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A. Philip Randolph Institute APRI's mission, from our founding to the present, has been to fight for racial equality and economic justice. Our role is unique we work with black trade unionists, the people best suited to serve as a bridge between labor and the black community.

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO, is the first national organization of Asian Pacific American union members and their supporters, and continues the long and proud tradition of Asian Pacific American workers fighting for justice. This tradition reaches back over 100 years to the 19th century strikes on the sugar plantations of Hawaii and the bitter struggles for decent wages and working conditions on the railroads, in the fields, and in the emerging cities of the western United States.

Alliance of South Asian American Labor (ASAAL) ASAAL seeks to fulfill the dream of those South Asian American Laborers who are struggling to establish their voices to be heard, their issues to be discussed, their courage to be recognized and their leadership to be accepted within the existing labor union movement and in the community they live.To that end, ASAAL will continue to insist that South Asian workers, from Bookkeepers to Zookeepers and from community members to leaders, become full partners in the struggle ahead and take leadership in bringing our families, friends, and our communities to the future. We welcome your active participation.

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists CBTU is a fiercely independent voice of black workers within the trade union movement, challenging organized labor to be more relevant to the needs and aspirations of Black and poor workers. Since its founding conference in 1972, CBTU's stature among African American workers has grown. Currently, more than 50 different international and national unions are represented in CBTU. With 50 chapters nationwide and one in Ontario, Canada, CBTU is maximizing the strength and influence of black workers in unions and empowering their communities.

Coalition of Labor Union Women The primary purpose of this National Coalition is to unify all union women in a viable organization to determine our common problems and concerns and to develop action programs within the framework of our unions to deal effectively with our objectives. This struggle goes beyond the borders of this Nation and they urge the working sisters throughout the world to join them in accomplishing these objectives through their labor organizations.

Labor Council for Latin American Advancement The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement is a national organization representing the interests of approximately 1.7 million Latino/a trade unionists throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. LCLAA was founded in 1972 by local Latino trade union committees to promote participation by Hispanic trade unionists in a more responsive labor movement. LCLAA builds political empowerment of the Latino family, supports economic and social justice for all workers and promotes greater cultural diversity at the workplace.

Pride At Work In 1999, Pride At Work became an official constituency group of the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations). The purpose of Pride At Work is to mobilize mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBT Community around organizing for social and economic justice. We see full equality for LGBT Workers in their workplaces and unions. We work towards creating a Labor Movement that cherishes diversity, encourages openness, and ensures safety & dignity.


Allied Organizations

American Labor Studies Center The American Labor Studies Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to collect, analyze, evaluate, create and disseminate labor history and labor studies curricula and related materials, aligned to the various state and national standards, to kindergarten through 12th grade teachers nationwide. They will include such areas as the history, organization, activities, and issues affecting the labor movement

Alliance for Retired Americans The Alliance for Retired Americans is a nationwide organization, founded in May 2001, with three million members working together to make their voices heard in the laws, policies, politics, and institutions that shape our lives. Over the past 10 years, members have mobilized to enroll and organize retired union members and other seniors and community activists into a nationwide grassroots movement advocating a progressive political and social agenda that respects work and strengthens families.The Alliance believes that the energy and dedication of thousands of union members must not be lost in retirement and supports vital issues and actions in support of organized labor, including picketing, demonstrations, rallies, political activism, health care, pension benefits, lobbying in Albany, Washington, D.C. and City Hall, and any action affecting the dignity of all working men and women.

Jewish Labor Committee The Jewish Labor Committee is an independent secular organization that helps the Jewish community and the trade union movement work together on important issues of shared interest and concern. It is the Jewish voice in the labor movement and the voice of the labor movement in the Jewish community.