Resource Center

Labor Links

Health Hazard Evaluation Program – The Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) Program is run by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). An HHE is an evaluation of possible health hazards at a workplace. Employers, employees, or their union representatives can request an HHE from NIOSH if they have concerns about health hazards at work. NIOSH responds to HHE requests in writing, by phone discussions, or by visiting the workplace to evaluate whether a health hazard to employees caused by exposure to hazardous materials or conditions exist.

AFL-CIO – The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is a voluntary federation of 57 National and International unions. The AFL-CIO union movement represents 11.5 million members, including 3 million members in Working America, its new community affiliate.

Umion Label – Union Label and Service Trades Department, AFL-CIO, was founded in 1909 to promote the products and services produced in America by union members, especially those products and services identified by a union label, shop card, store card and service button. We are supported by per capita payments from AFL-CIO National and International Unions.

Union Songs – an extensive online collection of over 640 songs and poems devoted to labor and workers and their struggles.

Union Books – union books from Union Communication Services with books on all things union. They put out a catalog every year featuring the many books they have to sell. This is a good service for unions and their members.

Powell's Books - this unionized bookstore, based in Portland, OR, is an excellent place to shop for books of any kind and it benefits union members.

Labor Heritage – a website with a mission is to strengthen the labor movement through the use of music and arts. Using creative organizing methods, artistic opportunities, and cultural activities, they are the “synergy, heart, and soul” that brings the passion for equality, fair labor standards and practices, and a just society together in the labor movement.

Labor Arts is a virtual museum where they gather, identify and display images of the cultural artifacts of working people and their organizations. Their mission is to present powerful images that help us understand the past and present lives of working people.

Workers Arts and Heritage Centre – this site is devoted to the labor history of Canada.

Labor Cartoons - a popular site with an extensive archive of cartoons, past and present.

Huck/Konopacki Labor Cartoons - popular labor cartoons from artists who are long time labor activists.

National Labor College – an excellent college for unions, union members and activists founded by the AFL-CIO in 1969.

Union Plus - the AFL-CIO created Union Privilege in 1986 to provide union members and their families with valuable consumer benefits. By using the collective buying power of unions, they are able to offer a valuable, discounted products and services exclusively to working families.

Government Links

Social Security Online – find answers to your questions about Social Security and it’s many benefits.

Americans With Disability (ADA) – a government site with useful information on the rights and resources for Americans with disabilities.

Family and Medical Leave Act - an extensive overview of the Family and Medical Leave Act and your rights.

Occupational Safety and Health – a government site on safety regulations in the workplace.

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation - find out the law and the benefits of pension plans millions of workers enjoy.