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Websites That Promote Workers' Rights November 10, 2004 10:36 AM

Please use this thread to post websites that are pro-union and support workers' rights.

Thanks!

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 November 10, 2004 10:40 AM

The following website is an online newsletter that addresses workers' rights:

Human Rights For Workers

http://www.senser.com/

Topics in the current newsletter are:

-- Outlook for Workers under New Bush Administration
-- 562 Economists See Higher Minimum Wage as Pro-Family
-- China Rated as the World's Leading Jailer of Journalists
-- Vietnam Puts Itself in Same Unfree League as China
-- Unions for Working Children?  Bad Idea
-- Toward a More Human Technology

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Worker Rights Consortium November 10, 2004 10:42 AM

http://www.workersrights.org/

The Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) is a non-profit organization created by college and university administrations, students and labor rights experts. The WRC's purpose is to assist in the enforcement of manufacturing Codes of Conduct adopted by colleges and universities; these Codes are designed to ensure that factories producing clothing and other goods bearing college and university names respect the basic rights of workers. There are more than 100 colleges and universities affiliated with the WRC.

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OSHA Workers Page November 10, 2004 10:44 AM

http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/worker/

You have a right to a safe and healthful workplace. That's why Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, requiring employers to provide workplaces free from serious recognized hazards and to comply with occupational safety and health standards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) wants every worker to go home whole and healthy every day. The agency was created by Congress to help protect workers by setting and enforcing workplace safety and health standards and by providing safety and health information, training and assistance to workers and employers.

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AFL-CIO Website for Workers' Rights November 10, 2004 10:46 AM

http://www.aflcio.org/yourjobeconomy/rights/

Working people in America have certain basic legal rights to safe, healthy and fair conditions at work. Learn more about your rights at work, the struggles for civil rights and rights for immigrant workers, plus, what working people think about their rights on the job and more.

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The Center to Protect Workers' Rights November 10, 2004 10:48 AM

http://www.cpwr.com/

CPWR's main focus is to develop practical ways to improve safety and health for construction workers and their families. As the research, development, and training arm of the Building and Construction Trades Department and the construction unions in the AFL-CIO, CPWR works with more than 30 organizations nationwide.

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Human Rights First November 10, 2004 10:50 AM

http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/workers_rights/workers_rights.htm

Protecting Workers Rights

In the last decade the global expansion of the market economy has produced what some call a “world without walls”. In the rush to find cheaper and quicker ways to produce shoes, apparel, and other labor-intensive goods for the global marketplace, multinational corporations are moving much of their manufacturing to countries where basic legal protections for workers are non-existent and union organizing is prohibited or discouraged. Workers drive the new international economy, yet millions of them—typically women and children—daily endure substandard working conditions ranging from inadequate wages to inhumane hours to life-threatening hazards in the workplace.

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Union Built PC December 28, 2004 4:22 AM

Latest Headlines about Outsourcing of American Jobs

http://www.exportingourjobs.com/

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Union Built PC - main website December 28, 2004 4:24 AM

http://www.unionbuiltpc.com/

Get the latest news about Union Built PC and check out their Union supported Services!

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I am webmaster of this site February 09, 2005 5:41 PM

http://www.laborstandard.org

This is an up-front socialist website, pro-union and then some. It works to build the struggle against the Iraq war, the movements for women's rights and gay rights, the struggles of people of color, and ultimately to replace the outmoded system of profit for the few with one based on the needs of the many.

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Kansas City Labor February 09, 2005 5:44 PM

http://www.kclabor.org

This site, webmastered by my friend and comrade Bill Onasch, is one that I "steal" from often for Labor Standard. Bill also writes extensively for it, and he's one of the best socialist journalists working today.

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The Labor Party February 09, 2005 5:50 PM

The Labor Party was founded in 1996 (I was a delegate from New Jersey) as a working-class alternative to the Democratic-Republican monopoly on political power. Its website is:

http://www.thelaborparty.org

The national organizer is Mark Dudzic, a former PACE steward at the Merck plant in Rahway, NJ, and a friend of mine. He is the successor to the late Tony Mazzocchi, who had served as secretary-treasurer of the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers before their merger with the Paperworkers to form PACE. I never met a more principled and dedicated labor official in my life than Tony Mazzocchi.

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NUP March 23, 2005 10:33 AM

for the sake of being controversial:

http://www.unitetowin.org

and

http://www.autonome.org

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Teamster web sites September 29, 2006 8:09 AM

http://www.teamster.org - The main site for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

http://www.youtube.com/teamsters - Unofficial Teamsters YouTube site

http://www.fedexwatch.com - Find out how FedEx exploits its drivers by misclassifying them as "independent contractors." This is also a resource site for FedEx employees looking to fight back.

http://org.teamster.org/cintas.htm - Uniform Justice: The Teamsters are teaming up with UNITE HERE to bring decent wages and workplace justice to the drivers and workers of America's biggest launderer.

http://www.changetowin.org - Change to Win was formed in 2005 by the Teamsters and six other unions. Our goal is simple: Organize the unorganized. Only by growing our unions will we be able to regain power in Washington, state capitals and in work places across the country.

http://www.smithfieldjustice.com - poverty wages, dangerous conditions and crippling injuries. This is what 5500 workers in Tar Heel, NC, face everyday in the world's largest hog processing plant. They need your help.

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United Farm Worker's web site October 20, 2006 10:22 AM

The UFW's website is http://www.ufw.org. We have numerous take action pages where people can take a stand on issues that effect farm workers.

Viva Cesar Chavez!

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Some more sites October 20, 2006 10:46 AM

http://www.americanrightsatwork.org/ defend workers rights
http://www.aflcio.org/
http://www.cluw.org/ The Coalition of Labor Union Women supports the rights of working women and families.

http://www.myunionspace.com

http://www.union-organizing.com/ US Workers information for labor union organizing
http://www.labourstart.org/ International news portal about labor and union issues.
http://www.unionprivilege.org/ Labor unions resources, benefits - Union Plus secured credit cards,
http://www.labornet.org/ Online Communications for a Democratic Labor Movement,
http://www.unionism.com/ Directory of Labor Union Organizations
http://www.kclabor.org/ Kansas City pro-union labor site
http://www.minneapolisunions.org/ The Minneapolis Central Labor Union Council
http://www.iww.org/ Industrial Workers of the World - Wobblies
http://www.labor.net labor network
http://www.communicateordie.com/ American Labor Unions and the Internet Home
http://www.nlrb.gov/ U.S. National Labor Relations Board
http://www.dol.gov/dol/audience/aud-labor.htm Provides shortcuts to information and services the DOL
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