Summary Information
Title: International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America Contracts
Collection Number: AIS.1975.07
Creator: International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America.

Collection Dates: 1947-1970
Extent: 27.5 linear feet (22 boxes)

Language: English

Abstract:
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters was formed in 1903 and is one of the largest and most powerful unions in the country. This collection contains drafts and final copies of agreements between International Brotherhood of Teamsters locals in western Pennsylvania and various companies.
Publisher:

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
412-648-3232
archives-ref@mail.pitt.edu
Date Published:

May 2010
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Zachary Brodt.
History

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters was formed in 1903 from the merger of two teamsters unions to form one large union affiliated with the American Federation of Labor. One of the largest and most powerful unions in the country, the Teamsters have been notoriously plagued by corrupt leadership throughout its history. In December 1957, the AFL-CIO ejected the Teamsters from the federation for non-compliance with newly enacted corruption rules. In 1964, Teamsters’ president James Hoffa succeeded in unifying all freight drivers under a single collective bargaining contract, the National Master Freight Agreement, which gave the union the power to drive smaller companies out of the industry. During the late 1960s, acting General President Frank Fitzsimmons decentralized much of the power Hoffa fought to secure within the union and locals began to unwillingly force the international union into actions, such as raiding the United Farm Workers in California. Deregulation of the freight industry led to the closure of many unionized companies and a drastic decrease in Teamsters union membership. In 1985, the Teamsters were readmitted into the AFL-CIO only to leave in 2005 as a founding member of the Change to Win Federation.


Collection Scope and Content Notes

This collection contains drafts and final copies of agreements between International Brotherhood of Teamsters locals and various companies. Included are contracts for twenty Pittsburgh, twelve western Pennsylvania and six other locals from various other states.


Subject Terms

Topics
  • Collective labor agreements -- Transport workers -- United States
  • Labor contract -- United States
  • Labor unions -- United States

Corporate Names
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 110 (Johnstown, Pa.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 112 (Havre, Mont.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 113 (Canton, Ohio).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 114 (Cincinnati, Ohio).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 115 (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 128 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 205 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 211 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 233 (Indianapolis, Ind.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 249 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 250 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 261 (New Castle, Pa.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 273 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 30 (Greensburg, Pa.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 341 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 397 (Erie, Pa.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 485 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 491 (Uniontown, Pa.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 538 (New Kensington, Pa.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 564 (Meadville, Pa.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 585 (Washington, Pa.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 609 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 635 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 636 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 72 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 733 (Allentown, Pa.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 734 (Chicago, Ill.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 872 (Charleroi, Pa.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 926 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 944 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 963 (Bradford, Pa.).

Genres/Forms
  • Contracts

Category
  • Labor
  • Transportation

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Duquesne University Library in July 1975.

Preferred Citation:

International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America Contracts, 1947-1970, AIS.1975.07, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Archives Service Center staff in 1975.

Copyright:

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Related Material:

Bakery Drivers' Union, Teamsters Local 485 Records, 1954-1969, AIS.1997.07, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Philip W. Parkinson Labor Contracts and Agreements Collection, 1960-1995, AIS.1999.07, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh


Collection Inventory
Box 1 Local 30, General Warehousemen and Employees, Greensburg, PA, 1954-1970
Box 1 Local 72, Office and Clerical Employees, Pittsburgh, PA, 1961-1964
Box 2-3 Local 110, Teamsters, Johnstown, PA, 1953-1970
Box 3 Local 112, Teamsters, Havre, Montana, 1955-1959
Box 3 Local 113, Milk and Ice Cream Drivers, Canton, Ohio, 1954-1960
Box 3 Local 114, Bakery, Cracker, Pie and Yeast Drivers and Chauffeurs, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1953-1960
Box 3 Local 115, Teamsters, Philadelphia, PA, 1955-1959
Box 4 Local 128, Taxi Cab Drivers, Pittsburgh, PA, 1954-1967
Box 4 Local 205, Milk and Ice Cream Salesmen, Drivers and Dairy Employees, Pittsburgh, PA, 1953-1970
Box 5 Local 211, Newspaper, Newsprint, Magazine and Film Delivery Drivers, Helpers and Handlers, Pittsburgh, PA, 1953-1970
Box 5 Local 233, Grocery, Produce and Meat Warehouse Employees, Drivers and Helpers, Indianapolis, IN, 1953-1956
Box 5-7 Local 249, Teamsters, Pittsburgh, PA, 1953-1970
Box 8 Local 250, Soft Drink Workers, Beer Distributor Drivers, Helpers and Allied Employees, Pittsburgh, PA, 1953-1970
Box 9 Local 261, Teamsters, New Castle, PA, 1955-1968
Box 9-10 Local 273, Drivers and Employees of the Petrolium Industry, Pittsburgh, PA, 1953-1968
Box 11 Local 341, Building Material and Construction Drivers, Helpers and Material Handlers, Pittsburgh, PA, 1955-1970
Box 12-13 Local 397, Teamsters, Erie, PA, 1953-1970
Box 13 Local 485, Bakery Drivers, Pittsburgh, PA, 1954-1970
Box 14 Local 491, Chauffeurs, Teamsters and Helpers, Uniontown, PA, 1953-1969
Box 15 Local 538, Teamsters, Armstrong, Butler and Clarion Counties and New Kensington, PA, 1947-1967
Box 15 Local 564, Teamsters, Meadville, PA, 1957-1970
Box 15 Local 585, Teamsters, Washington, PA, 1957-1970
Box 16 Local 609, Refuse and Salvage Drivers and Helpers, Pittsburgh, PA, 1951-1970
Box 16-17 Local 635, Grocery and Food Warehousemen, Pittsburgh, PA, 1953-1970
Box 17-19 Local 636, General Warehousemen and Employyes Union, Pittsburgh, PA, 1953-1970
Box 19 Local 733, Milk Producers, Handlers and Produce Distributors, Allentown, PA, 1964-1965
Box 19 Local 734, Bakery, Cracker, Pie and Yeast Wagon Drivers, Chicago, Illinois, 1967-1970
Box 19 Local 872, Teamsters, Charleroi, PA, 1950-1967
Box 20-21 Local 926, Automotive Chauffeurs, Parts and Garage Employees, Pittsburgh, PA, 1958-1970
Box 22 Local 944, Commission and Produce Drivers and Employees, Pittsburgh, PA, 1956-1964
Box 22 Local 963, Teamsters, Bradford, PA, 1948-1970