The California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, was founded in 1901 as the California State Federation of Labor. It was the most important successor to several earlier labor organizations, such as the Federated Trades Council of San Francisco, and the Knights of Labor in Los Angeles. The state federation played an early role in coordinating labor union activities throughout the state. The digital collection provides access to 100 years of proceedings of the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, selected documents related to the Congress of Industrial Organizations and its merger with the Federation, and legislative voting records. The collection also includes California AFL-CIO News, the Federation's weekly newsletter.
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