The IRLE Library received substantial funding from the University of California Labor and Employment Research Fund (LERF) to digitize three labor-related collections: the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO: Proceedings and Publications; California and West Coast Industrial Relations; and IRLE’s historical run of print publications. These and other collections are listed below with links to their respective home pages.
California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO: Proceedings and Publications. The Library has digitized a full run of the Federation's proceedings, legislative voting records and newspapers. The collection is available on this site and also as a collection within the Online Archive of California (OAC).
California and West Coast Industrial Relations: This collection was digitized from selected materials in the Library’s vertical file collection of non-book materials.
California’s Living New Deal Project: The Library developed the software that runs the California’s Living New Deal Project, which recently relocated to UC Berkeley’s Department of Geography.
“We Called It a Work Holiday.” This exhibit was originally sponsored by the Oakland Museum of California. The Library digitized the principal photographs and commentary from the exhibit.
Collective Bargaining Agreements: The Library is interested in making digital copies of collective bargaining agreements available to researchers. It manages a repository of agreements within the eScholarship Repository. Unions that are interested in contributing copies may send them via email for inclusion
IRLE publications: The Library has digitized the full run of the publications of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. Publications commence at the end of World War II and run through the present time; this record of academic study provides a valuable overview of the issues of industrial relations for the mid and late Twentieth Century.
Photography Exhibits: Photography exhibits that were hosted at IRLE are available in digital format.
Web Archiving: As a member of the Web at Risk initiative, sponsored by the Library of Congress and the California Digital Library, the ILRE Library is archiving the Web sites for the AFL-CIO and Change to Win.
Working Papers and Conference Papers: The Library handles administration of working papers, conference papers and other program materials, both on this server and in the eScholarship Repository.http://www.irle.berkeley.edu/workingpapers