Labor/Community Alliances/Campaigns

  • http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/ Blue Green alliance connects environmental, community development, and labor organizations and priorities together.
  • http://www.cafesouthcarolina.org/#! The Carolina Alliance for Fair Employment grew out of the work of Southerner for Economic Justice, which had itself developed in alliance with the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union.cbtu
  • http://www.cbtu.org/ The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists presents itself as “the fiercely independent voice of Black Trade-Unionists within the union movement.”
  • http://www.cluw.org The Coalition of Labor Union Women aims to empower women to play leading roles in their unions and communities.
  • http://www.forworkingfamilies.org/about/partners/clu-community-labor-united Community Labor United’s national portal provides data, resources, links, and networking opportunities for envisioning and developing grassroots coalitions and campaigns.
  • http://www.communityunionism.org/nucleus/index.php?itemid=18 Here, folks will find a dated but broad annotated bibliography of materials concerning Community Unionism.
  • http://www.fresc.org/ Front Range Executive Service Corps, a project initiated by the Denver Area Labor Council, represents one possibly best-practices model for a local/regional coalition among labor and community empowerment and economic justice initiatives.interfaith
  • http://www.iwj.org/ Interfaith Worker Justice represents various spiritual communities’ alliance with labor unions and pro-labor non-governmental organizations to address economic and workplace issues.
  • https://depts.washington.edu/pcls/documents/research/LeviOlson_LivingWage.pdf An essential, if now dated, introduction to Living Wage Campaigns, this White Paper contextualizes and then analyzes the Living Wage movement.
  • http://www.jwj.org/  Jobs With Justice seeks to bring together labor, community, students, and faith elements into campaigns that address wide-ranging community, workplace, and organizing essentials.
  • http://organizedpower.org/empower/Labor-Community_Alliances  Organized Power combines the qualities of a ‘thinktank’ with the attributes of an activist coalition.
  • http://powerincoalition.com/ A book and a movement, Amanda Tattersall’s Power in Coalition advances the argument that workplace, bread-and-butter organizing cannot have much chances of success, whereas broader-based conglomerations can coalesce and win.
  • http://www.sleepwiththerightpeople.org/ A “UNITE HERE!” and Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender alliance site, this portrays a vocal and active element of many community coalitions.
  • http://www.hillmanfoundation.org/ The Sydney Hillman logoFoundation aggregates the best work and thinking of the former head of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America.
  • http://ucw-cwa.org/ United Campus Workers is a Tennessee organization that has the potential either to unite with or replace other unions that are less radical, analytical, community-based than is this project of the Communication Workers of America; adjuncts from both Mississippi and Texas easily might merit their own spot on the list.
  • http://www.unitehere.org/ UNITE HERE! is both a union and a coalition dedicated to community power and political transformation.
  • http://www.goodjobsfirst.org/  Seeking to make subsidies more accountable is job number one at this thinktank, which is rich in both general empirical data and specific information about particular states and their programs.
  • http://community-wealth.org/content/working-america-institute-afl-cio Working for America Institute emanates from the AFL-CIO and provides research and resources that promote economic democracy and grassroots empowerment.

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