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The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), affiliated with the AFL-CIO, is the first and only national organization of Asian Pacific American (APA) union members. Over 600,000 APA workers have joined unions and are seeking better pay, improved benefits, dignity on the job, and a voice in the workplace.
The LCLAA is a national organization associated with the AFL-CIO that represents the interests of approximately 2 million Latino/a trade unionist throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Their goal is to promote participation by Hispanic trade unionists in a more responsive labor movement. LCLAA supports economic and social justice workers, promotes greater cultural diversity at the workplace, and promotes economic development for Latino/a workers.
If you need data on employment, unemployment, wages and earnings, benefits, productivity, workplace injuries, etc., this is the place to go. Be prepared to spend some time negotiating this web site and reading about the statistical series available. The A – Z topic index (upper right hand corner) is useful.
You can find FAQ’s and full text of laws & regulations on wages and hours, workplace safety & health, retirement & health benefits, union membership, plus information on regulations that affect hiring and termination practices.
The GAO is known as “the investigative arm of Congress” and “the Congressional Watchdog”. GAO supports the Congress, provides oversight of federal programs, and publishes research reports on diverse public policy topics.
The major source for U.S. population and housing statistics, derived from the decennial population census and more current surveys. U.S. business and industry are profiled by the economic census, taken every 5 years. See below for links to specific areas of the census.