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Guide to the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, Proceedings and Publications
IRLE-CF01  
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Description
The California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, was founded in 1901 as the California State Federation of Labor. It was the most important successor to several earlier labor organizations, such as the Federated Trades Council of San Francisco, and the Knights of Labor in Los Angeles. The state federation played an early role in coordinating labor union activities throughout the state. The digital collection provides access to 100 years of proceedings of the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, selected documents related to the Congress of Industrial Organizations and its merger with the Federation, and legislative voting records. The collection also includes California AFL-CIO News, the Federation's weekly newsletter.
Background
The California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO ("the Federation") was founded in 1901 as the California State Federation of Labor. It was the most important successor to several earlier labor organizations, such as the Federated Trades Council of San Francisco, and the Knights of Labor in Los Angeles. The state federation played an early role in coordinating labor union activities throughout the state, even though labor power was focused primarily in the urban centers of San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno and Los Angeles.
Extent
353 texts 353 digital objects
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head Librarian, The Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) Library, 2521 Channing Way, #5555, University of California, Berkeley 94720-5555. Consent is given on behalf of The IRLE Library as the owner of the physical items and does not constitute permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://www.irle.berkeley.edu/library/digitalcollections/permissions.html
Availability
Collection is open for research.