The following resources may be useful to scholars who wish to do research or writing in support of workers’ freedom to unionize and bargain collectively:
- Organizing Research Network: multi-disciplinary research network in formation. For further information, contact Fred Feinstein,firstname.lastname@example.org, or Larry Mishel, email@example.com.
- University of California Institute for Labor and Employment (ILE): awards research grants to California-based scholars and their non-California research partners. See ILE’s web site, http://www.ucop.edu/ile/, for further information.
- AFL-CIO/ Michigan State University Conference: October 2002 research conference on workers’ rights, especially the freedom to unionize and bargain collectively. See the conference web site, http://www.lir.msu.edu/event/worker-rights/, for more information.
- Industrial Relations Research Association (IRRA): has a Labor Unions/Labor Research interest section. For further information, contact section conveners Jill Kriesky, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Gordon Pavy, email@example.com.
- American Sociological Association: has a newly formed Labor and Labor Movements section.
- Labor and Working Class History Association (LAWCHA): an organization of scholars, union members, students and citizens promoting a wider understanding of the history of working class people, their communities, and their organizations in the United States. See LAWCHA’s web site,http://www.lawcha.org/, for more information.
- United Association for Labor Education (UALE): national organization of university and union-based labor educators; publishes the Labor Studies Journal. For more information, see UALE’s web site, http://www.uale.org.
- Society for the Promotion of Human Rights in Employment (SPHRE) for information.
- Human Rights Watch: last year, Human Rights Watch, one of the world’s leading human rights organizations, published a major report on the status of workers’ freedom to unionize, bargain collectively and strike in the United States. The report, entitled UNFAIR ADVANTAGE: Workers’ Freedom of Association in the United States under International Human Rights Standards, is available on-line atwww.hrw.org/reports/2000/uslabor/.