Ka-Neng Au
Business Librarian
au@rutgers.edu
10 March 2009
Learning Tools: Class Guides: Dana Class Guides:
Industrial Relations (220:303)
Prof. Leo Troy

Concepts

The topic "Do Unions Raise Wages and Cause Unemployment?" will require that you consider many possible issues related to organized labor and industrial relations. Use the following terms or keywords to help sort out your thoughts:

  • legislation
  • regulations
  • employment
  • unemployment
  • wages
  • income
  • representation
  • union dues
  • balloting
  • card check
  • lobbying
  • membership
You should think of other related concepts to provide more focus to your research.

Articles

  • To locate articles in general business and economics journals and magazines, use Business Source Premier. Advanced Search, enter keywords and then select appropriate fields.
  • To locate articles in local and national newspapers, use LexisNexis Academic.
  • For references to articles in scholarly Economics journals, use EconLit from the American Economic Association. Note that you will only see abstracts of the articles; for the full-text, click on Article Linker which will lead to locations of the journals.
  • For references to articles in related subjects, e.g. government, politics, public affairs, use PAIS International. Note that you will only see abstracts of the articles; for the full-text, click on Article Linker which will lead to locations of the journals.

Books

Use IRIS, our online catalog, to locate books which may help you. Note that there are several ways to search, including TITLE keyword and SUBJECT keyword. Books that are not at Dana may be requested from other libraries with the Deliver / Recall button.

Web Resources

The recent study, An Empirical Assessment of the Employee Free Choice Act: The Economic Implications by Anne Layne-Farrar, makes a compelling case against the proposed legislation championed by labor unions.

Detailed statistics on Pay and Benefits are compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Detailed statistics on Unemployment are also compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Here is a sampling of resources from selected organizations:

Citing your Sources

Follow the guidelines for footnotes (not endnotes) with the APA Formatting and Style Guide for print materials and for APA Style: Electronic References

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