The Federal Labor Relations Authority
(FLRA) is an independent agency responsible for administering the labor-management
relations program for over 1.9 million Federal employees world-wide, approximately 1.3
million of whom are exclusively represented in more than 2,200 bargaining units. Its
mission is to promote stable and constructive labor-management relations that contribute
to an efficient and effective government.
U.S. Merit Systems
Protection Board (MSPB): Established by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, the
Board serves as guardian of the Federal Government's merit-based system of employment,
principally by hearing and deciding appeals from Federal employees of removals and other
major personnel actions. The Board also hears and decides other types of civil service
cases, reviews significant actions and regulations of the Office of Personnel Management,
and conducts studies of the merit systems.
The National Labor Relations Board
(NLRB) is an independent Federal agency created in 1935 to administer and enforce the
National Labor Relations Act. It conducts secret-ballot elections to determine whether
employees desire union representation, and it investigates and remedies unfair labor
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission's (EEOC's) mission is to ensure equality of opportunity by vigorously
enforcing federal legislation prohibiting discrimination in employment. It uses
investigation, conciliation, litigation, coordination, regulation in the federal sector,
and education, policy research, and provision of technical assistance to achieve this end.
At the U.S. Office of
Special Counsel's (OSC's) on-line information service, where you'll find out more
about the OSC and the services it provides to federal employees and others. You'll also
find copies of publications that we've developed for informational and training purposes.
Department of Labor: The U.S. Department of Labor is charged with preparing the
American workforce for new and better jobs, and ensuring the adequacy of America's
workplaces. It is responsible for the administration and enforcement of over 180 federal
statutes. These legislative mandates and the regulations produced to implement them cover
a wide variety of workplace activities for nearly 10 million employers and well over 100
million workers, including protecting workers' wages, health and safety, employment and
pension rights; promoting equal employment opportunity; administering job training,
unemployment insurance and workers' compensation programs; strengthening free collective
bargaining and collecting, analyzing and publishing labor and economic statistics.
United States Office of Personnel
Management: The Federal Government's Human Resources Agency
Library of Congress: a virtual
Thomas Legislative Review:
Legislative Information on the Internet.
National Performance Review:
LaborNet supports human
rights and economic justice for workers by providing Internet services, labor news and
information, Internet training, and website design for union and labor organizations.
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.
Laborlink is a gateway to
several institutions and comprehensive reference sources related to organized labor,
employment law, labor relations and workplace issues
web ring is for trade union/syndicalist/labour web pages, indvidual trade
unionist/syndicalist/labour activist personal pages, progressive organizations and
individuals who focus on workers rights/workplace issues,labour lawyers, labour
historians, labour related industrial relations sites, occupational health and safety,
affirmative action in the workplace sites.
AFL-CIO: You have a voice, make it
heard; Todays Labor Unions.
Accomodation Network--a service of the Presidents Committe on Employment of People with
Labor Policy Association:
Labor Policy Association is a public policy advocacy organization of the senior human
resource executives of America's major corporations whose purpose is to ensure that U.S.
employment policy supports the competitive goals of its member companies and
American Federation of
Government Employees: Home page of that other union.