Labor Seminar (220:407)
Prof. Leo Troy
The topic "Is the Democratic Party the de facto Labor Party of the U.S.?" will require that you consider many possible aspects of the relationships between organized labor and the Democrats. Use the following terms or keywords to help sort out your thoughts:
You should think of other related concepts to provide more focus to your research. For further research, consider also the existence of pro-labor or worker-friendly legislation or regulations.
To locate articles in general business and economics journals and magazines, use Business Source Premier. Start with , enter keywords and then select appropriate fields.
To locate articles in local and national newspapers, use Access World News.
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 , which will lead to other 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 , which will lead to other locations of the journals.
Use IRIS, our online catalog, to locate books which may help you. Note that there are several ways to search, including "TITLE begins with" and "SUBJECT begins with." Books that are not at Dana may be requested from other libraries using the button.
Here are some with partial full-text online (also available in print format at Rutgers Libraries):
Labor: Long-Term Contribution Trends summarizes monetary contributions to the major political parties during the major election cycles. Use the CQ Money Line databases to track contributions by individual organizations.
An Assessment of the Use of Union Dues for Political Purposes: Is the Law Being Followed or Violated? is the transcript of a hearing before the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, U.S. House of Representatives, 107th Congress, 2nd session, held in Washington, DC, June 20, 2002.
Disclosure of Political Activities of Tax Exempt Organizations is Prof. Leo Troy's testimony at a hearing before the Committee on Ways & Means, U.S. House of Representatives, 105th Congress, 2nd session, held in Washington, DC, June 20, 2000.
Many labor unions are listed by state in the Union Directory maintained by Unions.org.
Here is sample of resources from selected think tanks and foundations:
Citing your Sources