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Railroad Unions:

A Guide to the Contracts Collection at Georgia State University Library

Georgia State University
Georgia State University
Special Collections and Archives
100 Decatur St., SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
404-413-2880
Fax: 404-413-2881
archives@gsu.edu

June 30, 2010



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by Traci JoLeigh Drummond, June 30, 2010.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Title:Railroad unions contracts collection
Dates: 1898-1974
Quantity: 3.5 linear ft. (in 7 boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists of 206 agreements, 1898-1974, between various system federations or local unions of railroad and transit workers and their employers.
Identification: L-contracts_railroad
LanguageEnglish.

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.


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.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (U.S.)
Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America
Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express, and Station Employes
Collective labor agreements--Railroads
Collective labor agreements--Transport workers
contracts

Restrictions

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.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], Railroad Unions Contracts Collection, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Processing Information

Processed by Robert Bexley, 2010. Encoded Archival Description finding aid created by Traci JoLeigh Drummond and William W. Hardesty, 2010.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository:

Amalgamated Transit Union, Division 732 Records (L1982-02) [ link to finding aid ]

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (U.S.), Simpson Division 210 (Macon, Ga.) Records (L1973-45) [ link to finding aid ]

Association of Colored Railway Trainmen and Locomotive Firemen Records (L1991-06) [ link to finding aid ]

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Local 536 (Paducah, Ky.) Records (L2007-03) [ link to finding aid ]

Brotherhood of Railway, Airline, and Steamship Clerks, System Board 96 Records (L1989-18) [ link to finding aid ]


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