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Finding Web Information

Searching for information on the web efficiently requires developing a search strategy. Is the information sought very specific? If so,  a search engine is the best search tool to use with keywords to describe the exact information need.  Many specialized databases and search tools are also available on the web for both specific and broader subjects. Some recommended sites for labor studies are listed below.

Some Recommended Web Resources

Use academic, government, and union websites for information, statistics and current events. It's very important to carefully evaluate websites for accuracy, currency, bias and credibility.


Labor Archives and Research Center

Paul J. Leonard Library, San Francisco State University. San Francisco Bay Area labor history is "preserved in primary source and vintage history materials" in this archive.

Institute for Research on Labor and Employment  (University of California at Berkeley)

"IRLE brings together faculty from several academic departments and supports multidisciplinary research about labor and employment relations. IRLE sponsors many faculty-run research centers" .


California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR)

This is the agency for enforcing California labor and workplace safety and health laws. Major topics include workers' compensation, occupational safety and health, labor law, apprenticeship, mediation and conciliation, and statistics and research.

National Labor Relations Board

The web site of the agency to enforce the National Labor Relations Act. The act governs elections for those seeking union representation and the investigation and remedy of unfair labor practices.

U.S. Department of Labor

Access here information from the Department of Labor and its many agencies, including, among others, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Employment Standards Administration. There a


Home | Change to Win The website of the breakaway labor coalition mounting a challenge to the approach and organizing methods of the AFL-CIO.

AFL-CIO This is the main page of America's major national union.

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