Wikipedia:WikiProject Organized Labour/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of the Organized Labour WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's trade union and organized labour articles. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{LabourProject}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Organized labour articles by quality and Category:Organized labour articles by importance, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist (Index · Statistics · Log).

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How can I get my article rated? 
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles? 
Any member of the Organized Labour WikiProject is free to add or change the rating of an article.
Why didn't the reviewer leave any comments? 
Unfortunately, due to the volume of articles that need to be assessed, we are unable to leave detailed comments in most cases. If you have particular questions, you might ask the person who assessed the article; they will usually be happy to provide you with their reasoning.
What if I don't agree with a rating? 
You can list it in the section for assessment requests below, and someone will take a look at it. Alternately, you can ask any member of the project to rate the article again.
Aren't the ratings subjective? 
Yes, they are, but it's the best system we've been able to devise; if you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.

Instructions[edit]

An article's assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{LabourProject}} project banner on its talk page:

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The following values may be used for the class parameter:

Articles for which a valid class is not provided are listed in Category:Unassessed organized labour articles. The class should be assigned according to the quality scale below.

The following values may be used for the importance parameter:

Articles for which a valid importance is not provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance organized labour articles. The class should be assigned according to the importance scale below.

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance scale[edit]

Article importance grading scheme
Label Criteria Detail Examples
Top Reserved for the primary articles on organized labour. These are considered fundamental to the topic.
High Major international articles, activists, strikes and movements. National trade union organizations.
  • Articles about the pivotal current/historical components of organized labour.
  • Main articles about national/international trade union organizations.
Mid General labour articles, national articles, activists, strikes and movements, and main articles on trade unions.
  • General labour articles.
  • National articles, activists, strikes and movements.
  • Trade unions.
Low Minor labour articles, national articles, activists, strikes and movements. Articles on trade union locals.
NA Used when an importance rating is not applicable. For example, for templates, categories, and files.

Requesting an assessment[edit]

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please feel free to list it below.

  • Graduate student unionization request that the project adopt this page. I just made some edits, but previously it was pretty biased against unions and remains somewhat so.
-Added labour tag--Bookandcoffee 16:44, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
-definitely B --Bookandcoffee 06:51, 21 August 2007 (UTC)
rated.--Goldsztajn (talk) 12:39, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
rated.--Goldsztajn (talk) 12:19, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
  • UK miners' strike (1984–1985) currently only "Mid" importance, I think it should be High. Fundamental to an understanding of the decline of the UK labour movement and from an international POV it was key to the ascendance of the Thatcherism / neo-liberalism that became economic orthodoxy over the subsequent 20 years. Chaikney (talk) 22:17, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
Agree, good spot, moved to High.--Goldsztajn (talk) 00:50, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
  • International Workers' Association Major update to the history section. Not sure if it's worth a B class yet as other parts like organization still need work, but would appreciate a steer (talk) 15.57, 6 Oct 2011
  • Sex worker Major update including information on legality of sex work, risk reduction, unionization, and other topics. Currently rated start-class; probably C- or even B-class now. Thanks, Ktpost68 (talk) 05:44, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Assessment log[edit]

The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.