This week, I thought it might be helpful to pull together a few online resources for anyone interested in tracking the labor dispute with Wisconsin’s Governor Walker. I’ve also included some general U.S. labor law resources, and for music lovers, don’t miss our bonus track!
- “A Brief History of the Key Issue in the Wisconsin Standoff” — Informative time line discussing the history of collective bargaining.
- Full Coverage: Governor Walker’s Budget Repair Bill
- University of Wisconsin Law School Forum on Legal & Political Issues Raised by Governor Walker’s Budget Repair Bill
General Labor Law Resources
- The Bargaining Table – An essay on the evolution of collective bargaining.
- Collective Bargaining and Labor Union Legislation Database from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
- The History of Labor Day
- Justia BlawgSearch – Employment Law Blogs
- Justia Employment Law Resources
- Labor Contracts Database – From the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Library at the University of California Berkeley. Review available contracts by state, union, or represented occupation.
- Labor Libraries – List includes libraries across the United States.
- Labor Unions Web Guide – a comprehensive list of Labor Unions in the United States.
- National Labor Relations Act 29 U.S.C. §§ 151-169
- National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Issues & Research: Labor & Employment
- National Labor Relations Board
- National Labor Relations Board Cases & Decisions
- Office of Labor Management Standards – Union Annual Reports and Collective Bargaining Agreements
- Nolo – Wage and Hour Laws by State
Interested in casting a wider net? The International Labour Organization (ILO) offers a guide to finding international labor law sources at the ILO library.