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The AFL-CIO's mission is to bring social and economic justice to our nation by enabling working people to have a voice on the job, in government, in a changing global economy and in their communities.

America's Career InfoNet
Connecting employment, education, and training services into a coherent network of resources at the local, state, and national level.

Bureau of International Labor Affairs
The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) carries out the Department of Labor's international responsibilities under the direction of the Deputy Under Secretary for International Affairs, and assists in formulating international economic, trade, and immigration policies affecting American workers.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

Department of Labor Poster Page
Some of the statutes and regulations enforced by agencies within the Department of Labor require that posters or notices be posted in the workplace. The Department provides electronic copies of the required posters and some of the posters are available in languages other than English.

FindLaw's Labor Law Subject Index
FindLaw is a legal Web site providing a comprehensive set of legal resources on the Internet for legal professionals, corporate counsel, law students, businesses, and consumers. These resources include Web search utilities, cases and codes, legal news, an online career center, and community-oriented tools, such as a secure document management utility, e-mail newsletters, and message boards.

Mediation Information and Resource Center
Articles and forums on workplace mediation. Also includes a national database of mediators.

National Arbitration Forum
Provides a comprehensive look at the arbitration process and the benefits of advanced dispute resolution.

National Labor Relations Board
The NLRB is an independent Federal agency created in 1935 to enforce the National Labor Relations Act. We conduct secret-ballot elections to determine whether employees want union representation and we investigate and remedy unfair labor practices by employers and unions. To find out more about your rights under the Act (as well as other labor laws) and how to file a charge or election petition, start by clicking the Help Desk button.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
In 1970, Congress established the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). As defined in its enabling legislation, P.L. 91-596, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, OSHA's mission is to "Assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions." This mandate involves the application of a set of tools by OSHA (e.g., standards development, enforcement, compliance assistance), which enable employers to maintain safe and healthful workplaces.

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is part of the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment Standards Administration. It has a national network of six Regional Offices, each with District and Area Offices in major metropolitan centers.

Social Security Administration
The website of the Social Security Administration that includes online brochures and forms.

What is Sexual Harassment?
Knowing your rights gives you the power to fight back against discrimination and harassment. This website provides straightforward information about equal rights for women and girls-at work and at school.

Equal Opportunity is the Law. (La Igualdad De Oportunidad Es La Ley.)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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