Links to Resources
Texas Worker Centers
Workers Defense Project / Proyecto Defensa Laboral
Membership-based organization that empowers low-income workers to achieve fair employment through education, direct services, organizing and strategic partnerships.
Safe space for low-wage workers to learn about their rights in the workplace and organize to improve working conditions on the job.
Comité de Justicia Laboral / Labor Justice Committee
Grassroots organization started during the summer of 2009 to combat the rampant wage theft in El Paso.
Texas Statewide Campaigns
Joint effort by construction workers and their families, faith leaders, honest construction businesses, and safety advocates to ensure a strong and sustainable construction industry.
Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance / Alianza de Texas por una Reforma Migratoria
Multi-sector statewide network dedicated to building support for comprehensive immigration reform.
Coalition of immigrant rights, legal, and labor organizations committed to cleaning up the carwash industry and improving the lives of working class families in the greater Los Angeles area.
The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union
Union whose members work in a wide variety of occupations that range from food processing to retail to manufacturing to service and health care to car washes.
National Day Laborer Organizing Network
Network that works to unify and strengthens its member organizations to be more strategic and effective in their efforts to develop leadership, mobilize, and organize day laborers in order to protect and expand their civil, labor and human rights.
Organization of Caribbean, Latina and African nannies, housekeepers, and elderly caregivers in New York, organizing for power, respect, fair labor standards and to help build a movement to end exploitation and oppression for all.
Hand in Hand: the Domestic Employers Association
National network of employers of nannies, housecleaners and home attendants, our families and allies who are grounded in the conviction that dignified and respectful working conditions benefit worker and employer alike. Provides resources for employers of domestic workers, with guides to clear and open communication, fair wages, and benefits and provisions
National Domestic Workers Alliance
Nation’s leading voice for the millions of domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are women. NDWA is powered by 39 local, membership-based affiliate organizations of over 10,000 nannies, housekeepers and caregivers for the elderly located in 14 states, plus the District of Columbia.
Farm, Food Chain, and Restaurant Workers
Organization bringing local food production workers together for good jobs and a sustainable food system. Your support helps the workers we all depend on lead their own campaigns for just, wholesome, and local food.
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Farmworker organization fighting for better wages and working conditions in Florida’s fields since 1993.
Farm Labor Organizing Committee
Organization called upon to challenge the deplorable conditions of the broader workforce that remains voiceless, powerless, and invisible to mainstream America.
Coalition of worker-based organizations whose members plant, harvest, process, pack, transport, prepare, serve, and sell food, organizing to improve wages and working conditions for all workers along the food chain.
Organization that aims to build a more just and sustainable food system with a focus on establishing fair wages, humane working conditions and fundamental rights for farmworkers.
Restaurant Opportunities Center United
Organization that works to improve wages and working conditions for the nation’s restaurant workforce.
Student Action with Farmworkers
Organization that works with farmworkers, students, and advocates in the Southeast and nationwide to create a more just agricultural system.
National network of students and youth organizing with farmworkers to eliminate sweatshop conditions and modern-day slavery in the fields.
Membership organization of guestworkers whose members organize in labor camps across the United States to win collective dignity at work.
Largest national immigrant youth-led organization working for roadmap to citizenship & fair treatment for 11 million undocumented Americans.
National Employment Law Project
In partnership with national, state and local allies, we promote policies and programs that create good jobs, strengthen upward mobility, enforce hard-won worker rights, and help unemployed workers regain their economic footing through improved benefits and services.
Organization that provides free legal services to low-income residents in sixty-eight counties of Southwest Texas, and represents migrant and seasonal farm workers throughout the state of Texas and six southern states: Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas.
Organization that 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.
National Consumers League’s Special Project on Wage Theft
Seeks to raise awareness about the nature of wage theft in the United States and strives to educate consumers, workers, businesses and governments about wage theft issues.
Organization founded to win justice for warehouse and logistics workers in Illinois.
Organization for working families with over 3 million members fighting for good jobs and a just economy.
Organization that mobilizes people of faith and work advocates in support of economic justice and worker rights at the local, state and national levels.
National network of local coalitions that bring together labor unions, faith groups, community organizations, and student activists to fight for working people.
National Black Worker Center Project
Organization that aims to highlight the work of black worker centers around the country, provide resources for communities interested in opening a center in their city, and promote a dialogue around this innovative approach to the black jobs crisis.
Chicago’s fast food and retail workers, mostly adults with families, and those who support us are fighting for the just compensation and dignified treatment that all hardworking Americans deserve.
Fast-food workers are coming together all over the country to fight for $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation.
National Farmworkers Awareness Week
Annual national week of action to raise awareness about farmworker issues on our campuses and in our communities.
Campaign for Fair Food (Wendy’s, Publix, Kroger, Giant, Stop&Shop)
Campaign to get Wendy’s – the last of the five largest fast food corporations in the country – and the $550 billion supermarket industry to join the Fair Food Program and respect the rights and dignity of farmworkers in its supply chain.
Government Labor Agencies
State agency that offers services to Texas job seekers, employers, and more with jobs, recruiting, unemployment, career development, labor law, and labor market statistics.
Principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
Federal agency charged with protecting workers’ wages, health and safety, employment and pension rights; promoting equal employment opportunity; administering job training, unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation programs; strengthening free collective bargaining and collecting, analyzing and publishing labor and economic statistics.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Commission responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
National Labor Relations Board
Independent federal agency that protects the rights of private sector employees to join together, with or without a union, to improve their wages and working conditions.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation.
Labor Research and Education
National educational and outreach organization dedicated to promoting the freedom of workers to form unions and bargain collectively.
Website that seeks to document, capture, and express what it means to be Black and working class in 21st Century United States.
National labor journal from the Murphy Institute and the City University of New York that provides a place for labor and its allies to test and debate new ideas.
Labor center that conducts research and offers workshops on issues related to labor and employment.
Labor center that serves as an important source of information about unions and workers to scholars and students.
Labor News Sources
A weekly podcast hosted by Josh Eidelson and Sarah Jaffe take listeners behind the scenes of the latest stories in labor journalism.
Focused on issues of importance to working Americans.
Covering news about America’s working families, poverty and policy. Topics include: housing, employment, education, immigration and health care.
Media and organizing project that has been the voice of union activists who want to put the movement back in the labor movement since 1979.
Syndicated news program dedicated to the voices of workers and working families.
Blog dedicated to providing independent and incisive coverage of the labor movement and the struggles of workers to obtain safe, healthy and just workplaces.