Worker Resources

U_Cubed2You lost your job.  You’re not alone.  31 million Americans face the same challenges.  You want your job back.  You want your life back.  But you can’t do it alone.  Neither can anyone else.  You all need each other.

That’s what UCubed is here to do:  Help you and 31 million other Americans organize, work together and get back to work.  Let UCubed help you connect.  Form a cube, and multiply your political and economic power by 6.  Then by 26.  Eventually, by 31 million.  Take Control.

    I.A.M.A.W. District 8

16W 361 South Frontage Road, Suite #127
Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

Chicago Number: (773) 287-4130
Suburban Number:
 (630) 321-3880



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.

Guide Dogs of America


Labor Organizations


AFL-CIO Union Plus  Money-saving benefits for union members & their families 

Union Privilege

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

NIOSHNational 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.The Department of Labor


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.


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.

Census Bureau

This site contains all sorts of data down to the state and county level.

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.

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.”

Illinois Department of Employment Security

Individual Services, Filing an unemployment claim, Find a new job, Certify for benefits by telephone, Summary of services.