The Lockheed Labor Relations Collection documents aspects of the Southern California Aircraft Industry's involvement with the National War Labor Board during World War II. The collection provides a historical summary of the West Coast Airframe Committee, as well as wage rates and job classification standards.
The West Coast Airframe Companies included: Boeing Aircraft Company, Consolidated Aircraft Corporation, Douglas Aircraft Company, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, North American Aviation Incorporated, Northrop Aircraft Incorporated, Ryan Aeronautical Company, Vega Aircraft Corporation, and Vultee Aircraft Incorporated.
The labor unions involved included: the International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW-CIO); the National Union, United Aircraft Welders of America; and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).
The collection consists of directive orders and rulings of the National War Labor Board, correspondence, post-hearing briefs, case number briefs, union applications and petitions, and transcripts of proceedings before the board's West Coast Airframe Committee. The records are arranged alphabetically.