Labor Education and Advocacy

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists consists of members from seventy-seven international and national unions with forty two chapters across the country. 

Coalition for Social Justice

The Coalition for Social Justice was formed in January, 1995, to build a grassroots peoples’ movement to fight for economic and social justice in Southeastern Massachusetts.  Their work has been driven by the philosophy that by organizing at the grassroots, they can build an army of volunteers who can win campaigns for progressive legislation and have a significant impact on important elections.

Campaign for America's Future

Over 100 Prominent Americans β€” citizen activists and policy experts concerned about our country and our planet β€” joined together to launch and build the Campaign for America's Future. They are challenging the big money corporate agenda by encouraging Americans to speak up β€” to discuss and debate a new vision of an economy and a future that works for all of us.

Building and Construction Trades Department

The Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, coordinates activity and provides resources to 13 affiliated trades unions in the construction industry. It has 386 state, local and provincial councils in the United States and Canada.

Created in 1908, the BCTD has helped its 13 affiliated building trades unions to make job sites safer, deliver apprenticeship and journey-level training, organize new workers, support legislation that affects working families, and assist in securing improved wages, hours and working conditions through collective bargaining.

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance

The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO, is the first and only national organization of Asian Pacific American union members. It continues a tradition dating from the mid-1800s of workers fighting for justice in the sugar plantations of Hawaii, the factories of Alaska, and the railroad and agricultural camps of the western United States.
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