The U.S. Department of Labor serves all American workers. Its many activities affect virtually every family in our country. The department's responsibilities include: protesting the wages, health and safety, employment and pension rights of working people; promoting equal employment opportunity; administering job training, unemployment insurance and workers' compensation programs; strengthening free collective bargaining, and collecting, analyzing and publishing labor and economic statistics.
The department's principal mission is to help working people and those seeking work. However, its information and other services, particularly in job training and labor law enforcement, benefit and affect many other groups, including employers, business organizations, civil rights groups, government agencies at all levels and the academic community.
Here are some of the activities of Labor Department agencies.
-- Employment and Training Administration
-- Employment Standards Administration
-- Occupational Safety and Health Administration
-- Mine Safety and Health Administration
-- Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration
-- Bureau of International Labor Affairs
-- Women's Bureau
-- Bureau of Labor Statistics
-- Veteran's Employment and Training Service
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