Shores, Cleveland Welch

120 minutes.
Bobo, Mary
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Louisville and Nashville Railroad
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C.W. (Wes) Shores was the General Chairman of the L&N side of the SCL/L&N System Board of the Brotherhood of Railway, Airline and Steamship Clerks (BRAC) working at the Union headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky. Main topics: background on early experiences concerning railroad yards; synopsis of Shores' union career advancements; description of the structure and present leadership of the union on the System Board and International levels; duties and responsibilities of the Louisville headquarters; grievance and claim procedures; procedure of moving BRAC employees to the Jacksonville area; benefits for employees initiated and negotiated by BRAC including activities connected with the 1955 strike against the L&N railroad; comments on merger experiences with various lines; description of the range of positions covered by the BRAC agreements; comments on equal opportunity hiring; additional personal comments on educational background.
Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company, Brotherhood of Railway, Airline, and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express, and Station Employes, Railroads--Employees--Labor unions, Strikes and lockouts--Railroads