Resources For Workers

Bagolie Friedman has long been the voice of the injured worker. We know that you have many questions and anxiety about the future, as well as your income. It’s our job to help get you the information and resources you need to get back on your feet and obtain the compensation you deserve. Below is a list of online resources to arm you with the knowledge you need:

Injured Worker Pharmacy (IWP)
Injured Worker Pharmacy (IWP) is a national pharmacy service working on behalf of the injured worker. As an advocate for those injured on the job, IWP takes the financial burden out of the medication process. They are an independent company and a friend to injured workers.http://www.iwpharmacy.com

UnemployedWorkers.Org
An on-line forum created especially for the nation’s jobless and underemployed workers. This resource is available to help the unemployed learn more about the
unemployment system, to share their experiences and concerns, and to participate in the national debate over aid to the jobless. http://www.unemployedworkers.org

UnemployedWorkers.Org’s Laid Off & Left Out: Resources for Workers
Here you will find summaries of the major benefits and resources available to today’s unemployed workers, including links to government websites designed to help workers access available assistance. http://www.unemployedworkers.org

Unemployment Help
The AFL-CIO’s on-line resource helping workers to find employment, access available programs and services, and cover expenses while unemployed. http://www.aflcio.org/yourjobeconomy/help/index.cfm

State Unemployment Benefits
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration.http://ows.doleta.gov/map.asp

Unemployment Insurance/Weekly Benefit Calculator
Find out how much you qualify to receive in benefits in your state. http://www.epinet.org/content.cfm/datazone_uicalc_index

State One-Stop Career Centers
The federal government funds local “One-Stop Career Centers” (about 2000 offices in all) to help all workers access available employment services and benefits, including job search preparation and assistance, local job listings, and publicly-funded job training. http://www.servicelocator.org/

Workforce Tools of the Trade: List of Federal Agencies
http://www.careertools.org/wtt/federal_links.asp

U.S. Department of Labor’s
List of State Worker’s Compensation Officials

If you were injured on the job, and you don’t work for a Federal employer, you can find your local Worker’s Compensation official here. http://www.dol.gov/esa/regs/compliance/owcp/wc.htm

U.S. Department of Labor’s
Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation Home Page

The resources listed below provide information about claims under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA), which is administered by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP). These resources pertain only to Federal employees and agencies. http://www.dol.gov/esa/regs/compliance/owcp/fecacont.htm

U.S. Department of Labor, OWCP: Office of Worker’s Compensation
The OWCP pledges prompt, convenient, compliant, courteous, and immediate help to its’ callers with accurate information delivered in clear and understandable language. Every effort will be made by the Office of Worker’s Compensation to respond to its’ customers as soon as possible. http://www.dol.gov/esa/owcp_org.htm

Social Security Online
Has information regarding the application of disability benefits, retirement benefits, Medicare, Social Security forms, earnings statement, research and data
and work programs. www.socialsecurity.gov

How to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits
Provides information on how to begin your disability application either online, by telephone or in person; provides a Disability “Starter Kit”; provides the medical information used to evaluate disability claims, provides information regarding children with disabilities, Medicare and working while disabled. http://www.ssa.gov/disability.html

Social Security Online: Disability Programs
Explains the difference between Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income. http://www.ssa.gov/disability

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Provides a synopsis of the EEOC’s Charge Processing Procedures including what happens after a charge is filed with the EEOC and how the EEOC resolves these discrimination charges. The time frame for filing an Employment Discrimination Lawsuit in court is explained along with the remedies or relief available when discrimination is found, such as pay back, promotion or providing a reasonable accommodation. http://www.eeoc.gov

EEOC’s Facts About Employment Discrimination
Presents material pertaining to who can file a charge for discrimination, and then how the charge is filed in or outside the United States, providing that the specified information is supplied. The time limits for filing a charge of discrimination are outlined, along with what agencies can handle a charge that is also covered by state and local law. http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoinfo.html

The Civil Rights Center
The CRC oversees the EEO in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance as well as assuring equal opportunity for all applicants to and
employees of the Department of Labor. http://www.dol.gov/oasam/programs/crc/crcwelcome.htm

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment Standards Administration.
The OFCCP oversees employers holding federal contracts and subcontracts. http://www.dol.gov/esa/ofccp

Wage & Hour Claims Checklist
This is a web page sponsored by the National Employment Law Project which provides a quick checklist of the laws administered under the Fair Labor Standard Acts and gives brief information on how to file a Wage and Hour complaint. http://www.nelp.org/docUploads/pub54%2Epdf

U.S. Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division
This web site is sponsored by the US Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division who is responsible for administering and enforcing the
Labor laws including the FLSA/Fair Labor Standard Act and FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) among others. This web site provides important information about labor laws. It also provides a thorough lay interpretation of the Federal Overtime Laws as set forth under the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act). http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd

Disability Benefits: A Social Security Administration Online Publication
This downloadable publication describes who is eligible for benefits, how to apply, and what you need to know. http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10029.html

Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination: Questions & Answers http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/qanda.html

A JOB TO DIE FOR
Why so many Americans are killed, injured or made ill at work and what to do about it.
http://www.ajobtodiefor.com/index.html

Handi Ramps
Providing ramps and lifts for people with disabilities.http://www.handiramp.com



The following is a list of useful union links on the web:

The Union Shop (www.theunionshop.com): Union-made, union-printed checks

21 st Century Postal Workers (www.21cpw.com)

Communications Workers of America (CWA) Union (www.cwa-union.org)

National Association of Letter Carriers (www.csalc.org)

United Food & Commercial Workers International (UFCW) Union (www.ufcw.org)

AMFA Local 14 (www.amfa14.org)

CWA Local 9418 (www.cws9418.org)

UFCW Local 1059 (www.ufcw1059.com)

KC Labor: An internet port-of-entry for working people (www.kclabor.org)

Burbank City Employees Association (www.bcea3143.org)

United Transportation Union Local 974 (www.utu974.com)

Detroit Air Transport Local Lodge 141 (www.iamill41.org)

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 547 ( target=_blank>www.iuoelocal1547.com)

Police Guide: Ranked the Most Popular Law Enforcement Site in the World by WebSide Story 2001, 2002 & 2003 (www.policeguide.com)

Industrial Workers of the World: Official Website (www.iww.org)

Labor News: News on all topics that relate to labor (www.labornews.com)

United States Steelworkers of America Local 12075: Official website ( target=_blank>www.uswalocal12075.com)

UAW Local 1950 (uaw1950.nmu.edu)

New Jersey Law Enforcement Officers Lodge 81 ( target=_blank>www.njleofoplodge81inc.org)

Atlantic City Professional Firefighters Association (www.iafflocal198.org)

American Federation of Government Employees (www.afge1916.org)

Pittsburgh Area Postal Workers Union (www.pgh-metro.net)

AFSCME Local 328: Represents over 3,200 employees of OHSU located in Portland, OR (www.afscmelocal328.com)

UA Local 32: Lots of info about the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union in Seattle (www.uawlocal898.org)

ILWU Local 19: Unofficial site of ILWU Local 19 located on the Seattle Waterfront (www.ilwu119.com)

OCSEA Chapter 4720: Represents employees of the Lorain Correctional Institution in Grafton, OH (www.lorci.com)

OCSEA District 3: Located in north central Ohio and is comprised of chapters from correctional institutions, Ohio Department of Transportation and in this district (www.ocseadistrict3.com)

Teamsters Local 767: Official website (www.teamsterslocal767.com)

Musicians Association of Hawaii Local 677 (www.livemusicbiz.com)

United Teachers of Island Tree (www.utit.org)

National Writers Union (www.nwu-ny.org)

Find any Local Union in the World: Branch, chapter, local and regional labor links (xpdnc.com/links/lobclr.html )

LaborNet: Labor related site with current strike alerts and other important Union activities (www.labornet.org)

LabourStart: A great site for union news headlines and world wide union information (www.labourstart.org)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration: Find current safety issues, ergonomic standards and other job safety related articles (www.osha.gov)

United Educators of San Francisco: Represents more than 7,000 San Francisco Unified School District employees (www.uesf.org)

UAW Local 22: “Cadillac workers” organized in September 1936 when Local 174, the home of Walter Reuther, was formed (www.localuaw22.org)

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Has national employment information available (www.bls.gov)

Teamsters Local 439: Warehouse, truck drivers, bakery, construction, misc. workers in San Joaquin, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Amador counties (www.teamsters439.com)