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J. Thomas Rimer:

A Guide to His Arbitration Files at Georgia State University

Georgia State University
Georgia State University
Special Collections and Archives
100 Decatur St., SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
404-413-2880
Fax: 404-413-2881
archives@gsu.edu

April 2002



Profile Description

Creation: EAD tagging provided by Pam Hackbart-Dean, April 2002.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Rimer, J. Thomas, 1918-1988
Title: J. Thomas Rimer arbitration files
Dates: 1977-1987
Quantity: 7.5 linear feet
Abstract:Rimer (1910-1988) was an arbitrator and lawyer. The collection consists of arbitration files involving cases assigned by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services. The cases concerned employee disputes between employers and the union representing the employee.
Identification: L1989-11
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Files

The arbitration files, 1977-1987, involve cases assigned to Mr. Rimer by the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service. The cases concern employee disputes between employers and the union representing the employee. Cases in the files include disputes over lost wages, being overlooked for promotions, and wrongful terminations. Nearly all of the cases were between unions and companies in the southeast region of the United States.

The material, dated 1977-1987, include the official documents for each case, including correspondence from the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, "Employer/Union Appearance Forms", the official "Opinion and Award", Mr. Rimer's fee statements and general correspondence regarding each case.


Biography of J. Thomas Rimer

J. Thomas Rimer (1910-1988) earned both his B.A. degree and his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He began working for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company in 1935. In 1941 he went to work for the Universal-Cyclops Steel Corporation, where he represented the company in collective bargaining, He started service as a part-time arbitrator during World War II, during which time he continued to work full time in the steel industry. After the war, he served on the Pittsburgh area panel that arbitrated disputes between the United Mine Workers' Union and the National Labor Relations Board, while still employed with the Universal-Cyclops Steel Corporation.

He rose to vice-president of the company and, in 1961, was selected as a representative in a multi-employer, multi-union bargaining where he negotiated and administered agreements among 16 glass container companies which, combined , employed 60,000 workers. Mr. Rimer began full-time arbitration practice in 1973. He was a member of the American Arbitration Association.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

United States. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.
Arbitration, Industrial--United States.
Labor disputes--United States.
Decisions.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], J. Thomas Rimer Arbitration Files, L1989-11, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.


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