n c r e a s e r e s u l t i n g f r o m t h e a p p l i c a t i o n o f t h e r e d u c t i o n i n s e x d i f f e r e n t i a l s a m o u n t e d to
about 2 cents p er w om an w o rk e r.
3 In the p l a n t s r e p r e s e n t e d b y th e U P W A , th e d e c i s i o n o f th e W a g e S t a b i l i z a t i o n B o a r d a l l o w e d 1 , 6 0 0 i n e q u i t y
a d j u s t m e n t s a n d in M C B W u n it s 2 5 0 a d j u s t m e n t s .
T h e o r d e r c o u n t e d e a c h i n c r e a s e in g r a d e f o r a j o b , a m o u n t i n g
to a r i s e o f V c e n t s a n h o u r (the s p r e a d b e t w e e n p a y g r a d e s ) , t o w a r d the t o t a l p e r m i s s i b l e i n e q u i t y a d j u s t m e n t s a n d
l i m i t e d t h e i n c r e a s e i n p a y f o r a n y o n e j o b t o 15 c e n t s a n h o u r .
F o r e x a m p l e , th e p a r t i e s e x a m i n i n g a g i v e n j o b in
1 0 p l a n t s m i g h t f i n d t h a t i n 6 o f t h e p l a n t s t h e j o b w a s c l a s s i f i e d 5 l a b o r g r a d e s a b o v e t h e c o m m o n l a b o r r a t e , in
1 i t w a s 6 a n d i n 3 i t w a s l e s s t h a n 5 g r a d e s a b o v e t h e c o m m o n l a b o r r a t e — g r a d e s 4 , 3, a n d 2.
W ith th is d i s t r i b u t i o n
it w o u ld b e a s s u m e d t h a t g r a d e 5 w a s the p r o p e r c l a s s i f i c a t i o n .
A c c o r d i n g l y , g r a d e 4 w o u l d r e c e i v e 3 V2 c e n t s a n
h o u r o r a 1 - g r a d e i n c r e a s e ; g r a d e 3 w o u l d r e c e i v e 7 c e n t s o r a 2 - g r a d e i n c r e a s e ; a n d g r a d e 2 w o u l d r e c e i v e I 0 V2
cents or a 3-grade in c re a se .
T h e r e f o r e , the n u m b e r o f j o b c l a s s i f i c a t i o n s t i m e s the n u m b e r o f e m p l o y e e s in e a c h
j o b a d j u s t e d w o u l d h a v e to b e o f f s e t a g a i n s t th e t o t a l p e r m i s s i b l e ( 1 , 8 5 0 ) .
N o w o r k e r s w e r e to b e d o w n - g r a d e d .
4 In th e p l a n t s r e p r e s e n t e d b y the U P W A the m a x i m u m a l l o w a n c e w a s 1 , 2 0 0
V - c e n t a d j u s t m e n t s an d in M C B W
u n its, 350 a d ju s t m e n ts .
5 F o l l o w i n g f u r t h e r s t u d y b y c o m p a n y a n d u n io n r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s , j o b c l a s s i f i c a t i o n r a t e s fo u n d to be b e lo w the
" p a t t e r n " w a g e - r a t e b r a c k e t — t h a t i s , the n u m b e r o f w a g e - r a t e b r a c k e t s b y w h ic h the c l a s s i f i c a t i o n w a s a b o v e the
u n s k i l l e d l a b o r g r a d e in th e m a j o r i t y o f t h e p l a n t s — w e r e i n c r e a s e d to th e p a t t e r n , r e t r o a c t i v e to S e p t . 2 0 , 1 9 5 4 .
If
f e w e r th a n a m a j o r i t y o f the p l a n t s p a i d the s a m e n u m b e r o f " b r a c k e t s " a b o v e u n s k i l l e d l a b o r , the " p a t t e r n " w a s
the s i m p l e a v e r a g e o f the n u m b e r o f " b r a c k e t s " in a l l p l a n t s w h e r e the jo b c l a s s i f i c a t i o n a p p e a r e d .
6 T h e n e w a g r e e m e n t s p r o v i d e d t h a t s e m i a n n u a l c o s t - o f - l i v i n g a d j u s t m e n t s e f f e c t i v e in J a n u a r y a n d J u l y be
b a s e d on the B u r e a u o f L a b o r S t a t i s t i c s
C o n s u m e r P r i c e I n d e x f o r the in d e x m o n t h s o f N o v e m b e r an d M a y a s fo ll o w s :

32

32

C o n s u m e r P r ic e Index
(1947-49=100)

C o st-o f-liv in g
allo w an ce

1 1 7 . 2 o r l e s s _____________________________________________________
None.
1 1 7 . 3 t o 1 1 7 . 7 ____________________________________________________
1 cent.
_ _ _
2 cents.
1 1 7 . 8 t o 1 1 8 . 2 _____________ _ _ __ ____________________________
1 1 8 . 3 t o 1 1 8 . 7 _____________ ___ _________________________________ _
3 cents .
1 1 8 . 8 t o 1 1 9 . 2 ____________________________________________________
4 cents.
an d so fo r th , w ith a 1 -c e n t a d ju s t m e n t fo r e a c h 0 . 5 - p o i n t i n c r e a s e
in the in d e x .
A d e c r e a s e i n t h e a l l o w a n c e w a s t o o c c u r o n l y w h e n t h e i n d e x f e l l a t l e a s t 0. 5 p o i n t b e l o w t h e l e v e l t h a t t h e
i n d e x w a s r e q u i r e d to r e a c h in o r d e r to e a r n the l a s t p r e v i o u s i n c r e a s e in th e a l l o w a n c e .
E x a m p le s of actu al c o s to f - l i v i n g a l l o w a n c e s in th e e v e n t o f r e d u c t i o n s in the C P I a r e s h o w n in the f o ll o w in g t a b u l a t i o n :




Index

A llow an ce

1 1 6 . 8 ________________________________________________________________
1 1 7 . 3 ________________________________________________________________
1 1 7 . 7 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------1 1 7 . 8 ______________________________________________________________
1 1 7 . 5 ________________________________________________________________

15

None .
1 cent.
1 cent.
2 cents .
2 cents.

F ootnote s— C o n tin u ed

Th e new
ex istin g 14-cent
livin g allo w an c e
w ith s e m ia n n u a l
tics C o n su m er

a g r e e m e n t r e v i s e d the b a s e o f the c o s t - o f - l i v i n g e s c a l a t o r c l a u s e to i n c o r p o r a t e into b a s e r a t e s the
a l l o w a n c e a n d 2 - c e n t i n c r e a s e e f f e c t i v e S e p t . 1, 1 9 5 9 , t h a t w a s in a n t i c i p a t i o n o f a Z - c e n t c o s t - o f p r e s u m e d to b e c o m e d u e i n J a n u a r y I 9 6 0 , b u t o t h e r w i s e c o n t i n u e d t h e p r e v i o u s e s c a l a t o r p r o v i s i o n s ,
a d j u s t m e n t s to b e c o m e e f f e c t i v e in J a n u a r y a n d J u l y a n d to b e b a s e d o n the B u r e a u o f L a b o r S t a t i s ­
P r i c e In d e x f o r the m o n t h s o f N o v e m b e r a n d M a y a s f o l l o w s :
C o n s u m e r P r ic e Index
(1 9 4 7 - 4 9 = 100)

C o st-o f-liv in g
allow an ce

1 2 5 . 2 o r l e s s ____________________________________________________
None.
125. 3 to
125 . 7 ___________________________________________________
1 cent.
2 cen ts.
125. 8 to
126 . 2 ___________________________________________________
126. 3 to 1 2 6 . 7 ____________________________________________________
3 cen ts.
126. 8 to
127. 2 ___________________________________________________
4 cen ts.
5 cen ts.
127. 3 to
127 . 7 ___________________________________________________
127. 8 to 128 . 2 _____________________________________ _______ _______
6 cents.
128. 3 to
128 . 7 ___________________________________________________
7 cents.
128. 8 to
129 . 2 ________________________________ ______________ _
8 cents.
129. 3 to
129 . 7 ____________________________________________________
9 cents.
129. 8 to 130. 2 ____________________________________________________
10 c e n t s .
an d s o fo r th , w ith a 1 - c e n t a d ju s t m e n t fo r e a c h 0 . 5 - p o i n t i n c r e a s e
in the in d e x .
8
T h i s a d j u s t m e n t , p l u s th e i n c o r p o r a t i o n o f the f r e e z e r r a t e p r e m i u m s , w o u l d a m o u n t to a n e s t i m a t e d 0 . 4 to
0. 5 c e n t w h e n a v e r a g e d o v e r a l l o r g a n i z e d e m p l o y e e s .
9 T h e c o m p a n y a n d th e U P W A a g r e e d to w a g e - r a t e i n c r e a s e s f o r w o r k e r s a t L u b b o c k a n d S a n A n g e l o , T e x . , to
b e e f f e c t iv e w h en t h e s e p la n t s c o m e u n d e r the m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t .
T h e h o u r l y i n c r e a s e s o f 30 c e n t s a t L u b b o c k ,
e f f e c t i v e J u n e 25, 1962, an d 4 0 c e n t s a t S a n A n g e l o , e f f e c t i v e O c t. 22, 1 962, b r o u g h t the c o m m o n l a b o r r a t e a t b o th
p l a n t s to $ 1 . 8 0 a n h o u r .
N e g o tiate d d e f e r r e d i n c r e a s e s fo r both p lan ts w e re :
I n c r e a s e in
hou rly r a te s

E ffe c tiv e date
M a r . 1, 1 9 6 3
S e p t. 2, 1963
M a r . 2, 1 9 6 4
A u g. 31, 1964

____________________________________________________
____________________________________________________
____________________________________________________
____________________________________________________

$0.
.
.
.

11
06
11
04

10
T h e new a g r e e m e n t s r e v i s e d the b a s e o f the c o s t - o f - l i v i n g e s c a l a t o r c l a u s e , b u t o t h e r w i s e c o n t in u e d
e s c a l a t o r p r o v i s i o n s , w it h s e m i a n n u a l a d j u s t m e n t s to b e c o m e e f f e c t i v e in J a n u a r y a n d J u l y a n d to b e b a s e d o n the
B u r e a u o f L a b o r S t a t i s t i c s C o n s u m e r P r i c e I n d e x f o r the m o n t h s o f N o v e m b e r a n d M a y a s f o ll o w s :

Consum er P rice Index
(194 7-4 9 = 10 0)
128.
128.
128.
129.
129.
130.
130.
131.
131.
132.
132.

C o st-o f-liv in g
allowance

2 or
less _____________________________________
3 to 128. 7 ________________________________________________
8 to 129. 2 ________________________________________________
3 to 1 2 9 .7 ________________________________________________
8 to 130. 2 ________________________________________________
3 to 1 3 0 .7 ________________________________________________
8 to 131. 2 ______________________________________ _________ _
3 to 131. 7 ________________________________________________
8 to 1 3 2 .2 ______________________________________________ _
3 to 1 3 2 .7 ________________________________________________
8 to 133. 2 ________________________________________________

None.
1 cent.
2 cents.
3 cents.
4 cents.
5 cents.
6 cents.
7 cents.
8 cents.
9 cents.
10 cents.

a n d s o f o r t h , w i t h a 1 - c e n t a d j u s t m e n t f o r e a c h 0. 5 - p o i n t i n c r e a s e
in the in d e x .
11 U n i o n e s t i m a t e .
12 T h e n e w a g r e e m e n t s r e v i s e d t h e b a s e o f t h e c o s t - o f - l i v i n g e s c a l a t o r c l a u s e , b u t o t h e r w i s e
e s c a l a t o r p r o v i s i o n s , w it h s e m i a n n u a l a d j u s t m e n t s to b e c o m e e f f e c t i v e in J a n u a r y a n d J u l y a n d to b e
B u r e a u o f L a b o r S t a t i s t i c s C o n s u m e r P r i c e I n d e x f o r the m o n t h s o f N o v e m b e r an d M a y a s f o l l o w s :




C o n s u m e r P r ic e Index
(1957 -5 9 = 1 0 0 )
108.
108.
108.
109.
109.
109110.

1 o r l e s s ______
2 t o 1 0 8 . 5 ______
6 t o 1 0 8 . 9 ______
0 t o 1 0 9 . 3 ______
4 t o 1 0 9 . 7 ______
8 t o 1 1 0 . 1 ______
2 t o 1 1 0 . 5 ______
no. 6 t o no. ______
1 1 1 . 0 t o 1 1 1 . 3 ______
1 1 1 . 4 t o 1 1 1 . 7 ______
1 1 1 . 8 t o 1 1 2 . 1 ______
an d s o f o r t h , w ith
in th e in d e x .

9

Cost-of-living
allowance

_____________________________________________
---------------------------------------------

None.
1 cen t .

_____________________________________________

2 cents.

_____________________________________________

3 cents.

_____________________________________________

4 cents.

_____________________________________________

5 cents.

_____________________________________________

6 cents.

_____________________________________________

7 cents.

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8 cents.

_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________

9 cents.
10 cents.

a

1-cent

adjustment

16

for

each

0.4-point

increase

c o n t in u e d the
b a s e d on the

the

F o o t n o te s — C ontin u ed

13 T h e n e w a g r e e m e n t s r e v i s e d t h e b a s e o f t h e c o s t - o f - l i v i n g e s c a l a t o r c l a u s e e f f e c t i v e J a n . 1, 1 9 6 8 , b u t
o t h e r w i s e c o n t in u e d the e s c a l a t o r p r o v i s i o n s ; s e m i a n n u a l a d j u s t m e n t s w e r e to b e c o m e e f f e c t i v e in J a n u a r y a n d J u l y
a n d w e r e to b e b a s e d o n t h e B u r e a u o f L a b o r S t a t i s t i c s C o n s u m e r P r i c e I n d e x f o r N o v e m b e r a n d M a y a s f o l l o w s :
C o n s u m e r P r i c e Index
(1957-59=100)

C o st-o f-liv in g
allo w an ce

1 1 5 . 7 o r l e s s ____________________________________________________
None.
1 1 5 . 8 t o 1 1 6 . 1 __________________________________________________
1 cent.
1 1 6 . 2 t o 1 1 6 . 5 __________________________________________________
2 cents.
1 1 6 . 6 t o 1 1 6 . 9 __________________________________________________
3 cents.
1 1 7 . 0 t o 1 1 7 . 3 __________________________________________________
4 cents.
1 1 7 . 4 t o 1 1 7 . 7 __________________________________________________
5 cents.
1 1 7 . 8 t o 1 1 8 . 1 ------------------------------------------------------------------6 cents.
1 1 8 . 2 t o 1 1 8 . 5 __________________________________________________
7 cents.
1 1 8 . 6 t o 1 1 8 . 9 __________________________________________________
8 cents.
1 1 9 . 0 t o 1 1 9 . 3 __________________________________________________
9 cents.
1 1 9 . 4 t o 1 1 9 . 7 __________________________________________________
10 c e n t s .
an d so fo r th , w ith a 1 -c e n t a d ju s t m e n t f o r e a c h 0 .4 - p o i n t i n c r e a s e
in the in d e x .
A d e c r e a s e in th e a ll o w a n c e w a s to o c c u r o n ly w h e n th e in d e x f e l l a t l e a s t 0. 4 - p o in t b e lo w the l e v e l the in d e x
w a s r e q u i r e d to r e a c h to e a r n th e l a s t p r e v i o u s i n c r e a s e in th e a l l o w a n c e (w ith a 1 - c e n t r e d u c t i o n in the a l l o w a n c e
f o r e a c h 0 . 4 - p o i n t d r o p in th e in d e x b e lo w t h a t l e v e l ) .
14 T h e a n n u a l c o s t - o f - l i v i n g a d j u s t m e n t s f o r 1 9 7 1 , 1 9 7 2 , a n d 1 9 7 3 w e r e t o p r o v i d e a m o u n t s , t o b e i n c o r p o r a t e d
in to b a s e r a t e s , b a s e d on the B u r e a u of L a b o r S t a t i s t i c s C o n s u m e r P r i c e In d ex fo r s p e c i f i e d m o n t h s a s fo ll o w s :
S e p t e m b e r 1971 ( f i r s t p a y p e r i o d b e g in n in g in m o n th )
C o n s u m e r P r i c e In dex
f o r J u l y 1971
(1957-59=100)

C o st-o f-liv in g
allo w an ce

1 4 2 . 3 o r l e s s ___________________________________________________
None.
1 4 2 . 4 t o 1 4 2 . 7 __________________________________________________
1 cent.
1 4 2 . 8 t o 1 4 3 . 1 __________________________________________________
2 cents.
3 cents.
1 4 3 . 2 t o 1 4 3 . 5 _____________________,_____________________________
1 4 3 . 6 t o 1 4 3 . 9 __________________________________________________
4 cents.
1 4 4 . 0 t o 1 4 4 . 3 __________________________________________________
5 cents.
1 4 4 . 4 t o 1 4 4 . 7 __________________________________________________
6 cents.
1 4 4 . 8 t o 1 4 5 . 1 __________________________________________________
7 cents.
1 4 5 . 2 t o 1 4 5 . 5 __________________________________________________
8 cents.
9 cents.
1 4 5 . 6 t o 1 4 5 . 9 __________________________________________________
an d so fo rth , w ith a 1 -c e n t a d ju s t m e n t f o r e a c h 0 .4 - p o i n t i n c r e a s e
in th e in d e x .
S e p t e m b e r 1 9 7 2 ( f i r s t p a y p e r i o d b e g i n n i n g in m o n t h )

w as

T h e C o n s u m e r P r i c e In d ex (1 9 5 7 - 5 9 = 1 0 0 ) le v e l of J u l y 1971 p lu s 6 . 0
to b e u s e d to c o m p u t e a n a l l o w a n c e a s f o l l o w s :

p oin ts ( r e f e r r e d

to a s t h e " r e v i s e d

lev el")

A d d itio n al
co st-o f-liv in g
allo w an ce

C o n s u m e r P r ic e Index
(1957 -5 9 = 1 0 0 )

R e v i s e d le v e l p lu s 0. 1 th ro u gh
r e v i s e d l e v e l p l u s 0 . 4 ______________________________________
1 cent.
R e v i s e d le v e l p lu s 0. 5 th ro u gh
r e v i s e d l e v e l p l u s 0 . 8 _____________________________________
2 cents.
R e v i s e d le v e l p lu s 0. 9 th ro u g h
r e v i s e d l e v e l p l u s 1 . 2 _____________________________________
3 cents.
and so fo rth , w ith a 1 -c e n t a d ju s t m e n t f o r e a c h 0 .4 - p o i n t i n c r e a s e
in the in d e x .
A u g u s t 1973 ( f i r s t p a y p e r i o d b e g in n in g in m o n th )
T h e C o n s u m e r P r i c e Index (1 9 5 7 -5 9 = 1 0 0 ) le v e l of Ju n e 1972 p lu s 6 .0 p o in ts ( r e f e r r e d
le v e l " ) w a s to b e u s e d to c o m p u te a n a llo w a n c e a s fo llo w s :




A ddition al
co st-o f-liv in g
allo w an ce

C o n s u m e r P r ic e Index
(1957-59-100)

S e co n d r e v i s e d le v e l p lu s 0. 1 th ro u gh
s e c o n d r e v i s e d l e v e l p l u s 0 . 4 --------------------------------------1
S e c o n d r e v i s e d l e v e l p lu s 0. 5 th r o u g h
s e c o n d r e v i s e d l e v e l p l u s 0 . 8 --------------------------------------2
S e co n d r e v i s e d le v e l p lu s 0. 9 th ro u gh
s e c o n d r e v i s e d l e v e l p l u s 1. 2 --------------------------------------3
an d so fo r th , w ith a 1 -c e n t a d ju s t m e n t f o r e a c h 0. 4 -p o in t
in the in d e x .

17

cent.
cents.
cents.
in crease

to a s th e

"seco n d rev ised

Table B-l.

Common Labor (Labor Grade 0) Hourly Wage Rates, 1941—701
Eff<: c t i v e d a t e

P lan t lo catio n

U n ion 2

Aug.
11 ,
1941

Aug.
14,
1943

Sept.
15,
1944

M ay—
Ju n e
1945

J an.
26,
1946

Nov.
1,
1946

Jun e
16,
1947

Jan .
12,
1948

M ay
3,
1948

Nov.
1,
1948

O ct.
31,
1949

Aug.
11 ,
1950

Feb.
9,
1951

_
$ 0 . 5 0 0 $0. 550 $ 0 .7 1 0 $ 0 . 8 7 5 $0. 9 3 5 $ 0 , 9 3 5 $ 1 ,0 2 5 $ 1 . 0 6 5 $ 1 . 0 9 0 $ 1 .2 0 0 $ 1 . 2 9 0
A t l a n t a , G a ------------- U P W A
. 885
$ 0 .7 0 0
. 725
. 725
. 9 6 0 1 . 0 2 0 1 . 1 1 0 1. 1 1 0 1 . 1 5 0 1. 1 5 0 1. 2 6 0 1. 3 5 0
B a l t i m o r e , M d -------- M C B W
(3 )
. 875
.9 3 5
. 540
. 540
. 600
. 760
. 9 3 5 1 . 0 2 5 1 . 0 6 5 1 . 0 9 0 1. 2 0 0 1. 2 9 0
B i r m i n g h a m , A l a ---- U P W A $ 0 . 5 4 0
. 725
. 885
. 725
. 725
. 725
. 9 6 0 1 . 0 2 0 1 . 0 2 0 1. 1 1 0 1. 1 5 0 1. 1 5 0 1 . 2 6 0 1. 3 5 0
C h i c a g o , 111 ------------- U P W A
. 700
. 700
. 700
. 860
. 960 1 .0 2 0 1 .1 1 0 i. n o
C o l u m b u s , O h i o ------ M C B W
1. 1 5 0 1. 1 5 0 1. 2 6 0 1. 3 5 0
(3 )
D e n v e r , C o l o ----------- U P W A
. 700
. 700
. 700
. 700
. 860
. 960 1 .0 2 0 1 .0 2 0 i. n o
1. 1 5 0 1. 1 5 0 1. 2 6 0 1. 3 5 0
E a s t S t . L o u i s , 111 — U P W A
E a u C l a i r e , W i s ------ U P W A
F o r t W o r t h , T e x ---- U P W A
F o r t W orth
( R a t l i f f e ) , T e x ------ U P W A
G rand F o r k s ,
N . D a k -------------------- M C B W
G r e e n B a y , W i s ------- M C B W
H u r o n , S . D a k -------- M C B W
I n d i a n a p o l i s , I n d ------ U P W A
J e r s e y C i t y , N . J ------ U P W A
K a n s a s C i t y , K a n s ---- U P W A
L e x i n g t o n , K y --------- M C B W

. 700

. 725

. 725

. 885

-

-

-

-

. 640

. 640

. 640

. 800

. 960
.9 1 5

1 .0 2 0
1 .0 2 0
. 975

1 .0 2 0
1 .0 2 0
. 975

1 .1 1 0
l. n o
1 .0 6 5

1. 1 5 0
1. 1 5 0
1. 1 0 5

1. 150
1. 1 5 0
1 .1 2 5

1. 2 6 0
1. 2 6 0
1. 2 3 5

1. 3 5 0
1. 3 5 0
1. 3 2 5

.

.

.

. 685

. 915

.9 7 5

.9 7 5

1 .0 6 5

1. 1 0 5

1. 1 2 5

1. 2 3 5

1 . 325

(3 )

. 700

. 700

. 700

. 860

.935

.9 9 5

1 .0 8 5

1 .0 8 5

1. 1 2 5

1. 1 5 0

1. 2 6 0

1. 3 5 0

(3 )
(3 )
. 700
. 725
. 700

.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

.935
.9 3 5
. 960
. 960
. 960

.9 9 5
.9 9 5
1 .0 2 0
1 .0 2 0
1 .0 2 0
. 915

1 .0 8 5
1 .0 8 5
1 .0 2 0
1 .0 2 0
1 .0 2 0
1 .0 0 5

1 .0 8 5
1 .0 8 5
1. n o
i. n o
i. n o
1 .0 0 5

1. 1 2 5
1. 1 2 5
1. 1 5 0
1. 1 5 0
1. 1 5 0
1 .0 4 5

1. 1 5 0
1. 1 5 0
1. 1 5 0
1. 1 5 0
1. 1 5 0
1 .0 7 0

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

630
700
700
725
700

630
700
700
725
700

700
700
700
725
725

860
860
860
885
885

-

-

-

-

-

_

_

_

_

_

. 700

. 775

. 775

1 . 0 60
. 960
. 855
. 960

L o d i , N . J 4 ---------------L o s A n g e l e s ,C a l i f —
L u b b o c k , T e x --------M a s o n C i t y , I o w a ---M e m p h i s , T e n n ------M i l w a u k e e , W i s -------

UPWA
UPW A
UPWA
UPWA
MCBW
UPW A

N a m p a , I d a h o ----------N e w Y o r k , N . Y ------N orth B e r g e n , N . J —
N orth P la tte , N e b r —
O k l a h o m a City,
O k l a ------------- ------- O m a h a , N e b r 5-----------

M CBW
UPWA
UPW A
UPWA

-

UPWA
UPW A

P e o r i a , 111---------------P i t t s b u r g h , P a -------P o r t l a n d , O r e g -------R e a d i n g , P a ------------S a n A n g e l o , T e x -----S i o u x C i t y , I o w a ------South S t. J o s e p h ,
M o -------------------------South St. P a u l ,
M i n n ----------------------S outh S an F r a n c i s c o ,
C a l i f 6 --------------------S p o k a n e , W a s h -------T i l t o n , G a ---------------W est F a r g o ,
N . D a k 9 -----------------

. 725

-

. 640

_

_

_

_

_

1. 4 5 0
1. 3 5 0
1. 2 7 0
1. 3 5 0

-

-

-

. 700
. 495
. 725

. 700
. 585
. 725

_

_

. 725
. 725

. 725
. 725
-

. 725
. 725
-

. 725
. 725
-

_
. 885
. 885
-

. 960
. 960
-

1 .0 2 0
1 .0 2 0
-

1.0 2 0
1 .0 2 0
-

i. n o
1 .1 1 0
-

1 .1 5 0
1. 150
-

1. 1 50
l . 1 50
-

1. 2 6 0
1. 2 6 0
-

1. 3 5 0
1. 3 5 0
-

. 640
. 700

. 640
. 700

. 640
. 700

. 640
. 700

. 800
. 860

.9 1 5
. 960

. 975
1 .0 2 0

. 975
1 .0 2 0

1 .0 6 5
1.1 1 0

1 .1 0 5
1. 1 5 0

1 .1 2 5
1 .150

1. 2 3 5
1. 2 6 0

1. 3 2 5
1. 3 5 0

MCBW
MCBW
M CBW
MCBW
UPW A
UPW A

(3 )
l3)
l3)
l3 )
. 700

. 700
. 725
. 7 50
. 670
. 700

. 700
. 725
. 775
. 700
. 700

. 700
. 725
. 775
. 700
. 700

. 860
. 885
.935
. 860
. 860

. 960
. 960
1 .0 1 0
. 960
. 960

1 .0 2 0
1 .0 2 0
1 .0 7 0
1 .0 2 0
1 .0 2 0

1 .1 1 0
1 .1 1 0
1. 1 6 0
1 .1 1 0
1 . 0 20

1 .1 1 0
i. n o
1. 1 6 0
1 .1 1 0
i. n o

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

150

1. 1 50
1.1 5 0
1. 2 0 0
1. 1 5 0
1.1 5 0

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

260

1. 3 5 0
1. 3 5 0
1 .4 0 0
1. 350
1. 350

UPWA

. 700

700

. 700

. 700

. 860

. 960

1 .0 2 0

1 .0 2 0

l. n o

1 .1 5 0

1. 1 5 0

1. 2 6 0

1. 3 5 0

UPWA

. 700

. 700

. 725

. 725

. 885

. 960

1 .0 2 0

1 .0 2 0

i

. n o

1. 1 5 0

1. 1 5 0

1. 2 6 0

1. 3 5 0

. 725
. 7 30
-

. 775
. 775
-

. 775
. 775
-

.9 3 5
.9 3 5
-

1 . 0 3 5 7 1. 1 3 0
1 .0 1 0 1 .0 7 0
. 845
. 905

1 .2 2 0
1 .1 6 0
. 905

1. 2 2 0
1. 1 6 0
. 995

1 . 2 6 0 81 . 2 9 0
1. 2 0 0 1. 2 0 0
1 .0 3 5 1 .0 3 5

1.4 0 0
1. 3 1 0
1. 1 4 5

1 .4 9 0
1 .4 0 0
1. 2 3 5

. 700

. 700

. 700

. 860

. 995

1 .0 8 5

1. 1 2 5

1. 2 6 0

1. 3 5 0

UPWA

(3 )
(3 )
. 700

18

_

.9 3 5

_

.9 9 5

1. 1 2 0
1 .0 2 0
1 .0 0 5
1 .0 2 0

_

. 700
. 49 5
. 725

S e e f o o tn o te s at end o f t a b le .




_
1. 1 2 0
1 .0 2 0
. 915
1 .0 2 0

350
350
350
350
350
270

. 935
. 860
. 740
. 885

MCBW
MCBW
UPWA

. 700
. 700
(3 )
. 725

-

260
260
260
260
260
180

1. 2 1 0
-

i. n o
1 .0 0 5
1 .1 1 0

_

_

1. 2 5 0
1. 1 5 0
1 .0 4 5
1 .1 5 0
_

1. 2 5 0
1. 1 5 0
1 .0 7 0
1. 1 50
_

150
150
200
150

1. 1 5 0

1. 3 6 0
-

1. 2 b 0
1. 1 8 0
1. 2 6 0
_

_

260
260
310
260

Table B-l.

Common Labor (Labor Grade 0) Hourly Wage Rates, 1941—701— Continued
E ffectiv e date

P lan t location

U n ion 2

D ec.
17,
1951

O ct.
27,
1952

Sept.
28,
1953

Sept.
20,
1954

$ 1 .4 2 5
1 .4 5 0
1 .4 2 5
1 .4 5 0
1 .4 5 0
1 .4 5 0

$ 1 .4 7 5
1. 5 0
1 .4 7 5
1. 50
1. 50
1. 50

$1. 55
1. 5 5
1 .5 5
1. 5 5
1. 5 5
1. 5 5

Aug.
1,
1955

O ct.
1,
1956

Sept.
1,
1957

Sept.
1,
1958

A t l a n t a , G a ------------B a l t i m o r e , M d ------B irm in g h am , A la —
C h i c a g o , 111 -----------C o l u m b u s , O h i o -----D e n v e r , C o l o ----------

U P W A $1. 350
M C BW 1 .4 1 0
UPW A
1. 3 5 0
UPW A
1 .4 1 0
M C BW 1 .4 1 0
UPWA
1 .4 1 0

E a s t S t . L o u i s , 111 —
E a u C l a i r e , W i s ---F o r t W orth, T e x —
F o r t W orth
( R a t l i f f e ) , T e x -----G rand F o r k s ,
N . D a k -------------------

UPW A
UPWA
UPW A

1. 4 1 0
1 .4 1 0
1. 3 8 5

1 .4 5 0
1 .4 5 0
1 .4 5 0

1. 50
1. 5 0
1. 50

UPWA

1. 3 8 5

1 .4 5 0

(.0)

MCBW

1 .4 1 0

1 .4 5 0

1. 50

1 .5 5

1. 69

1 .7 9

1. 8 6 5

(i°)

G r e e n B a y , W i s -----H u r o n , S . D a k -------I n d i a n a p o l i s , I n d ---J e r s e y C i t y , N . J ---K a n s a s C ity , K an s —
L e x i n g t o n , K y ---------

MCBW
MCBW
UPW A
UPWA
UPWA
MCBW

1 .4 1 0
1 .4 1 0
1 .4 1 0
1 .4 1 0
1 .4 1 0
1. 3 3 0

1 .4 5 0
1 .4 5 0
1 .4 5 0
1 .4 5 0
1 .4 5 0
1 .4 0 5

1. 50
1. 50
(i ° )

1 .5 5
1. 5 5
1. 5 5
1 .5 5
1. 5 3

1 .6 9
1. 69

1 .7 9
1 .7 9

1 .8 6 5
1 .8 6 5

1 .9 4
1 .9 4

L o d i , N . J 4 ------------L o s A n geles, C alif—
L u b b o c k , T e x ---------M a s o n C ity , Iow a —
M e m p h i s , T e n n -----M i l w a u k e e , W i s ------

UPWA
UPWA
UPWA
UPW A
MCBW
UPW A

1. 5 1 0
1 .4 1 0
1. 3 3 0
1 .4 1 0

1 .5 5 0
1 .4 5 0
1 .4 0 5
1 .4 5 0

1 .6 0
1. 50
1 .4 5 5
1. 50

N a m p a , I d a h o --------N e w Y o r k , N . Y ------N orth B e r g e n , N. J —
N orth P la tte , N ebr —
O k la h o m a C ity,
O k l a ---------------------O m a h a , N e b r 5 --------

MCBW
UPW A
UPWA
UPWA

1 .4 1 0
1 .4 1 0
"

_

_

1 .4 5 0
1 .4 5 0
-

1. 50
1. 50
"

1. 5 5
1. 55
1 .5 5

1. 69
1. 69
1. 69

1. 7 9
1 .7 9
1 .7 9

UPW A
UPWA

1. 3 8 5
1 .4 1 0

1 .4 5 0
1 .4 5 0

1. 50
1. 50

1. 5 5
1. 55

1. 69
1. 69

P e o r i a , 111--------------P i t t s b u r g h , P a ------P o r t l a n d , O r e g ------R e a d i n g , P a -----------S a n A n g e l o , T e x ---S i o u x C i t y , I o w a ----

MCBW
MCBW
MCBW
MCBW
UPW A
UPWA

1 .4 1 0
1. 4 1 0
1 .4 6 0
1 .4 1 0
1 .4 1 0

1 .4 5 0
1 .4 5 0
1. 5 0 0
1 .4 5 0
1 .4 5 0

1. 50
1. 5 0
1. 5 5
1. 50
1. 50

1. 55
1. 5 5
1. 6 0
1. 55
1. 5 5

1.
1.
1.
1.

South S t. J o s e p h ,
M o ------------------------S outh St. P a u l,
M i n n --------------------South S a n F r a n c i s c o
C a l i f 6 -------------------S p o k a n e , W a s h ------T i f t o n , G a --------------W est F a r g o ,
N . D a k 9 -----------------

_

1. 50
1. 50
1 .4 5 5

_

_

_

$1.
1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

$ 1 .7 9
1 .7 9
1 .7 9
1 .7 9
1 .7 9
1. 7 9

1. 69
1. 69
1. 69

1. 5 5
1. 5 5
1 .5 5

69
69
69
69
69
69

1 .7 9
1. 7 9
1 .7 9

-

-

-

2. 35
2. 35

2 . 41
(U )

-

-

-

-

-

-

2. 1 6 5
2. 1 6 5
-

i62.

1 .8 6 5

1. 7 9
1. 7 9

1 .8 6 5
1 .8 6 5

1 .7 9
1. 7 9
1. 8 4
1 .7 9

1. 8 6 5
1 .8 6 5
1 .9 1 5
1. 8 6 5
1 .8 6 5

-

1 .7 9

_
D
1 .8 6 5
1 .8 4 5
1. 8 6 5

_
(.0)
(i°)

.

-

1 .9 5
1 .9 4

(1 0 )
1 .8 6 5
1. 8 4 5

r

-

2.
2.
2.
2.

_

1. 69

2. 23
2. 23

1 .9 4
1 .9 4
1 .9 2
1 .9 4

1 .8 9
1 .7 9
1. 7 7
1 .7 9

69
69
74
69

( l° )
2. 1 6 5
2. 1 6 5

2. 165
2. 1 4 5

1. 79
1. 69
1. 67
1. 69

_

_
$ 2 . 41

1 .9 4
1 .9 2

1 .7 9
1. 7 9
1. 77

_
1 .6 5
1 .5 5
1. 5 3
1. 55

(“ )
(10)
2. 1 6 5

1 .9 4
1 .9 4
1 .9 4

-

-

-

$2. 35
_
2 . 35

1. 8 6 5
1. 8 6 5
1. 8 6 5

-

Sept.
1,
1962

-

$2. 165

-

Sept.
4,
1961

$2. 23
2. 23

1 .9 4
1 .9 4
1 .9 4
1 .9 4

-

Sept.
1,
1960

(1 0 )

1 .8 6 5
1 .8 6 5
1 .8 6 5
1. 8 6 5

-

1. 69
1 .6 9
1. 67

-

165

2.
2.
2.
2.

23
23

23
21

2. 23
-

165
2. 2 3
1 4 5 l42 . 1 4 5
165
2. 23

2. 35
2 . 35
_
2. 35
2. 33
2. 35
_
2. 35
2. 2 6 5
2 . 35

2. 41
2 . 41
2. 41
2 . 39
2 . 41
13 1. 80
2 . 41
15 2 . 1 3 5
2 . 41

0 35
2. 1 6 5

2 . 10
2. 2 3

2. 22
2. 35

2. 2 8
2. 41

1 .9 4
1 .9 4

2. 1 6 5
2. 1 6 5

( 10)
2. 23

2. 35

_
2 . 41

1 .9 4
1 .9 4
1 .9 9
1 .9 4
1 .9 4

2.
2.
2.
2.
2.

2 . 23
2. 2 3
2 . 28
2. 2 3
2. 23

2. 35
2 . 35
2. 4 0
2. 35
2. 35

2 . 41
2. 41
2. 4 6
2. 41
2 . 41

165
165
215
165
165

UPW A

1 .4 1 0

1 .4 5 0

1. 50

1. 55

1. 69

1 .7 9

1 .8 6 5

1 .9 4

2. 1 6 5

2. 23

2 . 35

2. 41

UPW A

1 .4 1 0

1 .4 5 0

1. 50

1. 55

1. 69

1 .7 9

1 .8 6 5

1 .9 4

2. 1 6 5

2. 23

2 . 35

2 . 41

MCBW
MCBW
UPW A

1 .5 5 0
1 .4 6 0
1. 2 9 5

1 .5 9 0
1 .5 0 0
1. 3 7 0

1. 6 4
1. 5 5
1. 4 2

1 .6 9
1. 6 0
1 .4 9 5

1 .8 3
1 .7 4
1 .6 3 5

1 .9 3
1 .8 4
1 .7 4

2. 0 0 5
1 .9 1 5
1. 8 1 5

2. 08
1 .9 9
1 .8 9

2. 3 0 5
2. 2 1 5

2 . 37
2. 28

2. 4 9
2 . 40

2. 55
2. 4 6

(,0)

UPWA

1 .4 1 0

1 .7 9

1 .8 6 5

1 .9 4

(i ° )

1 .4 5 0

1. 50

1. 55

1 .6 9

S e e fo o tn o te s at end o f ta b le .




-

$ 1 .8 6 5 $ 1 .9 4
(i ° )
-

Sept.
1,
1959

19

-

-

-

"

“

“

Table B-l.

Common Labor (Labor Grade 0) Hourly Wage Rates, 1941—70*—Continued
E ffe c tiv e date
U n io n 2

S e p t . 2 ' S e p t . 7, S e p t . 6 ,
1963
1 9 6 4 17
1965

A r l i n g t o n , T e x . ( p ) -----------------------------C h a m b e r l a i n ( B o s t o n ) , M a s s , ( p ) -----C h a r l e s t o n , W . V a . (p ) ------------ ------C h a r l o t t e , N . C . (p ) ----------------------------C l e v e l a n d , O h i o ( p ) ------------------------------

UPW A
UPW A
UPW A
UPW A
MCBW

18$ 2 . 4 7
-

D e n v e r , C o l o , ( s - p ) _____________________
E a u C l a i r e , W i s . ( p ) ---------------------------E m p o r i a , K a n s . ( s ) _____________________
G r e e n B a y , W i s . ( s ) _____________________
H o u s t o n , T e x . ( s - p ) ----------------- --------

UPW A
UPW A
UPW A
MCBW
MCBW

2. 47
2. 47
2. 47

H u r o n , S . D a k . ( s ) -----------------------------J a c k s o n v i l l e , F l a . (p ) ------------------------K a n s a s C i t y , K a n s . ( s ) __________________
L e x i n g t o n , K y . ( s ) ------------------------------L o u i s v i l l e , K y . (p ) ------------------------------

MCBW
UPW A
UPW A
MCBW
MCBW

2. 47
2. 47
2. 45
-

L u b b o c k , T e x . ( s ) ------------------------------M a s o n C i t y , I o w a ( s - p ) ----------------------M e m p h i s , T e n n . ( s - p ) __________________
M i l w a u k e e , W i s . ( s ) ____________________
M o b i l e , A l a . ( p ) -----------------------------------

UPW A
UPW A
MCBW
UPW A
UPW A

N a m p a , I d a h o ( s - p ) ______________________
N e w O r l e a n s , L a . ( p ) ___________________
N o r f o l k , V a . ( p ) __________________________
N o r t h P l a t t e , N e b r . ( s ) ---------------------O m a h a , N e b r . ( s - p ) 2 3 ------------------------P a s s a i c , N . J . ( p ) --------------------------------

S e p t . 5 , M a r . 1 3 , S e p t . 1,
1967
1968
1966

$2.
19 2 .
19 2 .
19 2 .
19 2 .

62
62
36
34
635

$2.
2.
2.
2.
2.

68
68
42
40
695

$2.
2.
2.
2.
2.

74
74
48
46
755

$ 3.
3.
2.
2.
3.

03
03
77
75
045

$3.
3.
2.
2.
3.

2.
2.
19 2 .
2.
19 2 .

62
62
62
62
435

2.
2.
2.
2.
2.

68
68
68
68
495

2.
2.
2.
2.
2.

74
74
74
74
555

3.
3.
3.
3.
Z02 .

03
03
03
03
845

3.
3.
10 3.
3.

2.
19 2 .
2.
2.
19 2 .

62
42
62
60
435

2. 68
2. 48
2 . 68
2. 66
2 .4 9 5

2.
2.
2.
2.
2.

74
54
74
72
555

97
47
13
47

2.
2.
21 2 .
2.
19 2 .

435
62
265
62
31

2.
2.
21 2 .
2.
2.

495
68
325
68
37

2.
2.
21 2 .
2.
2.

555
74
385
74
43

20 2 .
3.
222 .
3.
2.

845
03
675
03
72

10 3 . 14
2 2 .8 6 5

MCBW
UPW A
UPW A
UPW A
UPW A
UPW A

2. 49

2.
19 2 .
19 2 .
2.
2.
19 2 .

62
395
035
62
62
56

2.
2.
2.
2.
2.
2.

68
455
095
68
68
62

2.
2.
2.
2.
2.
2.

74
515
155
74
74
68

3.
2.
2.
3.
3.
2.

03
805
445
03
03
97

3 . 14
2. 9 9 5
2. 6 3 5

P e o r i a , 111. ( s - p ) ________________________
P e o r i a , 111. (p ) -----------------------------------P i t t s b u r g h , P a . ( s - p ) -------------------------P h i l a d e l p h i a , P a . (p ) ___________________
P o r t l a n d , O r e g . (p ) ----------------------------R e a d i n g , P a . ( s - p ) ___ — ______________ _

MCBW
MCBW
MCBW
MCBW
MCBW
MCBW

2. 47

2.
19 2 .
2.
19 2 .
2.
2.

62
56
62
56
67
62

2.
2.
2.
2.
2.
2.

68
62
68
62
73
68

2.
2.
2.
2.
2.
2.

74
68
74
68
79
74

3.
3.
3.
2.
3.
3.

03
03
03
97
08
03

S a n A n g e l o , T e x . ( s ) --------------------------S io u x C ity , Io w a (s)
____________________
S i o u x C i t y , I o w a ( s ) 2 5 ___________________
S o u t h S t . J o s e p h , M o . ( s - p ) _____________
S o u t h S t . P a u l , M i n n , ( s - p ) ----------------S o u t h S a n F r a n c i s c o , C a l i f , (p ) _______

UPW A
UPW A
MCBW
UPW A
UPW A
MCBW

24 1. 9 7
2. 47

S p o k a n e , W a s h , ( s - p ) ------------------------ S t e r l i n g , 111. ( s ) ---------------------------------T u l s a , O k l a . ( p ) ---------------------------------W e s t P o i n t , N e b r . ( s ) -----------------------W i l k e s - B a r r e , P a . ( p ) -----------------------W o r t h i n g t o n , M i n n , ( s ) ________________

MCBW
MCBW
UPW A
UPW A
MCBW
UPW A

2. 52
26 2 . 4 7

-

-

1.
2.
15 2 .
2.

2. 47
2. 47

2. 47
2. 52
2. 47

2. 47
2. 47
2 .6 1

-

2. 4 35
2. 62
_

2. 4 95
2 . 68

2. 62
2. 62
2. 76

2. 68
2. 68
2. 82

2. 74
2. 74
2. 88

2.
2.
2.
2.
2.
2.

2.
2.
2.
2.
2.
2.

2.
2.
19 2 .
19 2 .
19 2 .
19 2 .

67
62
22
62
205
62

-

2. 555
2. 74
-

73
68
28
68
265
68

79
74
34
74
325
74

3. 0 3
2. 8 3
3. 0 3
20 3 . 0 1
2. 8 4 5

20 2 . 8 4 5
3. 03
3. 03
3. 03
3 . 17
3.
3.
2.
3.
2.
3.

08
03
63
03
615
03

14
14
96
94
155
14
14
14
14

3 . 14
3. 02
3. 14
3. 0 3 5

2. 91

3. 14
3 . 14

S e p t . 1, A p r . 6 ,
1970
1969
$ 3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

25
25
15
13
265

3.
3.
3.
3.

25
25

3.
3.
3.
3.

25
21

25
25

$ 3.
3.
3.
3.

94
94
84
82

10 3. 9 4
3. 94
3. 94

25
225

3. 94
3. 90
3. 94
3. 915

3. 25
22 3 . 0 5 5
3 . 10

3. 94
22 3 . 7 4 5
3. 79

3. 25
2. 8 2 5
3 . 25
3. 25

_

3. 94
3. 5 1 5
3. 94
3. 9 4

10 _
3. 14
3. 14
3. 14
3 . 19
3 . 14

3 . 30
3 . 25

3. 9 4
3. 9 4
3. 99
3. 94

3.
10 3.
3.
3.
3.

3 . 25
3 .5 2
3 . 25
3 . 25
3. 39

3. 94
3. 94
3. 94
3. 94
4. 08

3.
3.
2.
10 2.
3.

14
27
14
14
28
19
14
82
805
14

-

3 . 25
3 . 25

3 . 30
3 . 25
3 .0 1
2. 995
3 . 25

-

3 .9 9
3. 94
3 . 70
1° _
3. 94

1 R a t e s do not in c lu d e c o s t - o f - l i v i n g a l l o w a n c e s , e x c e p t w h en a c c u m u l a t e d a l l o w a n c e s h a v e b e e n i n c o r p o ­
r a t e d in to the b a s e r a t e s , a s in d i c a t e d in t a b le A . B e f o r e 196 4 , th e d a t a r e l a t e to m a l e c o m m o n l a b o r .
A lth ough
w o r k e r s w e r e to r e c e i v e d e f e r r e d w a g e i n c r e a s e s o f 25 c e n t s a n h o u r in b o t h 1971 a n d 1 9 7 2 , s u c h a m o u n t s a r e
n o t r e f l e c t e d in t h i s t a b l e s i n c e p o s s i b l e c o s t - o f - l i v i n g a d j u s t m e n t s w e r e to b e i n c o r p o r a t e d in to b a s e r a t e s in b o th
y e a r s a n d in 1 9 7 3 .
2 U n i o n r e p r e s e n t a t i o n in 1 9 6 4 , o r w h e n p l a n t w a s c l o s e d . In J u l y 1 9 6 8 , th e A m a l g a m a t e d M e a t C u t t e r s a n d
B u t c h e r W o r k m e n of N o r t h A m e r i c a (M C B W ) an d the U n ite d P a c k i n g h o u s e , F o o d an d A l lie d W o r k e r s (U P W A ) m e r g e d
to b e c o m e th e A m a l g a m a t e d M e a t C u t t e r s a n d B u t c h e r W o r k m e n o f N o r t h A m e r i c a .
3 N ot c o v e r e d b y a m a s t e r c o n t r a c t u n til A u g . 14, 1 943.
4 F o r m e r ly N orth B e r g e n , N. J .
5 P la n t lo c a tio n d e s i g n a te d a s South O m a h a b e f o r e 1953, a s O m a h a sin c e then.
6 P la n t lo c a t io n at S a n F r a n c i s c o b e f o r e 1953, at S ou th S a n F r a n c i s c o s in c e th en .
7 E ffe c tiv e Ju n e 30, 1947.
8 E ffe c t iv e D e c . 5, 1949.
9 P l a n t l o c a t i o n d e s i g n a t e d a s F a r g o b e f o r e 1 9 5 3 , a s W e s t F a r g o u n til c l o s e d in 1 9 5 8 .
10 P l a n t c l o s e d b e f o r e t h i s d a t e .
11 P l a n t c l o s e d J u l y 1 0 , 1 9 5 9 , a l t h o u g h s o m e o p e r a t i o n s c o v e r e d b y t h e m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t c o n t i n u e d b e y o n d t h a t
date.
12 P l a n t c l o s e d J u n e 9 , 1 9 6 2 , a l t h o u g h s o m e o p e r a t i o n s c o v e r e d b y t h e m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t c o n t i n u e d b e y o n d
that d ate.




20

F o o t n o t e s ----C o n t i n u e d

13 N o t c o v e r e d b y m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t u n t i l J u n e 2 5 , 1 9 6 2 .
S e e fo o tn o te 9, t a b le A .
14 D e f e r r e d i n c r e a s e o f 6 . 5 c e n t s a n h o u r , p r o v i d e d b y t h e O c t . 2 2 , 1 9 5 9 , a g r e e m e n t w a i v e d b y u n i o n .
15 E f f e c t i v e A u g . 2 0 , 1 9 6 2 , i n c l u d e d 1 - c e n t - a n - h o u r c o s t - o f - l i v i n g a l l o w a n c e p r o v i d e d b y J a n . 1, a n d J u l y 1,
1962, r e v ie w s .
(See tab le A .)
T h e A u g u s t 1 9 6 2 s u p p l e m e n t a l a g r e e m e n t a l s o p e r m i t t e d the c o m p a n y to e s t a b l i s h
a 6 0 - d a y h i r i n g r a t e o f $ 1. 25 a n h o u r .
16 N e w p l a n t ; f o r m e r c o s t - o f - l i v i n g a l l o w a n c e n o t i n c o r p o r a t e d i n t o b a s e r a t e s .
17 T h e c o m m o n l a b o r r a t e i n t h e p r o c e s s i n g a n d d i s t r i b u t i o n p l a n t s n e w l y c o v e r e d b y t h e 1 9 6 4 a g r e e m e n t d i f f e r
f r o m the s t a n d a r d c o m m o n l a b o r r a t e ( l a b o r g r a d e 0).
M o s t o f the o c c u p a t i o n s in the l a b o r g r a d e s y s t e m u n d e r
the m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t a r e not fo u n d in p r o c e s s i n g a n d d i s t r ib u t io n o p e r a t i o n s ; no e q u iv a le n t , f o r m a l i z e d l a b o r g r a d e
s t r u c t u r e w a s in e f f e c t in t h o s e p l a n t s .
18 P l a n t c o v e r e d b y m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t o n S e p t . 3 , 1 9 6 2 .
19 N e w p l a n t s b r o u g h t u n d e r t e r m s o f t h e 1 9 6 4 m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t , w i t h f i r s t g e n e r a l w a g e i n c r e a s e e f f e c t i v e
a s s p e c i f i e d b y the a g r e e m e n t , e x c e p t a s in d i c a t e d f o r the f o ll o w in g p la n t s :
C h a r le s to n , W. V a . — O ct. 5, 1964;
C h a r l o t t e , N . C . — N o v . 16, 1 9 6 4 ; H o u s t o n , T e x . — M a r . 10, 1 9 6 5 ; J a c k s o n v i l l e , F l a . , a n d M o b i l e , A l a . — A p r . 5,
1965; L o u isv ille ,
K y .— O ct. 27, 1964; New O r le a n s ,
L a . — J a n . 1, 1 9 6 5 ; N o r f o l k , Y a . — O c t . 2 6 , 1 9 6 4 ; P e o r i a ,
111.— N o v . 3 0 , 1 9 6 4 ; P h i l a d e l p h i a
P a . — D e c . 19, 1 9 6 4 ; T u l s a , O k l a . — A p r . 2 6 , 1 9 6 5 ; a n d W i l k e s - B a r r e , P a . —
A p r . 10, 1 9 6 5 .
20 E f f e c t i v e S e p t . 1 , 1 9 6 7 , w o r k e r s a t H o u s t o n , L u b b o c k , a n d S a n A n g e l o , T e x . r e c e i v e d a n i n c r e a s e o f 1 0 . 5
c e n t s a n d w o r k e r s in L e x i n g t o n , K y . r e c e i v e d 2 c e n t s a n h o u r .
21 B y s u p p l e m e n t a l a g r e e m e n t , t h e S e p t . 2 , 1 9 6 3 r a t e w a s i n c r e a s e d 6 c e n t s a n h o u r e f f e c t i v e J a n . 6 , 1 9 6 4 .
T h e s u b s e q u e n t S e p t . 14, 1 9 6 4 l e t t e r o f a g r e e m e n t e s t a b l i s h e d a p r o g r e s s i o n s c h e d u l e f o r l a b o r g r a d e 0 ( c o m m o n
l a b o r ) a s f o l l o w s : T h e h i r i n g r a t e w a s $ 1 . 6 3 in 1 9 6 4 , $ 1 . 6 9 in 1 9 6 5 , a n d $ 1 . 7 5 in 1 9 6 6 ; it a d v a n c e d 1 0 . 5 c e n t s
a n h o u r a t 3 0 - d a y i n t e r v a l s u n til th e l a b o r g r a d e 0 r a t e sh o w n w a s r e a c h e d a f t e r 180 d a y s .
22 A t M e m p h i s , T e n n . , t h e h i r i n g r a t e w a s $ 0 , 6 3 5 l e s s t h a n a p p l i c a b l e b r a c k e t r a t e ; a f t e r 3 0 d a y s a n d
th ro u g h 60 d a y s , $ 0 , 2 1 5 l e s s th an a p p l ic a b le b r a c k e t r a t e .
23 T h e p r o c e s s i n g o p e r a t i o n i n O m a h a , N e b . w a s d i s c o n t i n u e d e f f e c t i v e J u l y 2 9 , 1 9 6 8 .
24 N o t c o v e r e d b y m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t u n t i l O c t . 2 2 , 1 9 6 2 .
S e e fo o tn ote 9, ta b le A.
25 I n 1 9 6 7 , A r m o u r a n d C o . a c q u i r e d S i o u x Q u a l i t y P o r k w h i c h w a s i n c o r p o r a t e d i n t o t h e m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t .
26 P l a n t c o v e r e d b y m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t i n S e p t e m b e r 1 9 6 3 .
p =p ro cessin g.
s = sla u g h te rin g .
s - p =slaug h terin g - p ro c e ssin g .




21

Table B-2.

Basic Hourly Rates by Labor Grade, Selected Plants, 1960—70
E ffe c tiv e date—

L abor grade b rac k e t2
S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 0 S e p t . 4 . 1 9 6 1 3

S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 2

$ 2 .4 1
2. 4 5 5
2. 5 0
2. 545
2. 59
2. 63 5

S e p t . 2 , 1963

$ 2 .4 7
2. 515
2 . 56
2. 605
2 . 65
2. 695

$2.
2.
2.
2.
2.
2.

68
725
77
815
86
905

$ 2.
2.
2.
2.
2.
2.

74
785
83
875
92
965

74
785
83
875
92

2.
2.
2.
3.
3.

89
935
98
025
07

2.
2.
3.
3.
3.

95
995
04
085
13

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

01
055
10
145
19

2.
3.
3.
3.
3.

965
01
055
10
14 5

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

115
16
205
25
295

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

17 5
22
265
31
355

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

235
28
325
37
415

13
175
22
265
31

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

19
235
28
325
37

3. 34
3. 3 8 5
3. 4 3
3 .4 7 5
3. 5 2

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

40
445
49
535
58

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

46
505
55
595
64

355
40
445
49
535
58

3 .4 1 5
3. 4 6
3. 5 0 5
3. 55
3. 5 9 5
3. 64

3. 5 6 5
3. 61
3. 6 5 5
3 .7 0
3. 7 4 5
3. 7 9

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

625
67
715
76
805
85

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

685
73
775
82
865
91

23
27
31
35
39
43

$2.
2.
2.
2.
2.
2.

35
395
44
485
53
575

6 ..................-____ ______ ____
7 ................................. ..................
8 -............ — - -------------------9 ----------------------------------1 0 ______ ________ _____ — -

2.
2.
2.
2.
2.

47
51
55
59
63

2.
2.
2.
2.
2.

62
665
71
755
80

2.
2.
2.
2.
2.

68
725
77
815
86

2.
2.
2.
2.
2.

11
12
13
14
15

................................................
...........................................—
.............. - .............— -...........
________________________
________________ — .........

2.
2.
2.
2.
2.

67
71
75
79
83

2.
2.
2.
2.
3.

845
89
935
98
025

2.
2.
2.
3.
3.

905
95
995
04
085

16
17
18
19
2 0

.................... — - ....................
_____________ _____ ____
........ .............- ------- ----------------------------------— --------------------------------

2.
2.
2.
2.
3.

87
91
95
99
03

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

07
115
16
205
25

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

2 1
2 2
23
24
25
2 6

____ ______________ _____
.............. ..................................
.................. ..............................
________________________
— ________ ____ ______
------------------- ------------

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

07
11
15
19
23
27

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

295
34
3 85
43
475
52

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.
3.




at

S e p t. 5, 1966

62
665
71
755
80
845

$2.
2.
2.
2.
2.
2.

fo o tn otes

S e p t . 6 , 1965

$2.
2.
2.
2.
2.
2.

0 . ..................................................
1 .............. - ....................................
2 ....................................................
3 - .................. ..............................
4 ____ _____ ______________
5 - ............................. - .............-

See

S ep t. 7, 1964

end of tab le .

22

Table B-2.

Basic Hourly Rates by Labor Grade, Selected Plants, 1960—70*---- Continued
E ffe c tiv e date

Labor grade bracket 2

0................................................................................................
1_____________________________________________________
2................................................................................................
3

4_____________________________________________________
5_____________________________________________________
6__________ ___ _______ _______________ _______________
.. _
9................................................................................................
1 0 ............................................................................................
11
1 2 ........................
.................... ...........................
1 3 ......................................
1 4 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

8

16 .........................................................................................
1 7 ___________________________________________________
1 8 ___________________________________________________
19
2 0 ___________________________________________________
2 1 _____ _________________
2 2 _______________________________________________________
23 —

2 4 .................... ...................................... .................................
2 5 ___________________________________________________
2 6 .............................................................................................

M ar. 13,
1967
$ 3 . 03
3. 075
3. 12
3. 165
3. 21
3. 255
3. 30
3. 345
3. 39
3. 435
3. 48
3. 525
3. 57
3. 615
3 .6 6
3. 705
3 .7 5
3. 795
3. 84
3. 885
3. 93
3. 975
4 .0 2
4. 065
4. 11
4. 155
4. 20

Sept. 1,
1968
$3.
3.
3.
3.
3.
3.
3.
3.
3.
3.
3.
3.
3.
3.
3.
3.
3.
3.
4.
4.
4.
4.
4.
4.
4.
4.

14
19
24
29
34
39
44
49
54
59
64
69
74
79
84
89
94
99
04
09
14
19
24
29
34
39

4 . 44

Sept. 1,
1969
$ 3 . 25
3. 30
3. 35
3. 40
3. 45
3. 50
3. 55
3. 60
3. 65
3. 70
3. 75
3. 80
3. 85
3. 90
3. 95
4. 00
4 .0 5
4. 10
4. 15
4. 20
4. 25
4. 30
4. 35
4. 40
4. 45
4. 50
4 .5 5

A pr. 6,
1970
$ 3 . 94
3. 99
4. 04
4. 09
4. 14
4. 19
4. 24
4. 29
4. 34
4. 39
4. 44
4. 49
4 .5 4
4. 59
4. 64
4. 69
4. 74
4. 79
4. 84
4. 89
4. 94
4. 99
5. 04
5. 09
5. 14
5. 19
5. 24

1 T h e s e r a t e s a p p ly to the p la n t s th at h a v e the s a m e r a t e s f o r la b o r g r a d e 0 in ta b le B - l .
In p l a n t s w i t h
d i f f e r e n t l a b o r g r a d e 0 r a t e s , r a t e s f o r h i g h e r l a b o r g r a d e s c a n b e c a l c u l a t e d b y a d d in g to th e a p p r o p r i a t e l a b o r
g r a d e 0 r a t e the d i f f e r e n c e sh o w n in t h is t a b le b e t w e e n the r a t e f o r th a t l a b o r g r a d e a n d the h i g h e r l a b o r g r a d e
in q u e stio n .
R a t e s e x c l u d e c o s t - o f - l i v i n g a l l o w a n c e s , e x c e p t t h o s e i n c o r p o r a t e d i n t o b a s e r a t e s o n S e p t . 7 , 1 9 6 4 , M a r . 13,
1 9 6 7 , a n d A p r . 6 , 1 9 7 0 . A l t h o u g h w o r k e r s w e r e to r e c e i v e d e f e r r e d w a g e i n c r e a s e s o f 25 c e n t s a n h o u r in b o t h
1971 a n d 1 972, s u c h a m o u n t s a r e not r e f l e c t e d in th is t a b le s i n c e p o s s i b l e c o s t - o f - l i v i n g a d j u s t m e n t s w e r e to b e
i n c o r p o r a t e d in to b a s e r a t e s in b o th y e a r s a n d in 197 3 .
2 S e l e c t e d o p e r a t i o n s in e a c h l a b o r g r a d e b r a c k e t a r e sh o w n in t a b le B - 3 .
3 T h e r a t e s e ffe c tiv e on th is d a te , a s p r e v io u s ly p u b lish e d in the M on th ly L a b o r R e v ie w (A p ril 1963) and
B L S R e p o r t 187 ( R e v i s e d 1 9 6 3 ), f a i l e d to i n c l u d e th e 7 2 - c e n t - a n - h o u r i n c r e a s e in s p r e a d b e t w e e n j o b r a t e s a s now
c o r r e c t l y sh ow n.




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Table B-3. Selected Operations or Occupations in Each Labor Grade in Selected Departments,1
196 , 1 6 , 196 , and 1 7
2 94
7
90
Labor
grade
bracket
n

M ach in e and co n str u c tio n
departm ent

D ate

B e e f k ill
departm ent

1962, 1964,
1967 an d
1970.
1 98 ?

i

b eef.
i

l 984

l
?

1967 an d
1970.
1 9 6 2 _____

?

l

3

3

1967 an d
1970.

C^
J

H e lp e rs: B lack sm ith s, b o ile rm ak e rs,
c a r p e n te r s, e le c tric ia n s, m ach in ists, m illw righ ts, p ain ters,
sc ale rep airm en , steam fitters,
tin n ers, w e ld e rs.
S a m e _____________________________________

196?

4

P

Saw h o rn s; drop
fla n k s ; cut off
ta ils ; w ash beef.

A p p ren tices: B o ile r m a k e r s,
ca rp e n te rs, e lectrician s, m ach in ists, m illw righ ts, p ain ters,
scale rep airm e n , ste am fitte rs,
tin n ers, w e ld e rs.
S a m e _____________________________________

4 ______

1 9 6 4 _____

4 ............

1967 and
1970.

S a m e __

s

19 6 ?

W aterproof roofs
asp h alt.

s

19 8 4

qam

6 ______

6

1 9 6 4 _____

___________________

and/or

Sh ackle cattle;
retain in g ro o m
butch ers; scrib ing— h a n d o r
pow er saw .
Shackle cattle; s c r ib ing— h a n d o r
pow er saw .
K nock ca ttle; rip
open hides; scale
hot b e e f a n d / o r
grade.

Skin j a w s ; cut off
p e lts; retain in g
room butch ers.
Skin j a w s ; cu t off
p elts.

S c a l e h o t h o g s ---s in g l e ; han g on
rails.

Sam e.

op eration s; o v ersh ave h ogs; sc rib e
b a c k s for sp litte rs.
S a m e ___________________

_______________

K n o ck cattle; rip
open h ides; sc ale
hot b e e f a n d / o r
g ra d e ; retain in g
room butch ers.

spread

Skin and cut off
hind l e g s ; saw
r u m p s; saw
chucks.

Shave h o g s— all
o p eration s; o v ershave hogs; sc rib e
b a c k s for sp litte rs ;
trim ste riliz e d
necks.
Hang stunned h o g s;
retain ed room
b u t c h e r s — no s p l i t t i n g ; f i n a l b u t c h e r ---rail.
H ang stunned h o g s;
f i n a l b u t c h e r ---- r a i l .
Hang stunned h o g s —

S k in an d cu t o ff hind
le g s.

3am p

______

„

.

^

C r a fts m e n , ju n io r: B o il e r m a k e r s ,
carp e n te rs, e lectrician s, m a ch in ists, m illw righ ts, p ain ters,
sc ale rep airm en , steam fitters,
tin n ers, w e ld e rs.

7

S t i c k e r s ; punch
sh o u ld e r s; sp lit
b reasts.

S t i c k e r s ; punch
sh o u ld e r s; split
b r e a s t ; retain in g
room
b utch ers.
S t ic k e r s ; punch
sh o u ld e r s; sp lit
b r e a s t s ; retain in g
room butch ers.

b u t c h e r s — no
splittin g.

1967 an d
1970.

Sam e.

q
9-

1 9 6 4 _______

R

S calp sh eep; rip open
p e lt s ; s c a le hot
sheep.

Sam e.

1962, 1964,
1967 and
b lack sm ith s.
1970.
1962 and
C r a f t s m e n , s e c o n d c l a s s ---1964.
p a i n t e r s . C r a f t s m e n , j u n i o r ---m a c h i n i s t s w i t h 12 m o n t h s '
e x p e rie n c e a s ju n io r c r a ftsm e n .
1967 an d
1970.
1962.

8 ________

Sam e.

R u m pin g ; p u ll b a c k s ;
g r a d e hot sh e e p .

chucks.
6 ...............

W ash sh eep; m outh
s h e e p ; c r o s s and
tie l e g s .
Sam e.

S c a le hot h o g s—
groups; rem ove
ro sin ; drop flan k s.
S c a le hot h o g s—
groups; rem ove
ro sin ; d rop flan ks;
sin ge h o g s.
S c a le hot h o g s—
groups; rem ove
ro sin ; drop flan k s;
sin ge h o g s; s c r a p e
leaf lard .
S c a l e h o t h o g s ---s in g le ; han g on
rail; trim sterilized n eck s.

S a m e ___________________

-pp ^

1967 and
1970.
1 9 6 2 ___

5

Sheep d r e s s
departm ent

Sam e.

964

1967 an d
1970.

__

P o le h o g s; singe
b l a d d e r s ; wh o h s ; s c r a p e l e a f
as g
lard .
P o le ho g s; sc ra p e
lea f lard .

b lad d ers.
Saw h o rn s; dro p
fla n k s ; cut off
tails.

1962 and
1964.

___

2.

Hog d r e s s
departm ent

Sam e

-

_________

_____

-

__________________

b u t c h e r s ----no
sp littin g; fin al
b u t c h e r ---- r a i l .
Sh ackle h o g s; face
ham s.
Cut fe lls ;
plu ck .

S tic k e r s ; split chucks
w ith c l e a v e r .
S a m e ____________________

See footnote at end of table.




gut a n d /o r

24

Open h o g s; drop
b u n g s; p u ll le a f
lard .
Open h o g s; drop
bungs.
Split r e ta in e d h o g s.—
_________________________________

Skin f i r s t a n d /o r
s e c o n d hind l e g s ;
forequ arter leg g ers.
P u ll b r e a s t s .

Sam e.

Table B-3. Selected Operations or Occupations in Each Labor Grade in Selected Departments,1
1962, 1964, 1967, and 1 7 ---- Continued
90
Labor
grade
bracket
9

M achin e and co n stru ctio n
departm ent

D ate

10

1967 an d
1970.
1 9 6 2 ___

1 0 ____

1 9 6 4 ..

1 0 ____

1962, 1964,
1967, and
1970.

„

12.
13

.

13
1 4 ____

1 5 __
15
16..

..

H e a d e r s ; sp lit
retain ed h ogs.
H e a d e r s ; turn sh anks
a n d / o r c l e a n out;
d r o p h i d e s ; gut
a n d / o r pluck .
S t i c k h o g s ----p r o n e ;
scald hogs; m a rk
and c l e a r out
backbone.
Split h o g s— c l e a v e r
or power saw .

1967 . .

1 6 .. .
1 7 ____

1 9 7 0 __ .
1962, 1964, C r a f t s m e n , f i r s t c l a s s : E l e c t r i ­
and 1967.
c ia n s and w e ld e r s .
1970
C raftsm en , first c la ss: B la c k ­
sm ith s, b o ile rm a k e rs, c a rp e n ­
te r s , m illw righ ts, sc a le r e p a ir ­
m en , ste a m f itt e r s , tin n e rs, and
tra cto r rep airm e n .
1 9 6 2 , 1 9 6 4 , C r a f t s m e n , f i r s t c l a s s ---and 1967.
m ach in ists.
1 9 7 0 __ .
cia n s and w e ld e r s.
1962, 1964'
a n d 1967.
1 9 7 0 _____
C raftsm e n , f ir s t c la s s : M ach in ists.
1962, 1964, M a c h i n i s t s — m o tiv e p o w e r
sp ecia lists.
and 1967.
1970
1962, 1964,
a n d 1967.
1970
M a c h in ists— m otive pow er
sp ecia lists.
1962, 1964,
1967, and
1970.

17

1 8 ____
1 8 ____
1 9 ----1 9 ____
20
,

20____
21
21- . .
7.7 ... _

23-26.

..

sm ith s, b o ile rm a k e rs, ca rp e n te rs,
m illw righ ts, sc a le rep airm e n ,
ste a m f itt e r s , and tin n e rs.
C raftsm en , fir st c la ss: B la c k ­
sm ith s, b o ile rm a k e rs, ca rp e n te rs,
m illw righ ts, sc ale re p airm e n ,
s t e a m f itt e r s , tin n e rs, and
tra cto r rep airm e n .

1 6 ____

F lo o r m e n ; saw
b a c k e r s — 13 th
th ro u g h 1st
th o rac ic v e rtib ra e ;
s p l i t b a c k s w ith
cleaver.

1962, 1964,
1967, and
1970.

See footnote

at end of table.




F acin g.
Sam e.

.
1964.

Sheep d r e s s
departm ent

H e a d e r s; turn sh anks
a n d / o r c l e a n out;
drop hides.

sm ith s, b o ile rm a k e rs, ca rp e n te rs,
e le c tricia n s, m illw righ ts, scale
re p a irm e n , ste a m fitte rs, tin n ers,
and w e ld e r s .
1 9 6 2 , 1 9 6 4 , C r a f t s m e n , f i r s t c l a s s ----p a i n t e r s _
a n d 1967.
1 9 7 0 _____
1962, 1964,
and 1967.
1970 .
B r u s h m a k e r s and c r a fts m e n f ir s t
c l a s s ----p a i n t e r s .
1962, 1964, C r a f t s m e n , s e c o n d c l a s s
1967, and
m ach in ists.
1970.
1962 and
1964.
1967, and
1970.

17

Hog d r e s s
departm ent

s

1967 an d
1970.

11 .

B e e f kill
departm ent

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Table B-3. Selected Operations or Occupations in Each Labor Grade in Selected Departments,
19 2 1964, 1967, and 1970— Continued
6,
Labor
grade
bracket
n

1
]

1____

D ate

H id es, p elts,
and sk in s
departm ent

departm ent

19 6 2 ,1 9 6 4 ,
1967 an d
1970.
P 7
F e e d d r e s s i n g ch ain ;
r o d w e a s a n d ; cut out
and t r im glan ds—
scisso rs.
1 0 6 4 ........
F e e d d r e s s i n g chain;
rod w easand.
1967 an d
S a m e ______________________
1970.

16

2______

1 9 6 2 _____

2______

1 9 6 4 _____

7

1967 and
1970.

3 ____

1 9 6 2 _____

Saw o r chop h o r n s;
retain in g room
b u t c h e r s ; t r im sk in n ed
ca lv e s.
Saw o r chop h o r n s; tr im
sk in n e d c a l v e s ; cut out
a n d t r i m g l a n d s ---sc isso rs.

3______

4

Knock ca lv e s;
hot c a lv e s.

gut;

scale

1964, 1967,
a n d 1970.

196?
grad ers.

4______

1 9 6 4 ,1 9 6 7 , S t i c k e r s ; sk in fro n t
and 1970.
feet; g r a d e r s ; re ta in in g r o o m b u t c h e r s .

R

10 6 ?

5______

10 6 4

R

Sam e
1967 an d
1970.
1 9 6 2 ,1 9 6 4 , Skin hot c a lv e s —
1967, and
m ach in e.
1970.
10 6 ?

k

7

7
7______

ft

q

10

Skin hind l e g s ; r ip open
hides a n d /o r b e llie s.

1 9 6 4 ___
1,967 a n d
1970.

F re sh sau sage
m an ufactu rin g
departm ent

Sweep cu red hides;
trim sh earin g p elts;
o p erate m e ch an ical
h ide-tyin g m ach in e.

O pen, fill, and
stu ffe rs; dice
by hand; p ick
fr o m tongues

S a m e ______________________

D ic e p ro d u ct by hand;
p ick bon es fro m
to n g u es and cut.
R e trim cuts; op erate
frozen m eat cutters;
cut and tie c a s i n g s .

Sp rea d an d /o r salt
h id e s; trim and g rad e
slu n k s k in s; g r a d e
p elts— k eep lots.
Sp rea d an d /o r salt
h id e s; t r im and grad e
slu n k s k in s.

close
product
bones
an d cut.

Canned
m eat
departm ent

S c a l e m e a t o r i n g r e d i e n t s to
e x a c t w eight; ch eck s c a le stu ffed c a n s and j a r s ; get
s a m p l e c a n s fo r incubation.
Get sa m p le ca n s for
in cu b ation .
Sam e.

O perate fro zen m eatch o p p er;
sp ice m ix e r a s s is ta n ts ;
i n s p e c t c a n s in in c u b a tio n
room .
O perate fro zen m eatch o p p er;
sp ice m ix e r a s s is ta n ts ;
sc a le m e a t or in gred ien ts
to e x a c t w e ig h t; c h e c k
s c a le - s t u ffe d ca n s and
jars.
R e trim cuts; o perate
Sam e.
fro zen m e a t cu tters;
cut and tie c a s i n g s ;
open, fill, and c lo s e
stu ffers.
G rade h ides; trim
S pice m i x e r s and
O p e r a te m i x e r s , in clu d in g
s c a l e r s ; link , tie , and
fle sh ed h ides; trim
vacuum m ix e r s; form ulate
green hides.
hang; o p erate b a sic
and m i x s p ic e ; tend and
op erate ja r - or ca n ­
food m a ch in e .
clo sin g m ach in e.
O p e r a te m i x e r s , in clu din g
trim green hides;
vacuum m ix e rs; form ula te and m i x s p ic e ; tend
g rad e p elts— k eep lots.
and o p e ra te j a r - o r c a n ­
clo sin g m ach in e; in sp ect
c a n s in in c u b a tio n r o o m .
In sp ect h id es fo r cuts
C o o k e r s , in clu din g
can nin g; tend and o p e ra te
an d s c o r e s on k ill;
specialty ; b a k e rs;
a u to m a tic fillin g m a ch in e ;
c u r r e d hide in s p e c t o r s ;
o perate m in ce m a ste r .
cu red c a lfsk in
in s p e c t s m a l l h a m s and
p ic n ic s a ft e r boning.
In sp ect hides fo r cuts
B a k e r s; op erate m in ce
T en d and o p e ra te au tom atic
m aster.
fillin g m a ch in e; in sp ect
an d s c o r e s on k ill;
c u r e d hide in sp e c to r s;;
s m a ll h a m s and p ic n ic s
a f t e r b oning.
cu red calfsk in in sp e c ­
tors).
F e e d and o p e r a te hide
Tend disin teg rator.
fle sh in g m ach in e.
q * i~n^
Tend d isin teg rato r;
C o o k e r s , in clu din g
co o k e rs— cook product
specialty .
fo r canning.
Tend d isin teg rato r.

Ten d and o p e ra te ele c tro n ic
sm o k in g eq u ip m en t; bone
c a n n i n g p i c n i c s ----c y l i n d e r
sty le.
F e e d and o p e r a te hide
fle sh in g m ach in e.

1962, 1964,
1967, and
1970.
1962, 1964,
1967, and
1970.
1962, 1964, Skin hot c a lv e s — hand —
1967, and
1970.

c o o k e r s ; in clu din g
sp ecia lty .

Ten d and o p e ra te ele c tro n ic
sm o k in g eq u ip m en t; bone
c a n n i n g p i c n i c s ----c y l i n d e r
sty le; c o o k e rs— cook p r o ­
duct fo r canning.

cy lin d er

style.

11-26.
1 O p e ra tio n s, o c c u p a tio n s, and d e p a rtm e n ts shown a r e
ch ro n o lo gy.
E a c h plan t d o e s not h a v e a ll of the o p e r a t i o n s ,




o n ly a s m a l l p r o p o r t io n o f the t o t a l in the p la n t s
o c c u p a tio n s, and d e p a rtm e n ts shown h e re .

26

c o v e r e d by this

Table C.

Related Wage Practices
P ro v isio n

E ffe c tiv e date

A p plication s,

ex cep tio n s,

and o th er r e la te d m a tt e r s

G uaran teed T im e
M i n i m u m o f 32 h o u r s ' p a y
p e r w e e k g u a r a n t e e d to a l l
reg u la r em p loy ees.

E m p l o y e e s la i d o ff on f i r s t w o r k d a y o f the w e e k not
c o v e r e d b y g u a r a n t e e and p a id o n ly f o r h o u r s w o rk e d .
L a i d - o f f e m p l o y e e s r e c a l l e d to w o r k in r e g u l a r s e ­
n i o r i t y t u r n (not r e p l a c e m e n t ) in s a m e w o r k w e e k
c o v e r e d by 32-hour w eekly g u aran tee.
32-h our w eek ly g u aran te e red u c ed by n u m b er of w ork
h ou rs m is s e d by em ploy ee b e c au se of ta r d in e ss o r
person al reason s.
E m p lo y e e s h ired or em ploy ed
a f t e r s t a r t o f p a y r o l l w e e k (not r e p l a c e m e n t ) g u a r a n t e e d
o n l y t h a t p o r t i o n o f 32 h o u r s n o t a l r e a d y w o r k e d b y
g r o u p to w h i c h a s s i g n e d .
S i m i l a r p r o v i s i o n s in f i r s t m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t .

G u a r a n t e e d t i m e i n c r e a s e d to
36 h o u r s .

A u g . 11, 1941
(U PW A ).

In a c c o r d a n c e w i t h N W L B d i r e c t i v e s o f D e c .
and F e b . 20, 1945.

A u g . 11, 1942
(U PW A ).

A u g . 14 , 1 9 4 3
(M C B W ).
F e b . 20, 1945
(U P W A ); and
M a y 1, 1 9 4 5
(M CB W ).
N o v . 23 , 1949
(U PW A and
M C B W ).
O c t. 27, 1952
(M CBW and
U PW A ).
O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6
(M CBW and
UPW A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6 ) .

S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 4 ( M C B W
and UPW A a g r e e m e n ts
of s a m e date, and
letter of ag reem en t
d a t e d S e p t . 14,
1964).

M em p h is, Tenn. :
C h a n g e d : 36 h o u r s ' p a y g u a r a n t e e d ( f o r w o r k d u r i n g
fir s t 5 re g u la rly sch edu led w ork d ay s) em ployee
(1) n o t l a i d o f f b y 2 d w o r k d a y o f s c h e d u l e d w o r k w e e k
o r ( 2 ) r e c a l l e d in r e g u l a r s e n i o r i t y o r d e r p r i o r t o
3d s c h e d u l e d w o r k d a y .
A d d e d : 4 0 h o u r s ' p a y g u a r a n t e e d (1) e m p l o y e e s in
sh ip p in g , c a r c a s s c o o l e r s , c ity c o o l e r s , and f a b r i ­
ca tin g d e p a r t m e n t s fo r w ork d u rin g f i r s t 5 d ay s of
s c h e d u l e d w o r k w e e k w ith d a i ly o v e r t i m e . t o ap p ly
a f t e r 10 h o u r s ' w o r k , (2) a l l r e g u l a r f u l l - t i m e e m ­
p l o y e e s in h o l i d a y w e e k a s f o l l o w s : (a) f o r w o r k
d i v i d e d o v e r 4 d a y s in s c h e d u l e d w o r k w e e k s i n c l u d i n g
New Y e a r 's D ay, F o u r t h of J u ly , L a b o r D ay,
T h a n k s g i v i n g D a y , o r C h r i s t m a s D a y , w ith d a i l y o v e r ­
t i m e t o a p p l y a f t e r 1 0 h o u r s ' w o r k ; a n d (b ) f o r w o r k
d i v i d e d o v e r 5 d a y s in s c h e d u l e d w o r k w e e k s in c lu d in g
W a sh in g to n 's B ir th d a y , M e m o r ia l D ay, o r V e te r a n s
D a y , w i t h d a i l y o v e r t i m e to a p p l y a f t e r 8 h o u r s ' w o r k .
A d d e d : B a s i c h o u r l y r a t e o f jo b to b e m a i n t a i n e d w h e n
new e q u ip m e n t i s in sta lle d .
M em p h is, T en n .:
A d d e d : M i n i m u m o f 28 h o u r s ' p a y g u a r a n t e e d in s c h e d u l e d
w o r k w e e k in w h ic h b o th C h r i s t m a s E v e a n d C h r i s t m a s
D ay and New Y e a r 's E v e and New Y e a r 's D a y a r e
observed.
C h a n g e d : D a i l y o v e r t i m e to a p p ly a f t e r 9 h o u r s ' w o r k
f o r e m p l o y e e s in s h ip p in g , c a r c a s s c o o l e r s , c i t y
c o o l e r s , and fa b ric a tin g d e p a rtm e n ts.
Jacksonville, 2
ployees), 2
or

Monday

or

applicable.

at end of ta b le .




27

N o r f o l k -(sausage

and

Wednesday

operation

footnotes

1944,

36 h o u r s ' p a y g u a r a n t e e a p p l i c a b l e t o f i r s t 5 d a y s
w o r k e d b y e m p l o y e e in w e e k i n s t e a d o f e n t i r e w e e k
as before.
4 h o u r s o f n o n w o r k e d h o l id a y to be c r e d i t e d a g a i n s t
36-hour g u aran tee.
P re v io u sly , en tire 8 hou rs w ere
charged.
R e v i s e d t o : G u a r a n t e e a p p l i e d to w o r k o n M o n d a y
through F r id a y .
R e g u la r fu ll-tim e h ourly em ploy ee
e lig ib le if not la id off by end of la s t sc h e d u le d w o r k ­
day of p reced in g w eek.
F o r e m p lo y e e s on sh ift o p e r a tio n s o r on 6 - o r 7 -d a y
s c h e d u l e , g u a r a n t e e a p p l i e d to f i r s t 5 s c h e d u l e d w o r k ­
d a y s d u r in g the w e e k .
R e v i s e d t o : E m p l o y e e r e c a l l e d a n d a s s i g n e d to g a n g on
T u e s d a y g u a r a n t e e d 36 h o u r s m i n u s t h e t i m e g a n g
w o rk e d on M onday.

S e p t . 1, 1 9 5 9
(M CBW and
UPW A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
O ct. 22, 1959).
A u g . 20, 1962
(M CBW
su p plem en tal
agreem ent
d a t e d A u g . 16 ,
1962). 1

See

7,

M o b i l e 2—
for

a

normal

guaranteed
Monday

36

and

and

sliced

bacon

em ploy ee re c a lle d on
Monday

hours

minus

Tuesday,

through
hours

whichever

e m ­

Tuesday
Friday

worked
was

on

Table C.

Related Wage Practices---- Continued

E ffective date

A p p licatio n s,

P ro v isio n

exceptions, and other related m atters

Guaranteed Tim e— Continued
Sept. 1, 1964 (MCBW
and UPW A agreem ents
of sam e date, and
letter of agreem ent
dated Sept. 14,
1964)— Continued
M a r. 13, 1967
--------------------------------------------------------(M CBW and UPW A
agreem ents of
same date).______________________________________________________

New Orleans 2— 36 hours' guarantee applied to work on
Friday, Monday, Tuesday, W ednesday, and Thursday,
except for engineers, and assem bly and loading gangs
which were guaranteed first 5 scheduled days in week.
Em ployee recalled and assigned to gang on second
scheduled workday of norm al workweek operation guar­
anteed 36 hours minus the tim e group worked on fir s t
scheduled workday.
Changed: Lubbock, M em phis, and San A ngelo-p rovisions
as at m ost plants.

Guaranteed Minimum Earning s for P iec e-W o rk E m p lo ye es3
Aug.

11, 1941

Feb. 20, 1945
(U P W A ); and M a y l,
1945 (M CBW ).

Basic hourly rates for p iece-ra te
jobs guaranteed for all hours on
piecework, computed on weekly
b a sis.
P iece-ra te earnings computed
on daily basis in applying
guarantee.

In accordance with NWLB directives of Dec. 7, 1944,
and Feb. 20, 1945.

G u aran te e d H ou rly R ate

Sept. 1, 1961
(M CBW and
U P W A agreem ents
dated Sept. 10,
1961).

In e f f e c t : H i g h e s t h o u r l y r a t e to
w h ich e n title d b y s e n i o r i t y p a id
e m p l o y e e f o r a l l w o r k in p a y ­
ro ll w eek.

Aug. 20, 1962
(MCBW
supplemental
agreem ent

dated Aug. 16,
1962).
M ar. 13, 1967
(MCBW agreement
of same date).

E x c e p t i o n s : (1) L o w e r r a t e p a i d w h e n e m p l o y e e (a ) i n i ­
t i a t e d r e q u e s t f o r t r a n s f e r t o l o w e r p a i d j o b , (b ) w a s
a s s i g n e d to lo w e r p a id jo b b y o p e r a t i o n o f s e n i o r i t y
r u le s d u rin g p e r io d of d eclin in g p lan t e m p lo y m e n t, or
(c) w a iv e d h ig h e r p a id jo b (e x c e p t b e c a u s e o f p h y s i c a l
n a t u r e o f j o b ) ; (2 ) h i g h e r t h a n b e s t s e n i o r i t y r a t e p a i d
w h e n e m p l o y e e w a s ( a ) a s s i g n e d to h i g h e r p a i d j o b b y
o p e ra tio n of se n io r it y r u le s d u rin g p e rio d of expan d in g
p l a n t e m p l o y m e n t , (b ) p r o m o t e d t o f i l l p e r m a n e n t
v a c a n c y ( f r o m d a t e o f p r o m o t i o n ) , o r ( c ) a s s i g n e d to
p e r f o r m w o r k in 2 s e n i o r i t y d e p a r t m e n t s a s o t h e r th a n
a re p la c e m e n t o r for e m e r g e n c y w ork.
M em p h is, Tenn. :
R ate of high er rate d job , fo r h ou rs actu ally w orked,
p a i d e m p l o y e e a s s i g n e d to s t a g g e r e d g a n g to s u b s t i t u t e
on a n o th e r w o r k e r ' s r e g u l a r d a y off.

Changed:

Shift P r e m i u m
A u g . 11 , 1 9 4 1
(U P W A ).
N o v . 1, 1 9 4 2
(U PW A and
M C BW ).
N o v . 1, 1 9 4 6
(U P W A and
M C BW ).
O ct. 27, 1952
(M C B W and
U PW A ).
O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6
(M CBW and

U P W A agreem ents
dated Oct. 1,
1956).
Sept. 1, 1957
(above agreem en ts).

No p r o v i s io n fo r sh ift p r e m iu m
pay.
5 c e n t s an h o u r p r e m i u m p a y
fo r w ork p e rfo rm e d betw een
6 p . m . and 6 a. m .
P r e m i u m p a y i n c r e a s e d to
7 c e n t s an h o u r.

Pay

E x c e p t w h e n r e g u l a r s t a r t i n g t i m e a f t e r 7 a. m . , in w h ic h
c a s e p r e m i u m p a id fo r h o u r s w o r k e d b e tw e e n 7 p. m .
and 7 a . m .

I n c r e a s e d to 9 c e n t s a n h o u r

I n c r e a s e d to 9 .5 c e n t s a n - h o u r

Increased to 10 cents an hour

See footnotes at end of table.




M em phis— provisions as at all plants.

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Table C.

Related Wage Practices-----Continued
P ro v isio n

E ffe c tiv e date

A p p licatio n s,

ex cep tio n s,

and other re la te d m a tt e r s

S h ift P r e m i u m P a y — C ontin ued
S e p t . 1, 1 9 5 9
(M C BW and
UPWA a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
O c t. 22 , 1959).
A u g . 20, 1962
(M CBW
su p plem en tal
agreem ent
dated
A u g . 16 , 1 9 6 2 ) .
J a n . 6, 1964
(M CB W
su p plem en tal
agreem ent
o f s a m e date ).
S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 4
(M C B W and
UPW A agreem e n ts of
sa m e date).
M a r . 13, 1967
(M C B W a g r e e m e n t
of sa m e date).
S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 7 ( M C B W
a g re e m e n t dated
M a r . 13, 1 9 6 7 ).

I n c r e a s e d t o 12 c e n t s a n h o u r ___

-

-

__ ___ -

____

___________________

------- -------- --------------------

----------------

I n c r e a s e d t o 14 c e n t s a n h o u r ___

M e m p h i s — i n c r e a s e d to 14 c e n t s
an hour.

M em p h is, Tenn. :
E lim in a te d : N ig h t-sh ift p re m iu m .

M em p h is, Tenn. :
R e in sta te d : N ig h t-sh ift p r e m iu m ,

6 c e n ts an h ou r.

M em p h is, T e n n .:
I n c r e a s e d : N i g h t - s h i f t p r e m i u m to 8 c e n t s an h o u r .
N ew ly c o v e r e d p r o c e s s i n g p la n ts— e x is t in g n ig h t- sh ift
p r e m i u m s i n c r e a s e d 2 c e n t s t o 14 c e n t s a n h o u r , e x cept at L o u isv ille, P e o ria , W ilk e s- B a r r e , w here
p r e m i u m i s 1 2 , 9 , a n d 12 c e n t s , r e s p e c t i v e l y .
—

L o u isv ille, P e o ria (p ro cessin g),
and W i lk e s - B a r r e — in c r e a s e d
to 14 c e n t s a n h o u r .
O v ertim e P ay

A u g . 1 1 , 19 4 1
(U P W A ).

No g e n e ra l p ro v isio n co v erin g
ov ertim e pay.

A u g . 20 , 1942
(U PW A and
M C BW ).
S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 4
(U P W A a g r e e m e n t
of sa m e date).

T i m e a n d o n e - h a l f f o r w o r k in
e x c e ss of 8 hours per day or
40 h o u rs p e r w eek.

F i r s t m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t p r o v id e d that p r e v io u s p r e v a ilin g
b a s i s of d aily and w e e k ly o v e r tim e p a y m e n ts at e ach
p la n t r e m a i n in e f f e c t .
In a c c o r d a n c e w ith N W L B d i r e c t i v e o f F e b . 8, 1943.

C h a r l e s t o n ( t r u c k d r i v e r s ) 2— n o d a i l y o v e r t i m e .
N e w O r l e a n s ( c h a u f f e u r s ) 2— no^ d a i l y o v e r t i m e .
M o b i l e ( c h a u f f e u r s ) 2— n o d a i l y o v e r t i m e .
J a c k s o n v i l l e ( c h a u f f e u r s a n d n i g h t s h i p p i n g g a n g s ) 2— n o
daily o v e rtim e .
T u l s a ( n i g h t s m o k e r s a n d e n g i n e e r s ) 2— n o d a i l y o v e r t i m e .
C h a r l o t t e 2 a n d N o r f o l k 2— n o d a i l y o v e r t i m e f o r t r u c k
d r iv e r s , o rd e r p a c k e r s , lu g g e r s, fo rk lift o p e r a to r s ,
an d o th e r r e la t e d c l a s s i f i c a t i o n s (and b e e f b o n e r s at
N orfolk ).

P rem ium

P a y fo r S a tu r d a y and Su n d ay W ork

A u g . 11, 1941 5
(U PW A ).

D ou ble t im e f o r w o r k on
Sunday.

A u g . 14, 1 9 4 3 5
(M C BW ).
J a n . 3, 1 9 5 3
(M C B W and
U PW A ).
S e p t. 30, 1954
(M C B W and
UPW A ).

T

.

T im e and o n e -h a lf p aid fo r w o rk
on S a t u r d a y a s su c h .

E x c e p t w o r k e r s w h ose w ork r e g u la r ly fell on Sun day.
Such w o r k e r s p ro v id e d another day of r e s t ; any w ork
p e r f o r m e d on that d a y p a id fo r at double tim e .
S i m i l a r p r o v i s i o n s in f i r s t m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t .
N o t a p p l i c a b l e to c o n t i n u o u s s h i f t o p e r a t i o n s .

An e m p l o y e e e x c u s e d fo r not m o r e than 1 fu ll d a y d u rin g
the w o r k w e e k p a id p r e m i u m p a y f o r S a t u r d a y w o r k .
P r e v i o u s l y p a id o n ly a fte r e x c u s e d a b s e n c e o f l e s s
than a day.

See footnotes at end of table.




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Table C.

Related Wage Practices----- Continued
P ro v isio n

E ffe c tiv e date

A p p licatio n s,

excep tio n s,

and oth er r e la te d m a tt e r s

P r e m i u m P a y fo r S a tu r d a y and S u n d ay W ork— C ontin u ed
O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6
(M C B W and
UPW A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6 ) .

S e p t . 1, 1 9 5 7 ( a b o v e
a g r e e m e n t s ).

A p p lic a b le o n ly w hen tim e and o n e - h a lf o r double tim e
did not apply.
E l i m i n a t e d , in c a s e o f w o r k e r s n ot o n c o n t in u o u s o p e r ­
a t i o n s , r e q u i r e m e n t t h a t a b s e n c e s b e e x c u s e d to p r e ­
s e r v e e lig ib ility for tim e and o n e - h a lf p a y fo r w ork on
S a tu r d a y a s such .
D o u b le t i m e f o r S u n d a y w o r k e x t e n d e d to t h o s e n o t on
co n tin u o u s o p e r a t i o n s but r e g u l a r l y w o r k in g on S u n d a y .

A d d e d : 5 a n d 10 p e r c e n t p r e ­
m iu m s fo r S a tu rd a y and S u n ­
d a y w o r k , r e s p e c t i v e l y , on
con tin uous o p e r a tio n s .

I n c r e a s e d t o : 10 p e r c e n t f o r
S a tu r d a y w o r k and 20 p e r ­
c e n t fo r S u n d a y w o r k on
con tin uous o p e r a tio n s .
I n c r e a s e d t o : 15 p e r c e n t
fo r S a tu r d a y w o rk and
30 p e r c e n t f o r S u n d a y w o r k
on co n tin u o u s o p e r a t i o n s .
I n c r e a s e d to : 25 p e r c e n t
fo r S a tu r d a y w o rk and
50 p e r c e n t f o r S u n d a y w o r k
on co n tin u o u s o p e r a tio n s .

S e p t . 1, 1 9 5 8 ( a b o v e
a g r e e m e n t s ).

S e p t . 1, 1 9 5 9 ( M C B W
and U PW A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
O c t . 22, 1959).
S e p t. 26, 1962 (M C B W
sup plem en tal a g r e e ­
m ent dated
A u g . 16 , 1 96 2 ) . 1

M em p h is, Tenn. :
E lim in a te d : S a tu rd a y and Sunday p r e m iu m s for e m p lo y ­
e e s on con tin uous o p e r a tio n s .
C h an ged : F o r a ll e m p lo y e e s — tim e and o n e -h a lf fo r w ork
on 6 th d a y in r e g u l a r l y s c h e d u l e d w o r k w e e k ; d o u b le
t i m e f o r w o r k o n 7th d a y .
M e m p h is, T e n n .:
R e in sta te d : S a tu rd a y and Sunday p r e m iu m s fo r e m p lo y e e s
on con tin u ou s o p e r a tio n s .
T im e and o n e -h a lf and
double tim e fo r w o rk on S a tu r d a y and S u n day, a s su ch ,
r e s p e c t iv e ly , fo r w o r k e r s not on con tin uous o p e r a tio n s,
an d f o r the d e s i g n a t e d d a y s o ff f o r w o r k e r s on
con tin u ou s o p e r a tio n s .
C h an g ed : L u b b o ck , M e m p h is, and San A n gelo - p r o v i­
sio n s a s at all p lan ts.

S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 4 ( M C B W
an d U P W A le tte r of
a g r e e m e n t dated
S e p t. 14, 1964).

M a r . 13, 1967
(M C B W and U P W A
agre e m e n ts of
sa m e d ate).

H oliday P a y
A u g . 11, 1941
(U P W A ).

D ou ble t im e fo r w o r k on 8
sp ecified h olid ay s.
No p a y
for h o lid ay s not w ork ed .

A u g . 14, 1 9 4 3 5
(M CBW ).
D e c . 19, 1946 (U P W A )
an d D e c . 23, 1946
(M CBW ).

A u g . 11, 1948
(U PW A and
M C B W ).

H o lid ay s s p e c if ie d : New Y e a r 's D ay, D e c o ra tio n D ay,
F o u rth o f Ju ly , L a b o r D ay, A r m is tic e D ay, T h a n k s­
g iv in g D ay , C h r i s t m a s D a y , and W a s h in g to n 's
B irth d ay .
S i m i l a r p r o v i s i o n s in f i r s t m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t .

8 p aid h o lid ay s e s ta b lis h e d for
w hich r e g u la r r a t e w a s p a id .
W o rk on a p a id h o lid a y p a id
f o r at r e g u l a r r a t e in a d d it io n
to h o l id a y p a y .
P a y fo r w o r k p e r f o r m e d on the
8 p a id h o lid ay s in c r e a s e d
fro m
r e g u l a r r a t e to do u b le
r a t e in a d d it io n to h o l i d a y
pay.

S a m e h o lid ay s a s
p aid for n u m ber
or p ro b atio n ary
not w ork ed , but

S ep t. 30, 1954
(M CBW and
UPW A ).

A d d e d : E m p l o y e e s la i d o ff d u r in g the w e e k p r e c e d i n g a
h o l id a y but c a l l e d b a c k an d w o r k e d d u r in g the h o lid a y
w e e k o n the d a y o r d a y s fo llo w in g the h o lid a y to r e c e i v e
holiday pay.
E l i g i b i l i t y f o r p r o b a t i o n a r y e m p l o y e e s c h a n g e d to
15 d a y s w o r k e d o u t o f 3 0 c o n s e c u t i v e c a l e n d a r d a y s
im m e d ia t e ly p r e c e d in g h o lid ay . 6

O ct. 1 , 1956 (M C B W
and UPW A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6 ) .

S ee footn otes

above.
R eg u lar p art-tim e em ploy ees
of hours n o rm ally w orked. C asu al
e m p lo y e e s not c o m p e n sa te d fo r h o lid ay s
p a id double r a te fo r tim e w o rk e d .

at end of tab le .




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Table C.

Related Wage Practices-----Continued
P rovision

Effective date

Applications, exceptions, and other related m atters
Holiday Pay^— Continued
E lig ib ility - fo r - h o lid a y - p a y re q u ir e m e n t that e m p lo y e e
m u s t w o r k h o u r s a s o r d e r e d (1 ) o n h o l i d a y s , (2 ) o n
l a s t d a y b e f o r e h o l i d a y , a n d (3) o n S a t u r d a y i f
h o lid a y fa lls on M on d ay and Su n day w a s not a
w ork d ay , ch an ged by su b stitu tin g "o n la s t sc h ed u led
w o r k d a y b e f o r e h o l i d a y " f o r (2) a n d (3 ).
C h an g ed : H o lid ay p a y p r o v id e d e m p lo y e e la id off
d u rin g the w e e k of o r p r e c e d in g the h o lid a y and
r e c a l l e d the w e e k o f o r f o l l o w i n g the h o l i d a y .
A d d e d : E m p l o y e e s la id o ff d u r in g the w e e k b e f o r e
C h r i s t m a s and r e c a lle d d u rin g w eek fo llo w in g
N e w Y e a r ' s to r e c e i v e p a y fo r b o th h o l i d a y s .
C h a n g e d : L o c a l m a n a g e m e n t a u t h o r i z e d to s u b s t i t u t e
(a) l o c a l h o l i d a y c e l e b r a t e d in li e u o f M e m o r i a l D a y
a n d (b ) M o n d a y o r F r i d a y ( o r o t h e r d a y a g r e e d t o
w ith u nion) in w e e k c o n t a in in g o r fo llo w in g
W a s h in g to n 's B ir t h d a y and V e te r a n s D ay fo r th e s e
ho liday s.
C h a n g e d : H o lid a y p a y p r o v i d e d e m p l o y e e s who w o r k e d
at l e a s t 1 d a y d u r in g the h o lid a y w e e k i r r e s p e c t i v e of
w h en la i d off; r e p l a c e m e n t e m p l o y e e s m u s t w o r k at
l e a s t 2 d a y s d u r in g the h o lid a y w e e k .
M em p h is, Tenn. :
E lim in a te d : P a y fo r h o lid a y s not w o rk e d .
C h a n g e d : D ou b le tim e (to ta l) fo r h o lid a y s w o r k e d .
See
" G u a r a n t e e d T i m e " f o r g u a r a n t e e d p a y in h o l i d a y
week.
M e m p h is, T en n .:
R e i n s t a t e d : 3 p a i d h o l i d a y s ----I n d e p e n d e n c e D a y ,
T h an k sg iv in g D ay, and C h r is t m a s D ay.
C h a n g e d : G ood F r i d a y su b stitu te d fo r W a s h in g to n 's
B ir th d a y a s a p aid holiday .
M e m p h is, T e n n .:
R e i n s t a t e d : 3 a d d i t i o n a l p a i d h o l i d a y s ( t o t a l 6)— L a b o r
D ay , N ew Y e a r 's D ay , and V2 d a y on C h r i s t m a s E v e
and N ew Y e a r 's E ve.

S e p t . 1. 1 9 5 9 ( M C B W
and U PW A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
O ct. 22. 1959).

S e p t . 1 , 19 6 1 ( M C B W
and U P W A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
S e p t. 10, 1961).
A u g. 20. 1962 (M C B W
su p plem en tal a g r e e ­
m ent dated
A u g . 16, 1962).
J a n . 6. 1 9 6 4 ( M C B W
su p plem en tal a g r e e ­
m ent of s a m e date).

Sept. 1, 1964 (MCBW
and UPW A agreem ents
of sam e date and
letter of agreement
dated Sept. 14, 1964)J

Holiday pay was reduced by sick leave pay and w ork­
men' s compensation when they w ere for the sam e day.
Charlotte, 2 Norfolk, 2 and Philadelphia2 — W ashington's
Birthday and E aste r Monday w ere substituted for Good
Friday and V eterans' Day, resp ectively.
M ob ile 2 — Mardi Gras Day was substituted for Good
F riday.
New O rlea n s2 - M ardi Gras Day was substituted for
V eterans Day.
L o u isv ille 2— wage rates w ere adjusted in lieu of pay
for W ashington's Birthday and V eterans' Day and a
local holiday could be substituted by local agreem ent
for any one of 6 specified m a ster agreem ent holidays.
W ilk e s -B a r r e 2 — E aster Monday was substituted for
Good Friday and a local holiday could be substituted
for one other holiday by local agreem ent.
Added: Em ployee paid for full holiday when holiday fe ll
on a Saturday in a week in which he received sick pay
for the full week.

M a r. 13, 1967
(M CBW and UPW A
agreem ents of
sam e date).
Sept. 1, 1967
(MCBW and UPW A
agreem ents dated
M a r. 13, 1967).
Sept. 1, 1969
(M CBW and UPW A
agreem ents dated
M a r. 13, 1967).

Changed: M em phis— provisions as at m ost plants.
Changed: Charlotte, M obile, New O rleans, Norfolk, and
L o u isv ille — provisions as at m o st plants.

Added:

Holiday to be Washington' s Birthday at m ost plants.
Determ ined locally.

1 paid holiday (total 9).

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Related Wage Practices-----Continued

E ffectiv e date

P ro v isio n

A p p licatio n s,
P aid

A u g . 1 1 , 19 4 1
(U P W A ).

J a n . 1, 1 9 5 5 ( b y
a g r e e m e n ts dated
S ep t. 30, 1954,
M C B W and U PW A ).

and o th e r r e la t e d m a t t e r s

V acations

A fter 1 y e a r 's se r v ic e , e m ­
p lo y e e s w e re e lig ib le for
p aid v a c a tio n s , a s fo llo w s:
1 w e e k — 1 to 5 y e a r s ' s e r v i c e ,
m e n and w om en ;
2 w e e k s — 5 to 20 y e a r s '
s e r v i c e , m e n ; 5 t o 15 y e a r s ,
w om en;
3 w e e k s — 20 y e a r s ' s e r v i c e a n d
o v e r , m e n ; 15 y e a r s a n d o v e r ,
w om en.

A u g. 14, 1943
(M C B W ).
N ov. 28, 1949 (U P W A
and M C B W ).

excep tion s,

V a catio n p a y for each w eek w as a v e r a g e w eekly e a r n ­
in g s m a d e b etw een end of p r e v io u s c a le n d a r y e a r
and d a te of v a c a tio n .
W e e k s in w h ic h h o l i d a y s
o c c u r r e d o r e m p l o y e e l o s t t i m e n o t i n c l u d e d in t h is
com p utation .

S i m i l a r p r o v i s i o n s i n c o r p o r a t e d in f i r s t m a s t e r a g r e e ­
m ent.
L e n g th - o f-se rv ic e req u irem e n t
f o r 3- w e e k v a c a tio n r e d u c e d
t o 15 y e a r s f o r m e n a n d
c o n t i n u e d a t 15 y e a r s f o r
w om en.
Added: 4 w e e k s' v acation after
25 y e a r s o r m o r e o f s e r v i c e .

O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6 ( M C B W
and UPW A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6 ) .
J a n . 1, I 9 6 0 ( M C B W
and U PW A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
O ct. 22, 1959).

L e n g th - o f-se rv ic e req u irem e n t
fo r 2 w e e k s' v acation redu ced
to 3 y e a r s .

J a n . 1, 1 9 6 1 ( a b o v e
agreem en ts).

Changed: R eq u irem en t fo r
3 w eek s' vacation reduced
t o 12 y e a r s o f s e r v i c e .
C hanged: R eq u irem en t reduced
to 10 y e a r s ' s e r v i c e f o r
3 w e e k s ' v a c a t i o n a n d to 20
y e ars for 4 w eeks.

E m p l o y e e s w ith m o r e th an 2 y e a r s ' s e r v i c e a ll o w e d
to t a k e t h e i r v a c a t i o n s 90 d a y s in a d v a n c e o f t h e i r
s e r v ic e a n n iv e r sa r y date.
P re v io u sly em ploy ees
w i t h m o r e t h a n 15 y e a r s ' s e r v i c e a l l o w e d t o t a k e
t h e i r v a c a t i o n s w ith in a r e a s o n a b l e p e r i o d in
ad v an ce of a n n iv e r sa r y date.

C h a n g e d : E m p l o y e e w ith at l e a s t 1 y e a r ' s co n tin u o u s
s e r v i c e p e r m i t t e d to t a k e v a c a t i o n a n y t i m e d u r in g
c a le n d a r y e a r in ste a d of afte r a n n iv e r s a r y date of
serv ic e.
W o r k e r s w ith l e s s th an 1 y e a r ' s s e r v i c e
on J a n u a r y 1 to b e c o m e e l i g i b l e on f i r s t a n n i v e r s a r y
date.
A d d e d : V a c a t i o n s g r a n t e d o n ly to e m p l o y e e s
w o r k i n g m i n i m u m o f 150 d a y s d u r i n g p r e c e d i n g
c a l e n d a r y e a r in c lu d in g (in a d d itio n to d a y s
w ork ed ) h o lid a y s p aid fo r but not w o rk e d ,
d ay s a b se n t b e c a u se of c o m p e n sa b le in ju ry
o r i l ln e s s , s p e c if ie d n u m b e r o f d a y s of p aid
v a c a tio n , m a x i m u m o f 30 d a y s ' p a id s i c k le a v e
an d d a y s of e x c u s e d a b s e n c e f o r u n io n b u s i n e s s .
F o r m e r r e q u i r e m e n t o f 180 d a y s ' w o r k a p p l i c a b l e to
t h o s e a b s e n t m o r e t h a n 60 c o n s e c u t i v e w o r k d a y s in
a n n i v e r s a r y y e a r an d o f 185 d a y s ' w o r k f o r n ew
e m p lo y e e s can ce le d .

J a n . 1, 1 9 6 2 ( M C B W
and U PW A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
S e p t . 10, 1 9 6 1 ).
L e t t e r s of intent d ate d
S e p t. 10, 1961.

J a n . 1, 1 9 6 3 ( M C B W
su pplem en tal
a g re e m e n t dated
A u g . 16, 1962).
J a n . 1, 1 9 6 4 ( M C B W
and U PW A le tte r
of a g r e e m e n t dated
S e p t . 14, 1964).

S ee fo o tn o tes




A d d ed : E m p lo y e e s r e tir in g u n d e r p e n sio n p lan
(e x ce p t e m p lo y e e s ap p ly in g fo r e a r ly r e t ir e m e n t )
p r o v i d e d V* o f r e g u l a r v a c a t i o n p a y f o r e a c h
3 - c o n s e c u t i v e - m o n t h p e r i o d in w h ic h t h e y w o r k e d
38 d a y s o r m o r e , in a d d i t i o n to v a c a t i o n p a y
e a r n e d in p r e v i o u s y e a r .
C o m p a n y e i t h e r to t r y to a s s i g n w o r k in o r d e r to
p e r m i t e m p l o y e e s w ith 5 y e a r s ' s e n i o r i t y w ho
h a d n e v e r c o m p le t e d the n u m b e r o f d a y s on p a y r o l l
r e q u ir e d f o r v a c a ti o n to m e e t e lig ib ility r e q u i r e m e n t s
o r to g iv e s u c h e m p l o y e e s v a c a ti o n a f t e r 150 d a y s '
accu m ulated se rv ic e .
M em p h is, Tenn. :
R e d u c e d : 1 w e e k ' s v a c a t i o n w ith p a y a f t e r 2 b u t l e s s
than 8 y e a r s ' co n tin u o u s s e r v i c e , 2 w e e k s a f t e r
8 bu t l e s s th an 20 y e a r s , 3 w e e k s a f t e r 20 y e a r s .
M em p h is, Tenn. :
R e in sta te d : V a ca tio n plan of m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t.

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Related Wage Practices-----Continued

E ffe c tiv e date

P ro v isio n

A p p licatio n s,

excep tio n s,

and oth er r e la te d m a tt e r s

P a id V a c a t io n s — C on tin u ed
J a n . 1, 1 9 6 8
(M C B W and U PW A
a g r e e m e n ts dated
M a r . 13, 1967).

C hanged: 3 w eek s of v acation
f o r 10 b u t f e w e r t h a n 15 y e a r s
o f s e r v i c e ; 4 w e e k s f o r 15 b u t
f e w e r t h a n 20 y e a r s ; a n d a
fifth w e e k w a s a d d e d fo r
20 y e a r s o r m o r e .
C hanged: 3 w eek s of vacation
f o r 8 b u t f e w e r t h a n 15 y e a r s
of cre d ite d s e r v ic e .

J a n . 1, 1 9 7 1
(a g re e m e n t dated
A p r . 18, 1 9 7 0 ).

R ep o rtin g T im e
E m p l o y e e s c a l l e d to w o r k
p r o v i d e d w ith 3 h o u r s 1 w o r k o r
p a y in l i e u o f w o r k .
M inim u m re p o rtin g tim e
i n c r e a s e d to 4 h o u r s .

A u g . 11, 194 1
(U P W A ).
A u g . 11. 1942
(U PW A ).
A u g . 14 , 1 9 4 3
(M CBW ).

S i m i l a r p r o v i s i o n s i n c o r p o r a t e d in f i r s t m a s t e r
agreem en t.

R ecall P ay
A u g . 1 1 , 19 41
(U P W A ).

A u g . 11, 1942
(U P W A ).
A u g . 14, 1943
(M C B W ).
O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6
(M C B W and U P W A
a g r e e m e n ts of s a m e
date).

E m p l o y e e s r e c a l l e d to w o r k on
s a m e d ay a ft e r go in g h o m e
p aid tim e and o n e -h a lf fo r all
tim e w ork ed and g u a ra n te e d
m in im u m of 3 h o u r s ' w ork.
M inim u m r e c a ll tim e in c r e a s e d
to 4 h o u r s .
S i m i l a r p r o v i s i o n s i n c o r p o r a t e d in f i r s t m a s t e r
agreem en t.
C h a n g e d : P r e m i u m p a id e m p l o y e e s r e c a l l e d to the p la n t
f o r w o r k w ith in 24 h o u r s f r o m th e s t a r t o f the s h i f t
ju s t co m p le te d . N ot a p p lic a b le when sh ift o r s t a r tin g
t i m e w a s b e i n g c h a n g e d o r to w o r k p e r f o r m e d a f t e r
the s t a r t o f a n ew s c h e d u l e d w o r k d a y .

C all

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Pay

N ot a p p lic a b le when sh ifts w e r e b ein g ch an ged o r when
c a l l b a c k on S a t u r d a y w a s o f f e r e d at o v e r t i m e r a t e s
fo r an e q u a l d i s tr ib u t io n of h o u r s of w o rk .

E stab lish ed :
E m p l o y e e s c a l l e d b a c k to w o r k ,
a s p r e a r r a n g e d , w ith in
12-h our p e rio d a fte r c o m ­
p letin g a sh ift p aid tim e and
o n e-h alf for h o u rs w orked
w ith in th at p e r i o d .

S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 4
(M C B W and U P W A
a g reem en ts of
sa m e date).

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Related Wage Practices— Continued

E ffectiv e

P ro v isio n

date

A p p licatio n s,

excep tio n s,

and oth er r e la te d m a tt e r s

D elay T im e
N ov. 23, 1949 (U PW A
and M C B W ).

D e l a y s o f l e s s t h a n -4 m i n u t e s '
d a y 's total.

P iecew o rk em ploy ees c o m ­
p e n sa te d at b a s e rate fo r
l o s t t i m e i n e x c e s s o f 15
m in utes a day resu ltin g
fro m d e la y s c a u s e d by
m e ch an ical breakdow n,
w aitin g fo r m a t e r ia l, e tc.

d u r a t i o n n o t c o u n t e d in

P aid R e st P e rio d s
S e p t . 1, 19 6 1 ( M C B W
and U PW A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
S e p t . 10 . 1 9 6 1 ) .

In e f f e c t : W o r k e r s r e q u i r e d
to w o r k V h o u r s b e f o r e o r
a f t e r lu n c h p r o v i d e d 10m in u te r e s t fo r e a c h p e r io d
of w ork.

E m p l o y e e r e q u i r e d t o w o r k 8 h o u r s in a n y 1 d a y , t o r e ­
ce iv e 2 1 0-m in u te r e s t p e r io d s , even though th ere w a s
1 co n tin u o u s p e r io d o f l e s s than
V hours.
M e m p h is, T e n n .:
E lim in a te d : A fternoon r e s t p erio d .
C hanged: 2 r e s t p erio d s provided em p loy ees req u ired
t o w o r k 10 h o u r s o r m o r e i n a n y 1 d a y .
M e m p h i s , T en n .:
R e i n s t a t e d : A fte r n o o n r e s t p e r i o d on c h a in o p e r a t i o n s
w h e n e m p l o y e e is s c h e d u l e d to w o r k m o r e th a n 8 h o u r s
in a n y 1 d a y i f c u r r e n t p r o d u c t i o n l e v e l s w e r e
m a in ta in ed .
M em p h is, T en n .:
R ein stated : F u ll p ro v isio n of m a s te r ag re e m e n t.

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S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 4 ( M C B W
and U PW A le tte r
of a g re e m e n t dated
S e p t . 14 , 1 9 6 4 ) .
S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 6 ( M C B W
and U P W A le tte r of
a g re e m e n t dated
S e p t . 14, 196 4 ).

M e a ls and M e a ltim e
A u g . 11, 1941
(U PW A ).
A u g . 11 , 1 9 4 2
(U PW A ).

No p ro v isio n for p aid m e a l­
tim e .
E m p l o y e e s r e q u i r e d to w o r k
m o r e than 5 c o n s e c u t iv e
h o u r s w ith ou t m e a l p e r i o d
p aid tim e and o n e -h a lf for
t i m e w o r k e d in e x c e s s o f
5 h o u r s and un til m e a l p e r io d
w as p rovided.

A u g . 14, 1943
( M C B W ).
D e c . 14, 1 9 4 3
(U P W A ); and
M a y 1, 1 9 4 5
(M CBW ).

D e c. 2 3 , 1946
(M C BW ).
O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6 ( M C B W
and U PW A a g r e e ­
m en ts dated
O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6 ) .
S e p t . 1, 1 9 5 9 ( M C B W
and U P W A a g r e e ­
m en ts dated
O ct. 22, 1959).
A u g. 20, 1962 (M C B W
su p plem en tal a g r e e ­
m ent dated
A u g . 16, 1 9 6 2 ).

See

fo o tn o tes

N o t a p p l i c a b l e to e m p l o y e e s e n g a g e d in c o n t in u o u s o p e r a ­
t i o n s a n d e n t i t l e d to e a t lu n c h o n c o m p a n y t i m e , o r w h e n
5Vz h o u r s c o m p l e t e d t h e d a y ' s w o r k , o r in c a s e o f
m ech an ical breakdow n.

S i m i l a r p r o v i s i o n s i n c o r p o r a t e d in f i r s t m a s t e r
agreem en t.
N o t a p p l i c a b l e to e m p l o y e e s w h o s e d u t ie s r e q u i r e d lo n g
h o u r s o u tsid e o f p lan t, su c h a s co u n try t r u c k d r i v e r s .
2 0 - m i n u t e p a i d lu n c h p e r i o d n o t p r o v i d e d to e m p l o y e e s
e n g a g e d in c o n t in u o u s o p e r a t i o n s a n d a l l o w e d to e a t
m e a ls on co m p an y tim e.

A d d e d : E m p l o y e e s r e q u i r e d to
w o r k m o r e t h a n 10 h o u r s
( U P W A ) o r 1 0V2 h o u r s ( M C B W )
in 1 d a y f u r n i s h e d a 2d m e a l
by c o m p a n y and a llo w e d 20
m i n u te s e a t in g t im e w ith p a y .
W o rk in g tim e b e fo r e 2d m e a l
r e d u c e d to 10 h o u r s .
C o m p a n y g iv e n o p tio n o f f u r ­
n ish in g m e a l v a lu e d at $1.25,
o r a m e a l t i c k e t e q u i v a l e n t to
$ 1. 2 5 f o r e a c h 5 h o u r s w o r k e d
beyond 1st m e a l p e rio d .
I n c r e a s e d : V alu e of m e a l o r
m e a l t i c k e t t o $ 1. 5 0 .

M em p h is, Tenn. :
E lim in a te d : M ea ltim e pay.
R e d u c e d : M e a l p e r i o d a f t e r 10 h o u r s '

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Related Wage Practices---- Continued

E ffectiv e

date

P ro v isio n

A p p licatio n s,

ex cep tio n s,

and oth er re la te d m a tt e r s

M etils and M e a lt im e — C o n tin u ed
S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 4 ,
(M C B W and U PW A
a g r e e m e n t s of
sa m e date).

C h arlesto n ,
C h a rlo tte , 2 J a c k s o n v ill e , 2 M o b ile, 2
N e w O r l e a n s , 2 N o r f o l k , 2 P a s s a i c , 2 a n d T u l s a 2—
v alu e of m e a l tick e t w a s $ 1 . 2 5 .
L o u i s v i l l e 2— n o t a p p l i c a b l e .
P eo ria (p rocessin g)
and P h ila d e lp h ia 2 — p r o v isio n s
f o r w o r k o v e r 10 h o u r s n o t a p p l i c a b l e .
W i l k e s - B a r r e 2— o n e - h a l f h o u r p a i d m e a l p e r i o d a f t e r
5 co n secu tiv e h o u rs of w ork.
P r o v is io n s for w o rk
o v e r 10 h o u r s n o t a p p l i c a b l e .
C han ged: M e m p h is — p ro v isio n s a s at m o s t p lan ts.

M a r . 13, 1967
(M C B W and U P W A
a g r e e m e n t s of
sa m e d ate).
S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 7
(M C B W and U P W A
a g re e m e n ts dated
M a r . 13, 1 9 6 7 ).

C h an g ed : C h a r le sto n , C h a rlo tte , J a c k s o n v ill e , M o b ile,
New O r le a n s , N o rfo lk , P a s s a i c , T u ls a , P e o r i a
(p r o c e s s in g ), P h ilad e lp h ia, and W i lk e s - B a r r e —
p ro v isio n s a s at all p lan ts.

P a id S ick L e a v e
A u g . 1 1 , 19 4 1
(U PW A ).
D e c . 19, 1946
(U P W A ); and
D e c . 23, 1946
(M C B W ).

N o p r o v i s i o n f o r s i c k l e a v e in
con tract.
1 t o 10 y e a r s o f c o n t i n u o u s
se r v ic e — o n e-h alf w age
s t a r t i n g on 8th d a y o f a b ­
s e n c e ; 10 o r m o r e y e a r s
o f c o n t i n u o u s s e r v i c e ----o n e h a lf w age s ta r tin g on 1st day
of ab sen ce.
M ax im u m
y e a r l y p a y m e n t s — 2 w e e k s at
h a lf w a g e s fo r e a c h y e a r of
con tin u ou s s e r v ic e .

O c t . 31, 1949 (U P W A
and M C B W ).

L en gth -o f-service req u ire­
m ent for im m e d ia te sic k
ben efits red u ced .
Th us: 1
to 5 y e a r s o f c o n t i n u o u s o r
accu m ulated se rv ic e — oneh a lf w a g e s t a r t i n g on 8th d a y
of a b se n c e ; 5 or m o re y e a r s —
o n e - h a lf w ag e s t a r t i n g on
1st day of ab se n c e .
I n c r e a s e d to : 55 p e r c e n t o f e m ­
p l o y e e ' s w e e k l y p a y f o r 2d
co m p e n sab le w eek of d i s ­
a b i l i t y , 6 0 p e r c e n t f o r 3d a n d
4th w e e k , an d 65 p e r c e n t fo r
5th a n d s u b s e q u e n t w e e k s .
M a x im u m y e a r ly ben efit p a y ­
m e n t i n c r e a s e d to 1 3 w e e k s
f o r e m p l o y e e s w ith l e s s than
7 y e a rs' se rv ice .

O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6 ( M C B W
and U P W A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6 ) .

A p p l i c a b l e o n l y to r e g u l a r (not c a s u a l o r p a r t - t i m e ) e m ­
p lo y e e s on a c tiv e p a y r o ll at b egin n in g of a b se n c e and
w ith d i s a b i l i t y c a u s e d b y s i c k n e s s o r n o n c o m p e n s a b le
a ccid en t.
H a lf w a g e s c o m p u t e d on b a s i c w o r k w e e k o f
4 0 h o u r s ( b a s i c w e e k l y h o u r s in c a s e o f w e e k l y p a i d
e m p l o y e e s ) ; p a y m e n t l i m i t e d to 2 w e e k s f o r e a c h y e a r
of con tin u ou s s e r v i c e , r e d u c e d by n u m b e r of w e e k s for
w h i c h s i c k - l e a v e p a y m e n t s w e r e m a d e in p r e c e d i n g 1 2 m onth p e r io d .
S ick -le a v e p ay m e n ts redu ced by am ounts
p a id , if an y , a s r e q u i r e d b y law fo r s i c k n e s s o r n o n c o m ­
p en sab le accid en ts.
S i c k - l e a v e p r o v i s i o n s a m e n d e d to i n c l u d e b e n e f i t s f o r d i s ­
a b i l i t y d u e to p r e g n a n c y up to m a x i m u m o f 8 w e e k s .

N o c h a n g e in m a x i m u m 8 w e e k s ' b e n e f i t s in c a s e o f n o r ­
m al pregnancy.

S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 1 ( M C B W
and U PW A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
S e p t . 10, 1961).

See

footn otes




Changed:
B e n e fits p ro v id e d la id - o f f e m p lo y e e if d is a b le d at tim e of
r e c a l l t o w o r k ; w a i t i n g p e r i o d to s t a r t f r o m d a t e o f r e ­
c a l l a n d b e n e f i t s to s t a r t no e a r l i e r t h a n d a y w o r k w o u l d
have been resu m ed .
(P re v io u sly , em p lo y e e s w ere e l i ­
g ib le fo r b e n e f i t s o n ly if d i s a b i l i t y o c c u r r e d w ith in
2 d ay s a fte r lay o ff. )
E l i g i b i l i t y e x t e n d e d to e m p l o y e e s d i s a b l e d ( 1 ) p r i o r to
la y o ff w ith b e n e fit s p r o v i d e d fo r p e r i o d e m p l o y e e w a s
o t h e r w i s e e l i g i b l e ; (2) p r i o r to o r d u r i n g s t r i k e w ith b e n e ­
f i t s p r o v i d e d f o r p e r i o d b e f o r e o r a f t e r s t r i k e ; (3) w ith in
2 d a y s o f b eg in n in g of le a v e o f a b s e n c e fo r j u r y duty,
u nion b u s i n e s s (e x c e p t fu l l - t i m e p o s iti o n ) , o r p e r s o n a l
l e a v e , w ith b e n e f it s p r o v i d e d f o r p e r i o d o f d i s a b i l i t y
co n tin u in g a ft e r te r m in a t io n o f a b s e n c e .
B e n e fits not p ro v id e d d u rin g p e r io d of v a c a tio n p ay.

at end of tab le.

35

Table C.

Related Wage Practices----Continued

E ffec tiv e

P ro v isio n

date

A p p licatio n s,

P aid

S ick

In c re a se d — by $ 1 1 ,
sic k -le a v e pay.

and o th er r e la te d m a tt e r s

L e a v e ----C o n t i n u e d

A u g. 20, 1962 (M C B W
su pplem en tal a g re e m ent dated
A u g . 16, 1 9 6 2 ).
S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 4 ( M C B W
and U PW A letter
of a g re e m e n t d ated
S e p t . 14, 1 9 6 4 ).
D e c . 1, 1 9 6 4 ( M C B W
an d U P W A le tte r of
a g r e e m e n t dated
S e p t . 14, 1 9 6 4 ).
M a r . 13, 1967 (M C B W
a g r e e m e n t of
sa m e date).

excep tio n s,

M em p h is, Tenn. :
C h a n g e d : 4 - d a y w a itin g p e r i o d f o r e m p l o y e e s w ith 5 y e a r s
of se rv ic e or m o re.
A dded: M a x im u m w eekly ben efit of $ 5 0 .
M em p h is, Tenn. :
R e d u c e d to : 3 - d a y w a iti n g p e r i o d f o r e m p l o y e e s w ith
5 y e a r s of s e r v i c e o r m o r e ; b e n e fit p a id f r o m f i r s t day
o f i l l n e s s o f m o r e t h a n 2 w e e k s o r in c a s e of
a c c id e n ta l in ju ry .
See "In su ran ce P la n ."

w eekly

Changed:

M em p h is— p ro v isio n s a s

at

a ll p la n ts.

Funeral Leave
S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 1 ( M C B W
and UPW A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
S e p t . 10 , 1 9 6 1 ) .

E s t a b l i s h e d : U p to 3 d a y s '
p a id le a v e at r e g u la r w age
r a te fo r a r r a n g in g o r atten d in g
fu n eral of m e m b e r of im ­
m e d iate fam ily .

Im m e d ia t e f a m ily in c lu d ed s p o u s e , ch ild , m o t h e r , fa th e r ,
s i s t e r , b r o th e r , m o t h e r - in - la w , and fa t h e r - in - la w .
To qu alify fo r allo w an c e, em p lo y e e m u st have been
s c h e d u l e d to w o r k .

Ju ry-D uty Pay
F e b . 2, 1 9 5 2 (M C B W
and UPW A ).

E m p l o y e e s w ith 6 m o n t h s '
s e r v ic e o r m o r e p aid d if­
feren ce betw een ju r y - s e r v ic e
p a y and am o u n t that w ould
h a v e b e e n e a r n e d on the jo b .

P a y m e n t l i m i t e d to 15 d a y s i n e a c h c a l e n d a r y e a r .
M ax i­
m u m n o t a p p l i c a b l e to e m p l o y e e s (1) r e c e i v i n g g r e a t e r
p a y f o r j u r y s e r v i c e th an w o u ld h a v e b e e n e a r n e d at
w o r k , (2) a b s e n t b e c a u s e o f l a y o f f s , v a c a t i o n , s i c k n e s s ,
o r i n j u r y o r o t h e r e x c u s e d l e a v e o f a b s e n c e , o r (3) w ith
an u n e x c u s e d a b s e n c e on the l a s t s c h e d u l e d w o r k d a y
p r i o r to s e r v i c e , o r (4) f a i l i n g to r e p o r t f o r w o r k on
d a y s w hen s e r v i c e on j u r y w a s not r e q u i r e d .
E li m i n a t e d : 1 5 -d a y li m it on s u p p l e m e n t a l j u r y - d u t y p a y .

O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6 ( M C B W
and U P W A a g r e e ­
m en ts dated
O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6 ) .

C lo th e s-C h an g in g T im e
A u g . 11 , 1 9 4 1
(U P W A ).
A u g . 1 1, 1 9 4 3 ( U P W A
and M C B W ).

No p r o v is io n c o v e r in g tim e
s p e n t in c h a n g i n g c l o t h e s .
E m p l o y e e s p a id at r e g u la r
r a t e s f o r 12 m i n u t e s w o r k in g t i m e p e r d a y s p e n t in
ch an gin g c lo th e s.

In a c c o r d a n c e w i t h N W L B d i r e c t i v e s o f D e c . 7 , 1 9 4 4 ,
and F e b . 20, 1945.
F o r p a y r o l l p u r p o s e s c l o t h e s - c h a n g i n g tim e w ith in w e e k
com p uted as fo llo w s:
1 d a y , X h o u r ; 2 d a y s , */z h o u r ; 3 o r 4 d a y s , V h o u r ;
U
5 d a y s , 1 h o u r ; 6 d a y s , 1V h o u r s ; 7 d a y s ,
V hours.
M em p h is, Tenn. :
E lim in a t e d : P a id tim e fo r ch an gin g c lo th e s.

4

A u g. 20, 1962 (M C B W
^supplem ental a g r e e m en t dated
A u g . 16, 196 2). 1
S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 4
(M C B W and U P W A
a g r e e m e n ts of
sa m e date).

footn otes

4

C h a r le sto n , 2 C h a rlo tte , 2 Ja c k s o n v ille , 2 M ob ile, 2
New O r le a n s , 2 N o rfo lk , 2 P a s s a i c , 2 T u l s a , 2
C le v e la n d , 2 L o u is v ille , 2 P e o r i a (p r o c e s s in g ), 2
P h ila d e lp h ia , 2 and W i l k e s - B a r r e 2 — p r o v is io n s not
a p p l i c a b l e ( w a g e s r a t e s w e r e a d j u s t e d in l i e u o f
clo th e s-c h a n g in g tim e at C lev elan d ).
C h an ged : L u b b o ck , M e m p h is, and San A n gelo —
p ro v isio n s a s at m o s t p lan ts.

M a r . 13, 1967
(M C B W and U P W A
a g re e m e n t of
sa m e date).

See

1 2

at end of tab le.




36

Table C.

Related Wage Practices----Continued

E ffec tiv e

A p p licatio n s,

P ro v isio n

date

C lo th es

and oth er r e la te d m a tt e r s

1A l l o w a n c e

No p r o v is io n c o v e r in g allo w an c e
for w ork c lo th e s.
E m p l o y e e s a ll o w e d 50 c e n t s p e r
w eek for fu rn ish in g w ork
cloth es.

A u g . 11, 1941
(U PW A ).
A u g . 1 1, 1 9 4 3 ( U P W A
and M C B W ).

ex cep tio n s,

In a c c o r d a n c e w ith N W L B d i r e c t i v e s o f D e c . 7 , 1 9 4 4 , a n d
F e b . 20, 1945.
U P W A — W e e k l y c l o t h e s a l l o w a n c e a p p l i e d to a l l r e g u l a r
(not c a s u a l ) e m p l o y e e s w ho q u a l i f y f o r 4 - h o u r r e p o r t i n g
g u a ra n te e and th o se who, a fte r r e p o rtin g fo r w ork , a re
se n t hom e b e c a u s e of illn e s s o r in ju ry .
M C B W — W e e k ly c l o t h e s a ll o w a n c e a p p l i e d to e m p l o y e e s
w o r k i n g 4 h o u r s o r m o r e in the w e e k .
A m e n d e d to p r o v i d e f u l l w e e k l y a l l o w a n c e to r e g u l a r e m ­
p lo y e e s and allow an ce of
ce n ts p e r d ay for e a c h day
w o r k e d to p a r t - t i m e e m p l o y e e s .
A m e n d e d to p r o v i d e w e e k l y a l l o w a n c e to a n y e m p l o y e e
(e x c e p t p a r t - t i m e ) who q u a lif ie s fo r 4 - h o u r r e p o r tin g
g u a ra n te e o r who, a fte r r e p o rtin g fo r w o rk , is e x c u s e d
b e c a u s e o f i l ln e s s o r in ju ry .
M em p h is, Tenn. :
E lim in a t e d : W ork clo th in g a llo w a n c e .

D e c . 19, 1 9 4 6
(U PW A ).

8

D e c . 2 3 , 1946
(M CBW ).

A u g. 20, 1962 (M CB W
supplem ental a g r e e ­
m ent dated
A u g . 16, 1 9 6 2 ).
S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 4
(M C B W and U P W A
a g re e m e n ts of
sa m e date).

2

2

2

2

C h arlesto n ,
C h arlotte,
Jack so n v ille,
M o b ile,
New O r le a n s ,
N o rfo lk ,
P assaic ,
T u lsa,
C le v e la n d ,
L o u isv ille,
P e o ria (p ro cessin g ),
P h ilad elp h ia,
a n d W i l k e s - B a r r e 2— p r o v i s i o n s n o t
a p p lic a b le (w a g e r a t e s w e r e a d ju s t e d in lieu of a
clo th e s allo w an ce at C lev ela n d ).
C han ged: M e m p h is— p ro v isio n s a s at m o s t p lan ts.

2

M a r . 13, 1967
(M C B W a g r e e m e n t
of s a m e date).

2

2

2
2

2

2

2

T o o ls and E q u ip m e n t
A u g . 11 , 19 4 1
(U PW A ).
M ay
1, 1 9 4 5 ( M C B W ) ;
an d J u n e 4, 1945
(U PW A ).

No p ro v isio n co v e rin g tools
and e q u ip m en t.
C o m p a n y r e q u i r e d to f u r n i s h
knives, ste e ls , w h etston es,
and m e a t h o o k s.
Com pany
to p r e p a r e t o o l s f o r u s e o r
p e r m i t e m p l o y e e s to p r e p a r e
them as a w ork assig n m e n t.

In a c c o r d a n c e w ith N W L B d i r e c t i v e s o f D e c .
F e b . 20, 1945.

7,

1944, and

P i e c e - r a t e e m p l o y e e s p a id b a s i c h o u rly job ra te w hen
e n g a g e d in t o o l a n d e q u i p m e n t p r e p a r a t i o n .

D e c . 19 , 1 9 4 6
(U P W A ); and
D e c . 2 3 , 1946
(M C BW ).
S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 4
(M C B W a g r e e m e n t
of sa m e d ate).

C l e v e l a n d 2— w a g e r a t e s w e r e a d j u s t e d i n l i e u o f
p r o v isio n of to o ls and eq u ip m en t by co m p an y .

N otice of C lo sin g
N o t a p p l i c a b l e to t e m p o r a r y r e p l a c e m e n t s o r n e w l y
h ired em p loy ees.

E s t a b l i s h e d : C o m p a n y to g i v e
9 0 -d a y ad v an ce n otice of c lo sin g
p lan t, d iv isio n , o r m a jo r
departm en t.
E m ployee p e r ­
m an en tly se p a r a te d b efo re
e x p ir a tio n of su c h 9 0 -d a y n otice
to r e c e i v e
h o u r s ' p a y at
r e g u la r ra te for e a c h w o r k ­
d a y (b a s e d on a 5 - d a y w e e k )
b e f o r e e x p i r a t i o n o f the 90
d a y s an d n ot f a l lin g w ith in
p e r i o d fo r w h ic h he r e c e iv e d
w eekly g u aran te e .

S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 1 ( M C B W
and U P W A a g r e e m e n ts dated
S e p t . 10 , 1 9 6 1 ) .

8

B en efits also p ro vided w o rk e rs p erm an en tly se p a ra te d
b y shutdow n o f p lan t, d iv isio n , o r m a jo r d e p a r tm e n t
b u t l o c a t e d in o t h e r th an c l o s e d unit.

(M C B W ), and
J a n . 31, 1962
(U PW A ).
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S ee fo o tn otes




at

end of tab le.

37

Table C.
E ffec tiv e

Related Wage Practices---- Continued
date

P ro v isio n

A p p licatio n s,

excep tio n s,

and oth er r e la te d m a tt e r s

N o t i c e o f C l o s i n g ----C o n t i n u e d
M a r . 13, 1967
(M C B W and U PW A
a g r e e m e n t s of
sa m e date).

C h a n g e d : C o m p a n y to g i v e
- m o n th s' a d v a n c e n o tice of
c lo s in g of p lan t, d iv isio n , o r
m a jo r departm en t. E m ploy ee
p e rm an e n tly s e p a r a te d b e fo re
ex p ira tio n of su ch
-m on th s'
n o t i c e to r e c e i v e
-h o u r s' pay
at r e g u la r rate fo r each w o rk ­
day (b a se d on a 5 -d ay w eek)
b e f o r e e x p ir a t io n of the
m o n th s an d not fa llin g w ith in
p e r io d fo r w h ich he r e c e iv e d
w eekly g u aran te e .

6

6
8

6

S e p a ra tio n A llow an ce
N ov. 23, 1949 (U PW A
and M C B W ).

7

E m p lo y e e s p erm an en tly s e p a ­
rated as re su lt of fo rce
reduction a r is in g out of
d e p a r t m e n t o r u nit c l o s i n g
e lig ib le fo r fo llo w in g
allo w an ce:
W eeks
C o n tin u o u s s e r v i c e
of pay
1 y e a r _______________
1
2 y e a r s ______________
l*/2
3 y e a r s ______________
2
4 y e a r s ______________
V
5 y e a r s ______________
3
6 y e a r s ______________
V
7 y e a r s ______________
V
8 y e a r s ______________
V
9 y e a r s ______________
V
V
1 0 y e a r s _____________
O v e r 1 0 y e a r s _____
V p lu s
V w eeks
for each
y e a r above

N o t a p p l ic a b le to e m p l o y e e s s e p a r a t e d th r o u g h g a n g
red u c tio n s, o r those re fu sin g oth er em p loy m en t.

22

32
42
52
62
72
72

1 2

10.

S e p t . 30, 1 954 (M C B W
and U PW A ).
O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6 ( M C B W
and U P W A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6 ) .
S e p t . 1, 1 9 5 9 ( M C B W
and U P W A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
O ct. 22, 1959).
S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 1 ( M C B W
and U P W A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
S e p t . 10, 196 1 ).

A d d e d : E m p l o y e e s o f f e r e d n e w w o r k a t r a t e s 15 c e n t s
o r m o r e b e l o w p r i o r r a t e s g i v e n o p t io n o f t a k i n g the
jo b o r s e p a r a t io n allo w an ce.
B e n e f i t s e x t e n d e d to e m p l o y e e s
p erm an en tly se p a r a te d b e c au se
of te ch n o lo gical ch an g e s.
A dded: B en e fits for all e m ­
p lo y e e s havin g
or m ore
y e a r s ' s e r v ic e lo sin g s e n io r ­
ity by r e a s o n of lay o ff
ex ceed in g
years.
In c re a se d : 1 w e e k 's p ay for each
y e a r of con tin u ou s s e r v ic e
through
, p lu s
% w eeks'
p ay for e ach y e a r fro m
through
, plu s
w eeks'
p ay for e ach y e a r o v e r
.

1

S e p a r a tio n p a y b a s e d on e m p l o y e e 's w age rate and
y e a r s o f con tin u ou s s e r v i c e at tim e o f lay o ff.

2

10
20

1
2

11

S e p a r a tio n p a y for e m p lo y e e s re c e iv in g te c h n o lo g ic a l
a d j u s t m e n t b e n e f i t s t o b e c o m p u t e d in a c c o r d a n c e
w ith s c h e d u l e in a g r e e m e n t s d a t e d O c t . 22, 1 9 5 9 .

20

A u to m atio n Fun d
S e p t . 1, 1 9 5 9 ( M C B W
and U PW A a g r e e m e n ts dated
O ct. 22, 1959).

S ee footn otes

C o m p a n y - f in a n c e d fund, m a x i mum
$ 5 0 0 ,0 0 0 ,
to b e u s e d
to fin a n c e stu d y an d
so lu tion s fo r p r o b le m s
re su lt­
in g f r o m
m o d ern izatio n
program s.

at end of ta b le .




38

C o m p a n y c o n t r ib u t io n to b e 1 c e n t p e r h u n d r e d - w e ig h t
sh ip p ed fr o m sla u g h te r in g and m e a tp a c k in g p lan ts
covered by ag reem en ts.
C o m m i t t e e to c o n s i s t o f 4 r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s of m a n a g e m e n t ,
r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s s e l e c t e d b y e a c h u n io n , a n d an
im p a rtia l ch airm an se le cte d by m utual agreem en t.

2

8

Table C.

Related Wage Practices---- Continued

E ffectiv e

date

P ro v isio n

A p p licatio n s,

excep tio n s,

and other re la te d m a tte r s

A u to m atio n F u n d — C ontin ued
S e p t . 1, 1 9 5 9 ( M C B W
and U PW A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
O c t. 22, 1959)—
C ontin u ed

S e p t . 1. 1 9 6 1 ( M C B W
and UPW A a g r e e ­
m ents dated
S e p t . 10, 19 6 1).

C o m m i t t e e to b e e s t a b l i s h e d to
study p ro b le m s resu ltin g
fro m m o d ern izatio n p r o ­
g r a m s and m a k e r e c o m m e n ­
d atio n s fo r th eir so lu tio n ,
in clu din g tr a in in g of e m p l o y ­
e e s and p ro m o tin g e m p l o y ­
m e n t o p p o r t u n iti e s w ith in
the c o m p a n y f o r w o r k e r s
a ffe cted by m o d e rn iz a tio n
program s.
C o m m ittee
s t u d i e s to b e f i n a n c e d f r o m
the fu n d.
C o m m itte e could
a u th o riz e u se of funds fo r a
train in g p r o g r a m .
R eco m m en d atio n s of co m m ittee
to b e m a d e t o c o m p a n y a n d
u n ion s fo r fu r th e r c o n s i d e r ­
atio n , w ith fin a l r e p o r t and
r e c o m m e n d a t i o n s to be m a d e
b y M a r . 1, 1 9 6 1 .
C h an ged : C o m p an y con trib u tion s
to fu n d d i s c o n t i n u e d .
A uto­
m atio n C o m m itte e allo c a te d
$ 50, 000 e a c h y e a r fo r e x ­
p e n s e s ; r e s t o f f u n d to b e
a v a ila b le for e m p lo y e e r e ­
lo c atio n and r e tr a in in g c o s t s

C o m m i t t e e to c o n s i d e r p r o b l e m s s u c h a s t r a n s f e r
r i g h t s to p l a n t s c o v e r e d b y m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t s a n d
a n y o t h e r m e t h o d s to p r o m o t e c o n tin u e d e m p l o y m e n t
o p p o rtu n ities fo r those affected.
F u n d n o t t o b e u s e d to i n c r e a s e p r e s e n t s e v e r a n c e p a y
b en efits.

C o m p a n y to p a y r e l o c a t i o n c o s t s i f f u n d d e p l e t e d .
O b lig a t io n s o f a u t o m a t io n fund an d c o m p a n y r e d u c e d
by am ou n t of any F e d e r a l o r State r e lo c a tio n o r r e ­
tr a in in g b e n e fits fo r w hich e m p lo y e e s w e r e e lig ib le .

.9
A d d e d : R e l o c a t i o n a ll o w a n c e , s u b j e c t to p r e v i o u s
m a x i m u m s , w a s p r o v id e d fo r an e m p lo y e e who
e le c t e d not to m o v e h is p o s s e s s i o n s o r w ho m o v e d
th e m h i m s e l f , b a s e d on w h at it w ou ld h a v e c o s t
h i m to m o v e p o s s e s s i o n s a s e s t i m a t e d b y a r e l i a b l e
m o v e r in th e f o r m e r c a s e a n d a r e a s o n a b l e c o s t in
the l a t t e r c a s e .

M a r . 13, 1967
(M C B W and U P W A
a g re e m e n ts of
sa m e date).

T e c h n o lo g ic a l A d ju stm e n t P lan
S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 1 ( M C B W
and U PW A a g r e e ­
m ents dated
S e p t . 10, 1 9 6 1 ).

E stab lish ed :
C o m p a n y - f i n a n c e d p l a n to p r o ­
vide im m e d ia t e b e n e fits fo r
em p lo y e e s perm an en tly
se p a ra te d from se rv ic e by
c lo sin g of p lan t, d iv isio n , o r
m a jo r departm ent.
B e n e fits— $65 p e r w eek le s s
u n em p lo y m en t in su ra n c e o r
o t h e r e a r n i n g s f o r 2 6 t o 39
w e e k s , d ep e n d in g on y e a r s o f
co n tin u o u s s e r v ic e , p lu s fo r
e m p l o y e e s who h ad e x h a u s t e d
tech n o lo g ical ad ju stm en t
b e n e fits and u n em p lo y m en t
in su ran ce
sep aratio n pay
b a s e d on s c h e d u l e in 1959
co n tr act.

,10

U n em p lo y m en t in su ra n c e ben efits w ere ded u cted fro m
t e c h n o lo g ic a l a d ju s t m e n t b e n e fit s on ly if both w e r e
r e c e i v e d in s a m e w e e k .

E m p lo y e e s e lig ib le for te ch n o lo gic al a d ju stm e n t b en efits
a ls o e lig ib le fo r h o s p ita l, m e d ic a l, and s u r g i c a l in s u r a n c e
at co m p an y e x p e n se .
If e m p l o y e e r e f u s e d o f f e r o f o r
w ith drew r e q u e s t fo r t r a n s f e r , all te c h n o lo g ic a l a d j u s t ­
m e n t b e n e fits and h o sp ita l p r e m iu m s p aid fo r e m p lo y e e
to be d e d u c t e d f r o m s e p a r a t i o n a l l o w a n c e c o m p u t e d
u n d e r 1961 s c h e d u l e .
E m p lo y e e who w a s not t r a n s f e r r e d , but e x h a u s t e d
te c h n o lo g ic a l a d ju stm e n t b e n e fits and u n e m p lo y m e n t
i n s u r a n c e , ( ) to r e c e i v e b a l a n c e o f s e p a r a t i o n p a y
w it h o u t o b l i g a t i o n to r e p a y t e c h n o l o g i c a l a d j u s t m e n t
b e n e f it s o r i n s u r a n c e p r e m i u m s if he r e t a i n e d t r a n s f e r
righ ts for
y e a r s a n d ( ) to r e c e i v e s e p a r a t i o n p a y
u n d e r 1959 s e p a r a t i o n s c h e d u le l e s s p r e v i o u s l y p a id
te c h n o lo g ic a l a d ju stm e n t b e n e f it s , s e p a r a t io n p ay , and
i n s u r a n c e p r e m i u m s if he l o s t t r a n s f e r r i g h t s b e f o r e
ex p iratio n of
y e a r s b y r e f u s a l to a c c e p t t r a n s f e r .
E m p l o y e e who t r a n s f e r r e d and w a s s u b s e q u e n tl y la id o ff
to r e c e i v e up to m a x i m u m o f t e c h n o l o g i c a l a d j u s t m e n t
b e n e f i t s to w h ic h o r i g i n a l l y e n t it l e d an d n o t r e c e i v e d .
E m p l o y e e w h o e l e c t e d to r e t i r e b e f o r e t r a n s f e r to
r e p a y a ll t e c h n o lo g ic a l a d ju s t m e n t b e n e fits and
h o s p i t a l p r e m i u m s p a i d p r i o r to b e c o m i n g e l i g i b l e
fo r p en sio n .

1

2

2

2

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39

Table C.

Related Wage Practices---- Continued

E ffectiv e

A p p licatio n s,

P ro v isio n

date

excep tio n s,

and other re la te d m a tt e r s

T e c h n o lo g ic a l A d ju stm e n t P la n — C on tin u ed

S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 1 ( M C B W
and U P W A a g r e e ­
m e n t s d a t e d S e p t . 10,
1961)— C o n tin u e d

S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 4
(M C B W an d U P W A
a g r e e m e n ts of
sa m e date).

E lig ib ility — B en efits av ailab le
to e m p l o y e e s u n d e r a g e 6 0
w ith 5 y e a r s o f s e r v i c e o r
m o r e , on se n io r ity lis t at
tim e of s e p a r a t io n n otice,
who h a d r e g i s t e r e d fo r
t r a n s f e r an d m e t the a c tiv e
s e a r c h for em p loy m en t
r e q u i r e m e n t s of the a p p l i ­
ca b le u n em p lo y m en t c o m ­
p e n s a t i o n law .

E m p l o y e e w h o d i d n o t r e g i s t e r f o r t r a n s f e r to a n o t h e r
p lan t and w e r e e lig ib le fo r te c h n o lo g ic a l a d ju stm e n t
b e n e f i t s to r e c e i v e b e n e f i t s f o r 30 to 90 d a y s d e p e n d ­
in g on p e r i o d e s t a b l i s h e d b y A u t o m a t i o n C o m m i t t e e
for tr a n s fe r .
B e n e f i t s to be d e d u c t e d f r o m s e p a r a t i o n
p a y m e n ts u n d e r 1962 sc h e d u le of b e n e fits.

C h a r le sto n , 2 C h a rlo tte , 2 Ja c k s o n v ille , 2 M o b ile, 2
New O r le a n s , 2 N o rfo lk , 2 P a s s a i c , 2 T u l s a , 2
C lev elan d , 2 L o u isv ille , 2 P e o r ia (p r o c e ssin g ), 2
P h i l a d e l p h i a 2 a n d W i l k e s - B a r r e 2— p r o v i s i o n s n o t
ap p licab le.
C h an ged : C h a rle sto n , C h a rlo tte , Ja c k s o n v ille , M ob ile,
New O r le a n s , N o rfo lk , P a s s a i c , T u ls a , C le v e la n d ,
L o u is v ille , P e o r ia (p r o c e s s in g ), P h ila d e lp h ia , and
W ilk e s - B a r r e — p ro v isio n s a s at all p lan ts.

S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 7
(M C B W and U P W A
a g re e m e n ts dated
M a r . 13, 1 9 67).

In su r a n c e P lan
O ct. 27, 1 9 5 2 ( M C B W
an d U PW A ).

D e c . 1, 1 9 5 3 ( b y
m em orandum a g r e e ­
m e n t s d a t e d S e p t. 29,
1953, and s u p p le ­
m ental ag reem en ts
d a t e d N o v . 3, 1 9 5 3 ,
M C B W an d U PW A ).

See

fo o tn o tes




at

C o m p a n y -p a id p lan e st a b lis h e d ,
p ro vid in g:
S ic k n e ss b en efits— F o r m en,
$ 12 a w e e k f o r 1 3 w e e k s ;
f o r w o m e n , $9 a w e e k f o r
13 w e e k s ;
L i f e i n s u r a n c e ----F o r m e n ,
$ 2 , 2 0 0 ; fo r w o m e n , $1,900.
C om p an y -p aid h ospitalization ,
s u r g ic a l, m e d ic a l, and p o lio ­
m y e litis p lan in stitu ted for
e m p l o y e e s w ith 6 m o n t h s '
con tin uous s e r v i c e and th eir
depen den ts.
H o sp ita liz a tio n — F u ll c o s t of
se m ip r iv a te ro o m and s e r v ­
ic e fo r a m a x i m u m o f 70
d a y s, in clu din g m a te r n it y
b e n e f i t s ; $ 1 0—a - d a y m a x i ­
m um for a p riv ate ro o m .
S u r g ic a l b en efits— A sta n d a rd
s u r g ic a l and o b s t e tr ic a l
s c h e d u l e w ith a m a x i m u m
b e n e fit o f $ 300.
M ed ica l b en efits— In -h o sp ital
m e d ic al fe e s (n o n su rgical)
o f up to $ 10 f o r th e f i r s t
v is it of atten d in g p h y sic ia n
an d up to $ 3 e a c h f o r n e x t
69 v i s i t s , n o t to e x c e e d 1
v is it a day.
A ccid en t ben efits— F u ll c o s t
of e m e r g e n c y c a r e and
t r e a t m e n t r e n d e r e d w ith in
24 h o u r s o f an a c c i d e n t .
P o lio m y e litis— M ax im u m of
$ 5, 0 00 fo r a ll c h a r g e s fo r
h o sp ita l co n fin em en t and
other s e r v ic e s in c u rr e d w ith ­
in 3 y e a r s o f c o n t r a c t i o n o f
p o lio m y elitis.

R e p l a c e d f o r m e r p la n , n o t i n c l u d e d in c o n t r a c t s , u n d e r
w h ich e m p l o y e e s p a id 35 c e n t s a w e e k (m en ) an d
25 c e n t s a w e e k (w o m e n ).

F o r m e r life in s u r a n c e p o lic ie s p a id $1, 200 fo r m e n and
$900 for w om en.
N o t a p p l i c a b l e in a n y c a s e r e s u l t i n g f r o m i n j u r y o r i l l n e s s
co m p en sab le under any w o rk m e n 's co m p en satio n or
o cc u p a tio n al d i s e a s e s act.
E m p l o y e e s a llo w e d to c a r r y in s u r a n c e fo r 6 m o n th s a f t e r
l a y o f f b y p a y i n g p r e m i u m s in a d v a n c e .

A l l o w a n c e in a d d i t i o n to h o s p i t a l a n d m e d i c a l b e n e f i t s
fo r a m a x im u m o f 70 d a y s .

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Table C.

Related Wage Practices— Continued
A p plication s,

P ro v isio n

E ffe c tiv e date

excep tion s,

and other re la te d m a tt e r s

In su ra n c e P la n — C ontin ued
D e c . 1, 1 9 5 4 ( b y
a g re e m e n t dated
S e p t . 30, 1954,
M C B W and UPW A).

H o sp italization b en efits— A dded:
P a y m e n t fo r a n e s t h e s i a when
not a v a ila b le a s a r e g u la r h o s ­
p i t a l s e r v i c e , u p t o 15 p e r c e n t
o f s u r g i c a l in d e m n i t y o r $ 15,
w h ic h ev er is g r e a t e r .

S u r g ic a l b en efits— A dded: S u r ­
g e o n s' fe e s p a id for s u r g e r y
p e r f o r m e d in the h o s p i t a l but
fo r w hich h o s p it a liz a tio n w a s
not r e q u i r e d . W hen 2 o r m o r e
su rg ic al p ro ced u res w ere p e r ­
f o r m e d in 2 o r m o r e i n c i s i o n s
under 1 a n esth etic, s u r g ic a l
f e e s p a id fo r e a c h o f the p r o ­
c e d u r e s in the a m o u n t s p r o ­
v id e d in the s c h e d u l e , w ith a
m a x im u m of $ 300.
L i f e i n s u r a n c e ----I n c r e a s e d t o
$ 2, 2 0 0 f o r w o m e n .

O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6 ( M C B W
and U PW A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6 ) .
D e c . 1, 1 9 5 6 ( a b o v e
a g r e e m e n t s ).

H o sp italizatio n b en efits— M a x i­
m u m paym en t fo r an e sth e sia
when not a v a ila b le a s r e g u la r
h o s p i t a l s e r v i c e i n c r e a s e d to
20 p e r c e n t o f s u r g i c a l in ­
d em n ity o r $20, w h ic h ev er
w as greater.

S e p t . 1, 1 9 5 9 ( M C B W
and U PW A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
O c t . 2 2 , 1 9 5 9 ) . 11

A dded: D iagn o stic la b o ra to ry
and X - r a y b e n e fits— m a x i ­
m u m $ 5 0 for all s ic k n e s s
d u rin g 6 c o n se c u tiv e m on th s
and fo r e a c h ac cid e n t.

J a n . 1, I 9 6 0 ( a b o v e
a g r e e m e n t s ). 11

D e c . 1, 1 9 6 1 ( M C B W
and UPW A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
S e p t . 10, 1 9 6 1 ).
Added:
H o s p i t a l r o o m a n d b o a r d — W h ile
in h o s p i t a l f o r d i a g n o s t i c p r o ­
c e d u r e s r e c o m m e n d e d by
p h y sician .
X - r a y , rad iu m , o r rad io activ e
i s o t o p e t h e r a p y — U p to $ 3 0 0
d u rin g any 1 c a le n d a r y e a r .

E m p l o y e e s a l l o w e d to c a r r y c o v e r a g e a t t h e i r ow n e x ­
p e n s e f o r 12 m o n t h s a f t e r c o m p a n y l i a b i l i t y c e a s e s .
N o t a p p l i c a b l e t o t h e a d m i n i s t r a t i o n o f a n e s t h e t i c s in
vagin al d e liv e rie s.
If c o v e r a g e is con tin u ed at e m p l o y e e 's e x p e n se , o b s t e t ­
r i c a l b e n e f i t s p r o v i d e d f o r a d m i s s i o n to a h o s p i t a l w i t h ­
in 2 7 0 d a y s a f t e r t e r m i n a t i o n o f c o v e r a g e .
E m p l o y e e s r e t u r n i n g t o w o r k w i t h i n 12 m o n t h s a f t e r a
l a y o f f n o t r e q u i r e d to r e q u a l i f y f o r m a t e r n i t y b e n e f i t s
p ro v id e d at co m p an y e x p e n se .

I n c r e a s e n ot a p p l i c a b l e to i n s u r e d w o m e n e m p l o y e e s n ot
a c t i v e l y a t w o r k o n O c t . 1, 1 9 5 6 , b u t a p p l i e d w h e n t h e y
r e t u r n to w o r k .
E m p l o y e e s a l l o w e d to c a r r y c o v e r a g e a t o w n e x p e n s e f o r
12 a d d i t i o n a l m o n t h s ( t o t a l 2 4 ) a f t e r t e r m i n a t i o n o f c o m ­
pany liab ility .
D u rin g s e c o n d 12 -m o n th p e r i o d , h o s p i t a l ­
iz a tio n b e n e fit r e d u c e d b y $ 2 .5 0 a d ay and m a x im u m
b e n e f i t f o r m a t e r n i t y c a s e s r e d u c e d to $ 5 0 f o r h o s p i t a l ­
izatio n and $50 for o b s t e t r ic a l p r o c e d u r e s .
H o s p i t a l i z a t i o n b e n e f i t s e x t e n d e d to c o v e r n e r v o u s an d
m e n t a l d i s o r d e r s f o r m a x i m u m o f 30 d a y s .
A p p l i c a b l e to a n y e x a m i n a t i o n m a d e o r r e c o m m e n d e d b y
p h y s i c i a n , i n h o s p i t a l o r n o t , in d i a g n o s i s o f a c c i d e n t a l
i n j u r y o r s i c k n e s s . E x c l u d e d b e n e f i t s r e l a t e d to p r e g ­
nan cy o r in ju ry o r s ic k n e s s c o v e r e d by w o rk m e n 's
c o m p e n sa tio n and o c c u p a tio n a l d i s e a s e la w s, d en tal X r a y u n le s s r e s u lt of a c c id e n ta l in ju ry , and c h a r g e s by
a go v ern m en t h o spital.
R e t i r e e s p e r m i t t e d to c o n t in u e h o s p i t a l , m e d i c a l , a n d
s u r g i c a l i n s u r a n c e a t o w n e x p e n s e a n d to h a v e p r e m i u m s
deducted fro m p en sio n s.
R e t i r e e s to p a y no m o r e th an
c o s t p e r activ e e m p lo y e e .
I n c r e a s e d : P e r io d of c o v e r a g e at co m p an y e x p e n se a fte r
l a y o f f to 6 m o n t h s ( w a s 30 d a y s ) .

N o t a p p l i c a b l e to g o v e r n m e n t h o s p i t a l s .

A p p l i c a b l e to a n y s u c h t r e a t m e n t m a d e o r r e c o m m e n d e d
b y p h y sicia n . E x clu d ed d ia g n o sis, c h a r g e s by a g o v e r n ­
m e n t h o s p ita l, and in ju ry o r s ic k n e s s c o v e r e d by w o r k ­
m e n 's com p en sation .
R e t i r e e s c o n t in u e d to p a y e x i s t i n g p r e m i u m s .
% of any
i n c r e a s e in c o s t to b e p a i d b y r e t i r e e ; V , b y c o m p a n y .
If r e t ir e e b e c a m e e lig ib le fo r b e n e fits u n der an y F e d e r a l
p r o g r a m of h o s p it a l, m e d ic a l, and s u r g i c a l c a r e for
t h e a g e d , c o m p a n y n o t t o s h a r e i n a n y i n c r e a s e s in
p r e m i u m , b u t to p r o v i d e $ 5 0 0 a d d it io n a l life i n s u r a n c e .
M em p h is, Tenn. :
E lim in a te d : S ic k n e ss b e n efits.

3

A u g. 20, 1962 (M CBW
sup plem en tal a g r e e ­
m en t dated
A u g . 16, 1962).

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end of ta b le .

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Table C.

Related Wage Practices--- Continued

E ffectiv e

P ro v isio n

date

A p p licatio n s,

excep tio n s,

and other r e la te d m a tt e r s

In su r a n c e P la n — C ontin u ed
D e c . 1, 1 9 6 4 ( M C B W
and U P W A m e m o ­
randum of ag reem en t
d a t e d S e p t . 2, 1 9 6 4 ).

D e c . 1, 1 9 6 5 ( M C B W
and U P W A m e m o ­
randum of a g reem en t
d a t e d S e p t . 2, 1 9 6 4 ).

D e c . 1, 1 9 6 7
(M C B W and U PW A
a g re e m e n ts dated
M a r . 13, 1 9 6 7 ).

I n c r e a s e d to:
L i f e i n s u r a n c e — $ 2 , 7 00 f o r
a c tiv e e m p lo y e e s ($1 ,3 5 0
for e m p lo y e e s h ire d at or
a ft e r age 55); $675 fo r r e tired w o rk e rs.
F o r e m p lo y e e s and depen den ts
I n c r e a s e d to:
H o sp ita l b e n e fits— R o o m and
b o a r d , 365 d a y s d u r in g a
con tin uous d isa b ility .
M e d ic a l b e n e fits— D o c to r 's
s e r v i c e s in h o s p i t a l , m a x i ­
m u m o f 365 d a y s .
E lim in ated :
W eek ly " s i c k n e s s b e n e fits. "
Added:
M a jo r m e d ic a l e x p e n se p lan ,
c o m p a n y - f i n a n c e d — 75 p e r ­
c e n t o f e x p e n s e in e x c e s s
of $ 500 in c u r r e d d u rin g 1
p e rio d of disab ility , in ­
clu din g b e n e fits p a id under
b a s i c p la n , to a m a x i m u m
o f $ 5, 0 0 0 f o r e a c h d i s a ­
b ility .
I n c r e a s e d : L i f e i n s u r a n c e — to
$ 5 ,0 0 0 fo r activ e em p lo y e e s
h ired b efo re age 55; $ 2 ,5 0 0 for
th o s e h i r e d at a g e 55 o r a f t e r ;
a n d $ 1, 0 0 0 f o r r e t i r e d w o r k e r s .

A d d e d : E l i g i b l e d e p e n d e n t c h i l d r e n to i n c l u d e s t u d e n t
u n d e r a g e 23, if u n m a r r i e d and r e c e iv in g m o r e than h a lf
of su p p o rt fro m in su re d .

C h a n g e d : R e t i r e d w o r k e r s ' b e n e f i t s to b e e l i m i n a t e d if
d u p licated by any F e d e r a l m e d ic a r e p r o g r a m ; co m p an y
a n d r e t i r e e p r e m i u m s to b e r e d u c e d p r o p o r t i o n a t e l y .

See "P a id S ick L e a v e . "
B e n e f i t s a v a i l a b l e to a c t i v e e m p l o y e e s w ith 6 m o n t h s '
s e r v i c e o r m o r e , and d e p e n d e n ts.
C o v e r a g e c o u ld be
con tin u ed at e m p lo y e e 's e x p e n se fo r
12 m o n t h s a f t e r
c o m p a n y 's lia b ility c e a s e d .
P la n c o v e r e d s a m e s e r v i c e s a s p r o v id e d by b a s ic plan ,
p l u s a m b u l a n c e c h a r g e s , d r u g s , d o c t o r ' s s e r v i c e s in
hom e o r o ffic e , p r a c t ic a l n u rsin g w hen p r e s c r ib e d ,
an d the r e n t a l o r p u r c h a s e o f m e d i c a l a p p l i a n c e s , but
e x c lu d e d h o s p it a liz a tio n fo r m e n ta l and n e r v o u s d i s ­
orders.
$ 1 ,0 0 0 life in su r a n c e fo r r e t ir e d w o r k e r s ap p lie d
to th o s e w ho r e t i r e d
on o r a fte r
F e b . 22,
1967.
Changed:
M e m p h i s — p r o v is io n s a s at a ll
p lan ts.
C o m p a n y a g r e e d to p a y f u ll c o s t o f h o s p i t a l m e d i c a l - s u r g i c a l p lan fo r th o se w ho r e t ir e d on or
; a f t e r F e b . 22, 1967 (did not a p p ly to r e t i r e e who
e l e c t e d to t a k e a d e f e r r e d v e s t e d p e n s io n u n l e s s he
had b een elig ib le fo r se p a r a tio n pay and e le c te d a
v e ste d p en sion in stead ).

R ed uced : M ajo r m e d ic a l expen se
p la n d e d u c t ib le — to $ 3 0 0 .

O c t . 1, 1 9 6 8
(M C B W and U P W A
a g r e e m e n t dated
M a r . 13, 1 9 6 7 ).
D e c . 1, 1 9 6 8
(M C B W and U PW A
a g re e m e n ts dated
M a r . 13, 1 9 6 7 ).

In c re a se d : M ajo r m e d ic a l
e x p e n s e p la n — 80 p e r c e n t of
expen ses over $300.
The h o sp ita l b en efit p e rio d fo r m e n ta l and n e rv o u s
d i s o r d e r s w a s i n c r e a s e d to 365 d a y s .
In c re a se d : H osp italization
b en efits— m a x im u m p ay m en t for
a n e s t h e s ia w hen not a v a ila b le
a s r e g u l a r h o s p i t a l s e r v i c e t o 30
p e r c e n t of s u r g ic a l in d e m n ity o r
$30, w h ich ev er g r e a t e r (m a x i­
m u m , $150).
I n c r e a s e d : S u r g ic a l b e n e fits— to
m a x im u m of $ 5 0 0 fo r b en efits
under su r g ic a l sch edu le.
I n c r e a s e d : S u r g i c a l b e n e f i t s ---w hen 2 o r m o r e su r g ic a l p r o c e ­
d u r e s w e r e p e r f o r m e d in 2 o r
m o re in cisio n s under 1 a n e s ­
th etic, s u r g ic a l f e e s p aid fo r
e a c h o f th e p r o c e d u r e s in the
a m o u n t s p r o v i d e d in th e s c h e d ­
u le , w ith a m a x i m u m o f $ 5 0 0 .

A p r . 1, 1 9 7 0
(a g re e m e n t dated
A p r . 18, 1 9 7 0 ).

S ee footn otes




at

M a jo r m e d i c a l e x p e n s e p la n w a s e x p a n d e d to c o v e r
h o sp italization fo r m e n tal or n ervou s d iso r d e r s.

end of ta b le .

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Table C.

Related Wage Practices--- Continued

E ffectiv e

date

P ro v isio n

A p p licatio n s,

excep tio n s,

and oth er r e la te d m a tt e r s

P en sio n P lan
A u g . 1, 1 9 5 2 ( M C B W
and U PW A ).

J a n . 1, 1 9 5 7 ( b y
in terim a g re e m e n t
d a te d S e p t. 26, 1956,
and a g r e e m e n t of
D ec. 21, 1956,
M C BW and U PW A ).

J a n . 1, I 9 6 0 ( M C B W
and UPW A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
O ct. 22, 1959).

S ee footn otes




C o m p a n y -p a id p lan e sta b lis h e d ,
pro vidin g:
M inim u m p ay m e n t— $105 a
m on th, in clu din g s o c ia l s e c u ­
rity , for e m p lo y e e s re tirin g
at a g e 65 w ith 25 y e a r s '
serv ice.
C h a n g e d to: N o r m a l r e t ir e m e n t
b e n e f i t s i n c r e a s e d to $1. 50 a
m onth for e a c h y e a r of s e r v ic e
u p to 30, s u p p l e m e n t e d b y
F e d e ra l so c ia l sec u rity
b en efits.
A d d ed : E a r l y r e t ir e m e n t at
a g e 6 0 a f t e r 10 y e a r s '
se rv ic e .
C h a n g e d to: T o t a l and p e r m a ­
nent d is a b ility b e n e fits— $3 a
m onth fo r e a c h y e a r of c r e d ite d
s e r v i c e u p t o 30 ( m i n i m u m $ 5 0
a m onth) l e s s any sta tu to ry
b e n e fits, fo r e m p lo y e e s o f any
a g e p r i o r to 65 w ith at l e a s t
15 y e a r s ' s e r v i c e a n d n o t
elig ib le for s o c ia l s e c u r ity
d i s a b i l i t y b e n e f i t s ; 12 u p o n
b e c o m in g elig ib le fo r so c ia l
sec u rity d isab ility b en efits,
to r e c e i v e n o r m a l b e n e f i t s .
Added: D e fe rre d vestin g righ ts—
E m ploy ee sep arate d fro m e m ­
p l o y m e n t (w ho i s o t h e r w i s e e l i ­
gib le fo r se p a r a tio n allo w an ce)
a t o r a f t e r a g e 55 w ith a t l e a s t
25 y e a r s ' c r e d i t e d s e r v i c e g i v e n
o p tio n to c h o o s e , in li e u o f s e p ­
aratio n allo w an ce, d e fe r r e d
m o n th ly b e n e fits at a g e 65 of
$ 1. 5 0 f o r e a c h y e a r o f s e r v i c e
u p to 30.
In c reased : N o rm al retirem en t
b e n e f it s — up to $ 2 a m o n th
f o r e a c h y e a r ' s s e r v i c e u p to
30, s u p p l e m e n t e d b y F e d e r a l
so c ia l s e c u r ity b e n efits.
E a r ly re tir e m e n t ben efits—
e l i g i b i l i t y e x t e n d e d to w o m e n
at a g e 55.
Added: D isab ility ben efits—
like th o se fo r to ta l and
p e rm an e n t d isa b ility for e m ­
p l o y e e s a g e 6 0 o r o v e r w ith
a t l e a s t 10 y e a r s ' c r e d i t e d
s e r v ic e r e t ir e d at c o m p a n y 's
o r e m p l o y e e 's op tion when
u n a b l e to p e r f o r m d u t i e s o f
aniy p o s i t i o n t o w h i c h e n t i t l e d
but not e lig ib le fo r to ta l and
p e rm a n e n t d isa b ility b en efits
and not yet e lig ib le fo r s o c ia l
se c u r ity b en efits.
I n c r e a s e d : T o ta l and p e rm a n e n t
d i s a b i l i t y b e n e f i t s — p r i o r to
elig ib ility for so c ia l se c u rity
d i s a b i l i t y b e n e f i t s , to $ 4 f o r
each y ear of cre d ited se rv ic e
up to 30. $ 5 0 m i n i m u m
elim in ated .
In creased : D eferred v ested
r i g h t s — to $ 2 a m o n th f o r e a c h
year of se rv ic e .

R e t i r e m e n t a t a g e 6 5 to b e v o lu n t a r y ; e m p l o y e e s c o u ld
w o rk lo n g e r if they w ish ed .

N e w b e n e f i t s a p p l i c a b l e t o e m p l o y e e s r e t i r e d p r i o r to
J a n . 1, 1 9 5 7 , w h o m e t p r e v i o u s a g e r e q u i r e m e n t .

B e n e fits re d u c e d by 0 .6 p e rc e n t for e ac h c a le n d a r
m o n th b y w hich e m p lo y e e w a s u n d er age 65.

E m p l o y e e c o u l d e l e c t to r e c e i v e e a r l y r e t i r e m e n t b e n e f i t s
at age 60 o r o v e r, a s p re v io u sly d e sc r ib e d .

$ 1. 7 5

to

em ploy ees

alrea d y

retired .

F o r m e r p r o v is io n that e m p lo y e e lo st c r e d it e d s e r v ic e for
p en sio n ben efits if a b se n t fro m w ork for 2 y e a r s after
A u g . 1, 1 9 5 2 , e x c e p t f o r a b s e n c e s r e s u l t i n g f r o m w o r k c o n n e c te d d i s a b i l i t i e s o r l e a v e s o f a b s e n c e g r a n t e d u nion
m e m b e r s to t a k e f u l l - t i m e p o s i t i o n w ith the u n io n ,
m o d ifie d by add ing e x c e p tio n for a b se n c e on a p p ro v e d
sick leave .
A p p l i c a b l e o n ly to e m p l o y e e s who h a d not
l o s t c r e d i t e d s e r v i c e a s o f S e p t . 1, 1 9 5 9 .

$ 3. 5 0 t o e m p l o y e e s a l r e a d y r e t i r e d .

at end of tab le.

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Table C.

Related Wage Practices--- Continued

E ffectiv e

date

P ro v isio n

A p p licatio n s,

excep tio n s,

and other re la te d m a tte r s

P e n s io n P la n — C ontin ued
J a n . 1, 1 9 6 1 ( a b o v e
agreem en ts).
J a n . 1, 1 9 6 2 ( M C B W
and UPW A a g r e e ­
m e n ts dated
S e p t. 10, 1961). 1

J a n . 1, 1 9 6 2 ( M C B W
and U P W A a g r e e ­
m e n t s d a t e d S e p t . 10 ,
1 9 6 1 )* — C o n t i n u e d

In creased:
N o rm a l re tire m e n t b en efits—
to $ 2 . 50 a m o n t h f o r e a c h
y e ar of cre d ited s e r v ic e ,
su p plem en ted by F e d e r a l
so c ia l se c u r ity b en efits.
T o ta l and p e rm a n e n t d isa b ility
b e n e fits and d i s a b ility b e n e ­
f i t s — p r i o r to e l i g i b i l i t y f o r
so c ia l se c u rity d isab ility or
retirem en t b e n e fits, con ­
t i n u e d to b e t w i c e n o r m a l
re tire m e n t b en efits.
D e fe rre d v estin g rig h ts—
c o n t i n u e d to b e s a m e a s n o r ­
m a l re tire m e n t b e n efits.
Added:
S u r v iv o r s h ip op tion — p r o v id in g
a c tu a ria lly re d u ced b en efits
to e m p l o y e e a n d s p o u s e .
O ption al e a r l y r e t ir e m e n t — e m ­
p l o y e e 55 y e a r s o r o v e r w ith
20 y e a r s o f s e r v i c e o r m o r e
t e r m i n a t e d b y u nit o r p la n t
shutdow n, or te c h n o lo g ic a lly
d i s p l a c e d to r e c e i v e I
tim es n o rm al retirem en t
b e n e fit s un til a g e 62 o r until
e lig ib le for s o c ia l se c u r ity
re tire m e n t or d isab ility
b e n e fit s , at w h ich tim e p e n ­
s i o n w o u l d r e v e r t to n o r m a l
re tir e m e n t b en efits.
E a r l y r e t i r e m e n t _________________

A d d e d : C o m p u l s o r y r e t i r e m e n t a t a g e 68 f o r t h o s e a g e 60
o r o v e r on J a n . 1, I 9 6 0 , a n d a t a g e 65 f o r t h o s e u n d e r
60 a t t h a t t i m e .
I n c r e a s e a p p lic a b le o n ly to e m p l o y e e s r e t i r i n g a f t e r
S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 1 .

I n c r e a s e a p p lic a b le on ly to e m p l o y e e s w h o se p e r i o d of
p e r m a n e n t a n d t o ta l d i s a b i l i t y c o m m e n c e d on o r a f t e r
M a r . 1, 1 9 6 1 .

E m p l o y e e c o u l d p r o v i d e s p o u s e w i t h b e n e f i t s e q u a l to
o r o n e -h a lf his b e n e fits.
E a r l y r e t i r e m e n t b e n e f i t s to b e in l i e u o f a n y s e p a r a t i o n
p ay o r tech n o lo g ical ad ju stm e n t b en efits.

72

J a n . 1, 1 9 6 5 ( M C B W
and U P W A m e m o ­
randum of a g r e e ­
m e n t d a t e d S e p t . 2,
1964).

See

footn otes




In creased:
N o r m a l r e t i r e m e n t b e n e f i t --- to
$ 3. 2 5 a m o n t h f o r e a c h y e a r
of c r e d i t e d s e r v i c e , in a d d it io n
to F e d e r a l s o c i a l s e c u r i t y
b en efits.
T o ta l and p e rm a n e n t d isa b ility —
b e n e f i t s p r i o r to e l i g i b i l i t y
for F e d e r a l s o c ia l se c u r ity
b e n e fit s , co n tin u ed at tw ice
the n o r m a l
retirem en t b en e­
f i t f o r e m p l o y e e s w i t h 10
y e ars of se rv ice or m o re.
Changed:
D e f e r r e d v e s t e d r ig h ts — at
a g e 4 0 , w i t h 15 y e a r s o f s e r v ­
ic e , on v o lu n ta r y o r in v o l­
u n tary term in atio n of se r v ic e ;
w ith no l o s s o f an y s e p a r a t i o n
p a y to w h ic h e m p l o y e e m a y be
e n titled if not e lig ib le fo r
im m e d ia te p en sio n .
Added:
S u r v iv o r s ' b e n e fits— ben efit
p a id w idow o f e m p l o y e e who
h a d 10 y e a r s o f s e r v i c e o r
m o r e and who d ie d b e f o r e r e ­
t i r e m e n t , to e q u a l a m o u n t

at

C h a n g e d : B e n e f i t s r e d u c e d b y 0. 5 p e r c e n t f o r e a c h
c a le n d a r m o n th b y w h ich e m p lo y e e w a s u n d e r 65.
A d d e d : E l i g i b i l i t y e x t e n d e d to e m p l o y e e s t e r m i n a t e d
a f t e r 10 y e a r s o f s e r v i c e a n d r e a c h i n g a g e 6 0 (55 f o r
w om en ) d u rin g p e r io d of e lig ib ility fo r te c h n o lo g ic a l
ad ju stm e n t b en efits.
A p p l i c a b l e t o e m p l o y e e s w h o r e t i r e d a f t e r S e p t . 1, 1 9 6 4 .

B e n e f i t s r e d u c e d to $ 3 . 25 a m o n t h f o r e m p l o y e e s
e n t it l e d to a s t a t u t o r y p e n s i o n b e f o r e a g e 65.
E lim in a te d : D eduction of w o r k m e n 's co m p e n sa tio n b e n e ­
f i t s in c o m p u t i n g p e n s i o n p a y m e n t s .

E l i g i b l e s u r v i v o r o f m a l e e m p l o y e e l i m i t e d to w ife o r
m i n o r d e p e n d e n t c h i l d r e n ; o r f e m a l e e m p l o y e e , to
m in o r dependent ch ild ren .

end of ta b le .

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Table C.

Related Wage Practices--- Continued

E ffec tiv e

date

P ro v isio n

A p p licatio n s,
P en sio n

J a n . 1, 1 9 6 5 ( M C B W
and U P W A m e m o ­
randum of a g r e e ­
m e n t d a t e d S e p t . 2,
1 9 6 4 ) . ---- C o n t i n u e d .
J a n . 1, 1 9 6 8 ( M C B W
and U PW A
a g re e m e n ts dated
M a r . 13, 1 9 6 7 ).

excep tio n s,

and o th er r e la te d m a tt e r s

P la n — C ontin u ed

a v a il a b le f r o m e le c t io n of jo in t
an d o n e - h a lf an n u ity op tio n ;
o r p h a n ' s m o n t h l y b e n e f i t to
e q u a l 4 2 . 5 p e r c e n t o f the
n o r m a l m on thly p e n sio n .
In creased : N o rm al retirem en t
b e n e fit— to $ 5 . 0 0 a m o n th fo r
each y e a r of cre d ited se rv ic e .

R educed: E a r ly re tire m e n t age
r e q u i r e m e n t — to a g e 55 f o r a
m a le em ploy ee.
C h an ged : T o ta l and p e rm a n e n t
d i s a b i l i t y — e l i g i b i l i t y to t h o s e
w i t h 10 y e a r s o f s e r v i c e a n d
u n a b le to w o r k a t A r m o u r
( p r e v i o u s l y h a d to p r e v e n t an y
em ploy m en t).
C hanged: D e fe rre d v ested righ tse l i g i b i l i t y r e q u i r e m e n t t o 10
y e a r s o f s e r v i c e (the a g e r e ­
q u ire m e n t w a s elim in ated ).

J a n . 1, 1 9 7 1
(ag re e m e n t dated
A p r . 18, 1 9 7 0 ).

In creased : N o rm al retirem en t
b e n e fit — to $ 6 a m o n th f o r
each y e a r of cre d ited se rv ic e ,
in a d d it io n to F e d e r a l s o c i a l
se c u rity ben efits.
S u r v i v o r s b e n e f i t s __________________

J a n . 1, 1 9 7 2
(a g re e m e n t dated
A p r . 18, 1 9 7 0 ).

In creased : N o rm al retirem en t
b e n e f it — to $ 6 . 5 0 a m o n t h f o r
each y e a r of c re d ite d s e rv ic e ,
in a d d it io n to F e d e r a l s o c i a l
se c u rity b en efits.

A p p l i c a b l e to e m p l o y e e s r e t i r e d a f t e r D e c . 31, 1967,
u n le s s e m p lo y e e r e tir e d , e le c te d a v e ste d p en sio n , o r
d ie d on o r a f t e r F e b . 22, 1967 (A u g . 22, 1966 fo r
th o se w h o se to ta l and p e r m a n e n t d isa b ility w a s d efin ed
u n d e r t h e p l a n i n e f f e c t o n J a n . 1, 1 9 6 5 ) . H e o r h i s
s u r v i v o r s w e r e e n t itl e d to b e n e f i t s u n d e r th e p la n in
e f f e c t o n J a n . 1, 1 9 6 8 i f t h e y m e t v a r i o u s r e q u i r e m e n t s .
C h an g e d : M onthly p a y m e n t re d u c e d by 0 .5 p e r c e n t of
n o r m a l b en efit fo r e a c h m onth e m p lo y e e w a s un der
a g e 62 at tim e of v o lu n ta ry e a r ly r e tir e m e n t.
T h e p r e v i o u s b e n e f i t f o r t h o s e d i s a b l e d b u t u n a b l e to
qu alify fo r to tal and p e rm a n e n t d isa b ility w a s
elim in ated .

E m p l o y e e w i t h 10 y e a r s o f s e r v i c e a n d s e p a r a t e d
b e c a u s e of a p lan t o r d e p a r t m e n t c lo s in g an d in e lig ib le
f o r an u n r e d u c e d p e n s i o n w a s e n t itle d to b o th s e p a r a t i o n
p ay and a d e f e r r e d v e s te d p en sio n .
C h an ged : L u b b o ck and San A n g e lo -p r o v isio n s a s at a ll
p lan ts.
A p p l i c a b l e to e m p l o y e e s w ho r e t i r e d a f t e r D e c . 31, 1970,
u n le s s e m p lo y e e r e tir e d , e le c te d a v e ste d p en sio n , or
d i e d o n o r a f t e r A p r . 1, 1 9 7 0 . H e o r h i s s u r v i v o r s
w e r e e n t i t l e d t o b e n e f i t s i n e f f e c t o n J a n . 1, 1 9 7 1 , i f
v ario u s req u irem e n ts w ere m et.
C h an g ed : E lig ib le s u r v iv o r of e m p lo y e e in c lu d e d sp o u se
and m in o r dep en d en t c h ild re n (p r e v io u sly d efin itio n did
not in clu d e s p o u se of a fe m a le e m p lo y e e ).
A p p l i c a b l e to e m p l o y e e s r e t i r e d a f t e r D e c . 31, 197 1 .

1 The p a r tie s m o d ified m a s te r a g re e m e n t p r o v isio n s co v e rin g g u a ra n te e d tim e, S a tu rd a y w ork , c lo th e s-c h a n g in g
a n d the p e n s i o n p la n f o r w o r k e r s a t the L u b b o c k an d S a n A n g e lo p l a n t s .
2 P r o v i s i o n s r e l a t i n g to u n io n iz e d
m e a t p a c k i n g p la n t s an d p r o c e s s i n g s a l e s u n it s a r e not c o v e r e d b y the
w a g e c h r o n o lo g y u n til s u c h p la n t s o r u n it s c o m e u n d e r the m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t s .
( P r o c e s s in g s a l e s u n its w e re
f i r s t c o v e r e d b y th e m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t s in 1 9 6 4 . ) F i r s t r e p o r t i n g o f s u c h p r o v i s i o n s do n o t r e p r e s e n t a c h a n g e
u n l e s s it i s so s t a te d .
(T h e y c o u ld be co n tin u ed f r o m lo c a l a g r e e m e n t s . ) P r o v i s i o n s of the m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t
w e r e a d o p t e d b y the n e w l y - c o v e r e d p la n t s o r u n it s u n l e s s a n e x c e p t i o n i s n o te d .
T h e fo llo w in g p la n t s o r u n it s c a m e u n d e r the m a s t e r a g r e e m e n t s o n S e p t . 2, 1 9 6 4 :
tim e,

C h am b erlain , M a s s.
C h a r l e s t o n , W. V a .
C h arlotte, N. C.
C l e v e l a n d , O hio
E m p o ria, K an s.
H ouston, T e x .
Jack so n v ille, F la .
L o u isv ille, Ky.
M o b ile, A la.

New O r le a n s , L a .
N o rfo lk , V a.
P a s s a ic , N. J .
P e o r i a , 111. ( p r o c e s s i n g )
P h ilad elp h ia, P a .
T u ls a , O kla.
W est P o in t, N eb.
W ilk e s-B a rre , P a.
W orthing ton , M inn.

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3 N o t a p p l i c a b l e to l e a r n e r s .
4 C o m p an y p r a c tic e not c o v e r e d by e a r ly m a s t e r a g r e e m e n ts .
5 D u r i n g t h e p e r i o d c o v e r e d b y E x e c u t i v e O r d e r N o . 9 2 4 0 ( O c t . 1, 1 9 4 2 , t o A u g . 2 1 , 1 9 4 5 ) t h i s p r o v i s i o n w a s
m o d i f i e d in p r a c t i c e to c o n f o r m to t h a t o r d e r .
6 A g r e e m e n t s o f A u g u s t 1 9 5 0 h a d e x t e n d e d e l i g i b i l i t y f o r h o l i d a y p a y to p r o b a t i o n a r y e m p l o y e e s w i th 30 o u t o f 6 0
d a y s ' s e r v i c e i n t h e c a s e o f t h e U P W A a n d 15 o u t o f 3 0 d a y s ' s e r v i c e i n t h e c a s e o f t h e M C B W .
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o f S e p t e m b e r 1954 h a d c h a n g e d t h is p r o v i s i o n to 30 o u t o f 6 0 d a y s .
7 E s t a b l i s h e d p o l i c y i n c o r p o r a t e d in u n io n a g r e e m e n t s w ith s o m e c h a n g e s .
8 S e l e c t i o n o f C l a r k K e r r , p r e s i d e n t o f th e U n i v e r s i t y o f C a l i f o r n i a , a s the i m p a r t i a l c h a i r m a n o f the A u t o m a t i o n
F u n d C o m m i t t e e o f f i c i a l l y la u n c h e d the p r o g r a m in D e c e m b e r 19 5 9 .




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f a r e b e n e f i t s w o u l d b e p a i d , w a s to b e c o n s i d e r e d b y the c o m p a n y a n d the u n i o n s .
12 U n d e r t h e A u g u s t 1 9 5 2 a g r e e m e n t , w o r k e r s a t a g e 5 5 w i t h 2 5 y e a r s ' s e r v i c e w e r e e l i g i b l e f o r t o t a l a n d p e r m a ­
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T h e f o l l o w i n g l i s t c o n s t i t u t e s a l l w a g e c h r o n o l o g i e s p u b l i s h e d to d a t e .
B u lletin s o r
r e p o r t s fo r w h ic h a p r i c e is in d ic a t e d a r e a v a ila b le f r o m th e S u p e r in te n d e n t of D o c u m e n ts ,
U . S . G o v e r n m e n t P r i n t i n g O f f i c e , W a s h i n g t o n , D. C . , 2 0 4 0 2 , o r f r o m t h e D e p a r t m e n t of
L a b o r ' s B u r e a u of L a b o r S t a t i s t i c s R e g i o n a l S a l e s O f f i c e s w h i c h a r e l i s t e d o n t h e i n s i d e
back cover.
( O r d e r b y c h e c k o r m o n e y o r d e r ; do n o t s e n d c a s h o r s t a m p s . ) T h o s e p u b ­
l i c a t i o n s f o r w h i c h no p r i c e i s i n d i c a t e d a r e n o t a v a i l a b l e f r o m t h e S u p e r i n t e n d e n t o f D o c u ­
m e n t s , b u t m a y b e o b ta in e d w ith o u t c h a r g e , a s lo n g a s a s u p p ly is a v a ila b le , f r o m th e
B u r e a u of L a b o r S t a t i s t i c s , W a sh in g to n , D. C. , 20212, o r f r o m th e B u r e a u 's r e g io n a l o ffic e s .
I t e m s in d i c a t e d a s o u t of p r i n t m a y be a v a ila b le f o r r e f e r e n c e in le a d in g p u b lic , c o lle g e ,
o r u n i v e r s i t y l i b r a r i e s , o r the B u r e a u 's r e g i o n a l o f f ic e s .
B e f o r e J u l y 1965, b a s i c w a g e c h r o n o l o g i e s a n d t h e i r s u p p l e m e n t s w e r e p u b l i s h e d i n
th e M o n th ly L a b o r R e v ie w and r e l e a s e d a s B u r e a u r e p o r t s .
W age c h ro n o lo g ie s p u b lis h e d
l a t e r a r e a v a ila b le o n ly in b u lle tin s (an d t h e i r s u p p le m e n ts ) .
A s u m m a r y of g e n e r a l w a g e
c h a n g e s a n d new o r c h a n g e d w o r k in g p r a c t i c e s w ill b e a d d e d to th e b u lle tin s a s new c o n t r a c t s
a r e n eg o tiated .
A l u m i n u m C o m p a n y of A m e r i c a , 1939— 7 . B L S B u l l e t i n 1559 (30 c e n t s ) .
6
A m e r i c a n V i s c o s e ( a d i v i s i o n of F M C C o r p . ), 1945— 7 . B L S B u l l e t i n 1560 (20 c e n t s ) .
6
T h e A n a c o n d a C o . , 1941— 8 . B L S R e p o r t 197 ( f r e e ) .
5
A n t h r a c i t e M i n i n g I n d u s t r y , 1930— 6 . B L S B u l l e t i n 14 9 4 (20 c e n t s ) .
6
A . T . fk T . — L o n g L i n e s D e p a r t m e n t —
1 9 4 0 - 6 4 , B L S B u l l e t i n 1443 (40 c e n t s ) .
1965— 7 0 , S u p p l e m e n t to B L S B u l l e t i n 1443 ( f r e e ) .
B e r k s h i r e H a t h a w a y I n c . , 1943— 9 . B L S B u l l e t i n 1541 (25 c e n t s ) .
6
B e t h l e h e m A t l a n t i c S h i p y a r d s , 1941— 8 . B L S B u l l e t i n 1607 (35 c e n t s ) .
6
B itu m in o u s C o al M in e s—
1933— 8 , B L S B u l l e t i n 1558 (25 c e n t s ) .
6
1968—
70, S u p p l e m e n t to B L S B u l l e t i n 1558 ( f r e e ) .
T h e B o e i n g C o . ( W a s h i n g t o n P l a n t s ) , 1936— 7 . B L S B u l l e t i n 1565 (25 c e n t s ) .
6
C a r o l i n a C o a c h C o . , 1947—6 3 .
B L S R e p o r t 259 ( f r e e ) .
C h r y s l e r C o r p o r a t i o n , 1939— 6 .
6
B L S B u l l e t i n 1515 (30 c e n t s ) .
C o m m o n w e a l t h E d i s o n C o . of C h i c a g o —
1945— 3 , B L S R e p o r t 205 (20 c e n t s ) .
6
1964— 9 , S u p p l e m e n t to B L S R e p o r t 205 ( f r e e ) .
6
D an R iv e r M ills—
1943— 5 , B L S B u l l e t i n 1495 (15 c e n t s ) .
6
1966— 6 8 , S u p p l e m e n t to B L S B u l l e t i n 1495 ( f r e e ) .
F e d e r a l C l a s s i f i c a t i o n A c t E m p l o y e e s , 1924— 8 . B L S B u l l e t i n 16 0 4 (70 c e n t s ) .
6
F ire sto n e T ire and Rubber C o.

and B . F .

Goodrich C o.

(Akron P lan ts)----

1937— 6 , B L S B u l l e t i n 1484 (30 c e n t s ) .
6
1967— 6 9 , S u p p l e m e n t to B L S B u l l e t i n 1484 ( f r e e ) .
F o r d M o t o r C o m p a n y ---1941— 6 4 , B L S R e p o r t 99 (30 c e n t s ) . 1
1964— 9, S u p p l e m e n t to B L S R e p o r t 99 ( f r e e ) .
6
G e n e r a l M o t o r s C o r p . , 1939—6 6 . B L S B u l l e t i n 153 2 (30 c e n t s ) . 1
I n t e r n a t i o n a l H a r v e s t e r C o m p a n y , 1946— 1 .
6
B L S R e p o r t 202 ( f r e e ) .
I n t e r n a t i o n a l P a p e r C o . ( S o u t h e r n K r a f t D iv . )---1937— 7 , B L S B u l l e t i n 1534 (25 c e n t s ) .
6
1967— 9 , S u p p l e m e n t to B L S B u l l e t i n 1534 ( f r e e ) .
6
I n t e r n a t i o n a l S h o e C o . ( a d i v i s i o n o f I n t e r c o , I n c . )---1945— 6 , B L S B u l l e t i n 1479 (20 c e n t s ) . 1
6
1967— 9 , S u p p l e m e n t t o B L S B u l l e t i n 1479 ( f r e e ) .
6
L o c k h e e d — C a l i f o r n i a C o m p a n y ( a d i v i s i o n of L o c k h e e d A i r c r a f t C o r p . ),
1937— 7 . B L S B u l l e t i n 1522 (35 c e n t s ) .
6

1 O u t o f p rin t.
S e e D ir e c to r y o f W a g e C h r o n o lo g ie s ,
s u p p le m e n ts issu e d b e fo r e J u ly 1 9 6 5 a p p e a r e d .




1948— ne 1969.
Ju

fo r M o n th ly L ab o r R e v ie w

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Wage Chronologies— Continued
M a rtin -M a rie tta C o rp .—
1944— 6 4 , B L S B u l l e t i n 1449 (25 c e n t s ) .
1965— 8 , S u p p l e m e n t t o B B S B u l l e t i n 1449 ( f r e e ) .
6
M a s s a c h u s e t ts Shoe M a n u fa c tu rin g —
1 9 4 5 - 6 6 , B L S B u l l e t i n 1471 (15 c e n t s ) . 1
1967— 8 , S u p p l e m e n t to B L S B u l l e t i n 1471 ( f r e e ) .
6
N e w Y o r k C i t y L a u n d r i e s , 1945— 4 .
6
B L S B u l l e t i n 1453 (20 c e n t s ) . 1
N o rth A m e r ic a n R o c k w ell C o r p . —
1 9 4 1 - 6 7 , B L S B u l l e t i n 1 5 6 4 (25 c e n t s ) .
1967— 0 , S u p p l e m e n t to B L S B u l l e t i n 1564 ( f r e e ) .
7
N o r t h A t l a n t i c L o n g s h o r i n g , 1 9 3 4 r - 6 l.
B L S R e p o r t 234 ( f r e e ) . 1
P a c i f i c C o a s t S h i p b u i l d i n g , 1941—6 7 .
B L S B u l l e t i n 1605 (35 c e n t s ) .
P a c i f i c G a s a n d E l e c t r i c C o . , 1943— 6 .
6
B L S B u l l e t i n 1499 (30 c e n t s ) . 1
P a c i f i c L o n g s h o r e I n d u s t r y , 1934— 0 .
7
B L S B u l l e t i n 1568 (35 c e n t s ) .
R a i l r o a d s — N o n o p e r a t i n g E m p l o y e e s , 1920— 2 .
6
B L S R e p o r t 208 (25 c e n t s ) . 1
S in c la ir O il C o m p a n ie s —
1 9 4 1 - 6 5 , B L S B u l l e t i n 1447 (25 c e n t s ) . 1
1965—7 0 , S u p p l e m e n t t o B L S B u l l e t i n 1447 ( f r e e ) .
S w i f t & C o . , 1942— 3 .
6
B L S R e p o r t 260 (25 c e n t s ) . 1
U n i t e d S t a t e s S t e e l C o r p o r a t i o n , 1937— 7 .
6
B L S B u l l e t i n 1603 (40 c e n t s ) .
W e s t e r n G r e y h o u n d L i n e s , 1945— 7 .
6
B L S B u l l e t i n 1595 (45 c e n t s ) .
W e s t e r n U n i o n T e l e g r a p h C o . , 1943— 7 .
6
B L S B u l l e t i n 1545 (35 c e n t s ) .




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