Research Availability:
Open - all records in the subject category have been processed and are available for research
Partial - some of the records in the subject category have been processed and available for research
None - no records in the subject category have been processed nor made available for research

File Code Description Research

Labor-Management, Non-Government

LA001 Boards – Panels (Labor)


LA001-01 Emergency Boards – Commissions Partial
LA001-02 Inquiry, Boards of None
LA0002 Conditions – Employment – Unemployment Partial
LA002-01 Aged Employment Partial
LA002-02 Handicapped Labor None
LA002-03 Youth Employment Partial
LA003 Unions – Fair Labor Standards (2 l.ft.)

This secondary subject category contains materials relating to the role of unions, weekly reports on major union negotiations, correspondence on National Labor Relations Board cases, and local government officials’ concern over the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

LA004 Migratory – Seasonal Labor Partial

Strikes – Work Stoppages – Arbitration (.2 l.ft.)

This secondary subject category consists of material relating to baseball and railroad strikes, collective bargaining issues, and a Department of Commerce personal income report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

LA005-01 Aerospace Strikes None
LA005-02 Chemicals and Allied Products – Strikes None
LA005-03 Coal, Strikes None
LA005-04 Communications, Strikes None
LA005-05 Construction – Housing Strikes None
LA005-06 Food and Kindred Products, Strikes None
LA005-07 Furniture – Fixtures – Strikes None
LA005-08 Lumber – Wood – Papers Strikes None
LA005-09 Machinery Strikes None
LA005-10 Metals Strikes None
LA005-11 Petroleum Strikes None
LA005-12 Plastics – Rubber – Leather Products None
LA005-13 Services Strikes Partial
LA005-14 Textiles – Apparel Strikes None
LA005-15 Transportation Strikes Partial

Wages – Hours (1.8 l.ft; 5 Boxes)
This secondary subject category contains materials relating to the Davis-Bacon Act governing wages paid for Federal construction contracts (including Administration statements and policies, and proposed regulations and exemptions for the Act), reports on American individual and family incomes from the Census Bureau and the Council of Economic Advisors, the “gender gap” in wages and earnings, the issue of raising the federal minimum wage, proposals for a sub-minimum wage for minors in the workforce (e.g., Youth Employment Opportunity Wage), a 1987 study of farm income, and correspondence from the public regarding wage issues.


Welfare – Pensions -- Retirement

This secondary subject category contains correspondence, memos, charts, reports, publications, speeches and other materials that cover all aspects of retirement. Among the topics are the Railroad retirement system, the Steel workers retirement system, social security benefits, federal legislation relating to pensions and retirement, retirement age, age discrimination, gender discrimination with respect to insurance and pension payouts and Ronald Reagan’s retirement benefits from the State of California. Much of the material documents issues retirees and their beneficiaries experienced trying to collect or understand their benefits, particularly those covered by the Railroad Retirement Act. There are also memos between the White House and Congress that cover retirement related legislation, as well as internal White House memos that show the development of related policy.