The records of URIS preserved at SCL cover the approximate period 1945-1955. They are arranged in a single alphabetical file.
They are also identified geographically, primarily to highlight which files pertain to Los Angeles.
The California CIO Council's Union Research and Information Services (URIS) was the research arm of the state CIO Council
from the mid-1940's to the early 1950's. Housed in the Los Angeles CIO building at Avalon and Slauson, it was directed by
Sanford Goldner. Like the research departments of most unions, the CIO Research and Information Services gathered and analyzed
information about political, economic, and governmental issues pertinent to industrial workers. Among these issues were collective
bargaining regulations, job classifications, wage determinations, unemployment service, and the Taft-Hartley Law of 1947.
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Social Studies and Research. Researchers may make single copies of any
portion of the collection, but publication from the collection will be
allowed only with the express written permission of the Library's
director. It is not necessary to obtain written permission to quote from
a collection. When the Southern California Library for Social Studies
and Research gives permission for publication, it is as the owner of the
physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the
copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
The collection is available for research only at the Library's facility in Los Angeles.
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