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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.
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.
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" .
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.
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.
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
http://www.changetowin.org The website of the breakaway labor coalition mounting a challenge to the approach and organizing methods of the AFL-CIO.
http://www.aflcio.org/ This is the main page of America's major national union.