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Alianza Agricola

The Alianza Agrícola is a group led by and comprised of immigrant farmworkers in Western and Central New York. The group came together to create a better future here in New York for immigrant farmworker families and communities. Through participation in the group, Alianza members are empowered to advocate on their own behalf and gain valuable leadership skills and access to opportunities.

Brandworkers International

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.

Burgerville Workers Union

The idea for the country's first legally recognized fast food union came out of organizing efforts of Portland, Oregon's local chapter of the International Workers of the World. The union has since conducted several workplace actions, including a three-day strike of over 40 workers across four stores in Oregon, and is currently in negotiations for their second contract.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fair Work Center

We are workers, united across different industries to improve our working conditions and our lives. We are coming together as a multiracial community of working people, including immigrants, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ workers.

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.

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.

Fédération du Commerce

The Federation du Commerce brings together women and men throughout Quebec, in the wholesale and retail trade, the agrifood, finance and tourism sectors. At the time of its creation, the federation had less than 1,500 members and 10 unions. Today, the federation has nearly 30,000 members, grouped into 330 unions.

Global Labor Justice

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.

Justicia for Migrant Workers

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.

Laundry Workers Center

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.

Migrant Justice

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.

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.

United for Respect

United for Respect (UFR) is a multiracial national nonprofit organization fighting for big and bold policy change that improve the lives of people who work in retail. UFR is advancing a movement for an economy where corporations respect working people and support a democracy that allows Americans to live and work in dignity. We are over 16 million men and women of different ages, sexual orientations, and ethnicities — and we are fighting for a country that works for all of us, not just a few billionaires. We dream big and we win big.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Street Vendors Association of Chicago

As a result of constant attacks by inspectors and city officials, the Asociación de Vendedores Ambulantes (Association of Street Vendors, AVA) formed in 1992. With courage and sadness its members remember when city inspectors threw their products in the garbage or them doused with Clorox. Today, with new hopes, strength, and expectations, Chicago street vendors have come together once more. AVA's goal is to unite in solidarity in order to create a world in which street vendors work under reasonable regulations and are allowed to live with dignity.

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.

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.

Teamsters Local 63

In 1975, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters granted a charter to Local 63. What began as a 3,000-member, Los Angeles-based Local has now proudly grown to over 16,000 members covering Central California to the Mexican border, and from the Pacific Coast to Arizona and Nevada. Members work in virtually every Teamster-represented industry in eight divisions: Dairy, Meat, Freight, Grocery, Bakery, Car Haul, UPS and Miscellaneous. The strength of the Local is derived from the Diversity of these hardworking members. The incredible growth of Local 63 is the result of years of aggressive organizing, the mergers of other locals, and the goals and visions of passionate leaders.  Their dedicated work has also helped protect jobs through years of an ever-changing economy. 

Trabajadores Unidos por la Justicia

Somos una nueva unión de trabajadores de bodega basada en Yakima, Washington. // We are a new fruit warehouse workers union based in Yakima, Washington.

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.


Venceremos is a worker-based organization in Arkansas whose mission is to ensure the human rights of poultry workers. Venceremos seeks to spearhead adaptation of the Worker-driven Social Responsibility model to the poultry supply chain.

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.

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.

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.

Workers’ Center of Central NY

The Workers’ Center of Central New York is a grassroots organization focused upon workplace and economic justice in and around the city of Syracuse, NY. Through community organizing, leadership development, popular education and policy advocacy, the Workers’ Center empowers low-wage workers to combat workplace abuses and improve wages and working conditions throughout the community. The Workers’ Center facilitates worker empowerment and leadership development through trainings related to workers’ rights and occupational health and safety, orchestrates campaigns to combat wage theft and to promote employer compliance with the law, and engages in organizing and coalition-building to push for policies that will increase wages and workplace standards and promote human rights.


Ruth Faircloth, Rural and Migrant Ministry

Being part of this Alliance has been awesome. We're gonna be noticed. When you bring so many people together for one cause, that's when we make a change.

Dominic Ware, OUR Walmart (Organization United for Respect at Walmart)

It's gonna take all of us. We really need to start talking amongst each other and getting more organized. Being part of the Food Chain Workers Alliacne is really big for my organization so we can amplify our stories and hopefully bring about change faster.

Velia Perez, Teamsters Joint Council 7

I was treated differently after I started organizing to form a union. But it's worth it to fight for equal rights, a better wage and a better future.

Jen Mendoza, Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center

I think the food movement needs to be much, much broader and the FCWA has made that intersectionality much more visible.

Tammy Parkes, Rural and Migrant Ministry

To know that other organizations are dealing with with the same issues - if we were all able to come together and work as one, I believe that it will change a lot of things.