This is a collection of "key documents" generated by associations, organizations, or institutes that have significantly influenced workplace issues.

The Key Workplace Documents series was established by Stuart Basefsky, an Information Specialist and Instructor at Catherwood Library and Director of the IWS News Bureau for the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS). Content for the series is currently selected by librarians and staff of the Catherwood Library.

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Manuscripts from 2013

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Sandy’s Mold Legacy: The Unmet Need Six Months After the Storm, ALIGN, Community Voices Heard, Faith in New York, Make the Road NY, New York Communities for Change, and VOCAL-NY

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End Wage Theft: Stop the Billion Dollar Swindle, Deborah Axt

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Language Access in New York State: A Snapshot From a Community Perspective, Center for Popular Democracy and Make the Road New York

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Back Home, Back to Work: Eradicating Sandy Mold Infestation Once and For All, Laborers International Union of North America, Local 78; Make the Road NY; New York Communities for Change; and Queens Congregations United for Action

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A Bad Deal: The Proposal for a Mega-Mall on Parkland and the Willets Point Redevelopment, Make the Road New York

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Discrimination at the Workplace, From Application to Termination, Make the Road New York

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End Wage Theft - Stop the Billion Dollar Swindle: The Case for Real Enforcement of New York State’s Wage & Hour Laws, Make the Road New York

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Make the Road New York: Fifteen Years Fighting for Respect and Dignity, 1997-2012, Make the Road New York

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The Roof Over Our Heads: The Case For Stronger Enforcement Of New York City's Housing Maintenance Code, Make the Road New York

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Double Fault: The Negative Impact of the US Tennis Association on Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and Surrounding Communities, Theo Oshiro

Manuscripts from 2012

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Healthy Workers, Healthy Businesses: A Small Business Analysis of Earned Paid Sick Time in New York City, Make the Road New York

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Unmet Needs: Superstorm Sandy and Immigrant Communities in the Metro New York Area, Make the Road New York

Manuscripts from 2011

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Victories 2011: Make the Road New York Builds the Power of Latino and Working Class Communities Through Organizing, Transformative Education, Policy Innovation and the Provision of Survival Services, Make the Road New York

Manuscripts from 2010

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Dignidad, Comunidad y Poder: Make the Road New York 2010 Victories, Make the Road New York

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Transgender Need Not Apply: A Report on Gender Identity Job Discrimination, Make the Road New York

Manuscripts from 2009

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Caminante (Spring 2009), Make the Road New York

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Caminante (Summer 2009), Make the Road New York

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Queens Center Mall: A Poverty Wage Center in Elmhurst, Make the Road New York

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Restaurant Workers in Crisis: A Report on the Unsafe, Discriminatory and Unfair Labor Practices that New York City’s Workers Face Every Day, Make the Road New York

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Victories: Make the Road New York has had a Year of Growth, Recognition and Success!, Make the Road New York

Manuscripts from 2005

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Street of Shame: Retail Stores on Knickerbocker Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City, Make the Road New York

Manuscripts from 1999

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The 21st Century Retirment Security Plan: Final Report of the National Commission on Retirement Policy, U.S. National Commission on Retirement Policy

Manuscripts from 1998

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Can America Afford to Retire?, U.S. National Commission on Retirement Policy