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 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 Teachers
Arriba Las Vegas Worker Center
Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt LLP
Chicago Newspaper Guild
Cohen, Weiss & Simon LLP
Communications Workers of America
Community Legal Services, Inc.
Equal Justice Center (Austin, TX)
Fair Work Center
Farmworker & Landscaper Advocacy Project
Farmworker Justice

Gilbert & Sackman
Gladstein, Reif & Meginniss
Greater Boston Legal Services
Hammond & Shinners
International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers SMART)

International Brotherhood of Teamsters
International Labor Rights Forum
International Union of Painters & Allied Trades (IUPAT)
Joel F. Dillard, P.A.
Justice at Work (Boston)
Justice at Work (Philadelphia & Pittsburgh)

Laborers' Int'l Union of North America
Legal Aid at Work
Levy Ratner, P.C.
Los Angeles Black Workers Center
Major League Baseball Players Association
Make the Road New York
Mehri & Skalet, PLLC
Migrant Justice
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
Northwest Workers Justice Project

O'Donoghue & O'Donoghue LLP
Partnership for Working Families
Philadelphia Legal Assistance
Pyle Rome Ehrenberg PC
Raise the Floor Alliance

Rothner, Segall & Greenstone
Segal Roitman LLP
SEIU Service Employees International Union
Sheet Metal Workers Local 19
Sherman Dunn, P.C.
SMART Transportation Division
Sugar Law Center
Take Root Justice
Teamsters Local 117
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
UFCW International Union
UE - United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America
United Mine Workers of America
United Steelworkers
Wage Justice Center
Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
Women's Law Project

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.

Upcoming Events

Awards Receptions

New York City Awards Reception

September 16, 2024

View All Awards Receptions

Latest News

  • PBF honors the life of Tom Conway

    September 29, 2023
    The Peggy Browning Fund and its Board of Directors mourns the passing of Tom Conway, International President of the United Steelworkers.
    Read More »
  • 2021 Summer Fellowships Include Additional Programs

    December 03, 2021
    Peggy Browning Summer Fellows had many additional programs from which to choose to bring added depth to the work they were assigned.
    Read More »
  • In Memorium - Richard L. Trumka

    August 09, 2021
    A champion is gone. The day of his death was sad and dark. The passing of President Trumka is a loss for the entire labor movement and for workers and their families throughout this country. It was also a very personal loss for all of us here at the Peggy Browning Fund and for so many workers’...
    Read More »

View all news

Sign Up for Updates