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Resources in the Library

Labor Movement - Resources in CSUSM University Library

Start in the Library Catalog

Search the library catalog for books, videos, and more. Some relevant subjects to search are:


  • St. James encyclopedia of labor history worldwide: major events in labor history and their impact. Online access
  • Brenner, A. 2009. The Encyclopedia of Strikes in American History. Online access
  • Arnesen, E. 2007. Encyclopedia of U.S. labor and working-class history. HD8066 .A78 2007

Books and Movies

Labor Movement

  • Dubovsky, M., & Dulles, F. R. 2014. Labor in America: A history. Online access
  • Cornford, D. A. 1995. Working people of California. Online access
  • Fantasia, R. 2004. Hard work: Remaking the American labor movement. Online access
  • Fletcher, B. Jr. 2008. Solidarity divided: The crisis in organized labor and a new path toward social justice Online access
  • O'Farrell, B. 2010. She was one of us: Eleanor Roosevelt and the American worker. E807.1.R48 O34 2010

Higher Education

  • Clotfelter, C. T. 2008. Studies of supply and demand in higher education. Online access
  • Ehrenberg, R. G. 2009. Tuition rising: Why college costs so much. Online access
  • Engell, J. 2005. Saving higher education in the age of money. LC67.62 .E44 2005
  • Maggio, J., et al. 2010. College, Inc. [Videorecording]. Online access

Stay Up-to-Date

Labor Movement - News Sources

News Sources

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education - news source relating to college and university topics
    • Follow these steps to access full content (you will still see a "lock" icon next to many articles)
      1. ​​Click Create a Free Account and use your CSUSM email address
      2. Check your CSUSM email for a confirmation link and proceed to log-in from any device. 


  1. Go through the library catalog
  2. Click on the "Get it" tab and access it through one of the database links.
  • Google News - Latest news on the California Faculty Association bargaining updates

Internet Resources

Labor Movement -- Internet Resources

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)


American Labor Studies Center


California Labor Federation


“Collective Bargaining, Labor Relations, and Labor Unions: Government & Associations”

Research guide from the Cornell School of Industrial & Labor Relations


Economic Policy Institute: Unions and Labor Standards


Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) Labor Contracts Database


Labor History Links from the Labor and Working Class History Association


National Education Association Collective Bargaining and Higher Education FAQ


UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research & Education


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


U.S. Department of Labor


Young worker project, UCLA Labor Center

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