UC Berkeley’s Institute of Industrial Relations is a rich resource for labor and employment lawyers. But two features are particularly noteworthy. One is its Labor Research Portal, an extensive guide to labor resources on the Web. It inludes the IIR library’s LaborBlog. The other is its Labor Contracts Database, an online clearinghouse providing access to the complete text of union contracts. Contracts are listed by state, union name and covered occupation. To my knowledge, this is the only publicly accessible Web collection of collective bargaining agreements.

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