Labor Movement Resources
Unit serves the workers we support best when our tools, organizing, and educational resources are developed in conversation with existing labor movement organizations and leaders. We are building partnerships with locals across the U.S. and continue to search for ways to collaborate with unions and federations.
For those looking to form unions at bigger corporate workplaces, there’s a chance that a labor organization is already actively leading a campaign effort. Below, you’ll find a growing list of links to existing campaigns and resources.
Existing union and worker-advocacy campaigns:
Additional organizations that support workers:
Coworker.org - Coworker.org is a laboratory for workers to experiment with power-building strategies and win meaningful changes in the 21st-century economy.
Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee (EWOC) - This is a project of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) to build a distributed, grassroots organizing program to support workers organizing at the workplace.
Freelance Solidarity Project (FSP) - FSP advocates for fairer standards on behalf of freelance digital media workers in the U.S.
Jobs with Justice - This nonprofit brings together labor, community, student, and faith voices at the national and local levels to win improvements in people’s lives and shape the public discourse on workers’ rights and the economy.
Labor Notes - Through the organization’s magazine, website, books, conferences, and workshops, Labor Notes promotes organizing, aggressive strategies to fight concessions, alliances with worker centers, and unions that are run by their members. For essential worker organizing resources, here’s a great database they created.
National Employment Law Project (NELP) - NELP is a leading advocacy organization with the mission to build a just and inclusive economy where all workers have expansive rights and thrive in good jobs. They provide legal and advocacy assistance to workers.
Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) - The center partners with restaurant workers to overcome the obstacles racism and sexism place in their way by helping them understand their rights and advocating for political representation through organizing, educating, training, and agitating.