discussion questions


        gateways to multiple sites

     organizations/agencies--local, national, international

        on-line archives, museums, and other projects                      

     special exhibits


     alternate media

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American Labor Studies Center (gateway to every US union website, labor cartoons, today in labor history, stewards’ tips, labor books, labor songs, and a whole lot more)

Center for the Study of Working Class Life, State Univ. of NY at Stony Brook

Center for Working-Class Studies at Youngstown State University

Internet Labor and Union Resources, courtesy of the Building Bridges radio program (links to numerous labor organizations and projects)

History Matters (gigantic gateway to sites in U.S. history)

Labor History Links (the internet's most comprehensive collection of documents, information, and links related to labor history - Thank you, Rosemary Feurer!)

The New Deal Network (links to sites on American life during the Great Depression)

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organizations and agencies:

Change to Win


AFL-CIO affiliates - unions

AFL-CIO affiliates - state federations and local labor councils

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AFL-CIO constituency groups:
A. Philip Randolph Institute
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
Coalition of Labor Union Women
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
Pride at Work

Selected unions (Change to Win, AFL-CIO, and independent):
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
California Nurses Association-National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC)
Communications Workers (CWA)
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)
Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA)
Organization of Staff Analysts (OSA) - a good gateway to many other labor sites
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Teamsters (IBT)
United Auto Workers (UAW)
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners (UBC)
United Electrical Workers (UE)

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Association for Union Democracy

Brandworkers International

Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence

Corp Watch (U.S.)

Domestic Workers United

DRUM - South Asian Organizing Center

Economic Policy Institute

Green Party                                                                                                                     

Jobs with Justice

Labor and Working Class History Association

Labor Notes

Make the Road by Walking

Museum of Chinese in the Americas

National Labor Relations Board    

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

SweatFree Communities - A Network for Local Action Against Sweatshops

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Tamiment Institute Library & Wagner Labor Archives

Teamsters for a Democratic Union

United Association for Labor Education

U.S. Department of Labor

Working Families Party                                                                                  



on-line archives, museums, other projects:

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Women's Equal Pay Network (began as project focused on the legal industry, but now branching out) (information and resources for grassroots activists)

Class Matters (website connected with the book Class Matters, by Betsy Leondar-Wright)

American Social History Project Center for Media and Learning

Documenting Labor Inside and Out (New York State)

Jim Crutchfield's I.W.W. Page (documents from the Industrial Workers of the World)

Documenting the American South

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project

The Labor Project: Labor and Working Class History in the Pacific Northwest

The Labor Press Project

American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

Voices From the Dustbowl: Migrant Workers in California, 1940-1941

Archive of Folk Culture, Library of Congress

Michael Moore                                                                                                                

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special exhibits:

The Dramas of Haymarket and Chicago Anarchists on Trial (another Haymarket site)

The Triangle Factory Fire (March 25, 1911)

Bisbee Deportation of 1917 (IWW)

Riding the Rails

The Hard Hat Riots, May 8, 1970

The WTO History Project

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Labor Arts

Art for a Change

A New Deal for the Arts

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alternate media:

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Workers Independent News Service - labor news, audio and text

LaborNet - global communication for a democratic, independent labor movement

Labour Start - international labor news

Working Life - Jonathan Tasini's blog on labor issues, published by the Labor Research Association

Common Dreams - links to a host of articles, essays, news services, radio and TV programs, independent weeklies, government documents, etc.

Z Net - ditto

Deceptions USA - a site that exposes deceit and explores solutions

The Daily Activist - useful news for people who care about social justice, civil liberties, and human rights (But it's a commercial site, so you'll have to cope with some annoying ads.)

AlterNet - archive of progressive news

truthout - news and editorials from progressive and mainsteam sources

The Black Commentator - progressive news and views, from Glen Ford and Peter Gamble

Tom - news and opinion

Informed Comment - Thoughts on the Middle East, History, and Religion, from Juan Cole, professor of history at the University of Michigan

MRZine - news and views from the Monthly Review Foundation

National Radio Project - labor news and much, much more, including first-rate investigative journalism

Alternative Radio - links to lotsa progressive radio stations and on-line programming

Democracy NOW! - progressive news program from Pacifica Radio; a new broadcast every weekday

Your Call Radio - progressive public affairs show from California, five days a week

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) - hard-hitting critiques of corporate news media; site includes RealAudio for the FAIR's weekly radio show, Counterspin

Independent Media Center - news stories from independent media organizations, plus free-access discussion boards

The Middle East Research and Information Project - news and background on developments in Afghanistan and South Asia as well as the Middle East

BBC News - audio/video reports on world news (from the British public broadcasting system)

WBAI Radio - New York City's Pacifica Station

Flashpoints News Radio - daily investigative radio magazine, from Pacifica's KPFA in Berkeley

Free Speech TV - radical political analysis

Web Radio - links to on-line radio stations around the globe

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