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National Labor Relations Board released a mobile app for iPhone and Android to provide information to employees and unions regarding their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. iPhone users can download the app from the iTunes Store; Android users can download the app from Google Play.

Heritage Community Transportation – is a free Mon Valley van service that connects riders to employment, retail centers and the greater transportation network. It serves 11 communities in the Mon Valley. Call 412-351-2200 for more information, or visit their website at www.heritageserves.org for information on this and other programs offered by Heritage Community Initiatives.

Ways To Work – a loan program of Family Services of Western Pennsylvania that helps working families maintain employment and economic stability by providing loans to assist them in handling the costs of automobile purchase and repair. To qualify, an applicant must have a valid PA Driver’s license, need a vehicle to get to work, be working continuously for at least 6 months for at least 20 hours per week, must live in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington, Westmoreland, Greene, or Fayette County, must be an involved parent of a dependent child 18 years of age or younger still in school, must demonstrate the willingness and ability to make a modest monthly payment, and must fall within the Ways to Work income guidelines for your county. (See article “Car loan program gives lower-wage workers a leg up”, by Ellen Simon in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 12, 2006.)
Family Services of Western Pennsylvania
221 Penn Avenue
Wilkensburg, PA 15221
Call 1-866-965-5929 for more information.

PA Department of Labor and Industry – administers benefits to unemployed individuals, workers’ compensation to individuals with job related injuries, provides vocational rehabilitation to individuals with disabilities, prepares job seekers for the global workforce through employment and job training services for adult, youth, older workers, and dislocated workers, enforces various laws and safety standards in the workplace and administers the Commonwealth’s programs for community service by young Pennsylvanians.
Main Office
651 Boas St.
Harrisburg, PA 17121
General Information (717) 787-5279

Local Office of Bureau of Labor Law Compliance
300 Liberty Avenue #1201
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1210
(412) 565-5300
Toll-free (877) 504-8354

PA Online Unemployment Compensation Application – file your application for unemployment compensation benefits online through the PA Dept. of Labor and Industry.

PA Human Relations Commission (PHRC) – enforces PA’s laws the prohibit discrimination because of race, color, religion, ancestry, age, sex, national original, non-job related disability, known association with a disabled individual, possession of a diploma based on passing a general education development test and familial state. Areas covered include employment, housing and commercial real estate, public accommodations, education, refusal or willingness to participate in abortion procedures and monitoring racial tension situations.
301 Fifth Avenue
Suite 390, Piatt Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Voice (412) 565-5395

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – protection of workers by encouraging employers and employees to reduce workplace hazards and to implement safety and health programs, developing mandatory job safety and health standards which are enforced by worksite inspections, establishing training programs to increase competence of occupational safety and health programs and conducting research to develope innovative ways of dealing with workplace hazards.
Pittsburgh Area Office
Federal Building
Room 905
1000 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4101
(412) 395-4903
Toll-free (800) 321-OSHA

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – enforcement of laws prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 years of age and older), gender in compensation for substantially similar work under similar conditions, and disability in the private sector and state and local governments; prohibiting employment discrimination against federal employees with disabilities; and providing monetary damages in cases of intentional discrimination and clarifying provisions regarding disparate impact actions.
William S. Moorhead Federal Building
1000 Liberty Avenue
Suite 1112
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone 1-800-669-4000
TTY 412-395-5904

Lark Enterprises, Inc. – offers vocational rehabilitation services.
2665 Ellwood Road
New Castle, PA 16101
(724) 658-5676

YWCA Employment Training Service – assesses skills and interests to assist participants in selecting appropriate and satisfying employment, provides business community with qualified and work-ready applicants and provides on-going job coaching and problem resolution assistance.
YWCA Downtown Center
305 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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