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Industrial Labor

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Start your archival research on Women in Industrial Labor with this guide. The material in this guide was found by doing as "keywords anywhere" search in HOLLIS on "labor rights" and also searching in HOLLIS on narrowing terms such as Child labor; Labor activism; Labor unions; Labor laws and regulations; Industrial relations; Industrial safety; Minimum wage; Women in the labor movement; Working class.

The archival collections in this guide are divided into three categories: 

Labor Activism features the collections of individuals or organizations where the bulk of the material involves labor rights activism which was aimed at improving the lives and working conditions of workers through non-government means, such as strikes, unions, or other organization. 

Labor Law and Regulation highlights individuals or organizations where the bulk of the material involves the individual or organization's work regarding labor within the government, such as through state or federal Departments of Labor, government labor oversight committees, or securing labor rights legislation.

Life Experiences features material documenting the daily lives of working class women. 

 

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This guide was originally posted by Hayley Mercer.

Labor Activism

This section features the collections of individuals or organizations where the bulk of the material involves labor rights activism aimed at improving the lives and working conditions of workers through non-government means, such as strikes, unions, or other organization.