Historical and Cultural Resources

Link to Bread and Roses Project

Bread and Roses Cultural Project

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Library, Cornell University Library
Bread and Roses is the not-for-profit cultural arm of New York's Health and Human Service Union, 1199/SEIU.

Link to Labor Archives and Research Center

Labor Archives and Research Center

San Francisco State University, J. Paul Leonard Library
A collection of primary source and vintage history materials.

Link to Labor Arts

Labor Arts

Labor Arts presents online exhibits and collections of art and artifacts generated by and for working people.
It is a project of the Shelley and Donald Rubin Fondation, The Robert F. Wanger Labor Archives/Tamiment library, and Bread and Roses.

Link to Labor Heritage Foundation

Labor Heritage Foundation

The foundation works to strengthen the labor movement through music and the arts, including its annual Labor Arts Festival.

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Bobst Library, New York University
The library and archive’s rich collections include materials on labor and working class movements, radical politics, civil rights, the McCarthy period, and many other topics.

Union Federation and Working Conditions Resources

American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations

The AFL-CIO is a federation of 60 national and international unions representing 12.5 million working people. Its web site provides a vast array of information about today's unions, including how to form a union in workplaces where none exists

New York City Central Labor Council

The NYCCLC, chartered by the AFL-CIO, brings together nearly 400 local unions representing more than a million workers in education, health care, transportation, manufacturing, construction, and other fields of work.

New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH)

NYCOSH is a non-profit coalition of 200 local unions and more than 400 individual workers, physicians, lawyers and other health and safety activists dedicated to the right of every worker to a safe and healthful job

Link to New York State AFL-CIO

New York State AFL-CIO

The New York State AFL-CIO represents more than 2.5 million New Yorkers from 3,000 local unions, whose occupations are as diverse as the Empire State itself. It is the largest state labor federation in the country.