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Railroad unions contracts collection

 Collection
Identifier: L-contracts_railroad

Scope and Content of the Collection

The collection consists of 206 agreements, 1898-1974, between various system federations or local unions of railroad and transit workers and their employers.

Dates

  • 1898-1974

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

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.
This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Historical Note

A number of significant labor unions for railroad workers were formed in the late nineteenth century. They later represented other workers in the transportation industry. Railroad workers federated across trade lines to form groups (system federations) that bargained with their employer, the railroad system.

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, founded in 1863, was an independent entity until joining the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in 2004. The Brotherhood of Railway Clerks was created in 1899. Its successor is the Transportation Communications International Union. The Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America was an American Federation of Labor affiliate made up of transit workers. It took the name Amalgamated Transit Union in 1964.

Extent

2.92 Linear Feet (in 7 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The collection consists of 206 agreements, 1898-1974, between various system federations or local unions of railroad and transit workers and their employers.

Physical Location

This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Order of Railway Telegraphers (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1899-1900 (L1979-39)
  2. Brotherhood of Railway, Airline, and Steamship Clerks, System Board 96 records, 1918-1978 (L1989-18)
  3. Association of Colored Railway Trainmen and Locomotive Firemen records, 1918-1936 (L1991-06)
  4. Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Local 536 (Paducah, Ky.) records, 1916-1924 (L2007-03)
  5. Robert W. Smith collection of Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express, and Station Employes membership cards, 1941-1969 (L2008-15)
  6. Amalgamated Transit Union, Division 732 records, 1919-1981 (L1982-02)
  7. Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Simpson Division 210 records, 1884-1949 (L1973-45)

Processing Information

Processed by Robert Bexley, 2010. Encoded Archival Description finding aid created by Traci JoLeigh Drummond and William W. Hardesty, 2010.
Title
Railroad Unions:
Subtitle
A Guide to the Contracts Collection at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
June 30, 2010
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
404-413-2881 (Fax)