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IBT Education Department records

 Collection
Identifier: IBT0012

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials relating to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Training and Development department. The materials include general information for technical training, including adult education presentations and general information, press releases, meetings, quarterly reports of the Skills For Tomorrow program and the School To Work program, and materials from a Teamster Workshop. Computer generated statistics on the inclusion of locals in Teamsters Workshops is also included. The material dates from 1980-2008.

Dates

  • unknown
  • Majority of material found within 1980 - 2008

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

According to Old1.Teamsters.org, "The Education Department develops programs and materials to train Teamster officers, staff, stewards, and members on topics of concern for the Union. The department works to encourage member involvement in securing better contracts, organizing new members, winning better laws, and strengthening local unions. The Education Department sponsors the Teamsters Leadership Academy, which provides training on all subjects vital to local leaders, bargaining, organizing, political action, and all aspects of union administration. The department also conducts educational programs for joint councils and local unions on the role of the steward, effective bargaining and building membership participation. The department works closely with International Trade Divisions and Trade Conferences to enhance their meetings/conferences. All programs and materials are continually updated to meet the needs of Teamster locals throughout North America. The department serves as advisor to the Teamsters Human Rights Commission to develop programs and materials relevant to human rights issues. The department also provides staffing to support special projects like contract campaigns, and works closely with other IBT departments to better serve the needs of Teamster officers and their members."

Extent

3 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

The Education Department, later known as the Teaching and Learning Department, develops programs and materials to train Teamster officers, staff, stewards, and members on topics of concern for the Union, including methods for securing better contracts, organizing new members, political action, and all aspects of union administration. The department also serves as advisor to the Teamsters Human Rights Commission, helping to develop programs and materials relevant to human rights issues. The records reflect the department's role in adult and vocational education to help members stay current with job skills.

Arrangement

Collection is organized into one series. Files within the collection are organized alphabetically by title then chronologically within each title.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site, and may require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.
Title
Guide to the IBT Education Department records,
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

Contact:
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