Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW) is a volunteer run political non-profit collective comprised of activists from diverse walks of life (including labour activists, educators, researchers, students and youth of colour) based in Toronto, Ontario, and now in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We are engaged in this work alongside our personal commitments and numerous social justice struggles.
Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union
The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, UFCW (RWDSU), represents workers throughout much of the United States. RWDSU members work in a wide variety of occupations that range from food processing to retail to manufacturing to service and health care.
Workers’ Center of Central NY
Familias Unidas por la Justicia
Familias Unidas por La Justicia (FUJ) is an independent farmworker union of indigenous families located in Burlington, WA representing over 500 Triqui, Mixteco, and Spanish speaking workers at Sakuma Bros. Berry Farm. FUJ is the third independent farmworker union formed in WA in 30 years and the first union led by indigenous workers.
Laundry Workers Center United
Laundry Workers Center United addresses the need for community-based leadership development geared toward improving the living and working conditions of workers in the laundry and food service industries, as well as their families. Our work aims to combat abuses such as landlord negligence, wage theft, and hazardous and exploitative working conditions, all of which are endemic in low-income communities in New York City and New Jersey.
Warehouse Workers for Justice
Warehouse Workers for Justice is a worker center founded in 2009 to win stable, living wage jobs with dignity for the hundreds of thousands of workers in Illinois' logistics and distribution industry. WWJ provides workshops about workplace rights, unites warehouse workers to defend their rights on the job, builds community support for the struggles of warehouse workers and fights for policy change. Since 2009, WWJ has collected over $1.5 million in back wages and won over $5 million in wage increases for warehouse workers.
Pioneer Valley Workers Center
PVWC mission is to build power for low-wage, and immigrant workers in Western Massachusetts. Through innovative and creative worker-driven organizing strategies, the Center unites community allies to win real change in the lives of working families and our communities.
Worker Justice Center of New York
Worker Justice Center of New York pursues justice for those denied human rights with a focus on agricultural and other low wage workers, through legal representation, community empowerment and advocacy for institutional change.
Warehouse Worker Resource Center
The Warehouse Worker Resource Center is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), organization dedicated to improving working conditions in the warehouse industry of the Inland Valley of Southern California. WWRC focuses on education, advocacy and action to change poor working conditions in the largest hub of warehousing in the country. Warehouse Workers United is the organizing campaign of warehouse workers of WWRC.
UFCW Local 770
UFCW Local 770 is the largest local union of the UFCW in the U.S. It represents 30,000 members in grocery stores, pharmacies, packinghouses, and food processing plants in the counties of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo in Southern California.
The UNITE HERE Food Service Division has over 90,000 members across the country - now primarily women, immigrants and people of color - employed in corporate cafeterias, universities, airports, sports stadiums and more. UNITE HERE’s members face multi-billion dollar corporations - including Compass, Sodexo and Aramark. Check out Real Food Real Jobs, UNITE HERE’s forum for students and food service workers fighting for change in college and university campus food service.
Teamsters Joint Council 7
Teamsters Joint Council 7 represents 100,000 working men and women in 22 local unions in Northern California, the Central Valley, and Northern Nevada. It is the largest union in the Central Valley, with 40,000 members between Bakersfield and Sacramento. Its members work in trucking, warehousing/distribution, freight, food processing, dairies, solid waste/recycling, public services, beverages, and more.
The Street Vendor Project
The Street Vendor Project is a membership-based project with more than 1,500 active vendor members who are working together to create a vendors’ movement for permanent change. They advocate for more power and more respect for street vendors. They are part of the Urban Justice Center, a non-profit organization that provides legal representation and advocates for marginalized New Yorkers.
Rural Community Workers Alliance
Rural Community Workers Alliance is organizing meatpacking plant workers in rural Missouri to improve health and safety conditions, address wage theft, and other workplace issues. RCWA also organizes with the Latino immigrant community to address issues such as language access in healthcare, community services, and food access.
Rural & Migrant Ministry
Rural and Migrant Ministry is a statewide interfaith organization that organizes farmworkers mostly in western New York– Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse. They have been leading the Justice for Farmworkers Campaign to pass legislation that would provide farmworkers with the same rights as other workers, such as the right to overtime pay, a day of rest, and the right to organize.
Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
ROC-United is a national restaurant workers’ organization seeking improved wages and working conditions for restaurant workers. With 5,000 members in 7 local affiliates around the country, ROC engages in: organizing campaigns against ‘low road’ actors in the restaurant industry; promotion of the ‘high road’ through partnerships with responsible restaurant owners, cooperative restaurant development, and industry training and placement programs; and participatory research and policy work.
OUR Walmart works to ensure that every Associate, regardless of his or her title, age, race, or sex, is respected at Walmart. We join together to offer strength and support in addressing the challenges that arise in our stores and our company everyday. We envision a future in which our company treats us, the Associates of Walmart, with respect and dignity. We envision a world where we succeed in our careers, our company succeeds in business, our customers receive great service and value, and Walmart and Associates share all of these goals.
Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights
The Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights was established in 1996 and works in solidarity with 600+ members, including low-wage African American workers, with a special focus on women via Organizing, Popular Education and Advocacy. Key issues include: racial discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation. The Center conducts door to door outreach, organizes demonstrations and conferences and launches multi-media campaigns.
Migrant Justice builds the voice, capacity and power of the migrant farmworker community and engages community partners to organize for social and economic justice and human rights.
International Labor Rights Forum
ILRF is an advocacy organization dedicated to achieving just and humane treatment for workers worldwide. ILRF promotes enforcement of labor rights internationally through public education and mobilization, research, litigation, legislation, and collaboration with labor, government and business groups. ILRF is based in Washington, D.C.
Farmworker Association of Florida
A 30-year old, grassroots, community-based, farmworker organization with over 10,000 Haitian, Hispanic and African-American members, FWAF’s core strategy is to help farmworkers realize their power to be effective agents of social and personal change by validating the experience and understanding of farmworkers; building farmworkers’ capacity to participate in decision-making processes that affect their lives; and advocating for farmworkers’ and immigrants’ rights.
Fair World Project
Fair World Project was launched by the Organic Consumers Association in 2010 to promote fair trade in commerce, especially in organic production systems. FWP equips consumers with the information and tools they need to create positive change in both policies and the marketplace, leading to fair prices, wages, and working conditions for workers and small-scale producers around the world.
Comité de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agrícolas
The Farmworker Support Committee's mission is to empower and educate farmworkers through leadership development so that they are equipped with the skills needed to effectively challenge the structures that oppress them. For the past 26 years, CATA has been based upon the belief that only through organizing and collective action will farmworkers be able to achieve social, economic and environmental justice. CATA organizes farmworkers and their families in the mid-Atlantic states.
Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center
Formed in 2005, the Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center is membership-based organization made up of a diverse group of low wage and immigrant workers from various industries that educates and mobilizes workers to achieve positive systemic change. The CIWC fights wage theft, provides rights-based trainings, and organizes workers, community members, and people of faith to engage in workplace justice and solidarity campaigns.
Community to Community Development
Community to Community's mission and work is influenced by the community organizing model of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker's movement in California and Washington State and the values and principles of the World Social Forum process developed in Porto Alegre Brazil.
California Institute for Rural Studies
The California Institute for Rural Studies (CIRS) works to increase social justice in rural California for all residents, but especially marginalized populations, building sustainable communities based on a healthy agriculture.
Brandworkers is a non-profit organization in New York City powered by a global network of committed individuals, advocates, lawyers, and organizers who believe in holding corporations accountable to workers and communities. Brandworkers connects, trains, and mobilizes retail and food employees to assert their rights and to make their voices heard in the public arena.