Monday, September 7, 2009

In honor of Labor Day, some labor studies resources

Labor Day has been celebrated in the United States since the 1880s. Traditionally, it was a day of parades, speeches, and picnics to show the strength and solidarity of the workers' movement. The Labor Movement in the United States has been responsible for a number of things that many of us now take for granted: weekends, 8 hour days, paid sick time and vacations, pensions, health insurance, and safe workplaces.

The Labor Studies Subject Guide is your starting place for research on the labor movement and labor history, past and present. It will direct you to e-books, journal article databases, and selected web sites. You can access it through the link above, or by going to the Online Library website at http://www.esc.edu/library. Click "Research By Subject" and then scroll down and click "Labor Studies." You can navigate the subject guide with the blue tabs going across the top.

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