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Jimi Richards collection

Identifier: L2004-09

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Jimi Richards collection, 1988-2003, contains correspondence, organizing materials, agreements, bylaws, local newsletters and other printed material, case documents, election materials, and VHS tapes, that document the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 728 and Local 528 (Atlanta, Ga.). Material from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in the collection includes correspondence, agreements, rosters, election materials, newsletters, print materials, and education materials.

Notable topics include cases of IBT election fraud, employee termination, and unfair labor practices by Georgia companies such as Overnite Transportation Company, as well as documents and VHS tapes pertaining to the efforts at organizing and reform at Overnite Transportation Company, both locally and internationally. Companies include USF Holland Inc., Eagle Transport Corporation, United Parcel Service, Roadway Express Inc., Zep Manufacturing Company (Atlanta, Ga.), and Aunt Fanny’s Bakery. Locals represented in the collection include IBT Local 728, Local 528, and Local 928 all out of Atlanta, Ga.


  • 1988-2003


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.

History of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 728

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 728 (Atlanta, Ga.) was founded in the 1930s to represent freight haulers, and later organized warehouses, dairies, and the car hauling industry. It was the second Teamsters local established in Georgia. During the 1950s and 1960s the local's membership grew almost tenfold. In 1965, the local was divided to ease administrative burdens. Local 728 maintained its jurisdiction over freight hauling and delivery drivers in the cities of Atlanta and Savannah. Local 528's jurisdiction extended to the rest of Georgia and included car hauling. For a brief time, Local 928 (Atlanta, Ga.) also existed, created to represent package and delivery drivers (surface and air) in the state of Georgia, and General Crafts in Savannah (Ga.) and Brunswick (Ga.). Jimi Richards has been a member of The International Brotherhood of Teamsters for over 24 years. A native Georgian, he is a former Road Steward for Yellow Freight and has worked as an Organizer and Business Agent for Local 728. Mr. Richards also served as the Secretary Treasurer and Manager of Local 728, Atlanta Ga.


2.1 Linear Feet (in 5 boxes, one containing videotapes)

Language of Materials



Jimi Richards served as the Secretary-Treasurer and Manager of International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 728, Atlanta (Ga.). The Jimi Richards collection, 1988-2003, contains correspondence, organizing materials, agreements, bylaws, local newsletters, election materials, printed materials, videocassette tapes, and case documents of Locals 728, 528, and 928 (Atlanta, Ga.)

Acquisition Information

Donated by Jimi Richards, July 9, 2004.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. International Brotherhood of Teamsters Contract collection, 1952-1973 (L-Contracts_IBT)
  2. International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America, Local 728 (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1958-1967 (L1972-01)

Processing Information

Processed by Carley Henderson at the file level, April 2014.
Jimi Richards:
A Guide to His Collection at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
May 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • May 2014: Finding Aid created by Carley Henderson.
  • May 2018: EAD edited by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2881 (Fax)