Eiland read before the USRLB on 18 June 1924, soon after the conference in which the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and company officials ratified their 1920 agreement, these officials privately assured Association representatives that seniority rights of African American switchmen in the 1920 agreement were not "being properly enforced." (87) Discriminatory practices at the Memphis Terminal were the result of an unwritten "gentlemen's agreement" between white supervisors and white yardmen.
(17.) Hines, War History, 155; The "big four" were the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, the Order of Railway Conductors of America, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
(46.) KC, FEPC, SDCFEP, Reel 11, "Summary, Findings and Directives in re: Illinois Central Railroad Company, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen in Public hearings held in Washington, D.C.
Jarvis was a life member of the Knights of Columbus, Alhambra Council, a member and past president of the Greendale Retired Men's Club, a past president of the Laymen's Retreat Lounge, a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen
and the United Transportation Union.
The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (BRT) and the other operating unions were willing to tolerate the presence of female employees (although not accept them as union members) for the duration of the war, provided that the company first recall all available pensioners and agree to suspend the maximum age limit of 45 at the time of first employment.
McMennamin, a PRR employee assigned to the West Philadelphia yards, became the first female member in the sixty-year history of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. At the induction ceremony, she wore a woman's blouse, low-heeled shoes--and a pair of pants.
Agreement between the PRR Company, the Baltimore and Eastern Railroad Company, and the employees represented by the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, 22 Dec.
She was a member of the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees, the United Transportation Union (formerly known as the Ladies Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen
) and the Bethel Community Club.
At an 1887 meeting of Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Lodge 191, Fon du Lac, Wisconsin, for example, the members looked into an incident involving one of the men: "Bro.
(5.) The "Big Four" included the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Order of Railway Conductors, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Sometimes the Switchmen's Mutual Aid Association is included in this group.
In response to these first experiments in "run-throughs," the chairman of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (BRT)went to Ottawa to discuss the issue with a representative from the Department of Labour.
Callaway, in Trainmen News in Canada, newsletter of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, March 1968.