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Series VII: Archived Websites


3 websites in 3 archived websites.

Scope and Content Note

The website of Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers Union of America includes information on their political action committee, their publication, The Record dating back to 2006, images and other audiovisual materials, news listings, and event listings. Capture of the website began in 2009 and focused on the Employee Free Choice Act; World Trade Center injuries litigation; union elections and results; contract negotiations with Trans Canada, Con Edison, Entergy, NRG Energy, Reliant Energy, and the New York Power Authority; business agent contact information; and other documents related to benefits, grievances, and by-laws. In 2012, the website redesigned to include a photo gallery; member submitted news; videos; Hurricane Sandy response; Trans-Pacific Partnership; and political action campaigns. In 2015, the website redesigned again and focused on by-law revisions; injured workers protectings; support of nuclear facility closures; labor day parade; the young workers program; Rosary Hill fundraising; hurricane relief; heat waves; death announcements; and other membership meeting announcements. In 2020, the website began to focus on the union's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and contract negotiations with Con Edison. Up until the most recent web design in 2021, most news was posted as a pdf attachement in the website. In 2021, the highlighted the SUEZ contract negotiations; renewable energy union wariness; and COVID-19 vaccine requirements. The crawl also includes captures of the union's YouTube channel.

Accruals is captured monthly. is captured semiannually.


Crawl was limited to domains and subdomains of in order to remain within the collection scope and data constraints.

Website was rescoped to attempt to capture the YouTube videos embedded in the website.

In 2023, YouTube URLs were changed to better capture the videos on the channel.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Due to technical or privacy issues, archived websites may not be exact copies of the original website at the time of the web crawl. Certain file types will not be captured dependent on how they are embedded in the site. Other parts of websites that the crawler has difficulty capturing includes Javascript, streaming content, database-driven content, and highly interactive content. Full-Text searches of archived websites are available at

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012