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Illinois Labor History Society



Roosevelt University Oral History Project in Labor History The site provides access to 60+ interviews (in PDF format) conducted by Betty Balanoff in the 1970's of individuals from the Chicago area who were involved in the labor movement

Bread and Roses, the cultural arm of the SEIU/1199 union in New York. Their mission is to provide art for the working class by the working class. (use their search bar to find the latest Bread and Roses updates).

Bloomington & Normal Trades & Labor Assembly A variety of information from labor-related news to labor history articles.

Center for Working Class Studies The CWCS at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, is the only center of its kind in the United States devoted to the study of working-class life and culture.

Chicago Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO Online The Chicago Federation of Labor represents over 300 unions and 500,000 workers in Chicago. This site also features information on one the first nonprofit broadcast stations in the United States, WCFL, "The Voice of Labor."

Coal Mining In Illinois Created by the Coal City Public Library, this site documents coal mining in Northern Illinois.

Little Miners are two stories on children and mining presented by the the Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration.

The Eugene V. Debs Foundation offers an attractive and informative site devoted to the life and work of Eugene V. Debs.

Haymarket Affair Digital Collection The Chicago Historical Society created this digital collection to provide on-line access to its primary source materials relating to the Haymarket Affair, a controversial moment in Chicago's past and a pivotal event in the early history of the American labor movement.

The Haymarket Massacre Archive Presented by the Anarchy Archives, an online research center on the history and theory of Anarchism.

Historic Pullman Foundation This site includes information about visiting Pullman, a timeline of the development of this important labor town, and a bibliography for further reading.

Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations (ILIR) at the University of Illinois.

Internet Resources on Child Labor A list of links on the issue of child labor today. Compiled by the National Consumers League.

Labor Beat Labor issues on Chicago Access Network TV, public access cable television in Chicago.

The Labor Heritage Foundation provides a list of labor history landmarks in Illinois. While somewhat incomplete, the list is a good starting point to review the many labor history landmarks in the state.

LaborNet LaborNet supports human rights and economic justice for workers by provideing internet services, labor news and information, internet training and website design for union and labor organizations.

In October, 1996, the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (FERI) launched The New Deal Network (NDN), a research and teaching resource on the World Wide Web devoted to the public works and arts projects of the New Deal. NDN is now based at the Institute for Learning Technologies (ILT) at Columbia University. 

No Backward Step - The Struggle For Democracy In the Illinois Coal Fields - The companion web site for Greg Boozell's audio documentary on the 1930's Illinois mine war and the Progressive Miners of America.

The Samuel Gompers Papers - A Documentary History of the American Working Class Sponsored by the University of Maryland-College Park, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the George Meany Memorial Archives.

SEIU-Illinois the website for Locals 1, 73 and 73HC, of the Service Employees International Union, representing more than 85,000 workers.

SIU Carbondale Special Collections Research Center Contains a comprehensive photography collection and information about mining.

The Walter P. Reuther Library is home to the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, the Wayne State University Archives and the Douglas Fraser Center for Workplace Issues. It is located on the campus of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

The Wisconsin Labor History Society is dedicated to telling the public of the contributions of labor to Wisconsin, getting labor's story in the schools and colleges and preserving documents and records of workers and their unions.

Women and Social Movements This site includes 17 editorial projects, each consisting of 15-20 documents delaing with an important event or group in the history of women and social movements.

The Working Class Movement Library (WCML) is a collection of English language books, periodicals, pamphlets, archives and artifacts, concerned with the activities, expression and enquiries of the labour movement, its allies and its enemies, since the late 1700s.

The Working Women's History Project - a network of Chicago history organizations. Among our sponsors are: Illinois Labor History Society, telling the story of Illinois labor for 25 years; The Center for New Deal Studies, Roosevelt University; Metro History Education Center, encouraging students to do original research on Chicago's history, the Teachers Union's Women's Rights Committee, the Chicago chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) and the Jewish Labor Committee.

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