Worker Resources

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.


Retirees, Community and Membership Services Department of the IAM


Illinois Department of Employment Security
Individual Services, Filing an unemployment claim, Find a new job, Certify for benefits by telephone, Summary of services.


Illinois Industrial Commission
Industrial Commission is the state court for workers’ compensation cases. Outside of the hearing rooms, our staff cannot answer specific legal or hypothetical questions. Employees can answer questions regarding Commission procedures and case status. The information on this Web site will serve as a guide to the rights and responsibilities of injured workers and employers. For more information, e-mail us or call us Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Missouri DOL Department of Employment Security
The Missouri Division of Employment Security provides payment of unemployment insurance benefits to workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own.


Missouri DOL Department of Workers Compensation
The Division of Workers’ Compensation works with employers and employees regarding workplace injuries and illnesses. Many Missouri employers are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance for employees. Workers’ compensation insurance provides financial assistance to workers injured on the job. The Division helps ensure that those injured workers receive appropriate medical treatment and payment of compensation for lost wages.


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 Corp.
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.


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


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


The U.S. Department of Labor


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


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