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 

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

Workers' Rights: Summary of Federal and State Laws that Apply to Iowa Workplaces (2017) click here to download pdf - in Spanish (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 (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