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Applied Research Center

The Applied Research Center is a public policy, educational and research institute whose work emphasizes issues of race and social change.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation’s premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.

Center for Law and Social Policy

CLASP is an organization of program staff whose work is concentrated on family policy and access to civil legal assistance for low-income families. Family policy projects include welfare reform, workforce development, child care, child support enforcement, child welfare, couples and marriage policy, and reproductive health and teen parents. Civil legal assistance projects include "general counsel" to LSC-funded programs and the Project for the Future of Equal Justice.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research

The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) is a public policy research organization dedicated to informing and stimulating the debate on public policy issues of critical importance to women and their families. IWPR focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, health and safety, and women's civic and political participation.

9 to 5, National Association of Working Women

National, grassroots membership organization that strengthens women's ability to work for economic justice. Founded in 1973, 9to5 has activists in more than 200 cities and members in every state.

The Paid Leave Clearinghouse

Provides easy access to the facts, ideas, and arguments that inform this discussion. It is an on-line library of citations and, in many cases, full-text documents pertaining to the topic of paid family and medical leave.

The Economic Policy Institute

The Mission of the Economic Policy institute is to provide high-quality research and education in order to promote a prosperous, fair, and sustainable economy. The Institute stresses real world analysis and a concern for the living standards of working people, and it makes its findings acce4ssible to the general public, the media, and policy makers. The offer Issue Guides on Living wage, minimum wage, poverty and family budgets, retirement security, Social Security, unemployment insurance, welfare.

Corp Watch

Global Exchange is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political and social justice. The sections under economic Rights provide ways for you to educate yourself abut ways to Democratize the Global Economy.

Jobs With Justice

JwJ's mission is to improve working people's standard of living, fight for job security, and protect workers' right to organize. JwJ's core belief is that in order to be successful, workers' rights struggles have to be part of a larger campaign for economic and social justice. To that end, JwJ has created a network of local coalitions that connect labor, faith-based, community, and student organizations to work together on workplace and community social justice campaigns.


The AFL-CIO's mission is to bring social and economic justice to our nation by enabling working people to have a voice on the job, in government, in a changing global economy and in their communities.

ASA’s Labor Studies and Labor Movements Section

Provides research on recent works on labor and labor movements.