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International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America, Local 728 (Atlanta, Ga.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1972-01

Scope and Contents of the Records

Grievance case records, 1958-1967, arranged by company, and comprised principally of correspondence and transcripts of testimony, constitute the bulk of these records and illuminate the grievance process as well as disputes in labor-management relations. A jurisdictional agreement and National Labor Relations Board material concerning representational elections constitute the small portion of the collection related to organizing.

Dates

  • 1958-1967

Creator

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.

Historical Note

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) is a labor union in the United States and Canada. Formed in 1903 by the merger of The Team Drivers International Union and The Teamsters National Union, the union represents a diverse membership of blue-collar and professional workers in both the public and private sectors. Formerly known as the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America, the union continues to be one of the most influencial labor organizations. Originally chartered as a freight haulers local in the 1930s, Local 728, the second Teamsters local in Georgia, eventually absorbed the slightly older Local 450 and Local 891, a construction local. From the early-1950s on, Local 728 thrived, increasing in membership from 900 to over 8000 by 1965, under the leadership of President R. C. Cook and Secretary-Treasurer Weldon Mathis.

Extent

2.09 Linear Feet (in 6 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America, Local 728 (Atlanta, Ga.) Local 728 (Atlanta, Georgia) founded in the 1930s, thrived in the 1950s under the leadership of President R. C. Cook and Secretary-Treasurer Weldon Mathis. The records primarily consist of grievance cases, 1958-1967, and a small amount of material related to organizing.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Teamsters Union Local 728, January 8, 1972.

Separated Materials Note

During processing materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. For Contracts and agreements see the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Contract collection, 1952-1973 (L-Contracts_IBT). For photographs see the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection. For constitutions, consult archivist.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and Bylaws Collection

  1. Constitution, 1966 (90 leaves)

Separated to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters contract collection (L-Contracts_IBT)

  1. Local Agreements, 1958-1963 (373 leaves)

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection

  1. Photograph, undated

Processing Information

Inventoried by R.C. Dinwiddie at the file level, May 17, 1972.

This collection guide was created from a legacy finding aid. The inventory's contents and storage locations of separated materials (if applicable) were not verified at that time.
Title
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America, Local 728 (Atlanta, Ga.):
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
May 1972
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2012: Electronic finding aid created by Chelsey Cashwell from a legacy finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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