Center for Labor Education & Research
University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu
91-1001 Farrington Highway, Kapolei, HI 96707
(808) 689-2760 - FAX (808) 689-2761
The Center maintains two research collections, a labor law library and a labor history archive. Materials in these collections are for use at the Center only and will not be loaned out. However, a copy machine is available and materials (within reason) may be duplicated there at no cost to the user.
To access the labor history archive an appointment must be arranged in advance with Dr. Puette
[call 689-2760]. First time or inexperienced users of the labor law library are advised
to make an advance appointment as well so that CLEAR staff can instruct the user on the proper
use of the indices and files.
CLEAR Archive & Law Library
CLEAR also maintains article files on a wide variety of labor-management issues. CLEAR staff can preview the topical index to these articles which are culled from the local papers, the National Law Journal and many other sources.
CLEAR Hawaiʻi Labor History Archive
Among the most highly prized components of this collection are:
The Honolulu Record - see also online version, in progress.
The correspondence file of the Hawai‘i office of the AFL-CIO from 1940 to 1982.
The files of the Honolulu Central Labor Council
Complete Arbitration Decisions of Hawai‘i's foremost Labor Arbitrator, Ted Tsukiyama.
Production files and tapes from our Special Research Projects:
The authors' notes and research files for CLEAR's publications:
Edward Beechert's Aupuni i La‘au: A History of Hawai‘i's Carpenters Union, Local 745 (1993)
William Puette's The Hilo Massacre: Hawaii's Bloody Monday August 1st, 1938 (1988)
Bernard Stern's Rutledge Unionism: Labor Relations in the Honolulu Transit Industry (1986) and The Aloha Trade: Labor Relations in Hawaii's Hotel Industry 1941-1987 (1989)