Sylvester Garrett (December 15, 1911-January 11, 1996) played a prominent role throughout the entire post-Wagner Act period of labor relations in the United States. From 1951 to 1979, he was the chairman of the Iron Ore Industry Board of Arbitration that oversaw labor relations between U.S. Steel Corporation and the United Steelworkers of America.
Sylvester Garrett was a law professor and pioneer labor mediator, who helped shape the landscape of industrial relations in the United States. During World War II, President Roosevelt named Garrett as the chair of the Regional War Labor Board. He was the chief arbitrator between the United Steelworkers of America (USWA) and the nation’s steel producers for 28 years. He served as an arbitrator for labor disputes from 1950 to 1995, but it was during his tenure in the steel industry, from 1951 to 1979, that marked the height of his influence on labor policy.
The Sylvester Garrett Collection dates from 1936-1996, and it contains correspondence, labor arbitration case files, bound arbitration decisions, scrapbooks, photographs, and lecture notes. After teaching at IUP, Sylvester Garrett was encouraged to donate his arbitration papers to the IUP Libraries as part of the Labor Arbitration Archives, which also includes the papers of Eli Rock (Manuscript Group 126), Myron Joseph (Manuscript Group 100), Gabriel Alexander (Manuscript Group 61), and Donald McPherson Manuscript Group 49: Sylvester Garrett Collection 3 (Manuscript Group 166).

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Submissions from 1971

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United States Steel Corporation Western Steel Operations Joliet Works and United Steelworkers of Americ Local Union 1445, Sylvester Garrett and Aaron S. Wolff

Submissions from 1970

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United States Steel Corporation Eastern Steel Operations Fairless Works and United Steelworkers of America Local 5092, Sylvester Garrett and Alexander M. Freund

Submissions from 1966

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Implementation of the Award in Cases USC-1708 et al, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Gary Steel Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1014, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Johnson Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1288, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Johnstown Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1288, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Homestead Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union No. 1924, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Irvin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2227, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Irvin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2227, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Irvin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2227, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Johnstown Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1288, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Johnstown Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1288, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Homestead Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1397, Sylvester Garrett and Donald A. Crawford

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Gary Steel Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1014, Sylvester Garrett and Alfred C. Dybeck

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Homestead Districts Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1397, Sylvester Garrett and Alfred C. Dybeck

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Irvin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2227, Sylvester Garrett and Alfred C. Dybeck

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Gary Steel Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2695, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Gary Steel Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2695, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Fairless Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 4889, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Fairless Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 4889, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Fairless Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 5092, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Fairless Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union No. 4889, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Gary Sheet and Tin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1066, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Irvin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2227, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Irvin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2227, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Irvin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2227, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Irvin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2227, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Irvin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2227, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Fairless Division - Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 5030, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Fairless Pipe Mill, Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 5030, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1104, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1104, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1104, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1104, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1104, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations National Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1408, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Cuyahoga Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1298, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Cuyahoga Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1298, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Cuyahoga Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1298, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Cuyahoga Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1298, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Joliet Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1445, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Trenton Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2670, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Trenton Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2670, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation Geneva Works and United Steelworkers of Americ Local Union 2701, Sylvester Garrett and Clare B. McDermott

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Clairton Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1557, Sylvester Garrett and Clare B. McDermott

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Duquesne Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1256, Sylvester Garrett and Clare B. McDermott

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Gary Steel Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1014, Sylvester Garrett and Clare B. McDermott

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Fairfield Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1733, Sylvester Garrett and Clare B. McDermott

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Fairless Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 4889, Sylvester Garrett and Clare B. McDermott

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Fairless Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 4889, Sylvester Garrett and Clare B. McDermott

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Fairless Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 5092, Sylvester Garrett and Clare B. McDermott

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Geneva Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2701, Sylvester Garrett and Clare B. McDermott

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Geneva Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2701, Sylvester Garrett and Clare B. McDermott

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Pittsburg Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1440, Sylvester Garrett and Clare B. McDermott

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Works Fairless Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 4889, Sylvester Garrett and Clare B. McDermott

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Joliet Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1445, Sylvester Garrett and Clare B. McDermott

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Joliet Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1445, Sylvester Garrett and Clare B. McDermott

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Geneva Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2701, Sylvester Garrett and Eli Rock

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Geneva Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2701, Sylvester Garrett and Eli Rock

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Geneva Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2701, Sylvester Garrett and Eli Rock

Submissions from 1965

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United States Steel Corporation Clairton Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1557, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Clairton Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1557, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Fairfield District Works Ensley Steel and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1489, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Fairfield District Works Ensley Steel and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1489, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Fairfield District Works Ensley Steel and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1489, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Fairless Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 4889, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Fairless Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 4889, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Fairless Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 4889, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Fairless Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 4889, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Gary Sheet and Tin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1066, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Gary Steel Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1014, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Clairton Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1557, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Clairton Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 3018, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Duquesne Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1256, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Duquesne Works and United Steelworkers of Americ Local Union 1256, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Edgar Thomson Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1219, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Edgar Thomson Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1219, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Gary Steel Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1014, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Gary Steel Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1014, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Gary Steel Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2695, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Gary Steel Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2695, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Homestead District Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1397, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Homestead District Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1924, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Homestead Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1253, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Homestead Works and United Steelworkers of Americ Local Union 3063, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Index, Sylvester Garrett

United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Index, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Johnstown Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1288, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Johnstown Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1288, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations South Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 65, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations South Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 65, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations South Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 65, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations South Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 65, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations South Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 65, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Homestead District Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1397, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Irvin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2227, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Irvin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2227, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Irvin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2227, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Irvin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2227, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Irvin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2227, Sylvester Garrett