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									                           LABOR & COLLECTIVE BARGAINING:
                             STRATEGIC RESEARCH ONLINE
                                            Donna L. Schulman, Librarian
                                         212-340-2845 / dls30@cornell.edu
                                        Lenz Library / Cornell University ILR
                                              16 E. 34th Street, NYC


                                                TABLE OF CONTENTS

         SECTION – in page order                Page       SECTION - alphabetical                Page
                                                No.                                              No

         Starting Points/ Megalink Sites        2          Campaign Finance                      9
         Labor Union Resources &                2          Collective Bargaining Agreements      16-19
         Directories                                       Online
         Labor News                             3            Education                           17
         Labor Unions (Selected)                4-6          Federal & State CBA Libraries       16
         Labor-Related Organizations            6            Model Contracts                     19
         News Sites                             7            Private & Nonprofit Sector          18
         Law, Government & Politics             8            Public Sector                       18-19
         Campaign Finance                       9            Work and Family                     20
         Labor Law                              9 - 10     Collective Bargaining Resources       20-21
         Organizing                             11         Company Information                   12-13
         Company Information                    12 - 13    Internet Tutorials & Guides           26
         Wages & Salaries                       14          Labor History & Culture              22
         Statistics                             14 - 15    Labor Law                             9-10
         Safety & Health                        15         Labor News                            3
         Collective Bargaining Agreements       16 - 19    Labor-Related Organizations           6
         Online
           Federal & State CBA Libraries        16         Labor Union Resources & Directories   2
           Education                            17         Labor Unions (Selected)               4-6
           Public Sector                        18 - 19    Law, Government & Politics            8
           Private & Nonprofit Sector           18         News Sites                            7
           Model Contracts                      19         Organizing                            11
           Work and Family                      20         Reference                             23
         Collective Bargaining Resources        20 - 21    Safety & Health                       7
         Labor History & Culture                22         Search Engines & Directories          24-25
         Reference                              23         Starting Points/Megalink Sites        2
         Search Engines & Directories           24-25      Statistics                            14-15
         Internet Tutorials & Guides            26         Wages & Salaries                      14



* For easy access to these web sites, use the Labor Links section of the Lenz Library web site:
http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/extension/lenzlibrary. An interactive copy of this guide (i.e., clickable)
is available in the Downloads section.


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 STARTING POINTS / MEGALINK SITES

YAHOO’S INDEX TO LABOR INFORMATION
http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Labor/

YAHOO’S INDEX TO LABOR UNION INFORMATION
http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Labor/Unions/
Yahoo lists over 650 labor-related websites. Use the first address to access subjects such as Occupational Safety
and Health, Child Labor, History; use the second address for labor union sites.

GOOGLE WEB DIRECTORY: UNIONS
http://directory.google.com/Top/Society/Work/Labor_Movement/Unions/
Assortment of labor-related sites, from major to small but surprising, plus 15 related categories.

AFL-CIO
http://www.aflcio.org
The newly designed AFL-CIO web site makes it easier to find information on AFL-CIO programs, political & labor
campaigns, speeches, press releases, family-related information, plus directories and links to member unions and
affiliates.

LABOR RESEARCH PORTAL (UC, Berkeley, Institute of Industrial Relations Library)
http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~iir/library/laborportal.html
Recently revised and expanded, the IIR Library now has “Labor Guides” to online & print resources as well as its
basic web guides to unions, labor studies programs and libraries, government agencies, and career guides.

WORKINDEX
http://www.workindex.com
Directory of work-related sites by subject area; sites are reviewed and summarized by Cornell ILR information
specialists.

RESEARCH & INTERNET GUIDES / LABOR UNIONS AND THE INTERNET
http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/library/reference/guides
Internet research guides on labor and employment issues prepared by the library staff of the Cornell University
School of Industrial and Labor Relations, including “Labor Unions and the Internet”.

LABOR RELATIONS: STRATEGIC RESEARCH ONLINE (Lenz Library, Cornell University ILR)
http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/extension/lenzlibrary
Online version of this handout can be printed out at “Downloads” section. The “Links” section contains hundreds
of labor & employment-related web links (including those listed here), organized by topic.




  LABOR UNION RESOURCES & DIRECTORIES


CYBER PICKET LINE
http://www.cf.ac.uk/socsi/union/
                                                                                     of union resources.

XPDNC LABOUR DIRECTORY
http://www.xpdnc.com/links/links.html
Excellent directory with an international perspective; useful & interesting categories such as Corporate Agenda,
Labour Online, Media Outreach. Geographic and topic-oriented lists.



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LABOR UNIONS – UNITED STATES (IIR Library, UC Berkeley)
http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~iir/library/webguides/unionsgd.html
Listings of union locals, rank-&-file groups, and “union support” organizations.

DIRECTORY OF UNIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS WITH EXCLUSIVE RECOGNITION IN THE FEDERAL
SERVICE. (U.S. Office of Personnel Management)
http://www.opm.gov/cplmr/html/unions.htm

DIRECTORY OF LABOR UNIONS & EMPLOYEE ASSOCIATIONS IN NEW YORK STATE
http://www.labor.state.ny.us/labor_market/lmi_business/unions/search.htm
Searchable database; note that unions can elect to be omitted from this listing.

NYC LOCAL UNIONS [NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL]
http://www.nycclc.org/affiliates.asp
A-Z directory, includes names of local presidents, address and telephone numbers, but does not link to web sites.

LMRDA REPORTING & PUBLIC DISCLOSURE (U.S. DOL)
http://www.dol.gov/esa/regs/compliance/olms/rrlo/lmrda.htm
INTERNET PUBLIC DISCLOSURE ROOM (U.S. DOL)
http://union-reports.dol.gov/olmsWeb/docs/index.html
Both of these U.S. Dept of Labor sites give information on how to order the documents that labor unions are
required to file under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA). Reports filed for the year
2000 and after are available online at http://union-reports.dol.gov/olmsWeb/docs/formspg.html .



  LABOR NEWS

In addition to these web sites, many union newspapers and magazines are available on their respective
international and local union web sites.

AFL-CIO WORK IN PROGRESS
http://www.aflcio.org/aboutaflcio/wip/
Weekly online newsletter on organizing triumphs and other major labor news items. Databank of back issues.

LABORNET
http://www.labornet.org
Labornet’s creators aim to create an “information network and technology for all working people.” The site
currently features news of strikes, organizing drives, & other labor campaigns around the world, plus a number of
forums on labor issues.

LABOURSTART
http://www.labourstart.org
Very current labor news stories from newspapers and wire services worldwide, including many from and about the
United States. Edited by Eric Lee, a labor Internet guru.

LABOR AND CALIFORNIA ON THE WEB (IIR Labor Research Portal)
http://www.iir.berkeley.edu/library/laborportal/laborca.html
Eclectic collection of union-related “newspapers”, traditional and alternative, on the Internet.

YAHOO! NEWS: LABOR AND UNIONS
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/fc/Business/Labor_and_Union_news
Compiles links to current news stories concerning unions or labor relations; news is from mainstream newspapers,
wire services, and NPR radio programs. [If this link fails to connect, look for the news link on the top of the Yahoo!
Labor page: http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Labor/ ]


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THE GREAT SPECKLED BIRD STRIKE PAGE
http://thebird.org/strikes/
Listing of strikes worldwide, with links to strike web pages and contact people. Not always comprehensive, but
interesting.

UNION JOBS CLEARINGHOUSE
http://www.unionjobs.com/
Listings of union staff openings, mainly in the United States.


  LABOR UNIONS (Selected)

These are union web sites that offer good, solid information on labor topics, or which are used often by labor
researchers. For additional international and local sites, see the directories listed above.

AFSCME
http://www.afscme.org
Wealth of information on social policy issues; excellent online publications including guide to corporate research
and how to build a union website.

AFSCME District Council 37 (NYC)
http://www.dc37.net/
The largest public sector unit in New York City; site includes contracts and constitution.

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS (AFT)
http://www.aft.org
Excellent salary information; contract language and full text of cba’s.

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TELEVISION & RADIO ARTISTS (AFTRA)
http://www.aftra.org

CANADIAN LABOUR CONGRESS (CLC)
http://www.clc-ctc.ca/

CANADIAN UNION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES (CUPE)
http://www.cupe.ca/
News items concerning public sector locals and issues (women’s wages, privatization, globalization).

COMMUNICATION WORKERS OF AMERICA (CWA)
http://www.cwa-union.org/home/

DEPARTMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES (DPE), AFL-CIO
http://www.dpeaflcio.org/main.htm
See Programs & Publications: DPE Analyses ( http://www.dpeaflcio.org/programs/analyses.htm), Professionals:
Professionals in the Workplace (http://www.dpeaflcio.org/pros/workplace.htm), and Professionals: Charts & Tables
(http://www.dpeaflcio.org/pros/charts.htm) for brief analytic and statistical reports on various aspects of
professional employment.

INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD (IWW)
http://www.iww.org
See the Organizing page (http://www.iww.org/organize/) for articles and pamphlets on how to organize, how to
plan and publicize events, workers rights, the IWW Organizing Manual, “What is a Union”, and much more.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS AND AEROSPACE WORKERS (IAM)
http://www.iamaw.org



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INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF THEATRICAL STAGE EMPLOYEES, MOVING PICTURE TECHNICIANS,
ARTISTS AND ALLIED CRAFTS OF THE UNITED STATES (IATSE)
http://www.iatse.lm.com

INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS (IBEW)
http://www.ibew.org
Check out “Resources for Union Stewards” for material on Weingarten rights & the investigatory interview.

IBEW LOCAL 1613
http://www.ibew1613.org/
Good example of a well-made, informative local site.

LABORERS INTERNATIONAL UNION (LIUNA)
http://www.liuna.org

NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (NEA)
http://www.nea.org

PACE INTERNATIONAL UNION
http://www.paceunion.org/

PSC/CUNY (THE PROFESSIONAL STAFF CONGRESS ON THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
http://www.psc-cuny.org/

RETAIL, WHOLESALE AND DEPARTMENT STORE UNION (RWDSU)
http://www.rwdsu.org
Extensive health and safety information.

SEIU (Service Employees International Union)
http://www.seiu.org
Expanded web site now includes online Stewards Manual under “Education and Leadership”, plus online training
for members.

SPEEA (Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace), IFPTA Local 2001
http://www.speea.org/
Example of well-designed union web page.

TEAMSTERS
http://www.teamster.org

TUC (Trade Unions Congress)
http://www.tuc.org.uk
Umbrella organization for Great Britain’s trade unions.

UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America)
http://www.uaw.org

UE (United Electrical, Radio And Machine Workers Of America)
http://www.ranknfile-ue.org/
Steward’s guides to handling grievances, guide to costing out the contract.

UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers)
http://www.ufcw.org

UNITE!
http://uniteunion.org
Sweatshop info.

                                         RANK-AND-FILE LABOR SITES
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TEAMSTERS FOR A DEMOCRATIC UNION
http://www.tdu.org

UAW NEW DIRECTIONS MOVEMENT
http://www.uawndm.com

RANK AND FILE LABORERS
http://www.laborers.org

ASSOCIATION OF UNION DEMOCRACY LINKS
http://www.uniondemocracy.com/Resources/AUDLinks.htm
Comprehensive list of rank-and-file and reform organizations on the web.



  LABOR-RELATED ORGANIZATIONS

AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION
http://www.adr.org

ASSOCIATION FOR UNION DEMOCRACY
http://www.uniondemocracy.com

CORNELL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL AND LABOR RELATIONS EXTENSION DIVISION
http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/extension

CZARNECKI'S LABOR EDUCATION LINKS
http://users.erols.com/czarlab/
A useful & current collection of links to web sites related to worker and adult education. Notable: directories of
labor studies programs, industrial relations degree programs, and labor union education departments. other
goodies include labor-related magazine web sites, union/labor online mailing lists, resources for instructional
techniques, and links to labor-related course materials online.

ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE
http://epinet.org/
Briefings and reports on economic issues such as minimum wage, trade policies, employment trends.

JOBS WITH JUSTICE
http://www.jwj.org

LABOR PROJECT FOR WORKING FAMILIES
http://violet.berkeley.edu/~iir/workfam/home.html
Contract language and newsletter on work/family issues.

LABOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
http://www.laborresearch.org
Current labor news briefs; statistical reports.




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  NEWS SITES

NEWS SEARCH ENGINES

GOOGLE NEWS
http://news.google.com/
Google’s newest feature, searches for news articles from over 4,000 sources, going back 30 days, and also
presents current headlines (with photos).

YAHOO! NEWS
http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Labor/
Today’s headlines and links to the full stories, from major newspapers, wire services, and NPR.

NEWS INDEX
http://www.newsindex.com/
Searches and indexes current news articles.

MEDIA WEB SITES: LINKS TO LARGE & SMALL, U.S. & FOREIGN NEWS SOURCES

NEWSLINK
http://newslink.org/
Links to newspapers, TV & radio stations, U.S. and other countries. Little advertising (so far!).

NEWSPAPERS GALORE
http://www.wcow.com/html/news.html
Quick links to hundreds of online versions of city newspapers, organized alphabetically by city.

OPEN DIRECTORY: NEWS
http://dmoz.org/News/
Access over 47,000 news-related web sites (over 40,000 are news archives), including
newspapers, radio & tv stations, Internet broadcasts, and E-zines.

OPEN DIRECTORY: NEWSPAPERS: REGIONAL: UNITED STATES
http://dmoz.org/News/Newspapers/Regional/United_States/
Index to over 1800 newspapers publshed in the U.S., arranged by state.

YAHOO! NEWSPAPERS
http://dir.yahoo.com/News_and_Media/Newspapers/
Links to web sites for major and regional newspapers.

PLAIN OLD NEWS

CNN INTERACTIVE
http://cnn.com

NEW YORK TIMES
http://www.nyt.com
Registration required.

WASHINGTON POST
http://www.washingtonpost.com




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 LAW, GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
  See also Labor Law


                                                         LAW

LEGAL INFORMATION INSTITUTE (Cornell University)
http://www.law.cornell.edu
Text of major court decisions, federal legislation, some state laws.

FINDLAW
http://www.findlaw.com
Index & directory to legal information, including electronic law journals.

THOMAS (LIBRARY OF CONGRESS)
http://thomas.loc.gov
U.S. legislative information, including Congressional Record, current bills, committee information.

MARTINDALE-HUBBELL LAWYER LOCATOR
http://www.martindale.com/locator/home.html
International searchable database of lawyers.

INTRODUCTION TO BASIC LEGAL CITATION / CORNELL LAW SCHOOL
http://www.law.cornell.edu/citation/


                                             GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

FIRSTGOV
http://www.firstgov.gov
Portal (first stop) for any U.S. government Internet site, including agencies, services, & masses of information.

NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION
http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html
Links to Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, Public Laws, US Government Manual, and more.

THE ELECTRONIC ACTIVIST
http://www.berkshire.net/~ifas/activist/
Contact information for U.S. legislators.

PROJECT VOTESMART
http://www.vote-smart.org
Tracking of candidate positions and votes.

CITIZEN’S ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT
http://state.ny.us/access.html
Links to federal, state, local government sites.

STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ON THE NET
http://www.piperinfo.com/state/index.cfm
Well-organized, up-to-date guide to state & local government Internet sites.

TAPPING OFFICIAL SECRETS
http://www.rcfp.org/tapping/index.cgi
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press guide to open records and meetings laws.


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  CAMPAIGN FINANCE

YAHOO: CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM
http://dir.yahoo.com/Government/U_S__Government/Politics/Elections/Campaign_Finance/
Extensive list of websites, each one full of data on this subject.

OPEN SECRETS
http://www.opensecrets.org
Find out who contributed how much to whom; you can look up individuals or PACS. Federal-level elections only.

FEC
http://www.fec.gov
Web source of original campaign finance data. You can also look up original reporting documents.

NEW YORK STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS CAMPAIGN FINANCE
http://www.elections.state.ny.us/finance/campaign_finance.htm
Access to campaign finance records for NYS races from mid-1999.

NEW YORK CITY CAMPAIGN FINANCE BOARD
http://www.cfb.nyc.ny.us/
Click on “Follow the Money” for the public disclosure database for NYC elections.



  LABOR LAW

                                                     GENERAL

FINDLAW / LABOR LAW
http://www.findlaw.com/01topics/27labor/index.html

YAHOO'S INDEX TO EMPLOYMENT LAW SITES
http://dir.yahoo.com/Government/Law/Employment_Law/
Yahoo's directory of employment law sites is a good starting point.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
http://www.dol.gov

ELAWS: DOL EMPLOYMENT WORKPLACE LAWS
http://www.dol.gov/elaws

LAWMEMO.COM : EMPLOYMENT LAW
http://www.lawmemo.com
Successor to popular Ross Runkel web sites. Current news & cases, links to related Internet sites.


                                           ADMINISTRATIVE BOARDS

U.S. NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD
http://www.nlrb.gov

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RELATIONS BOARDS
http://www.afscme.org/otherlnk/weblnk28.htm
A list of all existing boards, including links to web sites where available, courtesy of AFSCME.

NYS PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BOARD
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http://www.perb.state.ny.us/

NJ PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS COMMISSION
http://www.state.nj.us/perc/


                                                       CASES
U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals decisions are widely available on the Internet. Availability of other
federal and state court decisions varies widely. For links to what is available (at no cost) on the Internet, start with
the “Court Opinions” option on the Legal Information Institute home page: http://www.law.cornell.edu/.

U.S. NLRB: WEEKLY SUMMARY OF NLRB CASES INDEX
http://www.nlrb.gov/weeklysum/weeksum.html

NYS PERB DECISIONS
http://www.perb.state.ny.us/dec.asp (recent)
http://www.perb.state.ny.us/Decarc.asp (archived back to 3/00)

NYC OFFICE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING CASES (archived by ILR Catherwood Library)
http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/library/e_archive/nysgov_reports/
Click on “New York City Office…” to get to OCB page; then click on “search” to access archives.

NJ INTEREST ARBITRATION AWARDS
NJ SYNOPSES OF RECENT COMMISSION DECISIONS
http://www.state.nj.us/perc/html/reference.htm




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  ORGANIZING



                                           RESOURCES & TECHNIQUES

GOOGLE WEB DIRECTORY: ORGANIZING
http://directory.google.com/Top/Society/Work/Labor_Movement/Organizing/

THE FIVE BASIC STEPS TO ORGANIZING A UNION (UE)
http://www.ranknfile-ue.org/org_steps.html

MIDWEST ACADEMY DIRECT ACTION ORGANIZING PROCESS
http://www.mindspring.com/~midwestacademy/Organize/page5.html
Outlines basic techniques of direct action organizing.

NATIONAL WORK RIGHTS INSTITUTE: THE RIGHT TO ORGANIZE
http://www.workrights.org/issue_organize.html
See “Article” for explanation of basic legal principles and current status of the right to organize.

OFFICIAL IWW ORGANIZING MANUAL
http://www.iww.org/organize/manual1.html

RESOURCES FOR ORGANIZING
http://www.union-organizing.com/

THE VIRTUAL ACTIVIST 2.0: A TRAINING COURSE
http://www.netaction.org/training/v-training.html
Text-based interactive guide to using “email and the Web as effective, inexpensive, and efficient tools for
organizing, outreach, and advocacy.”

                                             ORGANIZING CAMPAIGNS

FAIRJOBS.ORG (NORTH AMERICAN ALLIANCE FOR FAIR EMPLOYMENT)
http://www.fairjobs.org/index.php
Focuses on issues related to organizing contingent workers. Reports, statistics, campaigns, news.

CNA 101: Organizing with the California Nurses Association
http://cna.igc.org/cna101/
Effective presentation of facts (dues, strikes) and puncturing of anti-union myths (“Navigating Through an Anti-
Union Campaign”).

GE WORKERS UNITED
http://geworkersunited.org/
Coalition of the 14 unions who bargain with GE; encourages solidarity and coordinated bargaining worldwide.

WALMARTYRS
http://www.walmartyrs.org/
One of several sites devoted to organizing Walmart workers.

WASHTECH (WASHINGTON ALLIANCE OF TECHNOLOGY WORKERS, CWA)
http://www.washtech.org/wt/
Legislative advocacy, training, organizing, focusing on dot.com workers in the Seattle area.

XPDNC: SECURING WORKER RIGHTS
http://WWW.Xpdnc.com/links/links.html
See Organizing Drives, Campaigning Groups categories.


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COMPANY INFORMATION


                                                RESEARCH GUIDES

RESEARCHING COMPANIES ONLINE
http://home.sprintmail.com/~debflanagan/
A step-by-step tutorial that focuses on free Internet sites that contain corporate, nonprofit, and industry
information.

FAST MANUAL OF CORPORATE INVESTIGATION
http://fastaflcio.org/
This online guide takes the researcher through every single possible step of corporate research, including verifying
the name of the company and accessing court records. Available free to Food and Allied Services Trades unions,
$25/year to other union people (fax request on union letterhead to 202-737-7208.

THE VIRTUAL CHASE: COMPANY INFORMATION GUIDE
http://WWW.virtualchase.com/coinfo/index.htm
The Virtual Chase is a well-known legal research site. This section addresses corporate research from the lawyer
point of view, with links to sources for law suites, public opinion, info on directors. Some interesting sources, not
listed elsewhere.

CORPORATE RESEARCH: AN ONLINE GUIDE (Berkeley Labor Guides)
http://www.iir.berkeley.edu/library/blg/corprsch.html
“Top picks” of online business research sources with knowledgeable annotations.

FACTS @ YOUR FINGERTIPS: AN INTERNET RESEARCH GUIDE FOR AFSCME ACTIVISTS – CORPORATE
RESEARCH (AFSCME)
http://www.afscme.org/wrkplace/ftipstc.htm (Index)
http://www.afscme.org/wrkplace/ftips02.htm (“Corporate Research”)
The “Corporate Research” section of this newly released guide from AFSCME updates their excellent “Company
Research on the World Wide Web” Internet guide. Good section on nonprofits.

HANDS-ON CORPORATE RESEARCH GUIDE (CORPWATCH)
http://www.corpwatch.org/research/PRD.jsp?articleid=945
INDUSTRY RESEARCH (CORPWATCH)
http://www.corpwatch.org/research/PRD.jsp?articleid=946
Step-by-step guide to researching U.S. and non-U.S. corporations and industries on the web. Less detailed than
many of the above sites, but some interesting links to sites with “socially conscious” information.


                                          COMPANY & INDUSTRY DATA

YAHOO! FINANCE: COMPANY AND FUND INDEX
http://biz.yahoo.com/i/
Company profiles include thumbnail description of business, basic financials, names & compensation of
executives; good starting point for researching publicly traded companies.

HOOVERS ONLINE
http://www.hoovers.com
Profiles of major corporations; bypass the fee & request samples.




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CORPORATE INFORMATION
http://corporateinformation.com
Links to wide range of corporate information sites, U.S. and international, free and fee-based; companies can be
searched by industry or geographically. Registration now required, but still free.

EDGAR (SEC ONLINE)
http://www.sec.gov or
http://www.secinfo.com
Full text of financial documents filed by publicly owned U.S. corporations; see proxies for executive compensation
disclosure. SECInfo is one of the few commercial sites that still offer this information for no fee (as of this writing).

NEW YORK STATE CORPORATIONS AND BUSINESS ENTITIES DATABASE
http://wdb.dos.state.ny.us/corp_public/corp_wdb.corp_search_inputs.show
Searchable database of corporations and partnerships registered with the NYS Dept. of State. For other states,
see Search Systems, below.

WALL STREET RESEARCH NET COMPANY RESEARCH
http://www.wsrn.com/companyResearch.xpl
New features: visual graphs on competitors & partners. Publicly-traded companies only.

GUIDESTAR
http://www.guidestar.org
Main resource for U.S. nonprofit organizations, with focus on charities. New feature: copy of IRS form 990.

freeERISA.COM
http://www.freeerisa.com
Easy access to benefit and pension plan filings of U.S. employers, large and small, private and nonprofit.
Registration (free) required.

SEARCH SYSTEMS (Pacific Information Resources, Inc.)
http://www.searchsystems.net/
Links to public records databases open to the public; international in scope. Databases vary by country & state,
but may include corporation records, professional licenses, court decisions, court records, campaign finances,

FULD COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE GUIDE: INTERNET INTELLIGENCE INDEX
http://www.fuld.com/i3/
Industry-oriented guide to corporate data, news, directories.

INDUSTRY RESEARCH DESK: INDUSTRY PORTALS
http://www.virtualpet.com/industry/mfg/mfg.htm
Industry-related web site; use this site or Fuld (above) to locate industry associations online.

CORPORATE WATCH
http://www.corpwatch.org
Activist-oriented corporate news alerts, with focus on environmental and labor issues.

THE RILEY GUIDE: EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES & JOB RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET
http://www.rileyguide.com/
Excellent starting point for career research; links to guidance sites, salary surveys, resume & interview guides,
how-to’s on researching employers.




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 WAGES & SALARIES


NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY (NCS)
http://www.bls.gov/ncs/
Wage & benefit by occupations for regions and the U.S.

OCCUPATIONAL EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS
http://www.bls.gov/oes/
Employment and wage estimates by region or occupation, based on national employer surveys.

NEW YORK STATE DEPT. OF LABOR: LABOR MARKET INFORMATION - WAGES
http://www.labor.state.ny.us/labor_market/LMI_business/wages.html
Links to tables on wages & employment by industry; also tables on prevailing wages.

WAGE DATA FROM THE OCCUPATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SURVEY IN NEW YORK STATE
http://www.labor.state.ny.us/labor_market/LMI_business/oeswage/search.htm
Search for salary ranges by occupation and region.

JOBSMART
http://jobsmart.org/tools/salary/Index.htm
This career-search website, created by California librarians, includes the best collection of links to salary surveys
on the Internet.

EXECUTIVE PAYWATCH
http://www.paywatch.org
http://www.paywatch.org/ceou/database.cfm
This AFL-CIO created web site tracks trends in CEO compensation (with, of course, a labor slant). The database
documents CEO pay data for companies in the Standard & Poor's Super 1,500 Index.



  STATISTICS

FINDING DATA ON THE INTERNET
http://nilesonline.com/data/

STATISTICAL RESOURCES ON THE WEB (Univ. Michigan)
http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Documents.center/stats.html
Great “hub site” for finding U.S. & foreign statistical online info.

THE DISMAL SCIENTIST
http://www.dismal.com
Comprehensive and timely economic analysis, tools, and message boards.

FEDSTATS
http://www.fedstats.gov

U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
http://stats.bls.gov/
The major site for U.S. employment, cost-of-living, and other labor-related statistics.




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U.S. CENSUS BUREAU
http://www.census.gov
The major site for locating population and housing statistics.

ECONOMIC STATISTICS BRIEFING ROOM
http://www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/esbr.html

SOCIAL STATISTICS BRIEFING ROOM
http://www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/ssbr.html




SAFETY & HEALTH


OSHWEB
http://oshweb.me.tut.fi/index.html
Index of OSH Internet sites; developed by the Institute of Occupational Safety Engineering at Tampere University
of Technology, Finland.

FACTS @ YOUR FINGERTIPS: AN INTERNET RESEARCH GUIDE FOR UNION ACTIVISTS –AN INTERNET
RESEARCH GUIDE FOR AFSCME ACTIVISTS – HEALTH AND SAFETY
http://www.afscme.org/wrkplace/ftips04.htm
A guide to online resources, including statistics, chemical hazards, inspections, laws.

U.S OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA)
http://www.osha.gov
Full text laws, regulations, manuals, statistics and data.

U.S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
http://www.epa.gov

U.S. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (NIOSH)
http://www.niosh.gov
Provides access to safety and health databases and publications, including “Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards”
and the NIOSH bibliography of current literature.

HEALTH INFORMATION (NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE)
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hinfo.html
Gateway to free medical databases; see MedlinePlus for consumer health info.

NEW YORK COMMITTEE ON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (NYCOSH)
http://www.nycosh.org
http://www.nycosh.org/link.html (Resource & Internet Link Guide)
News briefs, guides to dealing with workplace safety problems such as air quality; information on the NYS
Workers Compensation process; new, comprehensive links site.

COMPUTER RELATED REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY
http://www.engr.unl.edu/ee/eeshop/rsi.html
Guide to dealing with RSI; equipment, ergonomics, exercises, resources. (note: author of page is not a
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COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS ONLINE


An increasing number of labor contracts (collective bargaining agreements or cba’s) are available on the Internet.
This list is designed to indicate the best representative sites; it is not comprehensive. Use a search engine such
as “Google” (see Search Engine section) if you are looking for a specific contract that is not listed here.

                                    FEDERAL & STATE & IIR CBA LIBRARIES

U.S. DOL COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS PAGE
http://www.bls.gov/cba/cbaprogd.htm (general description of program)
http://www.bls.gov/cba/cbaccess.htm (how to order contracts)
http://www.bls.gov/cba/cbaindex.htm (online listing of contracts)
This site does NOT contain full text contracts; it does give ordering information for the U.S. Dept. of Labor
collection of over 6,000 contracts. CBA’s are listed by company, with separate lists for public and private sectors.
[This contract list is also available at http://www.freeerisa.com/extras/cba.asp as a one-page listing (easier to
search).]

U.S. OPM LABOR AGREEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM
http://www1.opm.gov/cplmr/lairs.html-ssi
This searchable database contains current information on labor-management and employee
relations in the U.S. Government. Includes text of Federal collective bargaining agreements.

CALIFORNIA DEPT. OF PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION: BARGAINING UNIT CONTRACTS
http://www.dpa.ca.gov/collbarg/contract/bumenu.shtm
Text of bargaining agreements between the State of California and CSEA (Calif. State Employees Association)
other unions representing state workers, 21 bargaining units in all. Current and past contracts are available.

MASSACHUSETTS HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION: COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS
http://www.state.ma.us/hrd/agency_services/Rules_and_Guidelines/Collective_Bargaining/collectivebargainingagr
eements.htm
Current copies of contracts and salary charts for unions that bargain with the State of Massachusetts. Unions:
ALLIANCE/AFSCME-SEIU, NAGE, MCOFU.

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF EMPLOYEE RELATIONS: COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
http://www.goer.state.ny.us/CNA/
Text of bargaining agreements between New York State and various unions representing state workers; matrix of
“articles” in each contract by topic; salary schedules; negotiated training programs.

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: COLLECTIVE BARGAINING SETTLEMENTS
http://www.labor.state.ny.us/labor_market/lmi_business/cbs/index.html
Updates on newly negotiated NYS contracts, issued quarterly. Formerly the print publication Collective Bargaining
Settlements in New York State.

STATE OF OHIO OFFICE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
http://www.webtest.state.oh.us/das/dhr/procol.html
Text of bargaining agreements between the state and the five unions representing state employees.

STATE OF WISCONSIN DEPT. OF EMPLOYEE RELATIONS: 1999 - 2001 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
AGREEMENTS
http://der.state.wi.us/static/briefing.htm
Text of bargaining agreements with 14 unions and employee associations representing state attorneys, building
trades, professional employees, engineers, health care professionals, science professionals, physicians and
dentists, teachers, clerical employees, and more. Contracts are in PDF format.


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UNION CONTRACTS DATABASE, U.C. BERKELEY INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS LIBRARY
http://iir.berkeley.edu/library/contracts/
A new project, the IIR folks hope to create a “one-stop public on-line clearinghouse for catalogued and digitized
complete text of union contracts.” At present, the database contains 50+ contracts.


                                                     EDUCATION
This area is chock full of online contracts; the ones listed below are good examples of what you can find. Use a
search engine or the AFT site listed below to locate specific contracts.

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS
http://www.aft.org//research/models/contract.htm
The Research Department presents a wealth of information, including: (a) Model Contract Language: Listed by
topic, searchable by keyword, (b) Sample Contracts: Full text of contracts representing different kinds of AFT
bargaining units in different geographic areas, searchable by keyword.

CALIFORNIA FACULTY ASSOCIATION (NEA AFFILIATE) & CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
http://www.calfac.org/CFA_contract_2002-04.pdf
http://www.calfac.org/Contract_98-01/Contents.html
Full text of the new 2002-04 and previous1998-2001 contracts; CFA represents tenure-track faculty, librarians,
counselors, and lecturers.

PRINCETON UNIV. LIBRARY ASSISTANTS, LOCAL 956, AFSCME & PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
http://www.princeton.edu/hr/contracts/library/index.htm
1998-2002 contract; includes innovative pay-for-performance and salary survey clause.

PROFESSIONAL STAFF CONGRESS, AFT & CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
http://www.psc-cuny.org/contract.htm
1996-2000 contract and salary schedules, plus current bargaining proposals from labor and management.
Updated August 2002.

TEACHING ASSISTANTS ASSOCIATION & UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
http://www.taa-madison.org/documents/documents.html
http://www.taa-madison.org/changes.shtml

TEAMSTERS LOCAL 399 & individual television commercial production companies
http://www.locationscout.com/union/contract/index.html
Location scouts and managers.

UAW LOCAL 1950, UAW 2178, AFSCME 1094 & NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
http://www.nmu.edu/www-sam/humanres/default.shtm l
Full text of three contracts which cover administrative/professional, clerical/technical, and custodial/security
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                                                  PUBLIC SECTOR
                                      (see also federal & state libraries, above)

AFSCME CONTRACTS ONLINE
http://www.afscme.org/otherlnk/weblnk38.htm
Links to over 100 AFSCME & CSEA agreements online; these mostly public-sector contracts are with state,
county, city, and higher education employers, and cover clerical, technical, and professional workers.

AFSCME MODEL CONTRACT LANGUAGE
http://www.afscme.org/wrkplace/ftips03.htm
Under “Contract Language”, this section of “Facts @ Your Fingertips” lists AFSCME model contract language on
computer use, sexual harassment, domestic violence, work/family options, disabilities, and political activities that is
“buried” in AFSCME’s numerous publications.

AFSCME DISTRICT COUNCIL 37 (NYS)
http://www.dc37.net/dc37contracts/citywide.pdf

AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION & U.S. POSTAL SERVICE.
http://12.17.23.169/departments/ir/cba/2000contractpage.htm
Links to 2000-2003 contract text, related arbitration decision, and older contracts.

LIUNA LOCAL 28 & U.S. ARMY GARRISON, U.S. ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND… FORT SAM HOUSTON,
TEXAS
AFGE LOCAL 1004 & BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS
http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/cpac/LABOR.html (scroll down)
Example of federal union contracts, in this case between two different unions, LIUNA (Laborers) and AFGE, and
U.S. Army units at Fort Houston.

REEDY CREEK (FL) FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION LOCAL 2117 & REEDY CREEK (FL) IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT.
http://www.reedycreek.org/contract.html


                                        PRIVATE & NONPROFIT SECTOR

ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION
http://www.actorsequity.org/Services/library.html
The Document Library links to Adobe Acrobat copies of a number of Equity contracts, including Off-Broadway and
Cabaret.

ARKANSAS LEGAL SERVICES WORKERS UNION & CENTER FOR ARKANSAS LEGAL SERVICES
http://members.aol.com/alswunion/alswu.html
ALSWU is an independent union; the contract covers all permanent employees in the office, from attorneys to
secretaries to social workers.

CWA, LOCAL 2108
http://www.cwalocal2108.org/html/contracts.html
CWA local for Maryland, D.C., Virginia, & W. Virginia; web site has contracts with Lucent Technologies, AT&T,
AFT field staff, and an overview of the new Verizon contract.

GAE UNION CONTRACT DATABASE
http://www.gain.org/human_relations/index.html
GAE is the Printing Industries of America’s section for unionized printers. They maintain a union contract data-
base of contract language and data. The database is available to members only; this page offers information if you
are interested in contacting them.


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IAM DISTRICT 751 & BOEING
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http://www.iam751.org or
http://w1.adhost.com/iam751/Webmainhtml/Contract%20Proposal/Table.html
Text of 1999-2002 agreement; includes language on joint committees, voluntary part-time program; contract links
in left-hand “Contract” tab.

INTERNATIONAL LONGSHORE AND WAREHOUSE UNION, LOCAL 5 & POWELL’S BOOKS
http://www.ilwulocal5.com/Contract.html

IUE & GENERAL ELECTRIC (NATIONAL AGREEMENT)
CAW LOCAL 512 & 524 & GENERAL ELECTRIC CANADA
http://geworkersunited.org/bargaining/contracts.asp
Sponsored by the Coordinated Bargaining Committee (CBC) of General Electric Unions, this site currently features
the national IUE contract and a Canadian Auto Workers contract.

THE NEWSPAPER GUILD/CWA, LOCAL 31222 & ASSOCIATED PRESS
http://www.wsg.org/wsginfo/contracts/99-02ap.html
Wire Service Guild agreement.

OPEIU, LOCAL 140 & WALT DISNEY ENTERPRISES.
http://www.opeiu140.org
Office workers at WD in California; includes contract language on temporary workers.

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD
http://www.sag.org/contracts.html
SAG posts here only a summary of its basic performers’ contract, but it also makes available several agreements
involving new technology, including interactive media and the Internet.

UE, LOCAL 404 & WBAI, PACIFICA FOUNDATION
http://www.glib.com/contract.html

UFCW, LOCAL 951 & MEIJER
http://www.ufcwlocal951.com/3levelpages/knowcon.html (“Know Your Contract Summaries”)
http://www.ufcwlocal951.com/3levelpages/meijer.html (full text- Meijer contracts)
Local 951, Grand Rapids, MI, negotiates contracts with several grocery and retail store. “Know Your Contract”
explains contract language to the membership, sometimes but not always citing the original language. The
second web site contains the fulltext of three contracts with Meijer, a super-grocery store chain.

UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION
http://www.jaysworks.com/1637/agree/jlsutu1.htm
Fulltext of over 20 agreements between UTU locals and railroad employers; includes cba’s and memoranda.


                               MODEL CONTRACTS & CONTRACT LANGUAGE

A MODEL CONTRACT FOR EMPLOYEES OF BORDERS AND WALDENBOOKS STORES
http://retailworker.com/borders/contract.htm

SAMPLE IWW CONTRACT (SAMPLE IS BERKELEY ECOLOGY CENTER)
http://bari.iww.org/organize/Curbside2000.html

IBEW GUIDELINES TO LABOR AGREEMENT TOPICS, LANGUAGE & PROCESSING
http://www.ibew.org/guidlines.htm
Guidelines for local IBEW officers on the scope, content, and format of new contracts.


NATIONAL IMMIGRATION LAW CENTER: SAMPLE CONTRACT LANGUAGE FOR USE BY UNIONS IN
WORKING WITH EMPLOYERS ON HANDLING INS INQUIRIES
http://www.nilc.org/immsemplymnt/
Listed under “Reverification of Workers' Employment Authorization”.
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                              WORK AND FAMILY – MODEL CONTRACT LANGUAGE

LABOR PROJECT FOR WORKING FAMILIES
http://violet.berkeley.edu/~iir/workfam/home.html
http://laborproject.berkeley.edu/contracts.html
The Work/Family Database summarizes contract language on child care, eldercare, flextime, and family leave;
exact language is not duplicated but summaries are detailed.

WORK AND FAMILY PROVISIONS IN CANADIAN COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS (Human Resources
Development Canada)
http://labour.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/worklife/
A lengthy study (in PDF format); includes sample clauses covering a wide range of work/family issues (ex.: time
scheduling, health and safety for pregnant employees, assistance programs) taken from union contracts.

AFSCME GUIDE TO WINNING WORK/FAMILY PROGRAMS: OPTIONS AND EXAMPLES OF CONTRACT
LANGUAGE
http://www.afscme.org/wrkplace/wfp05.htm



COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RESOURCES


                              RESEARCH GUIDES & BACKGROUND INFORMATION

FACTS @ YOUR FINGERTIPS: AN INTERNET RESEARCH GUIDE FOR UNION ACTIVISTS – COLLECTIVE
BARGAINING
http://www.afscme.org/wrkplace/ftips03.htm
http://www.afscme.org/wrkplace/ftipstc.htm (Index)
Excellent guide to online resources for collective bargaining research. Includes sample member surveys, contract
language sites, salary & wage data, a guide for developing contract language, a guide to analyzing public sector
budgets (listed separately below), and more. Resources are a mix of AFSCME and outside web sites.

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING (Labor Education Program, Univ. of Missouri – Columbia)
http://web.missouri.edu/~labored/98CBtitle.html
Series of lectures by Paul K. Rainsberger, on collective bargaining (structure, historic models, techniques,
arithmetic); oriented towards labor students but very straightforward, can be used by all practitioners.

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING FAQ’S (Center for Labor Education and Research, Univ. of Hawaii)
http://homepages.uhwo.hawaii.edu/~clear/CB-FAQ.html
Collective bargaining basics.


                                         U.S. GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING HOME PAGE (U.S. DOL)
http://www.bls.gov/cba/home.htm
Links to the web pages produced by the U.S. Dept. of Labor related to collective bargaining (some included
separatedly here, some not).

MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW (U.S. DOL)
http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/mlrhome.htm
Online version of BLS journal; articles on labor force, labor relations, also tables of current labor statistics.

COMPENSATION AND WORKING CONDITIONS (U.S. DOL)
http://www.bls.gov/opub/cwc/cwchome.htm
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Online version of BLS quarterly; articles on collective bargaining issues, employment benefits, occupational safety
& health, also National Compensation Survey tables.

LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS GLOSSARY (U.S. Office of Personnel Management)
http://www1.opm.gov/lmr/html/glossary/


                                         INDUSTRY & UNION STUDIES

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN THE FACE OF INSTABILITY: A RESOURCE FOR WORKERS AND
EMPLOYERS IN THE U.S. AEROSPACE INDUSTRY. [MIT, March 2001].
http://web.mit.edu/ctpid/lara/prodpub/collbarg.html
This 142-page study of contract language in the aerospace industry features contract language on high
performance work places and working with new technology taken from actual contracts; download in PDF format.

WORKERS' CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS IN THE STEEL INDUSTRY OF THE UNITED STATES
http://www.uswa.org/resources/steelnet3.html
Comprehensive treatise, updated in 1996, on the history and current practices of collective bargaining in the steel
industry.

THE STRATEGIC INITIATIVES OF THE CWA: ORGANIZING, POLITICS, AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
http://mitsloan.mit.edu/iwer/BattWP15.html
Academic paper (1999) by R. Batt, H. Katz, & J. Keefe analyzing CWA’s approach to collective bargaining and
organizing; written for MIT symposium.


       ANALYZING THE NUMBERS: COSTING THE CONTRACT & READING THE BALANCE SHEETS

NUMBERS “CRUNCHING FOR NEGOTIATIONS (Costing Out a Contract, the Easy Version!) / UE
http://www.ranknfile-ue.org/ic_costcon.html
Just what it says, the basics of costing out (no spreadsheet needed), from the United Electrical Workers.

SEIU ONLINE LEARNING: CONTRACT COSTING AND ANALYSIS
http://www.seiu.org/olc/workshop/costing/index.cfm#more
http://www.seiu.org/olc/global/readingroom.cfm (Reading Room materials)
Although this online workhshop is available to SEIU members only, the materials are available in the “Reading
Room”.

KNOWING THE NUMBERS: A GUIDE TO PUBLIC BUDGET ANALYSIS (AFSCME)
http://www.afscme.org/wrkplace/numberst.pdf
http://www.afscme.org/wrkplace/ktntc.htm
Written for public sector unions, a good, succinct guide to what type of information should be acquired and what
questions to ask once you get it.

THE BASICS OF FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS
http://www.thestreet.com/basics/fundamental/19519.html
Online tutorial on how to read a balance sheet, from “The Street”.




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 LABOR HISTORY & CULTURE


The number and variety of web sites devoted to the history of labor unions and working people continues to grow,
and the sites listed below are just a sample. For a longer list, request the Lenz Library handout on Labor History
on the Internet.

LABOUR AND BUSINESS HISTORY (WWW VIRTUAL LIBRARY)
http://www.iisg.nl/~w3vl
Listing of labor history web sites around the world.

YAHOO! U.S. LABOR HISTORY
http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/History/U_S__History/By_Subject/Labor/

AMERICAN MEMORY: HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS FOR THE NATIONAL DIGITAL LIBRARY
http://rs6.loc.gov/amhome.html
The Library of Congress has made available hundreds of photographs, texts, and audio recordings from its
archival collections on this web site. Collections include “African American Odyssey”, “Voices from the Dustbowl”,
and “Votes for Women.”

ARCHIVES OF LABOR AND URBAN AFFAIRS, WALTER P. REUTHER LIBRARY (Wayne State University)
http://www.reuther.wayne.edu/
Online stories and exhibits (Flint sit-down strike, the IWW, and more); United Farm Workers of America
collections guide; current exhibits.

DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN SOUTH (UNC – Chapel Hill)
http://metalab.unc.edu/docsouth/index.html
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Digitized primary materials on “the Southern experience in 19 century America”. Includes slave narratives,
southern gentry memoirs, and literature of the period.

THE TRIANGLE FACTORY FIRE
http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/trianglefire
Excellent multimedia site created by the Cornell ILR Kheel Center and UNITE!; history, photographs, documents,
oral histories, cartoons, research guide for high school students.

SOURCES IN WOMEN’S U.S. LABOR HISTORY
http://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/tam/women/cover.html
Online version of a guide to scholarly resources (books, records, videos, etc.), including a section on Internet
resources.

LABOR CULTURE (Berkeley Labor Guides)
http://www.iir.berkeley.edu/library/blg/culture.html
Art, music, songs, organizations.

BREAD AND ROSES CULTURAL PROJECT
http://www.bread-and-roses.com/
The online home of the 1199 Bread and Roses Project. Features online exhibitions; also sells Bread and Roses’
well-known poster series and a new Ralph Fasanella calendar.

LABORARTS
http://www.laborarts.org
New web site exhibiting photographs, paintings, buttons, artifacts and more related to the history and current world
of workers. Co-sponsored by the Wagner Archives, Bread and Roses, and the Shelley and Donald Rubin
Foundation.


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 REFERENCE


INTERNET PUBLIC LIBRARY
http://www.ipl.org
Organized by librarians to be the first stop for students (& people) who want to do research on the Internet.

REFDESK
http://www.refdesk.com
Quck access to online dictionaries, thesauri, and other reference books, plus today’s news, weather, virus threats,
e-mail sites, lottery results—anything you need to know right away.

THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
http://lcweb.loc.gov
Wonderful digital collections from the Smithsonian on U.S. history and culture.

                                              PERIODICAL ARTICLES

INGENTA
http://www.ingenta.com/
Vast database of over 26,000 paper and online publications. Table of contents available free; full-text of articles is
fee-based.

FINDARTICLES.COM
http://www.findarticles.com/
Collection of free magazine articles, going back to 1998. Mainly “newsstand” titles.

NORTHERN LIGHT
http://www.northernlight.com
Searches the web for magazine and newspaper articles, which you can retrieve for a small fee (sometimes the
headline is all you need). Sorts results into handy subject folders.

                                                 PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Many public libraries now provide off-site electronic resources, including databases of newspaper and magazine
articles, to members of their community (i.e., people who have library cards). These are the E-Resource web sites of
the three public lbrary systems in NYC. If you are from outside NYC, check with your local public library to see what
they have available.

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY ELECTRONIC RESOURCES
http://www.nypl.org/branch/eresources.html
Electronic resources available off-site to holders of a NYPL card; resources include Proquest, which offers full-text
business & general interest newspaper and magazine articles.

BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY E-RESOURCES
http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/eresources/index.htm
Electronic resources available off-site to holders of a BPL card; over 50 databases available.

QUEENSBOROUGH PUBLIC LIBRARY REFERENCE DATABASES
http://www.queenslibrary.org/internet/refdb1.asp
electronic resources available off-site to holders of a QBPL card; resources include EBSCOhost databases (full
text and summaries of business & general interest journals & magazines).




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SEARCH ENGINES & DIRECTORIES


SIMPLE SEARCH ENGINES:

GOOGLE
http://www.google.com
Developed at Stanford University, Google utilizes a link-related form of searching, and has no advertising!

GOOGLE UNCLE SAM
http://www.google.com/unclesam
Use to locate government information or web sites.

GOOGLE IMAGES
http://www.google.com/images
Google’s new search engine for locating graphics.

ALLTHEWEB/FAST
http://www.alltheweb.com
Large, fast, trying to top Google.

ALTA VISTA
http://www.altavista.com
Excellent advanced features, including translation; separate search engine for locating images, audio & video files.
 Has not lived up to its past reputation over the past year, but we hope for improvement.

HOTBOT
http://www.hotbot.com
Popular for its easy-to-use interface; one of the largest search engines.


META-SEARCH ENGINES:
Meta-search engines search several search engines simultaneously.

ASK JEEVES
http://askjeeves.com
Features “natural language queries” (meaning, you can ask questions in plain old English). Useful for simple
searches, NOT complex research.

METACRAWLER
http://www.metacrawler.com/index_power.html
Includes Google.

IXQUICK
http://ixquick.com
Rates results.

PROFUSION
http://www.profusion.com
New version includes “vertical” searches.

VIVISIMO
http://vivisimo.com/
Clusters results by subject.

DIRECTORIES & SUBJECT INDEXES:
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YAHOO
http://dir.yahoo.com

LIBRARIANS INDEX TO THE INTERNET
http://lii.org
Created & run by Bay Area librarians, LII is an excellent source for reference and guru sites.

THE OPEN DIRECTORY
http://dmoz.org
Owned by Netscape, but run by volunteers, the Open Directory also appears as the directory on many portals, and
is the source of the GOOGLE DIRECTORY: http://directory.google.com/

ABOUT.COM
http://about.com
Subject-oriented pages put together by self-styled expert “guides”. Quality of pages varies; annoying ads.


PEOPLE DIRECTORIES:

BIGFOOT
http://www.bigfoot.com

SWITCHBOARD
http://www.switchboard.com

THE ULTIMATE WHITE PAGES
http://www.theultimates.com/white/

TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES ON THE WEB
http://www.infobel.com/teldir/default.asp


EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SEARCH ENGINES:

SEARCH ENGINE WATCH
http://www.searchenginewatch.com
Latest news on this always-changing technology, charts that compare how well major search engines work.

SEARCH ENGINE SHOWDOWN
http://searchengineshowdown.com/
Librarian Greg Notess runs periodic tests on which search engine is the “freshest” (most up-to-date). Also news,
reviews, tips for good searching.

SEARCH ENGINE COLOSSUS
http://www.searchenginecolossus.com/
Listing of hundreds of search engines!




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INTERNET TUTORIALS & GUIDES



FINDING INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET: A TUTORIAL
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/FindInfo.html
Comprehensive guide from the Teaching Library Internet Workshops, Univ. Of Calif. Berkeley.

STYLE SHEETS FOR CITING INTERNET & ELECTRONIC RESOURCES:
 HUMANITIES (MLA & CHICAGO), SCIENTIFIC (APA & CBE), AND HISTORY (TURABIAN)
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Style.html

BARE BONES 101: A BASIC TUTORIAL ON SEARCHING THE WEB
http://www.sc.edu/beaufort/library/bones.html
Good tutorial on using search engines, including separate sections for the major search engines.

PUTTING YOUR UNION ON THE WEB: A "HOW TO" MANUAL FOR ACTIVISTS
http://www.afscme.org/publications/puttc.htm

CWA’S GUIDE TO ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING LOCAL WEB SITES
http://www.cwa-union.org/about/local_web_manual.asp
Excellent guide, oriented specifically to union leaders and webmasters. Includes sections on planning, keeping in
touch with members, building and structuring your site, where to get union graphics.

THE INTERNET ARCHIVE
http://www.archive.org/
Find web sites of the past with the Wayback Machine. A “fun” Interent activity, this feature also puts a new spin on
researching companies on the Internet.




Copyright January 15, 2003 by Donna L. Schulman




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