Domestic Fair Trade Association

The Domestic Fair Trade Association (DFTA) is an association of farmworkers, farmers, retailers, processors, businesses, and NGOs building a movement to transform our food system into one that is more healthy, sustainable, and just. The DFTA is building a movement based on the values and principles of international fair trade, but focused on the real needs of farmworkers and family-scale farmers in North America. The Food Chain Workers Alliance is a member of the DFTA.

US Food Sovereignty Alliance

The U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance is a US-based alliance of food justice, anti-hunger, labor, environmental, faith-based, and food producer groups that upholds the right to food as a basic human right and works to connect our local and national struggles to the international movement for food sovereignty. The USFSA works to end poverty, rebuild local food economies, and assert democratic control over the food system, and believes that all people have the right to healthy, culturally appropriate food, produced in an ecologically sound manner. The Food Chain Workers Alliance is a member of the interim coordinating team of the USFSA.


The DataCenter is a non-profit organization that supports grassroots organizing for justice and sustainability through strategic research, training, and collaborations. The DataCenter is providing research support and training to the Food Chain Workers Alliance, and Research Director Saba Waheed is a member of our Advisory Committee.

Applied Research Center

The Applied Research Center (ARC) is a racial justice think tank and home for media and activism.  ARC is built on rigorous research and creative use of new technology.  Its goal is to popularize the need for racial justice and prepare people to fight for it. ARC Senior Research Associate Yvonne Yen Liu is a member of our Advisory Committee and is researching demographic information on food workers.

Food First!

The Institute for Food and Development Policy, also known as Food First!, is a research and policy think tank. Its purpose is to eliminate the injustices that cause hunger. In the summer of 2009 Food First! began its Food Workers-Food Justice program. Food First! Executive Director Eric Holt-Gimenéz is a member of our Advisory Committee.

National Employment Law Project

In partnership with national, state and local allies, the National Employment Law Project (NELP) promotes policies and programs that create good jobs, strengthen upward mobility, enforce hard-won worker rights, and help unemployed workers regain their economic footing through improved benefits and services. Annette Bernhardt, Policy Co-Director, is a member of our Advisory Committee.

Excluded Workers Congress

The Excluded Workers Congress (EWC, a project of the Inter-Alliance Dialogue) is a cross-sector worker organizing collaborative that seeks to win the recognition and realization of the Human Right to Organize for people everywhere. Founded at the United States Social Forum in June 2010, the EWC is comprised of grassroots, labor and workers organizations from sectors that are currently and historically – either by default or design – excluded from labor protections and the right to collective bargaining. Run and led by representatives from each of its respective sectors, the EWC engages in collective campaigns that seek to improve conditions for excluded workers and win broader recognition for the Right to Organize. The EWC has currently prioritized work in three areas: 1) winning the P.O.W.E.R. Act, a legislative bill that would create protections against employer retaliation for undocumented workers engaged in organizing drives, 2) winning a campaign to raise the federal minimum wage, and 3) creating an Excluded Workers Taskforce within the Department of Labor that would ensure effective enforcement and to strengthen workplace rights of excluded workers. The Food Chain Workers Alliance is a member of the Coordinating Committee of the EWC.

Business Ethics Network

The Business Ethics Network‘s mission is to help transform the role of corporations in society by building the capacity of our members in their corporate campaign work, by providing education, facilitating collaboration, and increasing recognition of their campaign successes with the funding community and the public. The Alliance is a member of BEN.