Worker Resources

 

University of Iowa - Labor Center

 

Building the labor movement through education.

 

The mission of The University of Iowa Labor Center is to provide educational programs and research support to Iowa’s working people and their organizations. Since 1951, the Labor Center has acted as a bridge between the University and Iowa’s labor community.

We offer a wide range of non-credit courses designed for labor union members and leaders on topics including: steward education and contract administration, collective bargaining, labor and employment law, public policy issues, leadership development, organizing and mobilizing, economics, labor history, and much more.

 

William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center As we enter the new century, the only way to keep up with change is with education. The William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center is the IAM's most visible sign of our commitment to provide a world class educational facility to train future IAM leaders.

 

The Winpisinger Center teaches what it is to be a trade unionist. By studying labor history and the role unions play in our society, students learn that unions are more than service organizations. We are part of a larger movement toward economic and social justice with dignity on the job.

 

IAM National Pension Fund As an I.A.M. member, you know that strength lies in numbers. The same holds true for the National Pension Plan. Our strength lies in these numbers:

 

Over 1,700 contributing employers

Over 68,000 retirees and beneficiaries

• 75,000 participating members

$7 billion in net assets

 

Our numbers are strong and they keep growing stronger . . . growing to give you a more secure financial future, both tomorrow and well into the 21st Century.

 

National IAM Benefit Trust Fund The National I.A.M. Benefit Trust Fund is a Non-Profit Health and Welfare Fund, offering Comprehensive Healthcare Plans, nationwide.

 

Proudly serving the I.A.M. Membership for over a quarter century, we have earned a reputation for Responsive, Personalized service.

Contact your IAM Representative, or the Fund Office to find out what the Benefit Trust Fund can offer you!

 

IAM Retirees, Community and Membership Services  Whether it's on the job or in the community, unions stand for members helping members and people in the community.

 

Iowa - Unemployment Compensation Up-to-date information on Unemployment Compensation for Iowa workers is available on this site.

 

Iowa - Workers Compensation  The Workers’ Compensation Act is a part of the Iowa Code designed to provide certain benefits to employees who receive injury (85), occupational disease (85A) or occupational hearing loss (85B) arising out of and during the course of their employment. Benefits are payable regardless of fault and are the exclusive remedy of the employee against the employer.

 

Paywatch - The National AFL-CIO's new website on CEO pay.  Shows how CEO pay is skyrocketing; details what the top executives make--and how long it would take you to make that much. Also indicates what you can do about this scandal and how to "talk back."

 

AFL-CIO Union Plus  Money-saving benefits for union members & their families

 

Pension Benefit Guaranty   The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. is using a new Internet site to help workers locate pension money owed to them.  The PBGC lists 9,887 workers who are owed more than $19 million in benefits and about 1,400 companies.  The site can be searched by name, company or state.

 

U.S. Dept. of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics  Despite cutbacks in their budget for a number of years, this is still the best source for just about any sort of economic data you're looking for.

 

NIOSH  National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Home Page.  This site gives information on the agency, publications, health hazard evaluations and databases.  This site has extensive safety and health weblinks.

 

OSHA  Occupational Safety and Health Administration Home Page. This site provides information on the agency, technical support, publications and standards.  In addition, the site has extensive safety and health weblinks.

 

The Department of Labor

 

Census Bureau  This site contains all sorts of data down to the state and county level.