1959: Hearings are held for unit determinations of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority‘s labor bargaining units.
Under the LAMTA Act, the agency is required to recognize and negotiate with unions.
Harvard law professor Archibald Cox is hired to determine the employee groupings.
The outcome of these hearings, Cox’s work and elections that follow establish and certify three unions:
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen for operators
Amalgamated Transit Union for mechanics
Brotherhood of Railway Clerks for clerical employees