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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.


Employment Services Department The IAMAW’s Department of Employment Services is a newly formed department of the International established by the Executive Council to provide employment-related information to IAM districts, locals and members.


The new department will offer to administer an independent temporary and/or permanent major medical insurance program to help as many of our dislocated members and their families as possible. For information on the medical insurance program, call 888.521.2900


The second phase of this mission will be to work with the districts and locals to create a job information bank offering gainful employment opportunities. For further information contact Tony L. Chapman, Director, or Joanne Chaney at: 301-967-4717 or by e-mail at: or Due to the ever changing economy, the IAM Midwest Territory created the IAM job helper to assist both out-of-work union members and non-union members, in building their careers, surviving a layoff, finding a job, and having the security of union representation.


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.


2009 Vehicles Built by Union Members in the UNITED STATES & CANADA This guide is prepared by the UAW to provide information for consumers who want to purchase vehicles produced by workers who enjoy the benefits and protections of a union contract.


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.






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