The scanned images that follow are selections from assorted copies of the ROCK's employees' newsletter from the late 1970's supplied to RITS by George F. Davison, Jr. Although the name might make one think otherwise, the newsletters were a publication of the railroad, and state management's side of on-going contention between various crafts and the railroad. The newsletters have not been scanned in their entirety, but portions have been chosen that relate particularly to labor issues. (Dick Tinder, Dec. 1997)
December '77 - Lodges nix local agreements
January '78 - Rock serves formal proposals
February '78 - Voice Control A labor-management victory
March '78 - Labor: agreement 6?
Fourth of '78 - Another agreement in local labor talks
Fifth of '78 - Labor negotiations box score
Sixth of '78 - UTU breaks off contract talks
Seventh of '78 - Court tells Rock: improve carloadings now...
First of '79 - Two more agreements
Ninth of '79 - UTU leaders reject arbitration
Tenth of '79 - What is Rock - UTU dispute all about?
Twelfth of '79 - Rock - UTU inquiry board convenes
Thirteenth of '79 - Clerks, trainmen strike Rock Island