Publications

The publications listed below are available upon request or can be downloaded directly from this page. Costs range from $2-$10 per copy. Request a publication online or call 319-335-4144.

Don't see what you are looking for here? Call the Labor Center at 319-335-4144. We have a constantly growing collection of manuals and handouts available to workers on issues related to collective bargaining, legal rights, communications, organizing, and more.

Solidarity in Action: A Guide for Union Stewards 

**UPDATED 7-21-2021** Quick Guide to Iowa Unemployment Insurance Benefits (March 2021) - download pdf

Workers' Rights: Summary of Federal and State Laws that Apply to Iowa Workplaces (updated 2017, in English) - download pdf - (pdf is formatted for doublesided printing)

Workers' Rights: Summary of Federal and State Laws that Apply to Iowa Workplaces (2017, in Spanish) download pdf - (pdf is formatted for doublesided printing)

Know Your Basic Wage Payment Rights (2017, in English) - download pdf

Know Your Basic Wage Payment Rights (2017, in Spanish)download pdf

Introduction to the Affordable Care Act

Bargaining Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act

Your Rights to Family and Medical Leave: A Worker’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act and the 2008 Revised Department of Labor Regulations

Your Rights to Family and Medical Leave: A Federal Worker's Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and OPM Leave Regulations

Workers' Compensation in Iowa: A Brief Guide to the Iowa Workers' Compensation Law (updated 2017) PDF iconwork_comp_manual_2017_final.pdf

The Americans with Disabilities Act: A Basic Guide

Collective Bargaining: a manual for Private Sector Unions

Collective Bargaining: a manual for Iowa Public Sector Unions

Privacy in the Workplace: What Legal Rights Do Workers Have?

Ergonomics for Union Members in the Building Trades. Dan Holub, 2004.

Alcohol and Drug Testing: Iowa Law and Negotiating Alcohol and Drug Testing

The Union Safety and Health Committee -- Organizing for Action: A Manual for Local Union Safety Committees

Workers' Rights to Form a Union under Iowa's Public Employment Relations Act

Labor Law in Iowa's Public Workplaces: Local Union Activists' Rights and Duties under the Iowa Public Employment Relations Act

Iowa Public Sector Unions' Rights to Information under the PERA: Questions and Answers on your Rights to Information Necessary for Collective Bargaining or Grievance Handling