USRLBUnited States Railroad Labor Board
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In the wake of the 1922 shopmen's strike, caused directly by a USRLB decision to cut wages in the railroad shops, AFL shop craft unions and the big four brotherhoods agitated for an end to the Board and its replacement with legislated adjustment boards that would settle disputes through voluntary arbitration.
Despite the promise of the AFL-favoured legislation to improve the bargaining position of labour on a national level, African American trainmen led by ACRE and the Chicago-based Railway Men's Industrial Benevolent Association opposed abolition of the USRLB.
The African American trainmen's quest to defend the weak USRLB made sense.