International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Alternative names
Dates:
Active 1904
Active 1952

History notes:

Labor organization formed in 1903 as International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), the result of a merger between members of the Team Drivers' International Union (TDIU) and the Teamsters' National Union of America (TNU). Known from 1909 to 1992 as International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Stablemen and Helpers. Reverted to its pre-1909 name in October 1992.

From the description of International Brotherhood of Teamsters records, 1989-1992. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983765

Chronology

  • 1989, Mar. 13: Agreement signed between the Justice Department and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • 1989, Mar. 14: Agreement (Consent Order) between the Justice Department and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters approved by Judge David N. Edelstein, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • 1989, May 31: Judge David N. Edelstein appointed former Federal Judge Frederick B. Lacey as the International Brotherhood of Teamsters's independent administrator; Charles M. Carberry, former assistant United States attorney in New York City, as the investigations officer; and Michael Holland, former general counsel to the United Mine Workers of America, as the election officer
  • 1989, June: Election officer notified the parties to the Consent Order of the development and promulgation of the Rules for the IBT International Union Delegate and Officer Election governing elections of delegates to the convention and union officers
  • 1989, Oct. 18: In United States v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Judge David N. Edelstein upheld decision of independent administrator Frederick B. Lacey allowing the election officer broad powers under the Consent Order to supervise the International Brotherhood of Teamsters's 1991 election process
  • 1990, Jan.: Survey developed by the election officer to determine past election practices mailed to locals
  • 1990, Feb. 22: Proposed election rules issued for the election of delegates to the 1991 International Brotherhood of Teamsters convention and union officers First of eighteen advisories and related memoranda issued by the election officer interpreting specific provisions of the rules
  • 1990, Mar. 6 - 27 : Hearings scheduled and conducted soliciting comments regarding the proposed Rules throughout the United States and Canada in each International Brotherhood of Teamsters area conference
  • 1990, Apr. 27: Final Rules issued
  • 1990, June - 1990 July : Training sessions conducted for International Brotherhood of Teamsters members, officers, and their representatives at twenty locations throughout the United States and Canada regarding the promulgation of the Rules
  • 1990, July 10: Final Rules reviewed by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • 1990, Aug. 1: Rules revised to reflect changes mandated by the federal district court
  • 1990, Sept.: Nomination process started for local union delegate elections
  • 1991, Mar.: Completion of most local union elections
  • 1991, June: Nominating convention held in Orlando, Fla.
  • 1991, Dec.: Election for presidency and seventeen other national positions

From the guide to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Records, 1989-1992, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Thirteen rank and file teamster members from the New York City area brought suit in the Federal District Court to secure an injunction which would prevent the holding of an election for president of the international, charging that the election of delegates to the union's convention had been "rigged" to assure the election of James R. Hoffa.

This was the beginning of the litigation which resulted in over 40 cases reaching the appellate courts. Hoffa was eventually elected, and a Board of Monitors appointed to supervise the actions of the executive board.

From the guide to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Bergan, Raymond W. Teamster-monitor litigation in the Court of Appeals, 1960., (Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.)

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Subjects:

  • Labor unions--Elections
  • Transport workers--Labor unions--United States
  • Labor unions
  • Transport workers--Labor unions
  • Labor unions--United States

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