Labor lists & directories, resources and information
are all part of our Labor Resources on the Web links.
Whenever possible, we've listed websites by
their own descriptions (indicated by the use of opening
and closing quotes). Links verified: 10/24/2003.
for Union Democracy
"AUD is a national, non-profit organization devoted to advancing
the principles and practices of internal democracy in the labor movement.
It is pro-labor and non-partisan. AUD defends workers' rights to free
speech, fair elections, and due process in unions and assists reformers
who face retaliation or discrimination. Special emphasis is given to
women, immigrants, and workers of color. AUD conducts conferences, workshops,
and classes in leadership development and workers' rights."
of Labor Statistics Data
Overview and quick retrieval of BLS data, including customized tables.
The most comprehensive directory of labor on the Web. Period. Organized
geographically. Clickable image map of the world. Includes other resources
for union leaders and members.
Labor Education Links
"This web page is intended for Labor Educators and others interested
in quick references to key Internet union web sites (formerly Czarnecki's
Labor Education Newsletter)."
From the AFL-CIO: "Most of us are working longer and harder just
to get by. Not so for America's corporate elite, whose exorbitant pay
schemes have created unprecedented inequities in the American workplace.
Why is CEO pay getting further and further out of line? How does it affect
the rest of us who work for a living? And what can be done to rein it
in? Click on to find the answers." And ... you can! How much does
your CEO make ... and how does it compare to your own paycheck? Find out
this and more about runaway CEO pay!
on Collective Bargaining
From the University of Hawaii
Labour Directory of Directories
A directory of the top ten labor directories from around the world,
ranked by thoroughness. If it's a union you're looking for, check here first!
- Labour Resources on the Internet
A well-organized list of unions and union resources on the net, maintained
by the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General
Workers' Unions (ICEM). Categories include: ICEM regional sites;
global labour news; ICEM affiliate sites; other trade-union websites; and
Workers of the World (IWW)
With news alerts, links to interesting web sites and, of course, the
preamble to the IWW constitution, here's the home page of the Industrial
Workers of the World, the oldest radical union in the USA.
Fed. of Chem., Energy, Mine and Gen. Wkrs Unions
"Some 20 million workers worldwide are now organised within the
ICEM ... a rapidly growing industry-based world labour federation dedicated
to practical international solidarity. The world's major employers
are now organised globally. Trade unions cannot lag behind. The ICEM believes
that industrial trade unionism worldwide must concentrate on its main
tasks - improving workers' pay and conditions and recruiting new members.
The ICEM calls upon all the world's workers to: Unite And Organise!"
UE is a member. Visit the ICEM's Noth American website at: http://www.icemna.org
"Jobs With Justice is a national labor, community and religious
coalition dedicated to fight for the rights of working people. More than
two dozen local Jobs With Justice coalitions around the country have mobilized
hundreds of thousands of working people around the right to family-wage
jobs, health care, civil and workplace rights." UE is member
of, and has played an active role in, Jobs with Justice.
"Our mission has been to provide an Internet port-of-entry for
working people. There's a tremendous wealth of working class resources on
the web. But finding it ... can be a challenge. We've brought together
hundreds of useful links on a wide variety of topics ... we post a Daily
Labor News Digest ... publish fresh articles in our newsletter, Labor
Advocate Online. We ... answer questions from workers about workplace safety
and health issues. And we have discussion boards where we can talk
to one another." Impressive!
Information on organizing, bargaining, international solidarity and
labor movement news - all from a rank-and-file perspective.
Labor Beat is a Chicago-based non-profit organization which produces
and distributes progressive television, radio, video, and computer communications
on labor and social issues. (More than three hundred Labor Beat
television programs and Labor Express radio programs have now been produced
and are listed at this site along with lots of rank-and-file
links and labor media information.) Check it out!
"The Buffalo Free-Net is proud to help celebrate labor on the net"
... with links to labor sites and information about labor. An unusual
and interesting collection of places to visit on the 'net!
"Since 1979, Labor Notes has been the voice of union activists
who want to "put the movement back in the labor movement" through
rank and file democracy. As an organization, Labor Notes works to bring
activists together by publishing a monthly magazine, books, and pamphlets
as well as holding schools and conferences. Labor Notes is a place
to learn about the struggles, strategies, and solutions within the labor
movement today." Site includes: Labor Notes Magazine articles, publications,
info about conferences, forum, and more!
"Labor Research Association is a New York City-based non-profit
research and advocacy organization that provides research and educational
services for trade unions." Labor news, trends, strategies, reports
and links, from the publishers of "Trade Union Advisor" and
"Economic Notes." Lots of news and more at this worthwhile site.
Unions and the Internet (Catherwood Library)
From Catherwood Library at the NYS School of Industrial and Labor Relations
at Cornell University, here is a treasure trove of web site references
for labor unions. Topic areas (links to web resources) include: Collective
Bargaining - Wages - Benefits - Cost of Living - Labor Market
- Government Sites - Arbitration - Safety and Health - Labor and Employment
Law - Labor History - Statistical Sites - Company Information - International
Labor Organizing - Strikes ... and more!
Unusual, a little off-beat and worth checking out! Sections on Organized
Labor, Employment Law, Workplace Issues and Labor Relations.
"LaborNet: Online Communications for a Democratic Labor Movement
... LaborNet was founded in 1991 To build a democratic communication network
for the labor movement ... To that end we established the first regular
Labor News web page in the United States. We have continued to work
at building LaborNet not only the in the United States but internationally
through the Association Of Progressive Communication (APC) and with
other independent labor communicators on the Internet. LaborNets are now
established in Canada, United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, and Korea.
... LaborNet exists as a place to publicise your struggles and campaigns
for workers rights. We always make room for stories about strikes, lockouts
and workers fight to organize. We are also planning to expand LaborNet
in a number of areas with a national labor calendar, on line discussion
and debates with leading labor activists and scholars and th e ability
to search the many years of labor news and information built up over
the last 5 years ..." (Note: LaborNet was formerly one of the I.G.C.
Labor Resources on the Internet
Resource lists include: "Union Directory; Labor, Employment &
Government Statistics & Resources; Labor News Publications; Labor
- Relevant Legislation & Legal Information; Labor Cartoons, Art, Video,
Radio, Culture, History; Mainstream But Useful News Sources; International
Labor Information; Other Excellent Labor Resource Sites"
- The International Solidarity Computer Network
News, links and information for and about labor from around the world.
"Ultimately we are working towards the widest possible international
labour network. We ... want to collaborate to the full with labour
activists developing labour communications in other media such as labour
video, films, radio, etc. Together we can create a real alternative to
the controlled media owned by capital and its state organisations and work
to counter its bias and distortions." See also: LaborNet.
"Where trade unionists start their day on the net." This exciting
website (formerly known as "Labour Movement and the Internet")
is dedicated to labor on the internet. It includes international
labor news (updated daily; currently in the form of links to content on
other labor and labor-related sites) as well the ability to submit news;
a Global Labour Calendar and sectons on Jobs Available; Books &
Videos; Webmasters' Forum; Labour Website of the Week; Labour Links and
Urgent Actions. Check it out - you may want to make this your start page!
Reorganized and expanded page: List of links to internet websites dealing
with a number of legal issues including Workers' Compensation, Disability
Discrimination and Sexual Harassment. Includes a good links page
to recent court decisions.
Guide to Workers Compensation
With Workers' Compensation programs under attack in many states, the
Labor Research Association has actively "challenged the business lobby's
position as the exclusive source of information on workers' compensation.
As part of this effort, LRA has completed the most comprehensive
guide to workers' compensation sites available on the web."
Ideas (The Electronic Policy Network)
"Dedicated to explaining and popularizing complex policy ideas
to a broader audience" this webesite offers an online magazine called
"Moving Ideas" ... with information for journalists, activists,
members and supporters. A project of American
Labor Relations Board
"The NLRB is an independent Federal agency created in 1935 to administer
and enforce the National Labor Relations Act. It conducts secret-ballot
elections to determine whether employees desire union representation,
and it investigates and remedies unfair labor practices." Well,
at least that's what they're supposed to do. Recently expanded web
site includes board decisions (you'll probably need Adobe's Acrobat Reader
to view them, though).
Labor Relations Board's Help Desk
This addition to the NLRB's web site can help find the information workers
need with job related problems. An NLRB fact sheet can help determine
if your problem falls within the NLRB's jurisdiction ... if not, there's
lots of information about where you can get help including links to
many other government agencies.
NLRB Casehandling manuals for representation and Unfair Labor Practice
cases (part of the NLRB Web Site).
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - Inspections
OSHA's "Reading Room" page lists links to OSHA directives;
statistics and inspection records; OSHA manuals and Hazard Information
bulletins. All workplace inspection records are now online and searchable!
Directory Project (dmoz) - Labor Movement: Unions
A growing list of labor union sites, compiled by volunteer editors.
A page for workers with questions about OSHA and safety issues in their
workplaces -- including electronic complaint filing -- should visit
this page on the OSHA website. Among the page topics: "Am I Covered
by OSHA?" ... "What are my rights under OSHA?" ... "What
can I do if I think my workplace is unsafe?" ... "Has
my employer ever been inspected by OSHA?" ... "What is the most
commonly cited hazard in my industry?" ... as well as areas on filing
complaints and handling problems in the workplace ...
"Wisconsin's link to labor ... A Celebration of Labor in America"
of Irish Labour
The web site and a recently released CD of the same name were inspired
by the April 1998 dedication of a memorial to Jim Connell, an Irishman
who more than a century ago wrote the song "The Red Flag."
Both web site and CD have been produced by Helena Sheehan, a Dublin City
University lecturer and union member and former chair of the Irish Writers'
The web site contains words, background info and sound files
of some songs from the CD -- construction is still underway.
web site is attractive, with color photos (and waving red flags), and great
links to international labor and labor song sites, including a link
to Billy Bragg's home page (worth the price of admission?).
Communication Service (UCS)
"We publish and distribute steward advice, labor news, graphics
and books that help progressive union leaders rally their members and build
their unions. More than 1,500 forward-looking unions across the U.S.
and Canada use one or more of our highly-praised services every month."
In addition to monthly services for union members (including the
publication "Steward Update"), this site also includes a books
catalog for union members and activists.
- Union Producers and Programmers NETwork
Established in 1989, UPPNET works "to promote and expand the production
and use of television, radio, video and film and emerging media
technologies by working people, union activists, and organized labor as
Department of Labor - Regs
Information on all major statutes and regulations administered by the
Department of Labor.
"Work Rights Press publishes the books of union labor lawyer Robert
M. Schwartz, including "The Legal Rights of Union Stewards",
"The FMLA Handbook", and "How to Win Past Practice Grievances".
These books explain labor law in an authoritative yet reader-friendly
manner and are sold at prices considerably below what is usually
charged for legal materials."
Compensation Law Materials
Federal and state resources; links maintained by Cornell Law School.
Independent News Service (WINS)
"Workers Independent News Service (WINS) gathers news by and about
working people and creates programs and feature stories for commercial,
public, community and college radio stations throughout the United States."
On the internet, WINS provides a daily three minute Labor News
Headlines feed (link available on our UE News
Headlines page). "WINS also offers training and assistance to
unions and community-based organizations in the technical aspects of reporting,
radio production and media relations."
Full text of "They Get Cake, We Eat Crumbs: The Real Story Behind
Today's Unfair Economy" by Jonathan Tasini, president of
the National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981), published in cooperation with
the Preamble Center for Public Policy. The economy is explained in straightforward
language. Check it out ... a valuable web resource for union
members and anyone involved in the fight for economic and social justice.
Solidarity Links (current struggles)
A really useful page of information about strikes and struggles, now
jointly hosted by the Great Speckled Bird newspaper and LaborNet-IGC. This
site seeks information about current struggles (both large and small)
and offers links to sources of more information and/or opportunities
for solidarity actions. In case you're wondering: "The Great
Speckled Bird" is the hippie, political, liberal "alternative"
newspaper of the 60s. The Liberal Party of the United States is
hosted by "The Bird", along with (numerous other projects)"
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