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  1. Labor Unions - History (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a history.

  2. Labor Unions - Resources (Berkeley.edu)
      Provides links to resources on labor unions.

News
  1. -12-17-11 Editorial: Crippling the Right to Organize (New York Times)
      "UNLESS something changes in Washington, American workers will, on New Year’s Day, effectively lose their right to be represented by a union. Two of the five seats on the National Labor Relations Board, which protects collective bargaining, are vacant, and on Dec. 31, the term of Craig Becker, a labor lawyer whom President Obama named to the board last year through a recess appointment, will expire. Without a quorum, the Supreme Court ruled last year, the board cannot decide cases."

      "Workers illegally fired for union organizing won’t be reinstated with back pay. Employers will be able to get away with interfering with union elections. Perhaps most important, employers won’t have to recognize unions despite a majority vote by workers. Without the board to enforce labor law, most companies will not voluntarily deal with unions." 12-11

  2. AFL-CIO News (AFL-CIO)
      Provides information on the organization and its work.

  3. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME.org)
      Provides information on the organization and its work.

  4. American Federation of Teachers (AFT.org)
      Provides information on the organization and its work.

  5. Change to Win Coalition (ChangetoWin.org)
      Provides information on the organization and its work.

  6. Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW.org)
      Provides information on the organization and its work.

  7. Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA.org)
      Provides information on the organization and its work.

  8. National Education Association (NEA.org)
      Provides information on the organization and its work.

  9. Service Employees International Union (SEIU.org)
      Provides information on the organization and its work.

  10. Teamsters - International Brotherhood of Teamsters (Teamster.org)
      Provides information on the organization and its work.

  11. UNITE HERE (UNITEHERE.org)
      Provides information on the organization and its work. "UNITE (formerly the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees) and HERE (Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union) merged on July 8, 2004 forming UNITE HERE. The union represents more than 450,000 active members and more than 400,000 retirees throughout North America."

  12. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (Carpenters.org)
      Provides information on the organization and its work.

  13. United Farm Workers of America (UFW.org)
      Provides information on the organization and its work.

  14. United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW.org)
      Provides information on the organization and its work.

  15. Workers Independent News (LaborRadio.org)
      Provides news on labor issues.

Papers
  1. Labor Unions - History (Wikipedia.org)
      Provides a history of trade unions, referred to as labor unions.

  2. Republicans Attempt to Strip Unions of Collective Bargaining Rights in Wisconsin (CBS News)
      "No resolution appeared imminent Monday to the stalemate over union rights in Wisconsin, leaving Senate Republicans resigned to forge ahead with less-controversial business such as tax breaks for dairy farmers and commending the Green Bay Packers on winning the Super Bowl." 02-11

  3. Republicans Ram Anti-Union Bill Through Wisconsin Senate (MSNBC News)
      "Republicans pushed a provision stripping public employees of their collective bargaining rights through the state Senate Wednesday evening after finding a way to bypass the chamber's missing Democrats." 03-11

  4. Wisconsin and the Right to Collective Bargaining (National Lawyerws Guild International Committee)
      "In 1948 when the whole world adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the rights of people to form and join trade unions was recognized as a fundamental human right. (Article 23.4).[2] A year later the International Labor Organization (ILO) an international agency created by the Treaty of Versailles at the end of World War I in 1919 [3], promulgated Conventions 87 and 98 which protect Freedom of Association and the right of Collective Bargaining. These conventions apply to workers without distinction."

      "The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, ratified by the United States in 1992 provides in Article 22.1 that: 'Everyone shall have the right to freedom of association with others, including the right to form and join trade unions for the protection of his interests.' This right is not to be restricted except in limited situations, e.g. military forces.(Article 22.2)[6]" 03-11

  5. Wisconsin and the Right to Collective Bargaining (National Lawyerws Guild International Committee)
      "In 1948 when the whole world adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the rights of people to form and join trade unions was recognized as a fundamental human right. (Article 23.4).[2] A year later the International Labor Organization (ILO) an international agency created by the Treaty of Versailles at the end of World War I in 1919 [3], promulgated Conventions 87 and 98 which protect Freedom of Association and the right of Collective Bargaining. These conventions apply to workers without distinction."

      "The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, ratified by the United States in 1992 provides in Article 22.1 that: 'Everyone shall have the right to freedom of association with others, including the right to form and join trade unions for the protection of his interests.' This right is not to be restricted except in limited situations, e.g. military forces.(Article 22.2)[6]" 03-11

   
   


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