Programs that establish and enforce legislation which protects the working public from exploitation and unsafe working conditions.
Mutual support groups whose members are people in the same field or profession who want an opportunity to share work-related issues and concerns in a safe, supportive environment. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to exchange ideas and get help regarding problems they may be experiencing.
Organizations that advocate for or oppose measures that affect the terms or conditions of employment or the workplace environment. These measures may address equal pay standards; minimum/living wage requirements; occupational health and safety concerns; worker/employer rights; employee benefits including workplace child care; employment discrimination based on age, race, gender, or ethnic background; affirmative action/equal opportunity practices; sexual harassment on the job; workplace violence; hours issues including a shortened work week and flexible work hours; telecommuting; unemployment benefits; self-employment; and other similar issues.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.