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
Workers' Rights: Summary of Federal and State Laws that Apply to Iowa Workplaces (updated 2017) worker_rights_manual_2017.pdf - in English (click on title to download pdf; pdf is formatted for doublesided printing)
Workers' Rights: Summary of Federal and State Laws that Apply to Iowa Workplaces IA Workers Rights manual -Spanish - July 2012.pdf - in Spanish (click on title to download pdf; pdf is formatted for doublesided printing)
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
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