The Berger-Marks Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to supporting women who organize for social justice and promoting the leadership and participation of women in the labor movement.

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USEFUL WEBSITES


Information about and for Working Women and Women in the Labor Movement


AFL-CIO information on Working Women:
Useful AFL-CIO logoinformation and tools for working women, including facts about working women in union history.

And Still I Rise: Stories AndStillIRise and information about the critical role black women workers play in the labor movement and how the movement can and should make space for the leadership of black women workers. A part of The Black Worker Initiative, launched by the Institute for Policy Studies.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Women in the Labor Force Databook: Released in DecemberBureauLaborStatistics 2014, the databook provides data about women in the U.S. workforce, including information on earnings, education, and hours.

Coalition of Labor Union Women: The only national organization for CLUW_logounion women. Its members “are on the frontline, empowering working women to become leaders in their unions and encouraging them to make a difference on the job and, most importantly, in their own lives.”

FamilyAndWorkInstitute Families & Work Institute: Non-profit research organization that addresses the changing nature of work and family life. Provides useful research and tools for employees and employers to advance family-friendly workplace practices.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research: ProducesIWPR logo research on the policy needs of women, particularly working women, such as pay equity, family leave, and paid sick days.

Labor Project for Working Families: A lpwf_logonational, nonprofit advocacy and policy organization that provides technical assistance, resources, and education to advance family-friendly workplace policies such as family leave and paid sick days.

LabourStart LabourStart, Working Women’s News: Live updates on news about working women around the world. National Women’s Law Center: Provides news, research, and information on legal developments affecting women.

StatusWomenStates Status of Women in the States: A project of the Institute for Women’s Policy research, Status of Women in the States provides comprehensive data on women’s progress in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States overall.

WageProject The WAGE Project: The project seeks to end discrimination against women in the workplace and to specifically eliminate the gender wage gap. The site provides wage gap information and provides tools, such as a wage calculator, women can use to ensure they’re getting paid fairly.

WorkLifeLawWorkLife Law: Provides research and tools for workers and employers to identify and prevent gender-based discrimination in the workplace. Part of the UC Hastings College of Law.

ZinnEducation Zinn Education Project, Women in Labor History: Provides brief bios of exceptional women who have contributed to the labor movement.



Trainings and Schools for Working Women and Women in Social Justice


AFL-CIO logo AFL-CIO Organizing Institute: Provides training to union and nonunion members on the craft of organizing. Offers a three-day training for new organizers and campaign-specific organizing training.

AFL-CIO logo AFL-CIO Bonnie Ladin Union Skills Training Program: Provides weeklong courses for union leaders, staff, and activists on topics such as union administration, collective bargaining, and organizing.

AFL-CIO logoAFL-CIO and Cornell University Strategic Corporate Research Summer School: Weeklong course designed for students and others who are interested in working as union researchers and campaigners. Participants learn about corporate ownership structure, corporate finance, and the sources of corporate power.

uale United Association for Labor Education Regional Summer Schools for Union Women: The weeklong summer schools, held annually in four regions across the U.S., provide participants with skills and knowledge to play leadership roles in their unions.