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Register of the California CIO Council Union Research And Information Services Records, 1935-1956
MSS 013  
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Description
The records of URIS preserved at SCL cover the approximate period 1945-1955. They are arranged in a single alphabetical file. They are also identified geographically, primarily to highlight which files pertain to Los Angeles.
Background
The California CIO Council's Union Research and Information Services (URIS) was the research arm of the state CIO Council from the mid-1940's to the early 1950's. Housed in the Los Angeles CIO building at Avalon and Slauson, it was directed by Sanford Goldner. Like the research departments of most unions, the CIO Research and Information Services gathered and analyzed information about political, economic, and governmental issues pertinent to industrial workers. Among these issues were collective bargaining regulations, job classifications, wage determinations, unemployment service, and the Taft-Hartley Law of 1947.
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research. Researchers may make single copies of any portion of the collection, but publication from the collection will be allowed only with the express written permission of the Library's director. It is not necessary to obtain written permission to quote from a collection. When the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research gives permission for publication, it is as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
The collection is available for research only at the Library's facility in Los Angeles.  The Library is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Researchers are encouraged to call or email the Library indicating the nature of their research query prior to making a visit.