TopLinks: Labor

AFL-CIO: Workers' Rights
Visit this workers’ union site focusing on educating workers about their legal rights, what to do if these rights are violated, and how to become involved in a workers’ union.

American Civil Liberties Union: Workplace Rights
The ACLU aims to protect the civil rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Use the site's search engine for thousands of results related to workplace rights, including information on drug testing, electronic monitoring, genetic discrimination, immigration, lifestyle discrimination, and wrongful discharge from the workplace.

American Rights at Work
American Rights at Work seeks to promote democracy in the workplace, using investigations, publications, and exposure to stimulate dialogue and improve working conditions.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site is an excellent place to begin research on labor trends in the United States. Check this site for the U.S. economy at a glance, news updates on employment and unemployment, prices, living conditions, compensation, working conditions, productivity, and technology.

Center for Study of Working Class Life
Affiliated with Stony Brook University in New York, the Center for Study of Working Class Life examines the effect of class in society, providing links, a calendar of events, and resources about working-class issues.

Department of Labor
The official Web site of the U.S. Department of Labor contains information on U.S. Labor regulations, including various legislation and statistics and a long list of topics that you can browse in the index.

Documentary film: Life and Debt
The documentary film Life and Debt points out the grim sweatshop realities of the economic policies imposed by the U.S. and the International Monetary Fund on Jamaica and its citizens. The effect of globalization on developing countries is just one of the many topics covered in this internationally acclaimed film by Stephanie Black. Interviews and reviews and a list of labor and globalization related links are also featured at this Web site.

Green America: Sweatshops
Green America is a nonprofit organization providing information about sweatshops and child labor, what people can do to end social injustices, and how to find clothing not made in a sweatshop.

International Labour Organization
This site discusses standards, fundamental principles, and rights at work; employment opportunities; socioeconomic security; and strengthening social dialogue.

LaborNet was founded in 1991 to build a democratic communication network for the labor movement. This site includes important news updates on labor movements, an archive of past articles, and action alerts for labor activists.

National Labor Committee
The National Labor Committee’s mission is to help defend the rights of workers in an increasingly global economy. The NLC takes pride in the successful pressure it has placed on companies to ameliorate working conditions and to increase public knowledge about workplace injustices.

National Partnership for Women and Families
This not-for-profit organization advocates fairness in the workplace and quality health care for men, women, and children. Click here to read about the Family Medical Leave Act, various health care initiatives, civil rights laws in the workplace, and more.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The U.S. Department of Labor's "Occupation Outlook Handbook" features information on the earnings potential, nature of the work, future job outlook, potential for advancement, and training and education requirements for any job--from actuary to zoologist.

Organizational Behavior Resources, University of San Francisco
This link from the University of San Francisco lists numerous organizational behavior resources and associations, as well as brief definitions of organizational behavior terminology.

United Farm Workers of America
Referenced in Bryan Welch’s article, “Putting a Stop to Slave Labor,” this labor union is an organization of predominately Mexican American farm workers.

United Students Against Sweatshops
Students around the U.S. have organized to demand that clothing emblazoned with their schools' logo be made under decent working conditions. The site details the students' arguments and methods, offers links to individual campuses and to news articles about their campaigns.

Workaholics Anonymous
This site provides information on what it means to be a workaholic, including tools of recovery, a quiz you can use to determine whether you're a workaholic, and links to related sites.

Worker Rights Consortium
Worker Rights Consortium is an independent labor rights organization focusing on ending labor abuse, particularly in factories that make apparel with university logos. The organization is run by college students, and its site provides links to other organizations that promote justice in labor.