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ALPA Miami Joint Council Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR002510
The Miami JCO Office Records cover the years 1935 to 1968 and span a number of technological and service changes within the airline industry. The records are made up of MEC and LEC minutes and correspondence, A-Z files, correspondence, reports and studies, contracts, negotiations, aircraft evaluations, and air safety and accident investigations. Subjects include: Behncke recall, Third crew member/Crew complement controversies, American Airlines secession from ALPA, National Airlines Strike 1948, Southern Airlines Strike 1960-62, Pilot physical controversies, “Take-A-Look” policy, Flight Engineers International Association (FEIA) issues, and Air traffic controller controversies.

Important Subjects: Air safety Air traffic control Aircraft accident investigation Airline pilots Airlines Collective bargaining Airlines—Employees—Labor unions Airlines Hijacking Airlines—Mergers Airlines—Safety measures Airlines—Safety regulations Airlines—Strikes and lockouts Airlines—Technological innovations—United States Airlines—United States—Management Airplane Airworthiness Airplane crashes Airplanes—Noise Airplanes—Piloting Airplanes—Piloting—Safety measures Alcohol Law and Legislation Civil Aeronautics Board (U.S.) Federal Aviation Administration Flight Engineer’s International Association National Mediation Board (U. S.) Pilots and pilotage

Important Names: Amos, W. C.; Babbitt, W. T.; Betts, W.W.; Campbell, M. M.; Chamberlin, W. B.; Dean, J. L.; Diedrich, B. J.; Ferguson, E. E.; Garbett, W. M.; Giberson, J. P.; Healy, J. F.; Herold, C.C.; Koraly, G.; LeRoux, G. M.; McCleskey, J. R.; Metcalf, P. R.; Miller, H.; Muirhead, C.; Pech, R. W.; Rohan, R. J.; Rordam, E. P.; Rivenbark, R. W.; Sheridan, G. M.; Smith, E. S.; Sterling, F. T.; Talton, J. P.; Traverse, B. T.; Tully, R. L.; Walner, W. R.; White, G. O.; Witt, R. F.; Young, T. H.

Series Description: Series 1: ALPA Region II, 1946-1966 Series 2: Braniff Airways (BNF), 1952-1966 Series 3: Delta Airlines (DAL), 1959-1968 Series 4: Eastern Airlines (EAL), 1947-1968 Series 5: National Airlines (NAL), 1949-1967 Series 6: Pan American World Airways (PAA), 1956-61 Series 7: Pan American-Grace Airways (PNG), 1935-1968 Series 8: Riddle Airlines (RID), 1952-1959 Series 9: Audiovisual, 1948-1956

Dates

  • 1935 - 1968
  • Majority of material found within 1950 - 1960

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

31 Linear Feet (31 SB)

Abstract

The ALPA Miami Joint Council Office (JCO) was a regional office for ALPA Region II and councils in the Southeast United States. It was home to several Master Executive Councils (MEC) and Local Executive Councils (LEC) including: Braniff Airways MEC and Council 29, Delta Airlines Council 71, Eastern Airlines MEC and Council 18, National Airlines MEC and Councils 8 and 73, Pan American Airways (PAA) Council 10, Pan American-Grace Airways (Panagra, PNG) MEC and Councils 38 and 83 and Riddle Airlines (RID) MEC and Councils 114 and 134. The Region II Vice President also worked out of the office and kept his files there.

The Miami JCO Office Records cover the years 1935 to 1968 and span a number of technological and service changes within the airline industry. The records are made up of MEC and LEC minutes and correspondence, A-Z files, correspondence, reports and studies, contracts, negotiations, aircraft evaluations, and air safety and accident investigations. Subjects include: Behncke recall, Third crew member/Crew complement controversies, American Airlines secession from ALPA, National Airlines Strike 1948, Southern Airlines Strike 1960-62, Pilot physical controversies, “Take-A-Look” policy, Flight Engineers International Association (FEIA) issues, and Air traffic controller controversies.

History

The ALPA Miami Joint Council Office (JCO) was a regional office for ALPA Region II and councils in the Southeast United States. It was home to several Master Executive Councils (MEC) and Local Executive Councils (LEC) including: Braniff Airways MEC and Council 29, Delta Airlines Council 71, Eastern Airlines MEC and Council 18, National Airlines MEC and Councils 8 and 73, Pan American Airways (PAA) Council 10, Pan American-Grace Airways (Panagra, PNG) MEC and Councils 38 and 83 and Riddle Airlines (RID) MEC and Councils 114 and 134. The Region II Vice President also worked out of the office and kept his files there.

Arrangement

Arranged in 9 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-5), Series 2 (Box 5), Series 3 (Boxes 5-6), Series 4 (Boxes 6-20), Series 5 (Boxes 20-25), Series 6 (Boxes 25-26), Series 7 (Boxes 26-29), Series 8 (Boxes 29-31), and Series 9 (Box 31). Folders in each series are simply listed by their location within each box. They are not arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout several boxes within each series.

Acquisition

The records are made up from two shipments from the Miami regional office from 1-28-1971 and 6-6-1975.

Related Materials

ALPA records collections

Transfers

Two reels from the Riddle MEC have been moved to the Reuther’s Audiovisual department.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Kathy Makas on June 24, 2014.
Title
Guide to the ALPA Miami Joint Council Office Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Kathy Makas.
Date
2014-06-24
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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