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Labor Unions and the Internet

Introduction

Summer 2010

This guide is no longer being updated. See the new version of this guide:

Labor Unions and the Internet


Labor union members, officers, and staff are increasingly recognizing the Internet as an important tool in their efforts to improve terms and conditions of employment.

Material in this guide may be used or reprinted with permission. If you have corrections or suggestions for other web sites, please contact us.

 

Starting Points

DigitalCommons@ILR--Collective Bargaining Agreement Collection

http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cba/

The Catherwood Library provides full text of many recent collective bargaining agreements through its DigitalCommons@ILR repository.  The Collective Bargaining Collection consists of recent contracts that were on file with the U. S. Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) and the New York State Public Employment Relations Board.  The collection reflects recent, but not usually current contracts.  Full text of these contracts can be searched from within the document and from the Internet.   

NLRB - National Labor Relations Board

http://www.nlrb.gov

The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1935 to administer the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector. The statute guarantees the right of employees to organize and to bargain collectively with their employers or to refrain from all such activity. Generally applying to all employers involved in interstate commerce--other than airlines, railroads, agriculture, and government--the Act implements the national labor policy of assuring free choice and encouraging collective bargaining as a means of maintaining industrial peace. Through the years, Congress has amended the Act and the Board and courts have developed a body of law drawn from the statute.
OSHA - Occupational Safety & Health Administration

http://www.osha.gov/

OSHA was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act to set and enforce standards; provide training, outreach, and education; establish partnerships; and encourage continual improvement in workplace safety and health.  The web site offers portal pages for Workers, Teen Workers, Small Business owners, Hispanic workers and employers, and Spanish-speaking workers.  There is a wealth of content, including the text of laws, regulations, and other legal directives; field inspection and technical  manuals; statistics and enforcement data; compliance tools, including forms, facts sheets, and information on workplace hazards.  Web site can be searched by keyword or through an alphabetical index.
Yahoo!: Index to Labor Union Information

http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Labor/

Labor-related Internet resources are divided by subject area. Most sites have been suggested by Yahoo! users and web site owners. Allows keyword searching of these sites.
AFSCME: Laborlinks

http://www.afscme.org/publications/1790.cfm

Directory of Labor-related links, including articles and statistics.
UC Berkeley: Labor Research Portal

http://www.iir.berkeley.edu/library/laborportal/index.html

From the Institute of Industrial Relations Library at UC Berkeley. Well organized jump off sites to national and international labor resources.
BLS - Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

Cornell Law School: Cornell Legal Information Institute: Employment Law

http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/employment

Find detailed legal guides for the sub-categories of affirmative action, civil rights, collective bargaining, employment, employment discrimination, labor pension, unemployment compensation, workers compensation, and workplace safety. The guides include overviews, cases, regulations, statutes, and secondary sources.
Riley Guide

http://www.rileyguide.com/

Job listings by occupation, place, population (i.e. women), or general listings. Find help with career and company research. Online resume databases. Margaret Riley writes, "All services and resources included in this guide must provide free and open access to the job listings they host or to significant other information, services, and/or resources of benefit to the job seeker&Some sites which charge for their services may be included since the information or service they offer is unique or the field or industry is not otherwise represented online."
CDC: NIOSH: National Institute of Occupational Safety And Health

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh

NIOSH is the federal agency responsible for conducting research, providing education and training, disseminating information, and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. It is part of the CDC, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.  Resources available through the NIOSH web site include chemical, toxicology, research databases; web-based publications; training programs on video and powerpoint; Industry and Occupations resource pages; Hazards and Exposures resource pages, Diseases and Injuries resource pages; Chemicals resource pages; Data and Statistics.  This vast site is indexed alphabetically and can be searched.
Library Databases

http://www.abanet.org/tech/ltrc/fyidocs/library.html

From the American Bar Association, a listing of public library database collections.  Many public libraries now offer extensive database collections free to their patrons. For most libraries these databases can be accessed from a remote computer with a library card ID number. Which means research can be conducted at home or at the office utilizing these powerful resources.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

CPR - International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution

http://www.cpradr.org/

CPR is a membership-based, nonprofit alliance of global corporations, law firms, scholars, and public institutions dedicated to the principles of conflict prevention and solution through alternative dispute resolutions.  They offer ADR case decisions and practice guidelines, CLE courses, publications and conferences.


LawMemo.com : National Arbitration Center

http://www.lawmemo.com/arb/

One of the few places online where arbitrators' decisions are available.  Also has a directory of labor arbitrators by state. 

Alternative Dispute Resolution Subject Guide

This Catherwood Library Subject Guide describes the best resources in print and on the web for researching ADR topics. 

OPM: Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Resource Guide

http://www.opm.gov/er/adrguide/

From the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the Guide provides an overall picture of how the most common forms of ADR are being implemented in Federal agencies. It summarizes a number of current ADR programs, and it includes descriptions of shared neutrals programs where agencies have collaborated to reduce the costs of ADR. It provides a listing of training and resources available from Federal and non-Federal sources. It also provides selected ADR-related web sites.
AAA - American Arbitration Association

http://www.adr.org

Founded in 1926, the American Arbitration Association offers a wide range of services, including education and training, publications and the resolution of a wide range of disputes through mediation, arbitration, elections and other out-of-court settlement techniques. Their site includes a focus area on labor, with rules and procedures, forms, guides, and an overview of their services.

FMCS - Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

http://www.fmcs.gov

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), created in 1947, is an independent agency whose mission is to preserve and promote labor-management peace and cooperation. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with two regional offices and more than 70 field offices, the agency provides mediation and conflict resolution services to industry, government agencies and communities.

Guide to ADR

http://www.hg.org/adr.html

Sponsored by Lex Mundi, an association of independent law firms, this page is a comprehensive site with extensive links to all areas of ADR, both national and international. Publications, daily news updates, commentary, laws and regulations, state, federal, and agency links are included.

National Mediation Board

http://www.nmb.gov/

The National Mediation Board (NMB), established by the 1934 amendments to the Railway Labor Act of 1926, is an independent agency that performs a central role in facilitating harmonious labor-management relations within two of the nation's key transportation modes--the railroads and airlines. Pursuant to the Railway Labor Act, NMB programs provide an integrated dispute resolution process to effectively meet the statutory objective of minimizing work stoppages in the airline and railroad industries. 

Campaign Finance

Yahoo!: U. S. Elections>Campaign Finance

http://dir.yahoo.com/Government/U_S__Government/Politics/Elections/Campaign_Finance/

This Yahoo! directory (and subdirectories) list organizations that study or report on campaign finance, organizations that seek to reform campaign finance law, and state databases for state campaign finance data  
Open Secrets

http://www.opensecrets.org

Subtitled "Your Guide to the Money in U.S. Elections", this guide to federal campaign contributions makes it easy to track donors (by individuals and PACs), recipients, and trends (giving by industry).  Although the site focuses on federal elections, some local data and links to state and local campaign finance web sites are available.  OpenSecrets was created by the Center for Responsive Politics, a non-partisan, non-profit organization.

FEC - Federal Election Committee

http://www.fec.gov

This government web site includes campaign finance reports and data (including historical campaign data), campaign finance law resources, election and voting information, and press releases.
NYS: New York State Board of Elections

http://www.elections.state.ny.us/

This is the home page of the New York State Board of Elections.  Go to the "Campaign Finance" link for documents and guides to filing campaign finance disclosure forms.  The "Disclosure Reports" link will take you to the database of disclosure documents by contributors and candidates.
New York City Campaign Finance Board

http://www.cfb.nyc.ny.us

This Web Site provides information about the work of the New York City Campaign Finance Board including the voluntary New York City Campaign Finance Program that provides public matching funds to candidates who meet the requirements of the Program, the New York City Voter Guide; and a searchable contribution database.

Collective Bargaining

AFSCME: Facts at Your Fingertips: Collective Bargaining

http://www.afscme.org/members/1254.cfm

AFSCME's guide to online resources for collective bargaining research.  Resources are a mix of AFSCME publications and outside web sites. (Many of the AFSCME links have not worked since they redesigned their web site in mid-2006, researchers can usually find them through a search of the site or a Google search of the title.)  Topics include contract language, employer research, wages and salary data, cost of living data, fringe benefits, and costing out.
BLS: Compensation and Working Conditions Online

http://www.bls.gov/opub/cwc/

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This quarterly online periodical includes articles, summaries of major studies, and data tables and charts contributed by BLS economists, statisticians and outside scholars. You may read abstracts of the articles and then download the full article using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Data tables include information on the Employment Cost Index (ECI), Employee Benefits Survey, the National Compensation Survey, major work stoppages, and occupational injuries and illnesses and fatalities.

BLS: Work Stoppages

http://www.bls.gov/wsp/

The Work Stoppages page provides information about U. S. strikes and other work stoppages that affect over 1000 workers.  Company names, industries, and summary data are provided.  For work stoppages involving fewer than 1000 workers, see the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services' Work Stoppages (Continuing and Ending)
CLEAR: Collective Bargaining FAQs

http://homepages.uhwo.hawaii.edu/~clear/CB-FAQ.html

This FAQ explains the basics of collective bargaining law in the private sector, from employees' rights to form a union to holding a union election to mandatory subjects of bargaining.  The explanations are clear but brief.
Collective Bargaining (Univ. of Missouri--Columbia)

http://labored.missouri.edu/research/index.htm#Collective

This is a set of lectures by Paul K. Rainsberger, director of Univ. of Missouri--Columbia's Labor Education program, on collective bargaining.  Topics are: Historical Models, Behavioral Factors Influencing Union Bargaining Power, Effective Negotiations, The Bargaining Climate, Techniques, and The Arithmetic of Collective Bargaining.  The lectures are oriented towards labor students and are practitioner-oriented.
Cornell Law School: Collective Bargaining and Labor Arbitration (LII)

http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/collective_bargaining.html

From the Legal Information Institute, Cornell University Law School, provides an overview and links to federal, state, and international legal material.
EMCC: Collective Bargaining Europe

http://www.emcc.eurofound.eu.int/content/source/eu02008s.html?p1=matrix&p2=Collective_agreements/Restructuring

Collective Bargaining Europe aims to ensure the supply of information on current bargaining developments related to coordination of collective bargaining, particularly at European level. The site is organized in five sections: Country-reports that contain contributions to the annual ETUI Collective Bargaining Report in advance of publication; Special features contains background information, macro-economic descriptions, and best practices on relevant collective bargaining topics; European activities contains the latest developments of initiatives leading to coordination at various trade union levels, statistics and figures with relevant data on determinants of collective bargaining, wage and labor costs as well as working time; and links to related to collective bargaining in Member States as well as towards main actors of the policy-mix at EU level.
Glossary of Labor Terms (American Rights at Work)

http://www.americanrightsatwork.org/resources/laborglossary.cfm

Brief definitions of over 150 terms used in collective bargaining and union organizing.
UE: Independent Connection: Numbers Crunching for Negotiations

http://www.ranknfile-ue.org/ic_costcon.html

The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America provides this page to help union negotiators cost out contracts.

Collective Bargaining Agreements

Collective Bargaining Agreement Search (BETA)

http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=017125198652689059015:_dxgmxdcnsq

Try this Google Custom Search to search for words in collective bargaining agreements from the U. S. Department of Labor and the NYS Public Employment Relations Board contract collections. 

DOL : Collective Bargaining Agreements File

http://www.dol.gov/esa/olms/regs/compliance/cba/

The Office of Labor Management Standards maintains a file of public and private sector contracts, organized by employer.  In many cases, full text of the contracts is available in pdf format.  See the Online Listings of Private and Public Sector Agreements for available contracts. For historical agreements from this collection, contact the Kheel Center at ILR.
DigitalCommons@ILR--Collective Bargaining Agreement Collection

http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cba/

The Catherwood Library provides full text of many recent collective bargaining agreements through its DigitalCommons@ILR repository.  The Collective Bargaining Collection consists of recent contracts that were on file with the U. S. Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) and the New York State Public Employment Relations Board.  The collection reflects recent, but not usually current contracts.  Full text of these contracts can be searched from within the document and from the Internet.   

Negotech

http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/negotech/search-eng.shtml

Negotech is a Canadian government-produced labour relations database with a search and retrieval component providing: Access to full collective agreement contract language and settlement reports containing the highlights of important benefit changes including wage adjustments.
OPM: Labor Agreement Information Retrieval System

http://lairs.opm.gov/portal/page/portal/LAIRS_Main/INFORMATION:TAB58353

The Labor Agreement Information Retrieval System (LAIRS) is a web site from the federal Office of Personnel Management that contains specific information on collective bargaining in the federal sector.  Find information on federal bargaining units and labor contracts. 




NYS Governor's Office of Employee Relations: Collective Bargaining

http://www.goer.state.ny.us/CNA/

Text of bargaining agreements between New York State and various unions representing state workers; matrix of “articles” in each contract by topic; salary schedules; negotiated training programs.
School District Labor Contracts (SeeThroughNY)

http://seethroughny.net/Contracts/TeacherSuperintendentContracts/tabid/54/Default.aspx

Use the pull down menus to retrieve full text NY school district employee and superintendent contracts.  The site is sponsored by the Empire Center for New York State Policy, part of the non-partisan and non-profit Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.  

California State Employee Collective Bargaining Agreements

http://www.dpa.ca.gov/bargaining/contracts/index.htm

Find agreements between the state of California and its employees.  The page is organized by bargaining unit.  A search box allows full text searching of the contracts. 

Wisconsin Office of State Employment Relations: Labor Relations

http://oser.state.wi.us/section_detail.asp?linkcatid=389&linkid=27

This section of the Wisconsin OSER web site contains the final text of collective bargaining agreements with unions and employee associations that negotiate with the state.  Occupations represented by the bargaining units include state attorneys, building trades, professional employees, health care professionals, physicians and dentists, teachers, clerical employees, graduate students, and more.
Florida State Employee Collective Bargaining Agreements

http://dms.myflorida.com/human_resource_support/human_resource_management/for_state_hr_practitioners/collective_bargaining_agreements

Find links to collective bargaining agreements for various state units.  Also find other forms and materials for state employees. 

IRLE: Labor Contracts Database (UC Berkeley)

http://www.irle.berkeley.edu/library/index.php?page=3

A “one-stop public on-line clearinghouse for catalogued and digitized complete text of union contracts”.  At present, the database contains 300+ contracts. Many of the contracts are public sector and from California, though over 38 states are represented. 
Actors' Equity Association Document Library

http://www.actorsequity.org/library/library_home.asp

Actors' Equity Association (AEA) represents actors and stage managers working in theatres throughout the U.S.  See the Agreements section of the Document Library for PDF copies of over 50 collective bargaining agreements (called Rulebooks) with theatrical producers and theatres, including Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional.
AFSCME: Checklist of Contract Clauses

http://www.afscme.org/members/1258.cfm

This checklist identifies types of contract language included in typical collective bargaining agreements.  It is intended to be a guide or reminder for union negotiators, and does not include sample or model language for the clauses.
Newspaper Guild Model Contracts

http://www.newsguild.org/index.php?ID=181

Model collective bargaining agreements are provided, one for U. S. and one for Canadian members.
Associated General Contractors of America, San Diego Chapter

http://www.agcsd.org/labor/agreements.htm

Construction labor agreements with Plasterers and Cement Masons, Teamsters, Carpenters (building), Carpenters (engineering), Iron Workers, Laborers (building), Laborers (engineering), and Operating Engineers.
CWA & Cingular Wireless

http://www.washtech.org/misc/cingular/2005Contract.pdf

Text of groundbreaking contract (achieved under neutrality conditions) ; Cingular is the only unit of unionized wireless workers.
United Transportation Union (UTU) Agreements

http://www.jaysworks.com/1637/agree/jlsutu1.htm

The full text of national agreements (back to 1964) and local agreements negotiated by UTU units working the BNSF Northern rail lines are offered on this web page;  interpetative documents, such as memoranda and guidelines are also reprinted.
UNITEHERE! Local 54: Contracts

http://www.herelocal54.com/

"Main Union Contract" with Atlantic City hotels and casinos plus job/salary schedules for individual properties.  (See links on left.)

Company Information

Company and Industry Subject Guide

This Catherwood Library Subject Guide describes the best resources in print and on the web, including databases, government agencies, and directories, for researching companies and industries. 

AFSCME: Facts at Your Fingertips: Corporate Research

http://www.afscme.org/members/1265.cfm

An excellent online guide to web sites to use for researching U.S. companies; includes resources for researching nonprofit companies and a section on private companies that provide public services (i.e., privatization).

CorporateInformation

http://www.corporateinformation.com/freeuniv.asp

Sample company reports from CorporateInformation. Access to these sample company analyses does not require registration. To view the analysis pages on companies other that the ones found here users will need to register.
CorpWatch

http://corpwatch.org/

CorpWatch is an activist-oriented organization that aims to hold corporations accountable for their practices, especially as they relate to human, environmental and worker rights.  Their web site offers news, reports, and guides to how to do Industry Research, Corporations & Politics Research and a Hands-On Corporate Research Guide.  The "Research" tab will bring up the introductory page to all these guides.
CWA: Strategic Research Manual

http://www.cwa-union.org/resources/strategic-research-manual/

A guide to research procedures for unionists working on strategic campaigns.  In addition to the requisite chapter on Company Profiles and Finances, researchers may find the sections on the Freedom of Information Act (How to Ask the Government for Information)and Public Employers to be useful.
FreeERISA.com

http://freeerisa.com/default.asp

FreeERISA.com is intended as a useful and free site where visitors may view retirement and welfare benefit information on the group or groups of their choice as this data appears on Form 5500 for free. (All 5500 forms filed with the United States Department of Labor under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) are open for public inspection).
Fuld Competitive Intelligence Guide: I3 (Internet Intelligence Index)

http://www.fuld.com/fuld-bin/f.wk?fuld.i3.home

Industry-oriented guide to corporate data, news, directories from Fuld & Co, a competitive intelligence consulting firm.
Guidestar Premium

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/6853119

Cornell University community only

GuideStar, produced by Philanthropic Research, Inc. (PRI), is a searchable directory that provides detailed information on more than 1 million nonprofit organizations. The database covers ’IRS-registered 501 nonprofit organizations that may accept tax-deductible contributions’. Profiles cover mission and programs, financials, leaders, and most importantly, full text via PDF of the charity’s IRS 990 filing from 1998 forward in most cases. Form 990 provides information on revenues, expenses, programs, activities, executive salaries and board members. Be aware that information not drawn from the 990 is self-reported by the organization to PRI. Search by name, keyword, city or state, nonprofit type (public charity, private operating foundation, or private nonoperating foundation), or income range.  The Cornell University "Premium" access provides advanced search options and more historical data.  Downloading privileges may be available (ask at ILR or JGSM reference desks).  A free version of Guidestar is available to the general public at http://www.guidestar.org .

NYS: New York State Corporations and Business Entities Database

http://appsext8.dos.state.ny.us/corp_public/corpsearch.entity_search_entry

This searchable database includes corporate filings of New York State business and not for profit corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships, as well as other miscellaneous businesses
Researching Companies Online

http://www.learnwebskills.com/company/index.html

This business research tutorial presents a step-by-step process for finding free company and industry information.
Sloan Industry Centers

http://www.industrystudies.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=84524&orgId=isa1

Click on specific Industry at left and then choose the specific industry web link that appears at top right of page.
U.S. Securities Commission (SEC), EDGAR

http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml

All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information for free. Here you'll find links to a complete list of filings available through EDGAR and instructions for searching the EDGAR database.
Yahoo!: Business and Economy>Companies>Directories

http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Directories

Yahoo’s listing of online company directories.
Yahoo!: Finance: Company and Fund Index

http://biz.yahoo.com/i/

This is an excellent starting point for researching publicly traded companies.  Company profiles include a thumbnail description of business sectors and products, basic financials, names & compensation of executives, and recent news, ownership information and insider transactions, and stock quotes.

Government & Politics

FirstGov.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal

http://www.firstgov.gov/

Firstgov.gov is designed to help citizens and businesses find U.S. services and information on the Internet.  You can find information by type (ex., data, forms, laws, libraries), by topic (ex., jobs, education, voting), or by audience (ex., kids, parents, seniors).  There is also an A-Z Directory of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies.
Project Vote Smart

http://www.vote-smart.org/index.htm

The purpose of Project Vote Smart, a "citizen's organization", is to provide voters with unbiased, accurate information about electoral candidates.  The basic categories of information are: biographical information, campaign finances, issue positions, interest group ratings, voting records, and public statements.
State and Local Government on the Net

http://www.statelocalgov.net/index.cfm

A well-organized guide to state, regional, county, municipal, town, borough, and village government web sites.  (The city guides are the product of the sponsoring company.)
THOMAS - Legislative Information on the Internet

http://thomas.loc.gov/

Thomas provides free access to a wide range of legislative information on the Congress, including the full text of the Congressional Record and bills for the 103rd to the present Congress, a directory of congressional committees and members of Congress, the weekly floor schedule for the House, and a schedule of daily committee hearings. Includes text of How Our Laws are Made by Edward F. Willett Jr.
Yahoo!: Directory on U.S. Political Issues

http://dir.yahoo.com/Government/U_S__Government/Politics/Political_Issues/

A convenient directory of web sites on diverse, sometimes controversial political issues (ex., death penality, race relations).  Use with caution, many of these sites represent one, sometimes an extreme, viewpoint.
BLS - Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

International & Foreign Labor

International/Global Subject Guide

This Catherwood Library Subject Guide describes the best resources in print, in databases and on the web for researching labor relations issues in foreign countries and worldwide.
DOL: Foreign Labor Trends (ILAB)

http://www.dol.gov/ILAB/media/reports/flt/main.htm

From the Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor, the Foreign Labor Trends (FLT) report series is designed to be an informative and authoritative source of information on labor institutions, practices, and recent key developments in the countries reported.
EIRO - European Industrial Relations Observatory

http://www.eiro.eurofound.eu.int/

The European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO) is a monitoring instrument offering news and analysis on European industrial relations. A project of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, EIRO began its operations in 1997. Its aim is to collect, analyze and disseminate high-quality and up-to-date information on key developments in industrial relations in Europe.  Among the most useful sections of this site is the Comparative Information.

ILO - International Labour Organization

http://www.ilo.org

The International Labour Organization is the UN specialized agency which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights. It was founded in 1919 and is the only surviving major creation of the Treaty of Versailles which brought the League of Nations into being and it became the first specialized agency of the UN in 1946.

The ILO formulates international labour standards in the form of Conventions and Recommendations setting minimum standards of basic labour rights: freedom of association, the right to organize, collective bargaining, abolition of forced labour, equality of opportunity and treatment, and other standards regulating conditions across the entire spectrum of work related issues. It provides technical assistance primarily in the fields of:
• vocational training and vocational rehabilitation;
• employment policy;
• labour administration;
• labour law and industrial relations;
• working conditions;
• management development;
• cooperatives;
• social security;
• labour statistics and occupational safety and health.

It promotes the development of independent employers' and workers' organizations and provides training and advisory services to those organizations. Within the UN system, the ILO has a unique tripartite structure with workers and employers participating as equal partners with governments in the work of its governing organs.

International Confederation of Free Trade Union (ICFTU)

http://www.icftu.org/focus.asp?Issue=trade

The ICFTU is an international confederation of trade union organizations and centres.  Its web site, which can be read in English, French or Spanish, contains its documents and publications on child labour, equality, globalisation & economic affairs, multinational enterprises, health & safety, organising, trade union rights, and trade & labor standards.

LabourStart

http://www.labourstart.org/

LabourStart is an online news service maintained by a global network of volunteers, which aims to serve the international trade union movement by collecting and disseminating information. Its features include daily labor news links in 17 languages and a news syndication service used by more than 630 trade union websites. News is collected from mainstream, trade union, and alternative news sources by a network of nearly 350 volunteer correspondents based on every continent.
EMCC: Collective Bargaining Europe

http://www.emcc.eurofound.eu.int/content/source/eu02008s.html?p1=matrix&p2=Collective_agreements/Restructuring

Collective Bargaining Europe aims to ensure the supply of information on current bargaining developments related to coordination of collective bargaining, particularly at European level. The site is organized in five sections: Country-reports that contain contributions to the annual ETUI Collective Bargaining Report in advance of publication; Special features contains background information, macro-economic descriptions, and best practices on relevant collective bargaining topics; European activities contains the latest developments of initiatives leading to coordination at various trade union levels, statistics and figures with relevant data on determinants of collective bargaining, wage and labor costs as well as working time; and links to related to collective bargaining in Member States as well as towards main actors of the policy-mix at EU level.

Jobs & Careers

Career Insider (Vault)

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/6340230

Cornell University community only

This site offers professionals, HR specialists, and job searchers inside information on more than 4,000 companies and 50 industries through a searchable database. Free job postings, inside news on company culture and free email updates are also included. The site also has "Electronic Water cooler" message boards--a collection of company-specific message boards for employees.  For the non-Cornell community, you may view selected parts of this site at vault.com.

Google: Directory: Employment

http://www.google.com/Top/Business/Employment/

This is a directory of hundreds of web sites related to jobs & careers; categories include Job Search, Careers, Resumes and Portfolios, By Industry, and By Region.
Idealist

http://www.idealist.org/

Directory of nonprofit and volunteering resources on the Web. Provided by Action Without Borders ,a nonprofit organization that "promotes the sharing of ideas, information and resources to help build a world where all people can live free, dignified and productive lives. This site includes daily job and internship alerts, volunteer opportunities, nonprofit jobs and internships, and other information. International in scope.
Riley Guide

http://www.rileyguide.com/

Job listings by occupation, place, population (i.e. women), or general listings. Find help with career and company research. Online resume databases. Margaret Riley writes, "All services and resources included in this guide must provide free and open access to the job listings they host or to significant other information, services, and/or resources of benefit to the job seeker&Some sites which charge for their services may be included since the information or service they offer is unique or the field or industry is not otherwise represented online."
Union Jobs Clearinghouse

http://www.unionjobs.com/

Listing of union jobs, divided by staff positions and trade positions. Includes United States and International.

Labor & Employment Law

Labor and Employment Law Subject Guide

This Catherwood Library Subject Guide lists the best research sources, online and in print, for doing labor and employment law research.  The guide covers databases, journals, best books and encyclopedias, sources for statutes, and web sites.

FindLaw Labor

http://www.findlaw.com/01topics/27labor/index.html

Searchable web featuring links to various labor law information including employment discrimination, disability discrimination, sexual harassment, The Family and Medical Leave Act, and electronic workplace issues. Resources include government documents, journals, newsletters, and articles, databases, web sites, legal materials, blogs and discussion groups.

Yahoo!: Index to Employment Law Sites

http://dir.yahoo.com/Government/Law/Employment_Law/

Yahoo's directory of employment law sites is a great starting point. Choose from their list of sites or do a keyword search to find what you're looking for. Also lists companies and firms who work in this area.

AFSCME: State Public Employee Relations Boards

http://www.afscme.org/members/11073.cfm

This AFSCME (American Federation of State County and Municipal Employee) site lists the addresses, telephone numbers, and web sites of state public employee relations boards.
Cornell Law School: Cornell Legal Information Institute: Employment Law

http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/employment

Find detailed legal guides for the sub-categories of affirmative action, civil rights, collective bargaining, employment, employment discrimination, labor pension, unemployment compensation, workers compensation, and workplace safety. The guides include overviews, cases, regulations, statutes, and secondary sources.
DOL: elaws: Employment Workplace Laws

http://www.dol.gov/elaws/

Provides employment laws assistance for workers and small businesses. Choose individual Advisors designed to help understand employee or employer rights and responsibilities. These Advisors are interactive and answers are customized to specific circumstances. Examples are "Family and Medical Leave Act Advisor," "Asbestos Advisor," and "Veterans' Preference Advisor."

Employment Law from LawMemo

http://www.lawmemo.com

Ross Runkel’s summaries of current cases and developments in arbitration, employment discrimination, employment and labor law.  Frequently updated are the Employment Law Blog, Arbitration Blog, Employment Law 101, and Employment Law Reviews.

NYS: New York State Unified Court System

http://www.courts.state.ny.us/home.htm

The official web site of the NYS court system.  Information you can find here includes: how the court system works, court structure, directory of judges, directory of attorneys, information for jurors, directory & resources for "town and village justice courts", NYS and court decisions (all that are available online), careeer information.  You can find the registry database of NY attorneys, which includes year of admission to the NYS bar, here: NYS Attorney Directory.
NLRB - National Labor Relations Board

http://www.nlrb.gov

The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1935 to administer the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector. The statute guarantees the right of employees to organize and to bargain collectively with their employers or to refrain from all such activity. Generally applying to all employers involved in interstate commerce--other than airlines, railroads, agriculture, and government--the Act implements the national labor policy of assuring free choice and encouraging collective bargaining as a means of maintaining industrial peace. Through the years, Congress has amended the Act and the Board and courts have developed a body of law drawn from the statute.
NYS Public Employment Relations Board

http://www.perb.state.ny.us/

The official NYS PERB web site offers information relating to the administration of the Taylor Law, including the text of the law, Rules of Procedure, forms, and summaries of PERB decisions archived back to 2000.

Labor Culture

Labor Heritage Foundation

http://www.laborheritage.org/

LHF is the focal point for arts and cultural activity for, about, and by labor unions and the labor movement.  In addition to sponsoring labor arts exchanges and festivals, this web site offers a Directory of Labor Artists and Musicians, an Inventory of Labor Landmarks, a Calendar of Labor Cultural Events, online songs, and a catalog of CD's, art, videos, books, and other items (some hard to get elsewhere) for purchase. 
UC Berkeley: Labor Culture (IRLR Library)

http://www.irle.berkeley.edu/library/index.php?page=15

This subject guide by librarian and workers' arts maven Lincoln Cushing is a selective guide to web sites, books, and articles on labor music, visual art, organizations and events, film and video, journalism, portals, literature and history. The visual arts section is particularly good.
H-Labor: Arts Discussion Network

http://www.h-net.org/~laborart/

?€œA place for historians, labor activists, and artists to discuss the cultural and artistic artifacts of working people?€; like H-Labor, this is part of the H-Net academic discussion group network, interested non-academics are welcome.
UC Berkeley: Labor and Labor History Videotapes (UC Berkeley Media Resources Center)

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/LaborVid.html

An excellent "videography" of documentaries and based-on-history films related to the labor movement.  Over 150 titles are listed.  Each title is annotated and there are links to related web sites.
UC Berkeley: Labor Themes in the Movies and TV (UC Berkeley Media Resources Center)

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/labormovies.html

This selective listing titles in the UC Berkeley MRC collection is a good guide to major "mainstream" films about working people and labor unions.  Each title is annotated and linked to the IMDB. There are also bibliographies of books and articles about labor films, On the Waterfront, and  Salt of the Earth.
LABORARTS

http://www.laborarts.org

Co-sponsored by the Wagner Archives, Bread and Roses, and the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, this colorful web site exhibits photographs, paintings, buttons, artifacts--in fact, any object--related to the history and current world of workers.
Union Songs

http://unionsong.com/

This searchable site documents union songs and poems. Included are links to songs, articles, recordings, and books.

Labor History

WWW Virtual Library : Labour History

http://www.iisg.nl/~w3vl

The Labour History Virtual Library is maintained by the International Institute of Social History to assist historians and researchers.  They have put together an extensive listing of scholarly and content-rich web sites from around the world.
LC: American Memory

http://rs6.loc.gov/amhome.html

The Library of Congress has made available hundreds of photographs, texts, films and audio recordings from its archival collections.  There are over 100 digitzied collections, including African American Odyssey, Voices from the Dustbowl, Votes for Women, Work and Leisure, Haymarket Affair" and New York City.
Documenting the American South (Univ. of North Carolina)

http://docsouth.unc.edu/

DocSouth is a digital publishing project providing Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes ten thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.

Haymarket Digital Collection (Chicago Historical Society)

http://www.chicagohistory.org/hadc/index.html

A pivotal and much-written about event in early U.S. labor history, the Haymarket Affair is documented here with digitized court documents, newspaper articles, photographs, and more. The Dramas of Haymarket, an interpretive web site co-sponsored with Northwestern University, is also accessible here.
Labor & Working-Class History Association

http://www.lawcha.org/

Lawcha is an organization of scholars, teachers, students, and activists who seek to promote awareness of labor and working-class history. See the Resources section for links to online oral history projects, exhibits, talks & tours, journals, listservs, conference reports, and the web sites of museums and archives.

ILR School (Cornell): Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire site (Kheel Center)

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/trianglefire/

Presented by the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives in cooperation with the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE!). Includes political cartoons, photographs, oral histories, bibliographies and more.
Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University

http://www.reuther.wayne.edu/

This major labor archives has mounted excellent digital exhibits on their web site, including:  Brown v. Board of Ed. 50th Anniversary; SEIU District 925: Organizing for Raises, Rights and Respect; I AM A MAN-Honoring the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Worker's Strike; Sit-Down: A Brief History of the Flint Sit-down Strike; La Causa: A United Farm Workers Exhibition.

Labor Journalism

FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting)

http://www.fair.org

This media watchdog group provides current reports and research on bias in mainstream media and censorship. E-mail list available (and t-shirts that say “Don’t Trust the Corporate Media”!).
International Labor Communications Association (ILCA)

http://www.ilcaonline.org/

ILCA is the professional organization for labor journalists & communicators in North America; current web site offerings include educational materials on writing, photography and a list of ILCA members.
Journalist's Toolbox (American Press Institute)

http://www.americanpressinstitute.org/pages/toolbox/

The American Press Institute develops educational programs for print and online journalists.  The Toolbox lists web sites to go to for background information on current issues and more general reference sites for topics such as public records, expert sources, and statistics.
Newspaper Guild, CWA

http://www.newsguild.org

The Newspaper Guild represents journalists and media workers.  Their web site offers news about labor relations in the journalism/media industry, salary data, and contract information.
Poynter Online

http://www.poynter.org/

The Poynter Institute is a nonprofit, independent organization and school for journalists.  The web site extends this mission with articles "tip sheets", bibliographies and links to web pages on ethics, leadership, design, and writing/editing.
UPPNET

http://www.uppnet.org/

The organization for union television producers and radio programmers, UPPNet promotes “production and use of tv and radio shows pertinent to the cause of organized labor and working people”. Their web site and newsletter list all known labor radio and television shows broadcast in the U.S.
Stateline.org

http://www.stateline.org/

This nonprofit, independent web site is a resource for journalists, students, researchers and citizens interested in state-level policy issues.  The site publishes state-related news on elections, crime, economy, health care, technology, taxes & budget, energy, politics and the environment daily (except for holidays).  Additional reference materials includes an annual State of the States report.

Labor Studies & Labor Libraries

Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies - University of Minnesota

http://www.chrls.csom.umn.edu

Foundation in 1947, the Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies (formerly Industrial Relations Center) is an international leader in HRIR education and research. As a part of the Carlson School of Management, the center is dedicated to the study and teaching of human resources, industrial relations, and all facets of the employment relationship.
Center for Labor Education and Research (CLEAR), University of Alabama, Birmingham School of Business

http://www.uab.edu/clear/


Center for Labor Research and Education, University of California, Los Angeles

http://www.labor.ucla.edu/


Center for Working-Class Studies (CWCS), Youngstown State University

http://www.as.ysu.edu/~cwcs/

Center for Working-Class Studies (CWCS), Youngstown State University
CIRHR - Center for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, University of Toronto

http://www.chass.toronto.edu/cir/

The Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources is an interdisciplinary graduate teaching and research centre in the areas of human resource management, labour-management relations, and labour market and social policy. It is an impartial environment for all participants in the employment process: labour, management, and government.
CIRL: Community of Industrial Relations Librarians (CIRL), Member Libraries

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/cirl/mem_libs.html


CLEAR - Center for Labor Education and Research, University of Hawaii

http://homepages.uhwo.hawaii.edu/~clear/

CLEAR - Center for Labor Education and Research, University of Hawaii
DOL: Wirtz Labor Library, U.S. Dept. of Labor

http://www.dol.gov/dol/library.htm

DOL: Wirtz Labor Library, U.S. Dept. of Labor
FIU: Center for Labor Research & Studies (CLR&S), Florida International University

http://www.fiu.edu/~clrs/

FIU: Center for Labor Research & Studies (CLR&S), Florida International University
Holt Labor Library

http://www.holtlaborlibrary.org/

Holt Labor Library
ILO: International Labour Organization Library

http://www.ilo.org/public/english/support/lib/index.htm

ILO: International Labour Organization Library
ILR School (Cornell) - School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/

ILR School (Cornell) - School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
ILR School (Cornell): M. P. Catherwood Library

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/library

ILR School (Cornell): M. P. Catherwood Library
Industrial Relations Collection, Dewey Library, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

http://libraries.mit.edu/dewey/indrel.html

Industrial Relations Collection, Dewey Library, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Industrial Relations Section, Princeton University

http://www.irs.princeton.edu/

Industrial Relations Section, Princeton University
Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California, Los Angeles

http://www.iir.ucla.edu/


Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations (ILIR), University of Michigan

http://www.ilir.umich.edu/

Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations (ILIR), University of Michigan
Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, City University of New York (CUNY)

http://sps.gc.cuny.edu/workered/

Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, City University of New York (CUNY)
Labor and Industrial Relations Library, Michigan State University

http://www.lib.msu.edu/coll/main/lir/

Labor and Industrial Relations Library, Michigan State University
Labor Archives in the United State and Canada: A Directory (Labor Archives Roundtable, Society of American Archivists)

http://www.archivists.org/saagroups/labor/Labor_Archives_Directory.asp


Labor Center, University of California, Berkeley

http://laborcenter.berkeley.edu/


Labor Center, University of Iowa

http://www.continuetolearn.uiowa.edu/laborctr/

Labor Center, University of Iowa
Labor Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

http://www.umass.edu/lrrc/

Labor Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Labor Education and Research Center (LERC), University of Oregon

http://www.uoregon.edu/~lerc/

Labor Education and Research Center (LERC), University of Oregon
Labor Education and Research Center, Evergreen State College

http://www.evergreen.edu/laborcenter/

Labor Education and Research Center, Evergreen State College
Labor Studies Center, Wayne State University

http://www.laborstudies.wayne.edu/

Labor Studies Center, Wayne State University
Labour Studies Links, XPDNC

http://xpdnc.com/links/studies.html


National Labor College George Meany Center

http://www.nlc.edu/

National Labor College George Meany Center
School for Workers, University of Wisconsin

http://schoolforworkers.uwex.edu/

School for Workers, University of Wisconsin
School of Labor and Industrial Relations - Michigan State University

http://www.lir.msu.edu/

SLIR, established in 1956, is one of the top graduate programs in human resources and labor relations. Our purpose is to improve the employer-employee relationship to maximize organizational success and employee satisfaction. We do so through the efforts of world class faculty and staff who are committed to our vision: To be nationally and internationally recognized as the center of expertise about the employment relationship.

SMLR - School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University

http://www.smlr.rutgers.edu/

SMLR - School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University
SMLR: Carey Library, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University

http://www.smlr.rutgers.edu/library/

SMLR: Carey Library, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University
Southern Labor Archives, Georgia State University

http://www.library.gsu.edu/spcoll/pages/area.asp?ldID=105&guideID=510

Southern Labor Archives, Georgia State University
Tamiment Institute Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University

http://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/tam/

Tamiment Institute Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University
UC Berkeley: Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Library, University of California, Berkeley

http://www.irle.berkeley.edu/library/index.php


UC Berkeley: Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California, Berkeley

http://www.irle.berkeley.edu/


UMICH: Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations - University. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

http://www.ilir.uiuc.edu/

ILIR offers two graduate degrees in HR/IR: a master's degree (MHRIR) for HR/IR practicing professionals and a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) for professional researchers and teachers. Investing in a graduate degree from ILIR not only allows the opportunity to obtain a professional career in HR/IR, but also gives the chance to experience the diverse, cultural atmosphere promoted by our excellent faculty and staff.
United Association for Labor Education (UALE), Member Organizations

http://uale.org/affiliate_listing/87


Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University

http://www.reuther.wayne.edu/

This major labor archives has mounted excellent digital exhibits on their web site, including:  Brown v. Board of Ed. 50th Anniversary; SEIU District 925: Organizing for Raises, Rights and Respect; I AM A MAN-Honoring the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Worker's Strike; Sit-Down: A Brief History of the Flint Sit-down Strike; La Causa: A United Farm Workers Exhibition.

Labor Union Websites

AFL-CIO - American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations

http://www.aflcio.org/

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is a voluntary federation of 53 national and international labor unions.
The mission of the AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our nation.
AFSCME - American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

http://www.afscme.org/

AFSCME's members work primarily in public service and health care industries.  This new version of the union's web site became active in August 2006; new features include multimedia content about members and an AFSCME store.  Many of the publications that made this a great union resource are still available, including Stopping Sexual Harassment: An AFSCME Guide.  Publications and news on union and public policy issues can also be found through the Issues section and Jobs We Do, which focuses on the varied occupations and industries where one finds AFSCME workers.
AFT - American Federation of Teachers

http://www.aft.org/

The American Federation of Teachers represents teachers, parpaprofessionals, and other workers in the education industry, plus public sector and health care workers.  Their web site offers 9 AFT newspaper and magazine titles, publications and reports on current issues affecting members, and salary surveys.
Change To Win

http://www.changetowin.org/

Change To Win was founded in 2005 as a federation of unions whose goal is to organize "workers who work in industries that cannot be outsourced or shipped overseas".   Their web site explains, in broad strokes, their goals and strategies and links to some of their organizing campaigns.

CWA - Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO

http://www.cwa-union.org/

CWA represents workers employed in the telecommunications, broadcast media, publishing media, electronics and general manufacturing industires, as well airline customer service, government service, health care, education and other fields.  The web site offers an extensive listing of union locals, updates on contract negotiations in the various sectors, and resource guides for Internet research, corporate research, and creating and maintaining a union local web site.
IAM (International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers)

http://www.goiam.org/

IAM represents workers in the aerospace, transportion, woodworkers, and governments sectors.  Its web site includes the online version of IAM Journal, additional current union news in audio and video formats, a chronological history of the union, and the names and photographs of union officers and staff.
IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees)

http://www.iatse-intl.org/splash.html

IATSE represents technicians, artists, and crafts people in the entertainment industry. Their web site offers a History Timeline, a directory of locals, and online versions of their publications.
IBT (International Brotherhood of Teamsters)

http://www.teamsters.org/

The Teamsters union represents workers in the freight, warehouse, parcel, public service, and industrial trades sectors, plus a host of other industrial areas; the union is affiliated with Change To Win.  The web site offers online copies of Teamster Magazine, a history of the union, a directory of union locals, news on organizing campaigns and contract negotiations, and safety and health resources.
NEA (National Education Associaton)

http://www.nea.org/

The NEA represents teachers, paraprofessonals, and support personnel in the education industry.  Their website offers a wealth of content, including the annual Almanac of Higher Education, the annual Rankings and Estimates of education statistics, lesson plans, research reports on best practices, NEA newsletters and magazines.
SEIU (Service Employees International Union, CTW)

http://www.seiu.org/

SEIU is the fastest-growing union in North America, with 1.8 million members in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.  SEIU members are winning better wages, health care, and more secure jobs for our communities, while uniting their strength with their counterparts around the world to help ensure that workers, not just corporations and CEOs, benefit from today's global economy.
UAW (International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America)

http://www.uaw.org/

The web site of the UAW includes Solidarity magazines, the 2002 Constitution, and summaries of major contracts.

UE - United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America

http://www.ranknfile-ue.org/

UE is an independent union that represents manufacturing, public sector, and professional workers.  In addition to information and news about the union, their web site offers educational and informative articles about workplace rights, labor law, grievance handling, collective bargaining, and health & safety.
UMWA (United Mine Workers of America)

http://www.umwa.org/

In addition to press releases and information on the Coal Act, the UMWA web site offers A Brief History of the UMWA and an illustrated explanation of What Coal Miners Do.
UNITEHERE!

http://unitehere.org

UNITE (formerly the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees) and HERE (Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union) merged on July 8, 2004 forming UNITE HERE.  Their merged web site features historical material on the founding unions, the Union Hotel Guide, and steward resources.

Workers United

http://www.workersunitedunion.org/

Hundreds of former UNITE HERE members gathered in Philadelphia on March 21st, 2009 to form Workers United.  The union is affiliated with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Labor-Related Organizations

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)

http://www.apalanet.org

APALA is a national organization of Asian Pacific American union members affiliated with the AFL-CIO; the organization organizes and works with Asian Pacific American workers, many of them immigrants, to build the labor movement and address exploitative conditions. Their web site contains information about their activities, a directory of chapters, and news about issues of interest.
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU)

http://www.cbtu.org/

CBTU, an affiliate organization of the AFL-CIO, works within the framework of the trade union movement to provide a voice for greater black and minority participation and to improve economic opportunities for black workers.  Their web site contains news about the organization's current activites, audiofiles of speeches by their leaders, and a directory of local chapters. 

Coalition of Labor Union Women

http://www.cluw.org/

CLUW is an affiliate organization of the AFL-CIO which advocates for working women's issues. Their web site includes the CLUW newsletter, publications, and information on the Union Women's Summer Schools.
EPI - Economic Policy Institute

http://epinet.org/

EPI is a is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank "that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy".   Their web site features briefings, data and reports on economic issues such as minimum wage, trade policies, employment trends. 
Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR)

http://www.iwpr.org/

The Institute for Women's Policy Research  conducts research related to women’s economic, family, and social needs and their status in their  community and society.  Research findings are disseminated, often for free, through this web site.
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)

http://www.lclaa.org/

LCLAA is the official Latino constituency group of the AFL-CIO, and works towards greater participation of Hispanics within the labor movement and for better working conditions for all Latino workers. Their web site keeps you up-to-date with their activities and chapter events.
Labor Heritage Foundation

http://www.laborheritage.org/

LHF is the focal point for arts and cultural activity for, about, and by labor unions and the labor movement.  In addition to sponsoring labor arts exchanges and festivals, this web site offers a Directory of Labor Artists and Musicians, an Inventory of Labor Landmarks, a Calendar of Labor Cultural Events, online songs, and a catalog of CD's, art, videos, books, and other items (some hard to get elsewhere) for purchase. 
Labor Research Association (LRA)

http://www.workinglife.org/

The Labor Research Association is a New York City-based non-profit research and advocacy organization that provides research and educational services for trade unions.  Their web site provides brief summaries and links to current news stories about labor and economic issues; summary economic data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and photographs of working people by Sam Hollenshead. 
Pride At Work

http://prideatwork.org/page.php?id=6

Pride At Work is the newest constituency group of the AFL-CIO.  Their goal is to mobilize mutual support between the labor movement and the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community around organizing for social and economic justice.  Their web site includes information about issues (e.g., domestic partner benefits, marriage equality, anti-war organizing), current news, and links to local chapters and caucuses.

United Association for Labor Education (UALE)

http://uale.org/

UALE is the professional association of university and union labor educators.  In addition to information on its own conferences, this is where you can find out about the regional women’s union summer institutes, the Labor Studies Journal, position announcements in the field, and postings on “What’s Happening in Labor Education.”  See the Links page for listings of Labor Education programs in colleges, universities, and independent organizations.

Labor Weblogs (Blogs)

What are Blogs?

Weblogs, or blogs, have become the latest way to communicate news and opinions over the Internet. Unlike newspapers, blogs are usually authored by an individual and represent opinion, not fact. (I say usually, because organizations and corporations are increasingly adopting this format.) Some blogs are interactive; people can post comments and/or create links to their own blogs. Blogs are good places to track down the latest trends and rumors, but are not suitable as resources for academic papers or business reports.
A good way to follow your favorite blogs, and some online newsletters and newspapers, is to subscribe to Bloglines: http://bloglines.com/. Using Bloglines enables you to see updated blog entries and news items on one web site. And, so far, it’s free. If your favorite web site has what is called an RSS feed, then you can keep up-to-date with it using Bloglines.
The labor movement has, so far, not produced a great number of blogs. That may be changing. Here are some sample blog sites; suggestions for additions are welcome.

Confined Space: News and Commentary on Workplace Health & Safety, Labor and Politics

http://spewingforth.blogspot.com/

Created by Jordan Barab, and one of the first labor-oriented blogs. Confined Space features news and comments on safety and health and how these issues play out in labor unions, the government, and political venues.
Edwize

http://edwize.org/

The United Federation of Teachers (UFT, the NYC local of the American Federation of Teachers) introduced this blog “as a place where members, public education advocates and others can express opinions in an effort to establish an agora of informed commentary on public education and labor issues”.
Labor Blog

http://www.nathannewman.org/laborblog/

Another early labor entry in the blogworld; this one is by Nathan Newman, labor activist and writer.
Working Life

http://workinglife.typepad.com/

The weblog of Jonathan Tasini, former president of the National Writers Union. Jonathan comments on labor and the economy and seeks to promote debate about the future of labor. Useful list of progressive blogs. He also promotes the sales of his books.
Workplace Prof Blog

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/

Designed for law school professors, this blog is edited by two law professors from N. Kentucky Univ. and Univ. of Mississippi. Posting include news and legal developments in the areas of labor and employment law, announcements of upcoming conferences, and citations of new scholarship in the field.

New York State, New York City & Localities

WWW.NY.GOV

http://www.ny.gov/

Portal to New York State government web sites.
New York State Data Center

http://www.nylovesbiz.com/nysdc/default.asp

The State Data Center, a cooperative program with the U.S. Bureau of the Census for managing the dissemination of census, state and federal statistical information, is part of the New York State Department of Economic Development, Bureau of Economic and Demographic Information. It is New York's primary repository of Decennial Census data. This page provides broad access to statistical series for and about New York's population and economy. It is constantly being updated to include new items. It also includes a directory of state data affiliates resources, links to other data resources, and announcements of upcoming conferences.
New York State Statistics (Rockefeller Institute)

http://www.rockinst.org/nys_statistics/

The heart of this web site is the online version of the New York State Statistical Yearbook, compiled and published by the Rockefeller Institute of Government. The yearbook contains a wide array of statistical data on the economy, finances, and demography of New York State.
NYS: New York State Unified Court System

http://www.courts.state.ny.us/home.htm

The official web site of the NYS court system.  Information you can find here includes: how the court system works, court structure, directory of judges, directory of attorneys, information for jurors, directory & resources for "town and village justice courts", NYS and court decisions (all that are available online), careeer information.  You can find the registry database of NY attorneys, which includes year of admission to the NYS bar, here: NYS Attorney Directory.
New York: State and Local Government

http://www.statelocalgov.net/state-ny.cfm

A collection of links to state departments and divisions and the government web pages of NYS counties, cities, towns and villages.
NYC.gov

http://www.nyc.gov/

The "official NYC web site", a portal to New York City agency and government services web sites.
NYS Governor's Office of Employee Relations: Collective Bargaining

http://www.goer.state.ny.us/CNA/

Text of bargaining agreements between New York State and various unions representing state workers; matrix of “articles” in each contract by topic; salary schedules; negotiated training programs.
NYS Public Employment Relations Board

http://www.perb.state.ny.us/

The official NYS PERB web site offers information relating to the administration of the Taylor Law, including the text of the law, Rules of Procedure, forms, and summaries of PERB decisions archived back to 2000.

News - General & Labor

Google: News

http://news.google.com/

This specialized search engine indexes over 4,500 English-language news sources worldwide, including newspapers, television/media web sites, and blogs.  The homepage can be personalized to reflect your interests and "news alerts" can be easily configured.  Articles go back 30-days; for older articles, check out Google News Archive Search.
ILR School (Cornell): Workplace Issues Today (Catherwood Library)

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/library/wit/default.html

Workplace Issues Today (WIT) was established in 1999 as a comprehensive news center where faculty, students and the interested public could go for the late breaking news on workplace issues.

Three stories per day from major daily publications are selected and summarized by our Catherwood Reference Student Editor.

There is a searchable archive of Catherwood's Library's news items in the hope that it can represent, in an abbreviated form, a chronology of workplace issues of major concern to the public. In addition, it should give some guidance to the researcher about the who, what, when, where, and how of the workplace over time.

LabourStart

http://www.labourstart.org/

LabourStart is an online news service maintained by a global network of volunteers, which aims to serve the international trade union movement by collecting and disseminating information. Its features include daily labor news links in 17 languages and a news syndication service used by more than 630 trade union websites. News is collected from mainstream, trade union, and alternative news sources by a network of nearly 350 volunteer correspondents based on every continent.
News Links, XPDNC

http://www.xpdnc.com/links/news.html

Over 200 links to news sites of (1) general labour interest, (2) particular labour organizations, (3) specific trades, occupations and vocations, (4) miscellaneous news resources, (5) progressive news resources.  This is not a comprehensive collection, but is notable for its inclusion of international, foreign, and rank-and-file news sources.

NewsLink

http://newslink.org/

Gateway site to newspaper, magazine, radio and TV sites from around the world, grouped by country, and, within the U.S, by state and type (business, alternative, specialty, campus).   Searchable by title, type and location.
Yahoo!: News and Media

http://dir.yahoo.com/News_and_Media/

International directory of news and media sites organized by type of medium (papers, radio, television, etc) and region.

Newsletters, Magazines, Journals, Books/Bookstores

Labor Notes

http://labornotes.org/

Labor Notes is a monthly publication and organization devoted to the activities of grassroots labor and union activists.  The web site offers selected articles from the current and recent (past year) issues, plus sells Labor Notes books and pamphlets.

BLS: Compensation and Working Conditions Online

http://www.bls.gov/opub/cwc/

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This quarterly online periodical includes articles, summaries of major studies, and data tables and charts contributed by BLS economists, statisticians and outside scholars. You may read abstracts of the articles and then download the full article using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Data tables include information on the Employment Cost Index (ECI), Employee Benefits Survey, the National Compensation Survey, major work stoppages, and occupational injuries and illnesses and fatalities.

Dollars & Sense

http://www.dollarsandsense.org/

Bimonthly magazine offering "left perspectives on current economic affairs".  The website has selected articles from the current and archived issues.
Industrial and Labor Relations Review

http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/ilrreview/

Issued quarterly since October 1947, the Industrial & Labor Relations Review is a leading interdisciplinary journal publishing original research on all aspects of the employment relationship. This site contains the full text of articles and book reviews dating from April 2003 (Vol. 56, No. 3). All visitors can view and download (a) any book review archived in this site and (b) any archived article that is 1-1/2 years old or older. Subscribers can, in addition, view and download recent and current articles.  The ILR Review is also available in the library, through many business periodical databases and as a print publication. 
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Multinational Monitor

http://www.multinationalmonitor.org/

Bimonthly magazine devoted to examining the activities of multinational companies, as well as labor, environmental, health care, and development issues in a global context.  Web site has most articles from current issues and one article from archived issues.
New Labor Forum

http://www.newlaborforum.org/Home/tabid/278/Default.aspx

Published by the Queens College Labor Resource Center, CUNY; web site contains abstracts of current articles, full text of selected archived articles.
Nation (The)

http://www.thenation.com/

Most articles from current print issue available on this web site, even more available to subscribers.
LERA: Perspectives on Work

http://www.lera.uiuc.edu/Pubs/Perspectives/index.html

Official publication of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA).  See Tables of Contents, selected full text, and subscription information.
Holt Labor Library: Periodicals

http://www.holtlaborlibrary.org/Links.html#Periodicals

An eclectic listing of online labor, progressive, and left magazines from this unique library. Also, links news sources, digital collections, and cultural resources related to radical history and the working class struggle.

Znet Labor Watch

http://www.zmag.org/LaborWatch.cfm

A collection of labor-related articles from Z Magazine, a progressive magazine.
BNA: Books

http://www.bna.com/bnabooks/index.html

A division of The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., publishes authoritative hardcover and softcover references, guides, and fact sheets on topics of interest to attorneys, business executives, labor-relations professionals, human-resource specialists, union representatives, and government administrators. Ordering information, including an online option.
ILR Press (Cornell University Press)

http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/cup_listsearch.taf?_function=list&imprint=An%20ILR%20Press%20Book

List of publications available from this imprint of the Cornell University Press. The ILR Press has published books about the workplace for over fifty years.
Facets

http://www.Facets.org

Facets is a non-profit media arts organization; it is the place to go for purchase or rental of  independent, foreign, lclassic, cult, art, and hard-to-find videos.

Labor Heritage Foundation

http://www.laborheritage.org/

LHF is the focal point for arts and cultural activity for, about, and by labor unions and the labor movement.  In addition to sponsoring labor arts exchanges and festivals, this web site offers a Directory of Labor Artists and Musicians, an Inventory of Labor Landmarks, a Calendar of Labor Cultural Events, online songs, and a catalog of CD's, art, videos, books, and other items (some hard to get elsewhere) for purchase. 
Powell"s Books

http://www.powells.com

An online bookstore that offers new, used, technical books, textbooks, DVD's; recommended in labor circles because of their unionized work force.
Online Books Page

http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books

A searchable database of over 25,000 book titles and serial titles available from other archives and web sites. Hosted by the Univ. of Penn. Library, conceived and edited by John Mark Ockerbloom.

Organizing

AFSCME: Building Power in the Workplace: The AFSCME Internal Organizing Manual

http://www.afscme.org/publications/1668.cfm

Internal organizing focuses on increasing worker support of and participation in the union.  This online guide from AFSCME describes best practices for local unions to create successful internal organizing drives.

 

Glossary of Labor Terms (American Rights at Work)

http://www.americanrightsatwork.org/resources/laborglossary.cfm

Brief definitions of over 150 terms used in collective bargaining and union organizing.
How to Organize (IWW Organizing Department)

http://www.iww.org/en/organize

There is a wealth of information here on the basics and strategies of organizing workers.  See:

Midwest Academy : Direct Organizing

http://www.midwestacademy.com/direct_action_organizing.html

The Midwest Academy is known for its training and consulting activities for community, and workers' activists and organizations.  They explain the idea of "direct action organizing" on this web page, summarizing its principles and its basic six steps.

National Workrights Institute: Right to Organize

http://www.workrights.org/issue_organize.html

The National Workrights Institute is a nonprofit, educational and legislative advocacy organization.  This web page contains testimony, policy briefs, and an "Article" that explains the basic legal principles and current status of the right to organize.
UE: Five Basic Steps to Organize a Union

http://www.ranknfile-ue.org/org_steps.html

The basics from the United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE).

Public Policy

Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR)

http://www.iwpr.org/

The Institute for Women's Policy Research  conducts research related to women’s economic, family, and social needs and their status in their  community and society.  Research findings are disseminated, often for free, through this web site.
ILR School (Cornell): Public Policy and Legislative Subject Guide (Catherwood Library)

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/library/research/subjectGuides/publicPolicy.html

A useful subject guide for library-based research on public policy issues from the Catherwood Library, Cornell ILR.  The guide identifies the most useful databases, books, journals, sources of legal decisions, and web sites.

FPI: Fiscal Policy Institute

http://www.fiscalpolicy.org/

Created in 1991, FPI “works to increase public and governmental understanding of issues related to the fairness of New York's tax system and the stability and adequacy of state and local public services”. Its biennial report “The State of Working New York” is available in print and on its web site; you can also find a wealth of data, research & analysis on employment, corporate accountability, tax & budget analysis, and more.
KFF - Kaiser Family Foundation

http://www.kff.org/

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is an independent foundation that focuses on major U.S. health care issues through research and communication, often in partnership with other organizations. This is their main web site; through it you can access research and data about Medicaid, Medicare, Healthcare Costs, the Uninsured, Women's Health Policy, Minority Health, and more.  For more focused information from Kaiser, try: 

Rockefeller Institute - Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government

http://www.rockinst.org/

The Rockefeller Institute of Government is the public policy research arm of the State University of New York. The Institute conducts research on the role of state and local governments in American federalism and on the management and finances of states and localities. The web site offers the full text of many of its reports plus an online version of its new journal, Journal of Governmental Finance and Public Policy.
Stateline.org

http://www.stateline.org/

This nonprofit, independent web site is a resource for journalists, students, researchers and citizens interested in state-level policy issues.  The site publishes state-related news on elections, crime, economy, health care, technology, taxes & budget, energy, politics and the environment daily (except for holidays).  Additional reference materials includes an annual State of the States report.

Urban Institute

http://www.urban.org/

A "nonpartisan economic and social policy research organization" since 1968, the Urban Institute uses its web site to disseminate research briefs and reports on policy issues, including health care, housing, welfare, work & income, economy & taxes, crime & justice. The Policy Jargon Decoder is a useful glossary of public policy terms.
Rockefeller Institute: Other Public Policy Sites

http://www.rockinst.org/resources/links.aspx

A good selective list of public policy web sites, including federal, state, political, media, and research organizations.
Yahoo!: Public Policy>Institutes

http://dir.yahoo.com/Social_Science/Political_Science/Public_Policy/Institutes/

A listing of over 140 public policy think tanks and institutes covering the whole political spectrum.

Research & the Internet

Bare Bones 101: A Basic Tutorial on Searching the Web

http://www.sc.edu/beaufort/library/pages/bones/bones.shtml

A good, basic tutorial on how to use search engines from the University of South Carolina, Beaufort. Spanish version available.
CWA: Strategic Research Manual

http://www.cwa-union.org/resources/strategic-research-manual/

A guide to research procedures for unionists working on strategic campaigns.  In addition to the requisite chapter on Company Profiles and Finances, researchers may find the sections on the Freedom of Information Act (How to Ask the Government for Information)and Public Employers to be useful.
Finding Information on the Internet (UC Berkeley)

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/FindInfo.html

This tutorial presents the substance of Internet workshops offered by the Teaching Library at the University of California at Berkeley, and is the equivalent of a good book on the subject.  More for intermediate or advanced searchers than beginners; the search engine charts are particularly useful.

Olin: Five Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages

http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/research/webcrit.html

Not everything you see on the web is true.  There are many tutorials on the Internet to help you evaluate the credibility of web sites; this one is brief and to the point.
Online Citation Styles

http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/citex.html

How to cite online resources. Four styles are featured: MLA, APA, Chicago, and CBE.
Urban Legends Reference Page

http://www.snopes.com/

Snopes.com has been telling people the truth about Internet scams, stories, and chain letters for over six years.  If you get an e-mail that seems suspicious, check here.

Safety & Health

AFL-CIO: Safety and Health Toolbox

http://www.aflcio.org/issues/safety/tools/

Links to resources for union workers and representatives.
AFSCME: Facts at Your Fingertips: Health and Safety

http://www.afscme.org/issues/3207.cfm

This online guide from AFSCME lists online resources for OSH laws, worksite inspections, statistics, chemical hazards, ergonomics, infectious diseases, and further research.
CDC: NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg/default.html

The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) presents key information in abbreviated or tabular form for several hundred chemicals and chemical substances found in the work environment.  It’s purpose is to help workers, employers, and occupational health professionals recognize and control occupational chemical hazards.  The NPG is updated regularly and is available in several formats, including paper, web-based, and CD-ROM; it can also be downloaded from the NIOSH web site to be used as a stand-alone file.
CDC: NIOSH: National Institute of Occupational Safety And Health

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh

NIOSH is the federal agency responsible for conducting research, providing education and training, disseminating information, and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. It is part of the CDC, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.  Resources available through the NIOSH web site include chemical, toxicology, research databases; web-based publications; training programs on video and powerpoint; Industry and Occupations resource pages; Hazards and Exposures resource pages, Diseases and Injuries resource pages; Chemicals resource pages; Data and Statistics.  This vast site is indexed alphabetically and can be searched.
Confined Space: News and Commentary on Workplace Health & Safety, Labor and Politics

http://spewingforth.blogspot.com/

Created by Jordan Barab, and one of the first labor-oriented blogs. Confined Space features news and comments on safety and health and how these issues play out in labor unions, the government, and political venues.
NYCOSH - New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health

http://www.nycosh.org

NYCOSH is a New York City based non-profit coalition of local unions and health and safety activists that helps organizations and workers fight job hazards in the workplace.  Its web site provides news briefs on health and safety issues and legislation (including 9/11 and Katrina), guides to dealing with workplace safety problems (ex.,air quality, machine fluids, pesticides); information on health and safety rights, and workers compensation. 

One of the best features of this site is its comprehensive links to other Internet-based resources; the links are accessed by the main categories on the home page (ex., Workplace Hazards, Specific Industries and Their Hazards) or through its Resource and Internet Link Guide .

OSHA - Occupational Safety & Health Administration

http://www.osha.gov/

OSHA was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act to set and enforce standards; provide training, outreach, and education; establish partnerships; and encourage continual improvement in workplace safety and health.  The web site offers portal pages for Workers, Teen Workers, Small Business owners, Hispanic workers and employers, and Spanish-speaking workers.  There is a wealth of content, including the text of laws, regulations, and other legal directives; field inspection and technical  manuals; statistics and enforcement data; compliance tools, including forms, facts sheets, and information on workplace hazards.  Web site can be searched by keyword or through an alphabetical index.
OSHWEB

http://www.oshweb.com/

Index of OSH Internet sites; developed by the Institute of Occupational Safety Engineering at Tampere University of Technology, Finland.

Statistics & Economics

BLS - Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

BLS: Monthly Labor Review

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/mlrhome.htm

Established in 1915, Monthly Labor Review is the principal journal of fact, analysis, and research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an agency within the U.S. Department of Labor. Each month, economists, statisticians, and experts from the Bureau join with private sector professionals and State and local government specialists to provide a wealth of research in a wide variety of fields—the labor force, the economy, employment, inflation, productivity, occupational injuries and illnesses, wages, prices, and many more.
Census - United States Census Bureau

http://www.census.gov/

The U.S. Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.  The Bureau adds new material continually. If one wishes to monitor the new kinds of data becoming available, frequent trips to the "new on this site" page and "latest news releases" will be necessary.

EPI - Economic Policy Institute

http://epinet.org/

EPI is a is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank "that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy".   Their web site features briefings, data and reports on economic issues such as minimum wage, trade policies, employment trends. 
New York State Statistics (Rockefeller Institute)

http://www.rockinst.org/nys_statistics/

The heart of this web site is the online version of the New York State Statistical Yearbook, compiled and published by the Rockefeller Institute of Government. The yearbook contains a wide array of statistical data on the economy, finances, and demography of New York State.
Union Membership and Coverage Database (UnionStats.com)

http://www.unionstats.com/

The Union Membership and Coverage Database provides private and public sector labor union membership, coverage, and density estimates compiled from the Current Population Survey (CPS), a monthly household survey, using BLS methods.  Economy-wide estimates are provided beginning in 1973; estimates by state, detailed industry, and detailed occupation begin in 1983; and estimates by metropolitan area begin in 1986.  The Database, constructed by Barry Hirsch (Trinity University) and David Macpherson (Florida State University), is updated annually.

Strikes & Union Campaigns

BLS: Major Work Stoppages (U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/wkstp.toc.htm

Work Stoppages Summary is an annual descriptive summary of major strikes and lockouts (involving over 1,000 workers) in the U.S. The number of work stoppages and the number of workdays of idleness due to work stoppages are provided. Work stoppage figures are also given by sector, industry (broad), and unions involved in major strikes. Archive summaries and data tables are also available.
BLS: Work Stoppages

http://www.bls.gov/wsp/

The Work Stoppages page provides information about U. S. strikes and other work stoppages that affect over 1000 workers.  Company names, industries, and summary data are provided.  For work stoppages involving fewer than 1000 workers, see the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services' Work Stoppages (Continuing and Ending)
Google: Directory: Human Rights> Sweatshops

http://www.google.com/Top/Society/Issues/Business/Human_Rights/Sweatshops/

A compilation of web sites representing organizations and campaigns devoted to eliminating sweatshops in the U.S. and globally, and organizing and empowering the people who work under sweatshop conditions.
Unions.org

http://www.unions.org/home/

A network offering an index of Union Websites on the Internet. Site includes breaking news, benefits and services, bulletin board, search feature by union or by state.

WashTech: Washington Alliance of Technology Workers

http://washtech.org/

WashTech/CWA seeks to organize and advocate for technology workers in the U.S  Their web site reports on their legislative advocacy activities, offers news and research reports on high-tech employment issues, and answers questions about the rights of technology workers to organize.  

XPDNC Labour Directory

http://www.xpdnc.com/links/links.html

This is an excellent directory of labor-related Internet sites around the world.  In addition to listing web sites for international, national, and local labor unions, XPDNC has organized web sites under useful and interesting categories such as Corporate Agenda, Labour Online, Media Outreach. Web sites within each category are organized by geographic area.  

Union Directories & Resources

AUD: AUDLinks: Rank-and-file and Reform Websites

http://www.uniondemocracy.org/AUDLinks/RNFLinks.htm

AUD (Association for Union Democracy) lists links to the websites of over 100 rank-and-file and union reform organizations, newsletters, and message boards.
Big Labor

http://biglabor.com/

Created by Union Communications Services, this site features extensive links to U.S. union web sites (internationals and locals),plus a weekly labor cartoon, song, quote, book, steward tip, & today in labor history. Interesting feature: “Info about Your Union” enables you to look up U.S. DOL LM2 (financial) reports, and to locate unions by zip code.
Cyber Picket Line

http://www.cf.ac.uk/socsi/union/

This web site, international in scope, presents links to trade union web sites in its World Trade Union Directory and resources for union members in its Union Resources Index.  Although the web site has not been updated for over a year, it's extensive global listings of union locals, councils, federations, and internationals, accessed visually by maps, is still useful and easy to use.

OPM: Directory of Unions and Associations With Exclusive Recognition in the Federal Service

http://www.opm.gov/cplmr/html/unions.asp

This directory, dated January 2004,lists national and international unions and associations which have, either directly or through local units, exclusive recognition with departments and agencies of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and the U. S. Postal Service.
UC Berkeley: Labor Unions : United States (UC Berkeley, Institute of Industrial Relations Library)

http://www.iir.berkeley.edu/library/webguides/unionsgd.html

Listings and links to web sites of U.S. union internationals, locals, AFL-CIO councils and federations, and “union support” organizations.
Worksite.org--Tools You Can Use

http://www.theworksite.org/

This web site, created by Matt Witt of the American Labor Education Service, aims to create online communities focused on “Tools You Can Use” and “Resources & Strategy”. The expanding “Tools” section includes nuts-and-bolts articles on using video, union communications, working with lawyers, etc. The newsletter “World Wide Work” is a good source for new books and music on labor issues. Registration is required, but there is no fee.
XPDNC Labour Directory

http://www.xpdnc.com/links/links.html

This is an excellent directory of labor-related Internet sites around the world.  In addition to listing web sites for international, national, and local labor unions, XPDNC has organized web sites under useful and interesting categories such as Corporate Agenda, Labour Online, Media Outreach. Web sites within each category are organized by geographic area.  

Wages, Salaries & Benefits

AFL-CIO: Executive Paywatch

http://www.aflcio.org/corporatewatch/paywatch/

This AFL-CIO created web site tracks trends in CEO compensation (with, of course, a labor slant). The database documents CEO pay data for companies in the Standard & Poor's Super 1,500 Index.
BLS: Compensation and Working Conditions Online

http://www.bls.gov/opub/cwc/

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This quarterly online periodical includes articles, summaries of major studies, and data tables and charts contributed by BLS economists, statisticians and outside scholars. You may read abstracts of the articles and then download the full article using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Data tables include information on the Employment Cost Index (ECI), Employee Benefits Survey, the National Compensation Survey, major work stoppages, and occupational injuries and illnesses and fatalities.

BLS: Employer Costs for Employee Compensation

http://www.bls.gov/schedule/archives/ecec_nr.htm

The ECEC is a quarterly survey that shows the employers' average hourly cost for total compensation and its components.

BLS: National Compensation Survey

http://www.bls.gov/ncs/

This U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics survey of employee salaries, wages, and benefits replaces three previous BLS surveys (ECI, OCSP, EBS). The BLS recommends this survey for those who want wage estimates for pay setting purposes.

BLS: Occupational Employment Survey

http://www.bls.gov/oes/home.htm

This BLS survey of wage and salary workers produces estimates for over 800 occupations in over 400 industry classifications. It can be tailored to specific industries and areas, and is a good source for obtaining a general overview of wages by occupation, industry, and local area.

ERI: Economic Research Institute's Free Analyst Resources

http://www.erieri.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=FreeAnalystResources

Main site includes tax codes and laws for all U.S. states and Canadian provinces, numerous calculators and salary survey sources as well as a number of links to HR-related information.

JobStar: Salary Information

http://jobstar.org/tools/salary/index.php

Links to salary surveys organized by profession and negotiation strategies. Surveys come from several kinds of sources. Evaluate the information in terms of currency, geographic coverage and application to individual situations. market value, assets, profits, sales or list by state or industry.measured by sales, profits, assets and market value.
Yahoo!: Index to Salary Information

http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Labor/Statistics/Salary_Information/

Links to online sources of salary data as well as companies who provide this information.