gateways to multiple sites

     organizations/agencies--local, national, international

        on-line archives, museums, and other projects                      

     special exhibits



     alternate media

     special section on the immigration crisis

        special section on Black Lives Matter

     special section on COVID-19


D.I.Y. - Students of U.S. labor history can find immense amounts of open-access digital material--much more than is linked to this page. To locate additional material, start with an advanced search on Google ( in which ".com" and ".net" are unwanted words and you request one or more of these words: ".edu" ".gov" ".org."


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American Labor Studies Center

Center for the Study of Social Justice, Inequalities, and Policies (formerly Center for the Study of Working Class Life), State Univ. of NY at Stony Brook

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!)

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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
Union Veterans Council

AFL-CIO's other allied groups:
Alliance for Retired Americans
International Labor Communications Association
Jobs With Justice
Labor Heritage Foundation
Lawyers Coordinating Committee
National Day Laborer Organizing Network
National Domestic Workers Alliance
Solidarity Center
United Students Against Sweatshops
Working America
Working for America Institute

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Selected unions (Change to Win, AFL-CIO, and independent):
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA)
National Nurses United (NNU)
Communications Workers of America (CWA)
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)
International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)
International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
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)
United Auto Workers (UAW)
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners (UBC)
United Electrical Workers (UE)
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)
United Steelworkers (USW)

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Association for Union Democracy

Brandworkers International

Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence

Corp Watch (U.S.)

DRUM - South Asian Organizing Center

Economic Policy Institute

Green Party   

International Labor Rights Forum                                                                                                                  

Labor and Working Class History Association

Labor Notes

Make the Road by Walking (New York)

Make the Road Connecticut

Make the Road New Jersey

Make the Road Pennsylvania

Mesothelioma Justice Network

National Labor Relations Board    

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

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Teamsters for a Democratic Union

United Association for Labor Education

U.S. Department of Labor

Working Families                                                                                 



on-line archives, museums, other projects:

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

American Social History Project Center for Media and Learning

Documenting the American South

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

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

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special exhibits:

The Triangle Factory Fire (March 25, 1911)

Bisbee Deportation of 1917 (IWW)

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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podcasts and youtube shows


Heartland Labor Forum

Tales from the Reuther Library

Union Strong

Who Makes Cents: A History of Capitalism

Worker Power Hour  

Working History  

Working Life                                                                                                                              




alternate media:

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Labor Notes - access to back issues of the monthly magazine Labor Notes and much more

Labour Start - international labor news

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

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

Breaking Brown - provocative progressive news and views from Yvette Carnell

ToneTalk - commentary from attorney Antonio Moore

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

MR online - news and views from the Monthly Review Foundation

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

Alternative Radio - links to lots of 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

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

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Click below for links to organizations that offer information on the immigration crisis as well as opportunities for activism on that front.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR)

National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON)

North American Committee on Latin America (NACLA)

Human Rights Watch

KIND (Kids in Need of Defense)

Women’s Refugee Commission

Catholic Legal Immigration Network

ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project


Al Otro Lado

Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project

Lights for Liberty

American Immigration Council

National Immigration Forum

National Immigrant Justice Center

National Immigration Law Center

United We Dream

Human Rights First

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Black Lives Matter
(This is just a sampling of what's available; use an advanced Google search to find more.)

AFL-CIO website

African American Policy Forum

Assata's Daughters

Audre Lorde Project

Black Lives Matter organization

Black Youth Project 100

Color of Change

Critical Resistance

Dream Defenders

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights


Labor Against Racist Terror

Labor Notes articles

The Marshall Project

Movement for Black Lives

October 22nd Coalition

Poor People's Campaign

Prison Moratorium Project

Race Forward

Rising Majority

Solidarity Center AFL-CIO

Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative

Strike for Black Lives

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COVID-19 :
(This list, too, s just a sampling of what's available; check other organizational sites as well.)

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AFL-CIO Take Action: Unions Respond to COVID-19

Air Line Pilots Association: Coronavirus Information for Flight Crews

American Federation of Government Employees: Coronavirus Update

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees: COVID-19

American Federation of Teachers: Coronavirus Resources

American Postal Workers Union: News and Resources for Members (but relevant to others too)

Association of Flight Attendants: COVID-19 Updates

Coalition of Immokalee Workers: News and Calls to Action

Communications Workers of America: Coronavirus Update

Farmworker Justice: COVID-19

Human Rights Watch: Reports from Around the Globe (search the site)

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees: COVID-19 News and Resources

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers: Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information and Resources

International Brotherhood of Teamsters: COVID-19 Outbreak Resources

International Longshore and Warehouse Union: COVID-19 Resource Page

Labor Notes: Latest COVID-19 Coverage

Massachusetts Teachers Association: Coronavirus and Schools and Colleges

National Association of Letter Carriers: New and Information, COVID-19

National Day Laborer Organizing Network: Worker and Migrant Justice Response to the Coronavirus

National Domestic Workers Alliance: Resources for Domestic Workers on the Coronavirus Pandemic

National Education Association: multiple reports, resources, calls to action (search the csite)

National Nurses United: NNU Response to COVID-19

New York State Nurses Association: COVID-19 Resources

New York State AFL-CIO: COVID-19 Resources for Working People

New York Taxi Workers Alliance: Resources Guide for Drivers and Families

North America's Building Trades Unions: COVID-19 Resources

SEIU: Coronavirus Resources

Teamsters for a Democratic Union: COVID-19

United Auto Workers: Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources

United Electrical Workers: COVID-19 Information for Workers

United Food and Commercial Wokers: UFCW and COVID-19

United Steelworkers: Coronavirus Resources

UNITE HERE: COVID-19 Resources

Worker Rights Consortium: COVID-19 and Garment Workers

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