Compiled by the Wirtz Labor Library Staff
U.S. Department of Labor
American Memory Section of the Library of Congress (LOC)
Take a Electronic Bibliography through the LOC. This site provides a look into a
typical factory of 1904. This section of the LOC digital library program
represents only a small portion of the many videos and photographs you may view
on the Library of Congress web site.
An Eclectic List of Events in U.S. Labor History
This site is a compilation of significant labor events in history. It
begins with the 1806 conviction of the union of Philadelphia Journeymen
Cordwainers for criminal conspiracy after a strike for higher wages and ends
with the September 1989 occupation of the Pittston Coal Company's Moss 3
preparation plant in Carbo, Virginia, beginning a year-long strike against
History of Labor Day
This Department of Labor site on the history of Labor Day contains
historical insight into this American holiday from its initial inception to the
legislation which created it.
Labor Arts Sampler Exhibit
This virtual museum was designed to gather, identify, and display
examples of the cultural and artistic history of working people and to
celebrate the trade union movement's contributions to history. It includes
cartoon art, buttons and badges, murals, and photographs.
Report on the American WorkForce
The Bureau of Labor Statistics measures almost every aspect of the
American labor force. This site examines three of the major 20th century
changes in the compilation of labor statistics.
Services and Information for America's
This web site links to a variety of Government sites that feature
information on topics from employment to travel. The site includes a News
for Workers section and a pay calculator.
Women's Labor History
From AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal
Employees, this site is a compilation of links to information about the history
of women in the American workforce. Categories include General Women's Labor
History, Women's Trade Union League, Mother Jones and Other Women in the Mines,
and Women and Labor in the Textile and Garment Industries.