Are you looking for more information about important topics like legislation, workplace health and safety, or trade? Check out the topics below to find links to the best information on the web.

Member Rights

Landrum-Griffin Act

Union Security Notification (Convenios de Seguridad Sindical)

 

Resources on Legislation & Government

The U.S. government’s official web portal for all government agencies, with links to state and local government websites as well: usa.gov

The Library of Congress’ site, where you can view and copy past and pending federal legislation, find out who has co-sponsored legislation, check the status of legislation, and obtain House and Senate roll call votes: congress.gov

The Center for Responsive Politics website includes campaign finance databases for hard, soft and PAC contributions for Federal elections as well as links to state campaign financing databases: opensecrets.org

The National Institute of Money in State Politics offers an online database for researching who is investing in state elections and ballot measures: followthemoney.org

The Federal Election Commission offers access to all of the recent filings for political action committees, candidate committees and other regulated campaign organizations on its website: fec.gov

 

Resources on Labor Issues

A wide range of employment-related data can be found on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ website: bls.gov

The National Labor Relations Board’s website has the statute in English and in Spanish, summaries of worker rights under the National Labor Relations Act, board decisions, and more: nlrb.gov

The U.S. Census Bureau has multiple tools and ways to research economic issues, housing, poverty, education, trade, health insurance coverage and more: census.gov

Jobs with Justice publishes original research and policy analysis on key issues: jwj.org

Information related to wages and the economy, including raising the minimum wage, overtime, wage theft, pay equity, and misclassification: aflcio.org/Issues/Jobs-and-Economy/Wages-and-Income

Analysis and information about disparity between executive salaries and other workers from the AFL-CIO: aflcio.org/Corporate-Watch/Paywatch-2014

Extensive economic research on raising America’s pay: epi.org/pay/

Easy-to-use guides to measure what it takes for families to get by, by geographic locations: epi.org/resources/budget/

The U.S. Department of Labor maintains a Web site with data on both federal and state minimum wage laws: dol.gov/dol/topic/wages/minimumwage.htm

To calculate the effect of inflation on wages and purchasing power: bls.gov/data/inflation_calculator.htm

 

Resources on Unemployment Insurance

The National Employment Law Project has a wealth of resources on its Web site. Click on Unemployment Insurance under the Issues tab at: nelp.org

Up-to-date information related to unemployment insurance from the Economic Policy Institute: epi.org/research/unemployment-insurance/

 

Resources on Trade and TAA

EPI has useful, up-to-date data and briefing papers on trade and globalization, including its adverse impact on U.S. manufacturing jobs, at: epi.org/research/trade-and-globalization/

Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch provides data, fact sheets, videos and more relating to trade issues: citizen.org/trade/

The AFL-CIO has good information about trade and the global economy at: https://www.aflcio.org/Issues/Trade

For official information relating to Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), including petition assistance: doleta.gov/tradeact/

 

Resources on Veterans’ Issues

The Web site of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee is a source of information on federal legislation: house.gov/va/

The Disabled American Veterans provides background information on issues of interest to veterans (click on “Legislative” for legislative bulletins): dav.org/membership/documents/

 

Resources on Workplace Safety and Health

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration at: osha.gov

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) is a federation of local and statewide “COSH” groups–Committees/Coalitions on Occupational Safety and Health: www.coshnetwork.org

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at: cdc.gov

The American Industrial Hygiene Association at: aiha.org

The American Public Health Association at: apha.org

 

Resources on Budget, Tax, and Regulatory Issues

The Center on Budget Policy and Priorities has excellent papers on current federal budget and tax issues on its Web site: cbpp.org

A resource that can tell you if a company has received any government subsidies: goodjobsfirst.org/subsidy-tracker

 

Resources on Health Care

Official site of Affordable Care Act: www.healthcare.gov

Kaiser Family Foundation has good information on Medicare, Medicaid and other health care issues on its Web site: kff.org

Families USA is a leading source of information on health care issues, including Medicare, uninsured children and adults, and prescription drugs. Their Web site is: familiesusa.org

 

Resources on Civil and Human Rights Issues

The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights maintains a Web site with useful information on a wide range of civil and human rights issues, including immigration, at: civilrights.org

The Coalition of Labor Union Women has resources relevant to women trade unionists at: cluw.org

The National Partnership for Women and Families promotes fairness in the workplace, quality health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. Web site: nationalpartnership.org/

The National Committee on Pay Equity has up-to-date information on legislation, and useful fact sheets on pay equity, at: pay-equity.org/

The National Women’s Law Center has useful materials on women and employment, education, health, Social Security and taxes at: nwlc.org

For information about the Legal Services Corporation and to access the LSC report on the underserved legal needs of the poor visit: lsc.gov

 

Consumer Issues

For consumer information on prescription drugs, go to the Food and Drug Administration’s Web site at: fda.gov

For consumer information on a range of consumer issues, visit the Web site of U.S. Public Interest Research Group at: uspirg.org

The nonprofit Consumers Union maintains a Web site with materials on a number of consumer issues at: consumersunion.org

The Center for Responsible Lending is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy organization dedicated to protecting homeownership and family wealth by working to eliminate abusive financial practices at: responsiblelending.org

 

Resources on Privatization

In the Public Interest is a comprehensive research and policy center committed to promoting the values, vision, and agenda for the common good and democratic control of public goods and services: inthepublicinterest.org/

USAspending.gov is mandated by the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 to give the American public access to information on how their tax dollars are spent: usaspending.gov/

 

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