Labor Information - Websites


American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
"A voluntary federation of 54 national and international labor unions." Explore its history and issues pertaining to labor laws and employee rights.

 Best of the Web--Labor.
Cornell University. Industrial and Labor Relations School.
Catherwood Library.Links to the best labor and human resource sites compiled by librarians at the Catherwood Library.

International Brotherhood of Teamsters
One of the largest (1.4 million members) and most diverse unions in the world.  The Teamsters Union promotes strong local unions and strong local leaders.

International Labour Organization
A United Nations specialized agency which seeks "the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights."

United Steel Workers
An association of more than 1,800 local unions throughout Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean.  These workers join together to bargain for job security, a safe workplace, and better benefits.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
A fact-finding and statistical U.S. government agency that produces reports, research and data on issues surrounding economics and labor.

Department of Labor
Includes resources from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Standards Administration, and Women's Bureau.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
EEOC coordinates all Federal equal employment opportunity regulations, practices, and policies. Site includes information on discrimination and filing charges, as well as employment and litigation statistics.

Family and Medical Leave Act
A site for locating an overview and updates to the FMLA legislation.

National Labor Relations Board
Information on workplace rights by the federal agency responsible for overseeing relations between unions and employers in the private sector.

Institute for Research on Labor & Employment
University of California at Berkeley
Database containing union membership, coverage, and density estimates from Current Population Survey.
A listing of unions arranged by state.


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Colleen Anderson
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