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    Labor Issues

    U.S. Department of Labor

    Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Employment, wages, unemployment broken down by region.
    Information on age and employment trends, occupational requirements, state-by-state labor market conditions, employer contracts and a career resource library.

    U.S. Office of Personnel Management
    News releases, veteran’s information, accountability reports, organization charts, FAQs and reports portal.

    National Labor Relations Board Database

    Labor Data Warehouse

    Department of Labor: Unemployment
    Statistics, state laws and policies, etc.

    Journalist’s Resource: Seven Things You Should Know About the Monthly Jobs Report

    National Employment Law Project
    Policy center based in New York features publications, a newsroom and litigation summaries online.

    American Federation of Government Employees
    Blog, media section, studies and statistics and more. Site is helpful in finding expert sources as well.

    Journalist’s Resource: How Teachers Unions Impact School Spending, Achievement

    Six Tips for Journalists Covering Teachers Unions
    Journalist’s Resource from Harvard offers some great tips.

    Web-Strategist: Social Networking Statistics, 2009

    Dart Center: Maintaining Boundaries with Sources, Colleagues and Supervisors
    A startup that tracks tech and some media layoffs.
    Comprehensive is an all-in-one platform that helps companies track, decide, and communicate employee compensation. Their mission is to advance pay transparency and eliminate pay inequity.

    Carroll’s Government Directories and Charts
    Tips on finding government agency websites, including labor boards, workers compensation boards, etc.

    Occupational Health and Safety Administration

    United Auto Workers
    Home page and resources for one of the largest unions in the nation.

    Teamsters Web site


    International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
    Includes links to NABET and other media-type unions.

    Federal Trade Commission: Job Scams

    Labor Research Association
    Several studies and stats on labor issues. Top 200 Federal Contractors
    Listed by agency with which they contracted and by amount.

    Warehouse of Government Labor Data
    Data on union elections, labor relation consultant filings, notices of intent to bargain and much more. Compiled by Forest Gregg of Chicago’s DataMade.

    International Labour Organization (ILO)

    Employee Benefits Research Institute
    Surveys, notes, issue briefs, press announcements, studies and much more.

    American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
    Information from the nation’s largest and fastest growing public service employees union.

    MRA The Management Association
    A not-for-profit employers association that features some statistics and studies.

    Labor Day Background

    Bureau of Labor Statistics: Consumer Price Index Database
    Select an item (gas, food, etc.) and track price increases nationally over time. Great quick reference for stories.

    Bureau of Labor Statistics: Inflation Calculator

    Cornell: Institute for Workplace Studies
    Created in 1999 to serve as an “interactive think-tank, bridging the gap between academics and the working world through research initiatives, educational programs and forums.”

    Society for Human Resource Management
    News, press room, government affairs and volunteer resources.

    National Association of Manufacturers

    United Auto Workers
    Union site.


    Railroad Workers United

    National Railway Labor Conference

    Rail Labor Facts: Parties Involved in Negotiations
    From the National Railway Labor Conference, this graphic lays out the bargaining table and key players involved.

    Railserve: List of Railroad Labor Unions

    Washington Post: Everything You Need to Know About the Threatened Railroad Strike

    USA Today: Why Railroad Workers?

    History: The Great Railroad Strike of 1877

    Washington Post: Rail Strikes That Changed America

    US Labor History Timeline

    NY Times: Congress Is Trying to Avert a Rail Strike. Here’s How and Why

    Warehouse of Government Labor Data
    Data on union elections, labor relation consultant filings, notices of intent to bargain and much more. Compiled by Forest Gregg of Chicago’s DataMade.


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