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IBT Member Groups Records

Identifier: IBT0015

Scope and Contents

This collection contains distributed ephemera, minutes, correspondences, notes, financial records, exhibits, and newsletters. These materials cover dates from 1994 to 2002. They are materials from conferences of the International Brotherhood Teamsters Women’s Caucus. The IBT Women's caucus, started in 1991, hosts numerous regional conferences every year to advance their goals of equality in the workplace.


  • 1991-2011


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

There are four member organizations within the International Brotherhood of Teamsters that support and advocate for their constituents on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation. These are the Teamsters National Black Caucus, the International Teamster Woman’s Caucus/Women’s Conference, the National Teamsters Hispanic Caucus and the Teamsters GLBT Caucus. The purpose of these groups is to educate themselves and other Teamsters, to communicate with the IBT leadership and the ensure representation at all levels of the organization.

The Teamsters National Black Caucus was formed in 1975. Discussion of forming such a caucus within the IBT dates back to 1971. The goals of the TNBC are: to organize and educate the unorganized in African-American communities throughout the U.S.; to promote affirmative action in the workplace and in African-American communities; to encourage political action and legislation; and to increase black participation in the IBT at all levels.

In November 1986 the Teamsters’ Conference on Women in the Workplace was held in Dallas, Texas. The purpose of the conference was to focus on the needs of women workers in general and Teamster women in particular. In the fall of 1991 a group of Teamster women from the U.S. and Canada formed the International Teamster Women’s Caucus (ITWC). The purpose of the Women’s Caucus was two-fold. It provided women members the opportunity to become more involved in the workings of the IBT at all levels and it served as a channel of communication and education between Teamster women and IBT leaders. ITWC held its first and only conference in 1995. In 2002 the Teamster Women’s Conference was revived on an annual basis with which the Women’s Caucus has been closely associated.


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This collection contains minutes,correspondences,financial records,conference records, photographs and publications created by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Member Groups. Currently, this collection amasses material relating to the Teamsters Women's Caucus and the National Black Caucus. The material dates from 1991-2008.


Organized into two series: Womens Caucus and National Black Caucus

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site, and may require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 2012 [2012.010,2012.011].

Guide to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Member Groups records, 1991-2008
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Finding aid prepared by Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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