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LABOR ISSUES Update: Thursday April 11Note: This is a new section that we'll expand in the future. Pages will launch into a new browser.Related Toolbox Pages: Legal Issues Business News Sites Business Federal Government State GovernmentRecent Additions to This Section(This section features sites added to the page in the last few weeks.
Each link is cross-referenced on the page in its proper category.)
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 Annual Reports of Labor Unions
Office of Labor-Management Standards Internet Public Disclosure Room includes union annual financial reports and data searches at no charge Reports are searchable by a variety of criteria, including union name, file number, affiliation, designation name and number and location.GovExec.com: Top 200 Federal Contractors
Listed by agency with which they contracted and by amount.Top 100 Prime Contractors with the Federal Government
Use to localize any stories about contractors or government agencies in your area.U.S. Department of LaborBureau of Labor Statistics
Employment, wages, unemployment broken down by region.ACINet.org
Information on age and employment trends, occupational requirements, state-by-state labor market conditions, employer contracts and a career resource library.U.S. Department of Labor: Annual Reports of Labor Unions
Office of Labor-Management Standards Internet Public Disclosure Room includes union annual financial reports and data searches at no charge Reports are searchable by a variety of criteria, including union name, file number, affiliation, designation name and number and location.Google's Labor Law Directory
Dozens of helpful links.State Departments of Labor
University of California at Berkeley site includes links to all state departments of labor. Federal Wage and Labor Law Institute
Links, reference materials, forms and more.Carroll's Government Directories and Charts
Tips on finding government agency Web sites, including labor boards, workers compensation boards, etc.Bureau of Labor Statistics: Injuries, Illnesses and Fatalities by State
Use the image map to find your state's statistics.LaborLink
Labor law, relations, workplace issues and organized labor links.Occupational Health and Safety Administration Stats PageUnited Auto Workers
Home page and resources for one of the largest unions in the nation.Teamsters Web siteAFL-CIO State FederationsInternational Brotherhood of Electrical WorkersIndustrial Workers of the WorldAir Line Pilots Association
Represents most of the airline pilots in the U.S. and Canada for labor union and aviation safety issues.
CWA-Union.org
Includes links to NABET and other media-type unions.
National Labor Committee
Human rights advocacy group focusing on the promotion and defense of workers' rights.
Labor Research Association
Several studies and stats on labor issues.
Findlaw's Labor and Law Page
A great resources page from one of the best law sites on the Web.
Lectric Law Library
The Lawcopedia's Employment and Labor Topic Area has all sorts of workplace-related materials.
Federal Labor Law AgenciesGovExec.com: Top 200 Federal Contractors
Listed by agency with which they contracted and by amount.
Top 100 Prime Contractors with the Federal Government
Use to localize any stories about contractors or government agencies in your area.Previous Top 10 Government Contractors by Year
Use to localize any stories about contractors or government agencies in your area.WashingtonTechnology.com: State Government Contracts to Watch in 2002
Use to localize any stories about contractors or government agencies in your area.University of California's Labor Issues PageGoogle's Child Labor DirectoryWorld Bank's Child Labor Issues pageBoycott Nike Page
The site is dedicated to news updates and media needs for Nike's sweatshop controversy.NikeBiz.com Labor Index page
Get the other side of the story.
Online Newshour: Nike Labor Issue
From 1998, this PBS.org transcript offers some great background on the issue.
South African Labor Law and Industrial Links LaborNews.com
Articles, resources and more.Community Labor News
Discussions and resources for community labor, labor unions and more.Maritime Labor NewsBureau of Labor Statistics: State and Regional Unemployment, 2001 Annual AveragesAFL-CIO CEO Raise Calculator
Type in your pay and see what it would be like to be a CEO receiving a CEO's raise.KnightRidderWatch.org
Watches labor issues at the newspaper chain, which had several layoffs this spring and summer.History.net's Women Workers of the WorldETA Welfare to Work ProgramConsumer's Choice Council
A non-profit association of organizations dedicated to protecting the environment and promoting human rights and basic labor standards.Cornell School of Industrial and Labor RelationsCurt Flood's Antitrust Lawsuit Against Baseball
A great background site on a landmark Supreme Court case.A Curriculum of United States Labor History for Teachers
Sponsored by the Illinois Labor History Society, this site offers a decade-by-decade chronology of labor history.
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