U.S. Government Agencies & Publications

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  •  http://www.bls.gov/ Bureau of Labor Statistics offers multipleportals to data about wages, income, employment, and more.
  • http://www.fmcs.gov/internet/  Often mired in controversy about pro-managementbias, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service has for sixty seven years mediated labor battles, or offered conflict resolution opportunities.
  • http://www.bls.gov/mlr/  A premier BLS publication, the Monthly Labor Review contextualizes, and some would say at times obfuscates, the nature of contemporary working class life.
  • http://www.nlrb.gov/ National Labor Relations Board, often accused of pro-corporate bias, is the overseer of unions and organizing.
  • http://www.nmb.gov/ National Mediation Board(for airlines and railroad companies only) is otherwise similar to the FMCS.
  • https://www.osha.gov/  Occupational Safety and Health Administration oversees workplace safety nationwide from within the Department of Labor.dol
  • http://www.dol.gov/  United States Department of Labor’s main entryway to its work and activities and resources.
  • http://www.dol.gov/opa/aboutdol/lawsprog.htm  U.S.DOL Law Summaries can be good fact sheets and starting points on worker and labor issues.
  • http://www.dol.gov/whd/contacts/state_of.htm U.S. DOL State Labor Departments, Contact List, connects users to any of the fifty State Departments of Labor.
  • http://www.dol.gov/whd/ U.S. DOL Wage & Hour Division tracks wage and overtime and like questions and issues.
  • http://www.va.gov/  Veterans Administration oversees several million workers, those who’ve served in the military, and who often now need assistance, help that is not always easy to figure out how to get from the VA.

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