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This guide is designed to assist researchers and practitioners. While Catherwood Library staff can assist with research questions, they cannot give legal advice. If you are seeking help with problems at your workplace, the following agencies and organizations can provide skilled advice and assistance.
- National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1935 to administer the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector. The statute guarantees the right of employees to organize and to bargain collectively with their employers or to refrain from all such activity.
- New York State Department of LaborThe mission of the New York State Department of Labor is to protect workers, assist the unemployed and connect job seekers to jobs.
- State Labor Offices (U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division)Links to all 50 state labor departments.
- Tompkins County Workers' CenterThe Tompkins County Workers’ Center provides confidential information, referrals, and assistance for anyone seeking help with a problem at work.
Welcome to Labor Unions and the Internet, a guide created for members of labor unions and worker organizations, as well as others interested in the labor movement. This guide has been maintained continuously since 1998 by librarians at the Catherwood Library, ILR School, Cornell University.
The websites listed on this guide all provide free content. Cornell students, staff, and faculty will find additional research sources via subscription databases. Catherwood Library also maintains extensive print and archival collections that can be explored at the Catherwood Library website.
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