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James R. Hoffa: Messages to the Membership By International Brotherhood of Teamsters
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This compilation of writings by James R. Hoffa is meant to be a way for Teamster membership, students, and those interested in labor history to get a closer look at the views and beliefs of Hoffa... More > during his tenure as IBT General President. Most of the articles included are from the International Teamster magazine.< Less
Life In the Teamsters: The Civil Rights Movement By International Brotherhood of Teamsters
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One of the first crucial decisions facing these workers who were coming together to form the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in 1903 was regarding this issue. Would the union fall in line with... More > the prevailing segregation in American society and become a whites-only union? Or would it fight segregation by organizing all workers and demanding economic justice for all workers? It was as clear in 1903 as it is now: There is no color line in the Teamsters Union.< Less
They All Went Up: The Story of the National Master Freight Agreement By International Brotherhood of Teamsters
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January 15, 1964 became a monumental day in Teamsters history when the first National Master Freight Agreement was signed in Chicago. This contract would provide solid, standardized protection and... More > benefits to more than 450,000 over-the-road and local cartage drivers across the country. The contract, which was described as an impossible task by critics and friends of labor alike, was a milestone for labor unions everywhere. James R. Hoffa, architect, chief negotiator, and overall firestorm of energy behind the agreement, considered this the crowning achievement of his tenure with the Teamsters.< Less
The History of Drive By International Brotherhood of Teamsters
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“Life in the Teamsters: The History of DRIVE” explores key events that took place during the first decade (1959-1969) of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters’ political action... More > organization, DRIVE. DRIVE provided rank-and-file members and their families with the opportunity to mobilize politically at the local, state, and national levels of government in order to protect the interests of working people. Through involvement in DRIVE, Teamster families challenged political attacks on union and non-union workers by supporting pro-labor candidates and pushing for pro-labor legislation.< Less
Labor's Own Road By International Brotherhood of Teamsters
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It was in this context, one of grave concerns combined with an anti-worker, anti-union offensive that led to the proposal to write this book. Questions like, ‘should the union participate in... More > political/legislative work and, if so, on what basis?’ to ‘is there such a thing as trade union neutrality?’ and ‘can our union or any union stand aside from the political/legislative struggle?’ and ‘should our union concern itself with broad social concerns of society or just take care of the economic issues facing the members?’ These issues must be clearly addressed and answered, especially in light of the right-wing offensive.< Less
Dave Beck: A Teamster’s Life By International Brotherhood of Teamsters
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Dave Beck’s life is a true American tale. He rose from poverty in the tumultuous streets of Seattle, leaving school before he graduated to help his family, then rising like a storm through the... More > Teamsters’ ranks. His first union job was as a laundry driver and he became a member of Teamsters Local 566 Laundry and Dye Works Drivers. Shortly after his return from service in World War I he was appointed to the position of business agent for Local 566. His talent was recognized early by then Teamsters General President Daniel Tobin who put Beck to good use as a full-time organizer.< Less
John M. Gillespie: A Teamster's Life By International Brotherhood of Teamsters
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John Murray Gillespie, “Gil” or “Jack” to his friends, might not be the most prominent of the early leaders of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, but his influence in... More > the development and the growth of both Local 25 and the International Union is ever present. His dedication to the cause demonstrated his strength of character, especially his loyalty to his fellow Teamsters. From his days as a team driver in Boston, to his service as the General Secretary-Treasurer, Gillespie gave the best of himself to the labor movement. His first hand experience with what life was like prior to the organization’s existence provided him with a strong sense of appreciation for all that the International Union and the locals had accomplished within his lifetime.< Less
Daniel J. Tobin: A Teamster's Life By International Brotherhood of Teamsters
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As IBT General President for an unprecedented 45 years spanning 1907 to 1952, Tobin saw the union grow from 38,905 to 1,120,245 members, giving the Teamsters a power base unequaled by other labor... More > organizations.1 With the IBT as his springboard, he would venture into national labor politics, becoming one of the most influential labor leaders of his time.< Less
John H. Cleveland: A Teamster's Life By International Brotherhood of Teamsters
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Being first at anything is difficult. The first one tests the waters of previously forbidden seas, with the dangers of the unknown on one side and the lofty expectations of those who will follow on... More > the other. As the first to break many color barriers in his rise to Teamsters leadership, Cleveland bore the burdens that those who sail first must bear. Such was the pressure that Cleveland faced being black and a leader in the labor movement. But Cleveland successfully maneuvered those waters like an experienced ship’s captain, aided by a reliable moral compass and the determination to better himself and the workers who depended on him.< Less
Clara Day: A Teamster's Life By International Brotherhood of Teamsters
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The 1960s, 70s, and 80s were decades of dramatic social change in the United States. Emerging from the shadow of three wars, Americans who had been prevented from doing so in the past, now pushed in... More > unison for their share of the American Dream. The civil rights movement, closely followed by the women’s movement, would change the nation’s social fabric forever. Making change was not easy. It required the leadership of dynamic individuals to stoke its fires in both large and small ways. Clara Day, who started life as a farm girl in rural Alabama, came forward at this time as just such a leader.< Less

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