Labor History

The Illinois Labor History Society
The Illinois Labor History Society's site contains a comprehensive U.S. labor history curriculum, articles and bibliographies related to labor history, and numerous labor history links.

Workers' Rights

UC's Institute of Industrial Relations
The University of California's Institute of Industrial Relations Library's website provides syndicated, Web-based news about global labor issues, including links to Web publishers. Also explore the site's Labor Guides and Web Guides for more useful information.

Labor Notes
Labor Notes has a comprehensive list of links to worker-friendly organizations.

International Labor Rights Fund
International Labor Rights Fund (ILRF) is an advocacy organization dedicated to achieving just and humane treatment for workers worldwide. This page on the ILRF site provides links to labor rights advocates.

Philly Unions
This is the official online communication network of the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO. It is a locally targeted but regionally and nationally connected online communication network, media/publicity platform, and resource center benefiting the entire union community of Philadelphia and vicinity.

Working America
Working America is a community affiliate of the AFL-CIO. It connects nonunion workers and retirees to the people-power of America's union movement.

Working USA
Working USA, The Journal of Labor and Society - a forum for new ideas on the work experience. Addressing the range of concerns of working people, the journal covers workers both employed and unemployed, union and non-union, both in the marketplace and at home. A wide range of respected contributors examine the economic, political and social means to achieving a democratic worklife.

Mentor Organizations 

The following organizations participate in the Peggy Browning Fund's Fellowship Program:

Adelante Alabama Worker Center
AFL-CIO American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
AFSCME American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees 
American Federation of Government Employees
Bush Gottlieb
California Teachers Association
Cary Kane LLP
Chicago Newspaper Guild
Cohen, Weiss & Simon LLP
Communications Workers of America
Community Justice Project
Community Legal Services, Inc.
Construction & General Laborers' District Council of Chicago and Vicinity
Equal Justice Center (Austin, TX)
Fair Work Center
Farmworker & Landscaper Advocacy Project
Feinberg Jackson Worthman & Wasow LLP
Friends of Farmworkers, Inc.
Gilbert & Sackman
Gladstein, Reif & Meginniss
Greater Boston Legal Services
Health Professionals & Allied Employees, AFT/AFL-CIO
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
International Labor Rights Forum
Laborers' Int'l Union of North America
Legal Aid at Work
Levy Ratner, P.C.
Los Angeles Black Workers Center Project
Major League Baseball Players Association
Make the Road New York
Mehri & Skalet, PLLC
Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.
Murphy Anderson PLLC
National Domestic Workers Alliance
NELP National Employment Law Project
NELA National Employment Lawyers Association
National Federation of Federal Employees
New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty
New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice
NYSUT - New York State United Teachers
Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll
O'Donoghue & O'Donoghue LLP
Partnership for Working Families
Previant Law Firm, S.C.
Raise the Floor Alliance
Schwarzwald, McNair & Fusco
Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt, LLP
SEIU Healthcare 1199NW
SEIU Service Employees International Union
Sheet Metal Workers Local 19
Sherman, Dunn, Cohen, Leifer & Yellig, P.C.
SMART Local 83
Sugar Law Center
UAW International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
UFCW International Union
UE - United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America
United Steelworkers of America
Wage Justice Center
Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
Workers Defense League (New York, NY)

Other Useful Links

The American Constitution Society - a national organization of law students, law professors, practicing lawyers, and others.
National Association for Law Placement offers expertise in legal career planning, employment, professional development.
National Lawyers Guild an association dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system.

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