Labor History Links

This page contains links to websites that have information about labour history. If you’d like to contribute a link, or find one that’s not working, please e-mail us.

Harry S. Bridges Chair at the U of Washington – a site dedicated to labor history in Washington
The Harry Bridges Project to honor Harry Bridges’ 100th birthday, to promote his legacy and to aid in educating the next generation, sponsored by the University of Washington Center for Labor Studies

Canadian Committee on Labour History – the CCLH publishes “Labour/Le Travail”; their website has information about the CCLH and its publications

CCLH Links other sites from the Canadian Committee on Labour History; includes “Labour and Working Class History”, Contemporary Union Issues”, and more

Canadian Labour History Bibliography Memorial University of Newfoundland bibliography of published Canadian labour history works since 1985

Canadian Museum of Civilization Labour History Exhibition – this website details the new labour history exhibition at the Museum. For more details click here
Child Labor in America 1908 – 1912 – Photographs of Lewis W. Hine

Cradle of Collective Bargaining – a history of labour and technology in Hamilton, Ontario, and District – website of the Cumberland Museum and Archives , one of the hosts of the 2014 PNLHA conference

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
Guide to Canadian Labour History Resources – the National Library of Canada guide to labour history resources

Haymarket Massacre Archives
History Link – a site dedicated to the history of Seattle and King County, Washington. To find the labor pages, enter “labor” in the “Search the Data Base” area
H-Labor a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine, H-labor is particularly interested in fostering international discussion of labor history topics

Illinois Labor History Society
IWW Canada – IWW Canadian website

Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington–Founded to preserve the records of working people and their unions and to serve as a center for historical research, the Labor Archives contains more than 250 separate collections of labor related materials from individuals and organizations documenting the local, national, and international dimensions of the labor movement in the Pacific Northwest. Free and open to the public.

On the Job: A Century of Canadians at Work from the National Archives of Canada

Walter Reuther Library home to the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, the Wayne State University Archives and the Douglas Fraser Center for Workplace Issues

Seattle General Strike a guide to the historical study of the Seattle General Strike of 1919 and related issues, sponsored by the University of Washington Center for Labor Studies
The Spanish Revolution and Civil War – this site is dedicated to the thousands of workers world wide who came to the aid of the Spanish Revolution
Strike – CBC News history of strikes in Canada
Strikes! Labor and Labor History in the Puget Sound – the name is self explanatory

Student Activism in the 1930’s Professor Robert Cohen’s essay on the American Student Union is supported by dozens of autobiographies, articles, and graphics, from the New Deal Network

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire – one of the most tragic events in 

The World Wide Web Virtual Library Labour and Business History Links

 Other Labor Links

This page contains links to Web sites that have labor and other link pages of interest to labor activists. If you would like to contribute a link, or find one that’s not working, please e-mail us, and include a very brief description of the site. We will attempt to add it to our link list.

AFL-CIO – links to other unions and organizations

BC Federation of Labour – links to unions, government, community groups and more website of the Campbell River, Courtenay and District Labour Council hosts of the 2014 PNLHA conference

Canadian Association of Labour Media – links to labour news, unions (Canadian and international), labour cartoons, graphics and photos, community groups and more

Canadian Centre for Labour History – links to Canadian and international labour history sites

Hospital Employees Union of BC – HEU links to unions, workplace issues and health care sites

Labor History Links from XPDNC

The Mining Co. Labour History Links

National Library of Canada – links to Canadian labour history resources

Union Ring – contains over 500 American and Canadian labour links

Washington State Labor Council – links to affiliates and other organizations

Washington State Labor Education and Research Center–offers workshops and trainings for unions and other worker-centered organizations. Programs provide leaders, rank-and-file members, staff, students, and the public with timely information about the challenges facing working families to equip all types of workers with the skills to run effective organizations and build a 21st century labor movement.