04. Workforce

4.1 Provide detailed information on the workforce. How many workers? In which location do they work? What are the demographics of the workforce?
4.2 Is the organization unionized? Which union at which location?
4.3 Are there identifiable worker issues?

The nonprofit’s website may provide some information on the workforce.

LinkedIn pro­vides some basic infor­ma­tion on nonprofits by search­ing under the “com­pany” tab.

The National Labor Rela­tions Board (NLRB) main­tains a data­base where you can inves­ti­gate recent NLRB activ­ity. It is a free site, but you must first reg­is­ter. You can search by com­pany to iden­tify if there has been recent NLRB activ­ity at your firm. Unfor­tu­nately, the NLRB web­site will not tell you if your tar­get com­pany is union­ized; it only lists recent NLRB activity.

It is best to con­tact work­ers to iden­tify worker issues, but there are some resources avail­able online such as Glassdoor that includes work­ers com­ments about their employer. Social media sites such as Face­book may also be useful.

The AFL-CIO main­tains the UNICORE data­base that includes infor­ma­tion on cor­po­rate facil­i­ties, their loca­tion and (if they are union­ized) infor­ma­tion on the union. This data­base is only avail­able to AFL-CIO affiliates.