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RQOTM: Find Grants!

Our Reference Question of the Month answers the question, where can I find grants to which to apply? The answer lists a wealth of resources that are the best sources for grants of all types, sizes and amounts. For specific help using any of these resources, contact the Catherwood Library.

Reference Question of the Month: How can I find current or recent labor contracts?

To see the answer to this question and explore other common questions asked of Catherwood Librarians, go here.

Historic Teamster Wages – Catherwood’s Reference Question of the Month

Each month Catherwood’s librarians and reference staff feature a “Reference Question of the Month.” This March it is: I am trying to…locate the hourly wage of a member of the Teamsters in 1963. Can you help me?   To see the answer, visit the Reference Question of the Month page on Catherwood’s web site.

NYS Merit-based Pay Programs – Catherwood’s Reference Question of the Month

Each month Catherwood’s librarians and reference staff feature a “Reference Question of the Month.” This February it is: How can I find out which NYS schools use merit-based pay programs? To see the answer, visit the Reference Question of the Month page on Catherwood’s web site.

Does the library contain any documentation from the Dunlop Commission?

Question: Does the library contain any documentation from the Dunlop Commission? Answer: Yes! After the Dunlop Commission (or, more formally, the Commission on the Future of Worker-Management Relations), officially closed up shop in November 1994, dozens of its reports, testimony transcripts, briefs, and other key documents were placed in the Kheel Archives here at the Catherwood Library. Over a […]

How do I find historical corporate financial statement data?

From Catherwood’s Reference Question of the Month. Answer: All publicly held U.S. companies are required to file annual financial reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 10-K reports have been required for public companies since the 1930s, and if you do not find what you are looking for in the sources below, you may […]

How can I find information about the labor union my parent or grandparent belonged to?

The Catherwood Library receives many requests from people who want help locating or finding out what happened to a parent’s or grandparent’s labor union. Sometimes, the requests come from people trying to locate a missing pension or disability benefit, but other times, the requesters just want information about an organization that was central to their […]

Finding Unfair Labor Practice Charges – Catherwood’s Reference Question of the Month

Each month Catherwood’s librarians and reference staff feature a “Reference Question of the Month.” This March it is: How can I find out if a company has ever had an unfair labor practice filed against it? To learn the answer, visit our Question of the Month web page – http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/library/research/questionOfTheMonth/

RQOTM: Where can I find information about which unions can be found in my local area?

Whether you are looking for the corporate offices or local representatives for a certain union, there are a few good resources to help you out. One great source is your state’s Department of Labor. Most states have an office that oversees state laws and regulations and collects information regarding unions operating in that state. To […]


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