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Collective Bargaining

Introduction

Summer 2010.  

This guide is no longer being updated. 

See the new version of this guide:

Collective Bargaining, Labor Relations, and Labor Unions



This guide describes major resources for researching collective bargaining and labor relations in the United States.  Some international sources are also described. 

Keywords - collective bargaining; collective negotiations; collective bargaining agreements; labor contracts; industrial relations; labor relations; contract administration

By Susan LaCette, Last Updated, July 2009

Starting Points

BNA: Labor and Employment Law Library

http://laborandemploymentlaw.bna.com

ILR School community only

The Labor and Employment Law Library is a series of legal databases available from desktops of Catherwood Library public computers. Its coverage of collective bargaining is extensive.  Look for the "C B" resources in the Site Map or do a Search, selecting the appropriate resources. 
DigitalCommons@ILR--Collective Bargaining Agreement Collection

http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cba/

The Catherwood Library provides full text of many recent collective bargaining agreements through its DigitalCommons@ILR repository.  The Collective Bargaining Collection consists of recent contracts that were on file with the U. S. Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) and the New York State Public Employment Relations Board.  The collection reflects recent, but not usually current contracts.  Full text of these contracts can be searched from within the document and from the Internet.   

NLRB - National Labor Relations Board

http://www.nlrb.gov

The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1935 to administer the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector. The statute guarantees the right of employees to organize and to bargain collectively with their employers or to refrain from all such activity. Generally applying to all employers involved in interstate commerce--other than airlines, railroads, agriculture, and government--the Act implements the national labor policy of assuring free choice and encouraging collective bargaining as a means of maintaining industrial peace. Through the years, Congress has amended the Act and the Board and courts have developed a body of law drawn from the statute.
Collective Bargaining Negotiations and Contracts

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&Search_Arg=collective+bargaining+negotiations+and+contracts&Search_Code=TALL&CNT=50

ILR Reference HD6500 .B8 Labor Law

Bureau of National Affairs (editors). Washington, D.C: Bureau of National Affairs, 1945.

The "CBNC" is intended to be a resource for both union and management negotiators. Vol. l contains sections on techniques for bargaining, current bargaining issues, costing out the contract, and legal considerations. Vol. 2 contains current wage and economic data, information about current contract settlements, and sample clauses from labor contracts in the BNA collection.  This resource is available electronically to the ILR School Community through BNA's Labor and Employment Law Library.  See Collective Bargaining and Contract Clauses (Analysis) .  

Drafting the Union Contract: A Handbook for the Management Negotiator

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://www.cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/17664059

ILR Reference KF3407.A8 L32

Lareau, N. Peter (editors). New York: M. Bender, 1988.

This loose-leaf service provides guidance for management.  Topics include organizing and drafting an agreement; union recognition; costing the contract; management rights; and the various kinds of clauses that appear in collective bargaining contracts.  This publication is also available in the ILR subscription version of Lexis

CCH: IntelliConnect

http://intelliconnect.cch.com

Cornell University community only

IRN is a searchable database of forms, articles, tables, and laws pertaining to personnel management, payroll, pensions and benefits, employee safety, workers' compensation, health law, and food and drug regulations.  Select the “Human Resources Management” tab and then link to “Employee and Union Relations Guide Explanations” for pertinent information.  

Union Labor Report: A Guide to Union Rights and Responsibilities Explaining the Rules of Union Organizing, Collective Bargaining, Strikes, and Day-by-Day Shop Problems Under Federal and State Law

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&Search_Arg=union+labor+report+a+guide&Search_Code=TALL&CNT=50&HIST=1

ILR Reference HD6495.U5 B9

Bureau of National Affairs (Washington, D.C.) (editors). Washington: 1954.

A guide to union rights and responsibilities--explaining the rules of union organizing, collective bargaining, strikes, and day-by-day shop problems under federal and state law. This source is very comprehensive and could provide an overview of the U. S. labor movement.

BLS - Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Handbooks

Roberts' Dictionary of Industrial Relations

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/234392

ILR Reference HD 4839.R61 1994
ILR Kheel Center HD 4839.R61 1994

A limited preview or this dictionary is available through Google Books

Roberts, Harold Selig and University of Hawaii at Manoa. Industrial Relations Center (editors). Washington, DC: Bureau of National Affairs, 1994.

This dictionary provides an authoritative definition of key labor and industrial relations terms. Each term is thoroughly referenced.

Source Book on Collective Bargaining, Wages, Benefits, and Other Contract Issues

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/32375245

ILR Reference HD4975 .B66

Bna Plus (editors). Washington, D.C: BNA Plus, 1995.

This annual compilation provides information on workforce and workplace issues including contract issues and bargaining, compensation, economic outlook, legislation and legal principles, and surveys, studies, and reports.

Labor-Management Relations: Strikes, Lockouts and Boycotts

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/56908737

ILR Reference KF3431 .R26 2004

Ray, Douglas E., William R. Corbett, Christopher David Ruiz Cameron and West (editors). Eagan, MN: Thomson/West, 2004.

This is a guide to U. S. labor management confrontation law. It is fully cited with cases and statutes and kept up to date with paper updates.

Databases

ABI/Inform (ProQuest Direct Web: 1971- )

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/umia/akx9769

Cornell University community only

ABI/Inform (from Proquest), an extensive international business and management database, contains bibliographic citations, abstracts, and full text of articles appearing in professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines published worldwide.

ABI/Inform covers the areas of accounting, banking, computers, economics, engineering management, communications, finance, health care, human resources, insurances, international trends, labor relations, law, management, marketing, organizational behavior, public administration, real estate, taxation, transportation.

BNA: Labor and Employment Law Library

http://laborandemploymentlaw.bna.com

ILR School community only

Available on Catherwood Reference workstations; includes: Significant decisions and reports of arbitrators and agencies beginning September 1979 (volumes 73 to current); Classification of all headnotes written to accompany cases; Arbitration decisions by contract term; and a Directory of arbitrators.

Business and Company Resource Center

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/4224285

Cornell University community only

Use this database to research all business and management topics. It includes directory listings for over 300,000 companies as well as company profiles, industry ratings, product brands, company performance ratings, investment reports and ratings, industry overviews, and related associations.  Find company histories, rankings, and articles along with profile and financial information.
Business Source Complete

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/6576918

Cornell University community only

Ipswich, MA: EBSCO Publishing.

Business Source Complete, which includes all journals covered in Business Source Premier, provides full text for scholarly business journals and other sources, including full text for peer-reviewed business publications. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. This database provides full text (PDF) for top scholarly journals dating as far back as 1922. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.
CCH: IntelliConnect

http://intelliconnect.cch.com

Cornell University community only

This is a searchable database of forms, articles, tables, and laws pertaining to human resources, labor and employment law, payroll, pensions and benefits, employee safety, workers' compensation, health law, food and drug regulations, unemployment, social security, intellectual property.  Also includes treatises, guidebooks, and practice tools. NOTE:  Internet Explorer is the preferred web browser for this database.
DigitalCommons@ILR--Collective Bargaining Agreement Collection

http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cba/

The Catherwood Library provides full text of many recent collective bargaining agreements through its DigitalCommons@ILR repository.  The Collective Bargaining Collection consists of recent contracts that were on file with the U. S. Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) and the New York State Public Employment Relations Board.  The collection reflects recent, but not usually current contracts.  Full text of these contracts can be searched from within the document and from the Internet.   

EIRO - European Industrial Relations Observatory

http://www.eiro.eurofound.eu.int/

The European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO) is a monitoring instrument offering news and analysis on European industrial relations. A project of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, EIRO began its operations in 1997. Its aim is to collect, analyze and disseminate high-quality and up-to-date information on key developments in industrial relations in Europe.  Among the most useful sections of this site is the Comparative Information.

ERI - Economic Research Institute's Platform Library

http://www.erieri.com/

ILR School community only

Restricted access to loaded software from ILR Library Reference workstation (Ref Desk 02); ask at ILR Reference Desk for assistance.

The ERI PLAFORM LIBRARY contains the following kinds of information:

    * The Geographic Assessor® (ERIGA) Software and Databases - Calculate wage and salary differentials for over 7,400 U.S. and Canadian cities; provide Immigration Analyses for immigration application purposes.
    * The Relocation Assessor® (ERIRA) Software and Databases - Provide unlimited numbers of relocation reports/analyses of cost-of-living between any of 8,800 cities worldwide.
    * The Salary Assessor® (ERISA) Software and Databases - Report average salary and range data with job descriptions for more than 5,000 position titles; profile benchmark listings for positions in 2,000 industries.
    * The Executive Compensation Assessor (ERIXA) Software and Databases - Total compensation analyses for more than 320 top management position titles as defined from over 8,000 companies per year (proxy and 10-K analyses), analyzed by organization size, geographic location and industry.  When used with ERI's Platform Library, one may review actual proxy Summary Compensation Tables.
    * The Geographic Reference Report -  A hardcopy composite summary of Assessor Series databases (as described above).  Salaries for 88 benchmark jobs, COL & salary structures, and demographic data.
    * The International Reference Report Issues related to operating a branch office in 345 major metropolitan areas in 210 countries, including national wages for a minimum of 24 positions, 16 U.S. expatriate jobs, dozens of COL analyses, and other demographic information.
ILO: Labordoc

http://labordoc.ilo.org/

Summary: Provides international coverage of labour topics including employment, labour relations, labour law, working conditions, vocational training, social security, occupational safety and health, women workers, child labour, migrant workers, economic and social rights, and all labour-related aspects of economic and social development.
Labor Database

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&Search_Arg=labor+database&Search_Code=TALL&CNT=50&HIST=1

Catherwood Library only

CD-Rom available on computers in the Reference Workroom. 
This database is an excellent source for hard to retrieve, but publicly available statistics about American unions: including information on NLRB certification and decertification elections and petitions; employer-union relationships from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service's "Notices of Bargaining;" membership and finances of labor unions from the Office of Labor Management Standards; unfair labor practice charges from the National Labor Relations Board; union avoidance consultants from the Office of Labor Management Standards.  The Labor Database also contains data on employment discrimination, worker displacements due to globalization, and wage and hour compliance.
Lexis - LexisNexis: ILR Menu

http://www.lexis.com

ILR School community only

More extensive and useful, requires training and an ILR password. Combines many critical information resources into one dynamic site. Special materials for human resources, employment and labor law including full-text books. Using your favorite browser, you can keep on top of the latest news (includes full-text of the New York Times and other major and minor newspapers), stay abreast of the hottest legal topics, and find current information on legal and legal-related products and services available from LEXIS-NEXIS. More than 1.6 billion full-text documents available. Choose the News and Business tab for the full range of company and industry resources.
Negotech

http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/negotech/search-eng.shtml

Negotech is a Canadian government-produced labour relations database with a search and retrieval component providing: Access to full collective agreement contract language and settlement reports containing the highlights of important benefit changes including wage adjustments.

Journals

ILR School (Cornell): Current U.S. Labor Union Periodicals

http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/biblio/1/

The Catherwood Library has been building and maintaining a collection of union literature since it was founded in 1946. Among the key resources of this collection are our extensive holdings of labor union periodicals. In addition to the current and historic titles that can be found in our library, many labor union periodicals are now available on the web.

This bibliography lists Cornell University Library location information for current U.S. labor union periodicals as well as Internet sites for periodicals in this class.

Industrial and Labor Relations Review

http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/ilrreview/

Issued quarterly since October 1947, the Industrial & Labor Relations Review is a leading interdisciplinary journal publishing original research on all aspects of the employment relationship. This site contains the full text of articles and book reviews dating from April 2003 (Vol. 56, No. 3). All visitors can view and download (a) any book review archived in this site and (b) any archived article that is 1-1/2 years old or older. Subscribers can, in addition, view and download recent and current articles.  The ILR Review is also available in the library, through many business periodical databases and as a print publication. 
Cornell University Library Holdings
Industrial Relations

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/1697206

ILR Reference HD6951 .I42

University of California, Berkeley. Institute of Industrial Relations (editors). Berkeley: Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California, 1961.

Journal of Labor Research

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=5377605&DB=local

This journal, from George Mason University, contain important studies about labor unions and collective bargaining.
Labor Studies Journal

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/49210273

Additional online access
Labor Studies Journal is the official journal of the United Association for Labor Education (UALE). It contains research about work, workers, labor organizations, and labor studies and worker education in the US and internationally.
Relations Industrielles. Industrial Relations

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&Search_Arg=Relations+Industrielles&Search_Code=JALL&CNT=50&HIST=1

ILR HD6961.A1 R38

Université Laval. Département des relations industrielles (editors). Quebec, Dept: of Industrial Relations, Laval University,
This academic journal is from Quebec.

Books

Basic Patterns in Union Contracts

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://www.cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/4585521

ILR Reference HD7811.U6 B31

Bureau of National Affairs (editors). Washington, D.C: Bureau of National Affairs, 1948.

Basic Patterns contains analyses and statistics on collective bargaining provisions.   It can be useful in determining collective bargaining patterns in industries and on topics.  Unfortunately, this publication has not been updated since 1995.

Employer Bargaining Objectives

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&Search_Arg=employer+bargaining+objectives&Search_Code=TALL&CNT=50

ILR HD6508 .E55

Bureau of National Affairs (editors). Washington, D.C: Bureau of National Affairs, 1986.

This is a special issue of the Daily Labor Report that is issued at the beginning of the calendar year.

Employer's Guide to Union Organizing Campaigns

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=6128546&DB=local

ILR Reference KF 3400 E47
Lewis, Jackson.  Aspen Publishers.
This looseleaf service provides information for employers about responding to and avoiding union campaigns. 

Grievance Guide; Arbitration Awards from Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) Union Labor Report

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/156892013

ILR HD6972.5 .G74 2008 (current edition in Reference)
Washington, DC: Bureau of National Affairs,
The Grievance Guide presents synopses of current arbitration cases, complete with citations to the full text of arbitration awards that BNA publishes in its Labor Arbitration and Dispute Settlements, which contains coverage of major decisions and reports on arbitrators, fact-finding bodies, and other agencies that are involved in settling labor disputes.   Older editions are found at ILR HD6490.G7 B95. 
State Profiles: NY/NJ

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/22256572

The State Profile Series: New York & New Jersey contains some of the Woods & Poole Economics, Inc. regional data and projections for the states of New York and New Jersey, and all Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs), Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), Micropolitan Statistical Areas (MICROs), Metropolitan Divisions (MDIVs), and counties in those states.
Union Membership and Earnings Data Book: Compilations from the Current Population Survey

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/38961459

HD6508.H66 U58; HD6508.H66 U58

Hirsch,Barry T. and David A. Macpherson (editors). Washington, D.C: Bureau of National Affairs, 1994.

 

Every year the Current Population Survey (a joint U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census survey) provides broad statistics in its Union Members survey. This publication contains more detailed statistics derived from that survey. Its companion volume, Additional Earnings and Union Membership Data, ILR Reference HD6508 .H66 U59, has information from other BLS sources on occupational wages. It also contains information on NLRB elections.

Government

BLS - Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

DigitalCommons@ILR--Collective Bargaining Agreement Collection

http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cba/

The Catherwood Library provides full text of many recent collective bargaining agreements through its DigitalCommons@ILR repository.  The Collective Bargaining Collection consists of recent contracts that were on file with the U. S. Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) and the New York State Public Employment Relations Board.  The collection reflects recent, but not usually current contracts.  Full text of these contracts can be searched from within the document and from the Internet.   

Federal Labor Relations Authority

http://www.flra.gov

The FLRA is an independent administrative federal agency that was created by Title VII of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (also known as the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute). The Statute allows certain non-postal federal employees to organize, bargain collectively, and to participate through labor organizations of their choice in decisions affecting their working lives. The primary statutory responsibilities of the FLRA include: (1) resolving complaints of unfair labor practices, (2) determining the appropriateness of units for labor organization representation, (3) adjudicating exceptions to arbitrator's awards, (4) adjudicating legal issues relating to duty to bargain/negotiability, and (5) resolving impasses during negotiations. (Description from web site.)
FMCS - Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

http://www.fmcs.gov

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), created in 1947, is an independent agency whose mission is to preserve and promote labor-management peace and cooperation. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with two regional offices and more than 70 field offices, the agency provides mediation and conflict resolution services to industry, government agencies and communities.

FMCS: Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Online FOIA Documents

http://www.fmcs.gov/internet/categoryList.asp?categoryID=252

After filling in a short FOIA form, users can view and download information about company and union relationships and about work stoppages. 

Company and union relationships can be discovered by viewing F-7 Notices of Bargaining Forms.  These are forms that employers or unions submit to the FMCS within 60 days of their contracts' expirations.

The FMCS also collects information on work stoppages, including strikes and lockout affecting fewer than 1000 employees. 

 

National Mediation Board

http://www.nmb.gov/

The National Mediation Board (NMB), established by the 1934 amendments to the Railway Labor Act of 1926, is an independent agency that performs a central role in facilitating harmonious labor-management relations within two of the nation's key transportation modes--the railroads and airlines. Pursuant to the Railway Labor Act, NMB programs provide an integrated dispute resolution process to effectively meet the statutory objective of minimizing work stoppages in the airline and railroad industries. 
NLRB - National Labor Relations Board

http://www.nlrb.gov

The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1935 to administer the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector. The statute guarantees the right of employees to organize and to bargain collectively with their employers or to refrain from all such activity. Generally applying to all employers involved in interstate commerce--other than airlines, railroads, agriculture, and government--the Act implements the national labor policy of assuring free choice and encouraging collective bargaining as a means of maintaining industrial peace. Through the years, Congress has amended the Act and the Board and courts have developed a body of law drawn from the statute.

Associations and Organizations

EBRI - Employee Benefit Research Institute

http://www.ebri.org/

EBRI promotes the understanding and furtherance of employee benefits national policy. It is a neutral organization that does objective research on employee benefit programs and public policy with regard to employee benefits.  It provides a full text Databook that contains statistics on U. S. employee benefit plans.   EBRI Issue Briefs and Notes provide background information on benefit policies and proposals.  Also find bibliographies and links that point you  to benefit articles that have appeared in the business press.
LERA - Labor and Employment Relations Association

http://www.lera.uiuc.edu/

The Labor and Employment Relations Association, formerly the Industrial Relations Research Association, is an organization of professionals interested in industrial relations and human resources. Its 3,000 members include academics and practitioners. LERA publications, including its periodical, Perspectives on Work; its Annual Research Volume; and its Proceedings provide analysis of collective bargaining and industrial relations issues. View the index of post 1992 LERA and IRRA publications.

Statistics and Data

EIRO - European Industrial Relations Observatory

http://www.eiro.eurofound.eu.int/

The European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO) is a monitoring instrument offering news and analysis on European industrial relations. A project of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, EIRO began its operations in 1997. Its aim is to collect, analyze and disseminate high-quality and up-to-date information on key developments in industrial relations in Europe.  Among the most useful sections of this site is the Comparative Information.

State Profiles: NY/NJ

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/22256572

The State Profile Series: New York & New Jersey contains some of the Woods & Poole Economics, Inc. regional data and projections for the states of New York and New Jersey, and all Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs), Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), Micropolitan Statistical Areas (MICROs), Metropolitan Divisions (MDIVs), and counties in those states.
BLS - Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

BLS: Occupational Employment Survey

http://www.bls.gov/oes/home.htm

This BLS survey of wage and salary workers produces estimates for over 800 occupations in over 400 industry classifications. It can be tailored to specific industries and areas, and is a good source for obtaining a general overview of wages by occupation, industry, and local area.

ERI - Economic Research Institute's Platform Library

http://www.erieri.com/

ILR School community only

Catherwood-Restricted; CD-Rom, Ask for assistance at Reference Desk
This is a searchable database comprised of the Salary Assessor, the Geographic Assessor, the Relocation Assessor, the Comparables Assessor, the Executive Compensation Assessor, and an enhanced Dictionary of Occupational Titles. Use this resource to prepare detailed reports on employee compensation. Data are available for U. S. small urban areas as well as for many non-U.S. cities.

Compensation and Working Conditions

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&Search_Arg=compensation+and+working+conditions&Search_Code=TALL&CNT=50&HIST=1

ILR Reference HD 4973 A29

 

United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics (editors). Washington, DC; Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Compensation and Working Conditions; Available from New Orders, Supt. of Docs., 1996.

 

This journal has been published, under various titles, by the BLS since 1948. Earlier issues contain information on collective bargaining contract provisions. Unfortunately, this type of analysis was discontinued in the early 1980s. A web version of Compensation and Working Conditions in its current incarnation is available at http://www.bls.gov/opub/cwc/home.htm

BLS: National Compensation Survey

http://www.bls.gov/ncs/

This U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics survey of employee salaries, wages, and benefits replaces three previous BLS surveys (ECI, OCSP, EBS). The BLS recommends this survey for those who want wage estimates for pay setting purposes.

EBRI: EBRI Databook on Employee Benefits

http://www.ebri.org/publications/books/index.cfm?fa=databook

The Databook is compiled by the Employee Benefits Research Institute, a neutral organization that studies U. S. employee benefit policy. It is now provided free on the Institute's web site; older volumes are found at HD4928.N62 U658 1997. Find statistics on many benefits.
ACCRA Cost of Living Index

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&v1=1&ti=1,1&Search%5FArg=cost%20of%20living%20index&Search%5FCode=TALL&CNT=50&SID=1

ILR Reference HD6983 .A585

American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association (editors). Louisville, KY: ACCRA, 1992.

Published quarterly. Provides cost of living data for 248 U.S. cities.

Census: Data Access Tools

http://www.census.gov/main/www/access.html

Provides interactive applications, software, tools, and direct file access to datasets.
Labor Database

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&Search_Arg=labor+database&Search_Code=TALL&CNT=50&HIST=1

Catherwood Library only

CD-Rom available on computers in the Reference Workroom. 
This database is an excellent source for hard to retrieve, but publicly available statistics about American unions: including information on NLRB certification and decertification elections and petitions; employer-union relationships from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service's "Notices of Bargaining;" membership and finances of labor unions from the Office of Labor Management Standards; unfair labor practice charges from the National Labor Relations Board; union avoidance consultants from the Office of Labor Management Standards.  The Labor Database also contains data on employment discrimination, worker displacements due to globalization, and wage and hour compliance.
FMCS: Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Online FOIA Documents

http://www.fmcs.gov/internet/categoryList.asp?categoryID=252

After filling in a short FOIA form, users can view and download information about company and union relationships and about work stoppages. 

Company and union relationships can be discovered by viewing F-7 Notices of Bargaining Forms.  These are forms that employers or unions submit to the FMCS within 60 days of their contracts' expirations.

The FMCS also collects information on work stoppages, including strikes and lockout affecting fewer than 1000 employees. 

 

Data Repository for the Golden-Wallerstein-Lange Project on Unions, Employers, Collective Bargaining and Industrial Relations for 16 OECD Countries, 1950-2000

http://www.shelley.polisci.ucla.edu/data/

This dataset contains mainly annual data on unions, employers, industrial relations and collective bargaining in 16 OECD countries from 1950 to 1992. Countries included are: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the US, and the UK, with additional data from Spain, Portugal, Ireland and New Zealand.
DOL: Office of Labor-Management Standards, Internet Public Disclosure Room

http://www.dol-union-reports.gov/

Some unions are required under the LMRDA to file reports with the OLMS. From this new web site, users can download union financial records (LMs2-4). The site also offers access to a database of statistics compiled from union records. Users can view, sort, and filter records of individual unions or groups of unions. Information on membership, assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, as well as other information on union PAC activity, union officers/employees, and trusteeships is available.
Office of Workplace Security Map, U.S. Department of Labor

http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/map.asp

Use this map to find information about state and, eventually, local labor markets. Find out how many people in your area are trained and ready to work. Local labor market information is useful in assessing the relative strengths and weakness of parties in a collective bargaining situation.
Salary Calculator

http://www.homefair.com/homefair/calc/salcalc.html?type=to

Compare the cost of living in hundreds of U.S. and International cities. Provides state tax tables. Crime indexes for 500 cities. Interstate moving costs. Insurance premium estimates. Mortgage recommendations. Compute loan amount for which you may qualify. Plan your move with a custom timeline. Other interesting information for planning a move.
Union Membership and Earnings Data Book: Compilations from the Current Population Survey

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/38961459

HD6508.H66 U58; HD6508.H66 U58

Hirsch,Barry T. and David A. Macpherson (editors). Washington, D.C: Bureau of National Affairs, 1994.

 

Every year the Current Population Survey (a joint U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census survey) provides broad statistics in its Union Members survey. This publication contains more detailed statistics derived from that survey. Its companion volume, Additional Earnings and Union Membership Data, ILR Reference HD6508 .H66 U59, has information from other BLS sources on occupational wages. It also contains information on NLRB elections.

Union Trends: A 10-Year History

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/51101751

ILR Reference HD6508 .U44 2002

Washington, D.C: BNA PLUS, 2002.

BNA compiled this largely from data collected for its other labor union and collective bargaining publications. Data are from the 1990s.  Contains broad statistics on U. S. union members and also statistics on contract settlements and organizing efforts.

Cases and Decisions

BNA: Labor and Employment Law Library

http://laborandemploymentlaw.bna.com

ILR School community only

Available on Catherwood Reference workstations; includes: Significant decisions and reports of arbitrators and agencies beginning September 1979 (volumes 73 to current); Classification of all headnotes written to accompany cases; Arbitration decisions by contract term; and a Directory of arbitrators.

CCH: IntelliConnect

http://intelliconnect.cch.com

Cornell University community only

This is a searchable database of forms, articles, tables, and laws pertaining to human resources, labor and employment law, payroll, pensions and benefits, employee safety, workers' compensation, health law, food and drug regulations, unemployment, social security, intellectual property.  Also includes treatises, guidebooks, and practice tools. NOTE:  Internet Explorer is the preferred web browser for this database.
Labor-Management Relations: Strikes, Lockouts and Boycotts

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/56908737

ILR Reference KF3431 .R26 2004

Ray, Douglas E., William R. Corbett, Christopher David Ruiz Cameron and West (editors). Eagan, MN: Thomson/West, 2004.

This is a guide to U. S. labor management confrontation law. It is fully cited with cases and statutes and kept up to date with paper updates.

Lexis - LexisNexis: ILR Menu

http://www.lexis.com

ILR School community only

More extensive and useful, requires training and an ILR password. Combines many critical information resources into one dynamic site. Special materials for human resources, employment and labor law including full-text books. Using your favorite browser, you can keep on top of the latest news (includes full-text of the New York Times and other major and minor newspapers), stay abreast of the hottest legal topics, and find current information on legal and legal-related products and services available from LEXIS-NEXIS. More than 1.6 billion full-text documents available. Choose the News and Business tab for the full range of company and industry resources.

News

BNA: Labor and Employment Law Library

http://laborandemploymentlaw.bna.com

ILR School community only

Available on Catherwood Reference workstations; includes: Significant decisions and reports of arbitrators and agencies beginning September 1979 (volumes 73 to current); Classification of all headnotes written to accompany cases; Arbitration decisions by contract term; and a Directory of arbitrators.

CCH: IntelliConnect

http://intelliconnect.cch.com

Cornell University community only

This is a searchable database of forms, articles, tables, and laws pertaining to human resources, labor and employment law, payroll, pensions and benefits, employee safety, workers' compensation, health law, food and drug regulations, unemployment, social security, intellectual property.  Also includes treatises, guidebooks, and practice tools. NOTE:  Internet Explorer is the preferred web browser for this database.
Collective Bargaining Bulletin

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://www.cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/33203449

HD6971.5 .B62

Bureau of National Affairs (editors). Washington, DC: Bureau of National Affairs, 1998.

This bi-weekly publication that reports on important negotiations, settlements and new developments in collective bargaining.

Compensation and Working Conditions

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&Search_Arg=compensation+and+working+conditions&Search_Code=TALL&CNT=50&HIST=1

ILR Reference HD 4973 A29

 

United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics (editors). Washington, DC; Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Compensation and Working Conditions; Available from New Orders, Supt. of Docs., 1996.

 

This journal has been published, under various titles, by the BLS since 1948. Earlier issues contain information on collective bargaining contract provisions. Unfortunately, this type of analysis was discontinued in the early 1980s. A web version of Compensation and Working Conditions in its current incarnation is available at http://www.bls.gov/opub/cwc/home.htm

Construction Labor Report

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&Search_Arg=construction+labor+report&Search_Code=TALL&CNT=50

ILR Reference HD8039.B92 B95
Bureau of National Affairs (editors). Washington: Bureau of National Affairs.
This newsletter reports on labor topics specific to the construction industry.

Daily Labor Report

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&Search_Arg=Daily+Labor+Report++&Search_Code=TALL&CNT=50

ILR School community only

ILR Reference HD4802 .B95
Washington, DC: BNA, [1996- ]
Available electronically or in print.
The Daily Labor Report covers legal developments, labor and employment legislation, regulations affecting the workplace, human resource trends, and labor-management relations -- from Congress, the courts, unions, businesses, the NLRB, EEOC, and Labor Department.

ILR School (Cornell): Current U.S. Labor Union Periodicals

http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/biblio/1/

The Catherwood Library has been building and maintaining a collection of union literature since it was founded in 1946. Among the key resources of this collection are our extensive holdings of labor union periodicals. In addition to the current and historic titles that can be found in our library, many labor union periodicals are now available on the web.

This bibliography lists Cornell University Library location information for current U.S. labor union periodicals as well as Internet sites for periodicals in this class.

ILR School (Cornell): Workplace Issues Today (Catherwood Library)

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/library/wit/default.html

Workplace Issues Today (WIT) was established in 1999 as a comprehensive news center where faculty, students and the interested public could go for the late breaking news on workplace issues.

Three stories per day from major daily publications are selected and summarized by our Catherwood Reference Student Editor.

There is a searchable archive of Catherwood's Library's news items in the hope that it can represent, in an abbreviated form, a chronology of workplace issues of major concern to the public. In addition, it should give some guidance to the researcher about the who, what, when, where, and how of the workplace over time.

Lexis - LexisNexis: ILR Menu

http://www.lexis.com

ILR School community only

More extensive and useful, requires training and an ILR password. Combines many critical information resources into one dynamic site. Special materials for human resources, employment and labor law including full-text books. Using your favorite browser, you can keep on top of the latest news (includes full-text of the New York Times and other major and minor newspapers), stay abreast of the hottest legal topics, and find current information on legal and legal-related products and services available from LEXIS-NEXIS. More than 1.6 billion full-text documents available. Choose the News and Business tab for the full range of company and industry resources.
Office of Workplace Security Map, U.S. Department of Labor

http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/map.asp

Use this map to find information about state and, eventually, local labor markets. Find out how many people in your area are trained and ready to work. Local labor market information is useful in assessing the relative strengths and weakness of parties in a collective bargaining situation.
State Profiles: NY/NJ

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/22256572

The State Profile Series: New York & New Jersey contains some of the Woods & Poole Economics, Inc. regional data and projections for the states of New York and New Jersey, and all Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs), Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), Micropolitan Statistical Areas (MICROs), Metropolitan Divisions (MDIVs), and counties in those states.

Web Sites

BLS: Work Stoppages

http://www.bls.gov/wsp/

The Work Stoppages page provides information about U. S. strikes and other work stoppages that affect over 1000 workers.  Company names, industries, and summary data are provided.  For work stoppages involving fewer than 1000 workers, see the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services' Work Stoppages (Continuing and Ending)
DigitalCommons@ILR--Collective Bargaining Agreement Collection

http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cba/

The Catherwood Library provides full text of many recent collective bargaining agreements through its DigitalCommons@ILR repository.  The Collective Bargaining Collection consists of recent contracts that were on file with the U. S. Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) and the New York State Public Employment Relations Board.  The collection reflects recent, but not usually current contracts.  Full text of these contracts can be searched from within the document and from the Internet.   

DOL : Collective Bargaining Agreements File

http://www.dol.gov/esa/olms/regs/compliance/cba/

The Office of Labor Management Standards maintains a file of public and private sector contracts, organized by employer.  In many cases, full text of the contracts is available in pdf format.  See the Online Listings of Private and Public Sector Agreements for available contracts. For historical agreements from this collection, contact the Kheel Center at ILR.
EIRO - European Industrial Relations Observatory

http://www.eiro.eurofound.eu.int/

The European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO) is a monitoring instrument offering news and analysis on European industrial relations. A project of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, EIRO began its operations in 1997. Its aim is to collect, analyze and disseminate high-quality and up-to-date information on key developments in industrial relations in Europe.  Among the most useful sections of this site is the Comparative Information.

Negotech

http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/negotech/search-eng.shtml

Negotech is a Canadian government-produced labour relations database with a search and retrieval component providing: Access to full collective agreement contract language and settlement reports containing the highlights of important benefit changes including wage adjustments.
Newspaper Guild Model Contracts

http://www.newsguild.org/index.php?ID=181

Model collective bargaining agreements are provided, one for U. S. and one for Canadian members.
Office of Workplace Security Map, U.S. Department of Labor

http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/map.asp

Use this map to find information about state and, eventually, local labor markets. Find out how many people in your area are trained and ready to work. Local labor market information is useful in assessing the relative strengths and weakness of parties in a collective bargaining situation.
OPM: Labor Agreement Information Retrieval System

http://lairs.opm.gov/portal/page/portal/LAIRS_Main/INFORMATION:TAB58353

The Labor Agreement Information Retrieval System (LAIRS) is a web site from the federal Office of Personnel Management that contains specific information on collective bargaining in the federal sector.  Find information on federal bargaining units and labor contracts. 




UE: Independent Connection: Numbers Crunching for Negotiations

http://www.ranknfile-ue.org/ic_costcon.html

The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America provides this page to help union negotiators cost out contracts.

Consultants

BNA: LaborPlus

http://www.bnalaborplus.com/LBPW

BNA is a private publisher that specializes in labor relations and collective bargaining.  The publisher maintains a large collection of public and private sector labor contracts.  It uses its contract collection along with news stories to provide analysis of collective bargaining developments.  The Catherwood Library has many BNA products, but sometimes custom research by BNA LaborPlus is necessary to obtain specific information.

Directories

BNA: Labor and Employment Law Library

http://laborandemploymentlaw.bna.com

ILR School community only

Available on Catherwood Reference workstations; includes: Significant decisions and reports of arbitrators and agencies beginning September 1979 (volumes 73 to current); Classification of all headnotes written to accompany cases; Arbitration decisions by contract term; and a Directory of arbitrators.

DigitalCommons@ILR--Collective Bargaining Agreement Collection

http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cba/

The Catherwood Library provides full text of many recent collective bargaining agreements through its DigitalCommons@ILR repository.  The Collective Bargaining Collection consists of recent contracts that were on file with the U. S. Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) and the New York State Public Employment Relations Board.  The collection reflects recent, but not usually current contracts.  Full text of these contracts can be searched from within the document and from the Internet.   

DOL : Collective Bargaining Agreements File

http://www.dol.gov/esa/olms/regs/compliance/cba/

The Office of Labor Management Standards maintains a file of public and private sector contracts, organized by employer.  In many cases, full text of the contracts is available in pdf format.  See the Online Listings of Private and Public Sector Agreements for available contracts. For historical agreements from this collection, contact the Kheel Center at ILR.
DOL: Office of Labor-Management Standards, Internet Public Disclosure Room

http://www.dol-union-reports.gov/

Some unions are required under the LMRDA to file reports with the OLMS. From this new web site, users can download union financial records (LMs2-4). The site also offers access to a database of statistics compiled from union records. Users can view, sort, and filter records of individual unions or groups of unions. Information on membership, assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, as well as other information on union PAC activity, union officers/employees, and trusteeships is available.