FG 362 (National Commission for Industrial Peace) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)


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  • Linear measurement of materials:   < 1 in.
  • Number of pages:   82
Organizational Note

The National Commission for Industrial Peace was established by Executive Order 10918, dated February 16, 1961, as the President’s advisory committee on Labor-Management Policy; re-established by Executive Order 11710, dated April 4, 1973,  as the National Commission for Industrial Peace. It was a Presidential advisory committee and functioned within the jurisdiction of the Executive Office of the President.  It was abolished by Executive Order 11823, dated December12, 1974.

The Commission was established to explore methods by which labor and management could best reconcile their differences through collective bargaining consistent with the public interest. It investigated means by  which the government could be most helpful in achieving such reconciliations, encouraged labor and management representation  in particular industries  which  develop and implement procedures to facilitate resolution of disputes, maintained  constructive  bargaining in the public interest,  and recommended measures to the President concerning these and related matters.

 The Commission also had the authority to establish additional labor-management-public advisory panels to provide special expertise and  to develop programs.

The National Commission for Industrial Peace consisted of 111 members who were appointed by the President. They were representatives of labor, management and the public. The President designated one member to serve as Chairman.  The Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Commerce, the Chairman, Director of the Cost of Living Council and the Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service were ex- officio members of the Commission.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, and executive nominations. Primary correspondents include the President and White House staff Dwight L. Chapin, John F. Evans Jr., Kenneth R. Cole, Jr., Fred F. Fielding, Frederic V.  Malek, William E. Timmons, George P. Shultz, Thomas C. Korologos, John D. Ehrlichman and Jerry H. Jones. 

The terms "Executive" [Ex] and "General" [Gen] are used before the code FG 362 to identify the source of the materials within a specific file. The files designated [Ex] are communications between national, foreign, state and local governments and their agencies, members of Congress and other prominent people. Files designated [Gen] are communications between government officials and private citizens, institutions and other private interests.

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