Central Florida Jobs with Justice is a local coalition of labor unions, community organizations, faith and student groups that convene on strategies to achieve economic justice for workers within the state of Florida. Through research and community organizing, Central Florida Jobs With Justice promotes collective bargaining rights, employment security, and a decent standard for all workers within the state of Florida. Learn more https://cfjwj.org/.
The Center for Environmental Health, established in 1996, works to protect people from toxic chemicals by working with communities, consumers, workers, government, and the private sector to demand and support business practices that are safe for public health and the environment.
2201 Broadway, Suite 302, Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 655-3900
The Climate Justice Alliance is a new collaborative of community-based and movement support organizations uniting frontline communities to forge a scalable, socially and economically just transition away from unsustainable energy and false solutions to climate change. They do this through building local living economies, building community resilience, and climate justice for all.
Coming Clean is a nonprofit collaborative of environmental health and environmental justice experts working to reform the chemical and energy industries so they are no longer a source of harm. Coming Clean:
- Coordinates hundreds of organizations and issue experts—including grassroots activists, community leaders, scientists and researchers, business leaders, lawyers, and advocates working to reform the chemical and energy industries.
- Envisions a future where no one’s health is sacrificed by toxic chemical use or energy generation.
- Is guided by the Louisville Charter, Jemez Principles of Democratic Organizing, and the Principles of Environmental Justice, we are winning campaigns for a healthy, just, and sustainable society by growing a stronger and more connected movement.
Comunidades Aliadas Tomando Acción (Allied Communities Taking Action) is a grassroot led organization serving vulnerable, minorities and farm working communities. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Comunidades Aliadas Tomando Acción, has been taking on the initiative to be educated, so we can better inform the farmworker and marginalized communities. Due to many disadvantages and systemic environmental injustices this organization was created by farm workers with the purpose of supporting communities of color. We recognize the valuable organizers and powerful farm workers that work in collaboration with other groups to change systems while transforming their lives.
Our mission is to motivate and empower low-income, and farmworker communities to pursue lifelong learning opportunities. We are working together towards social and environmental justice by encouraging education, wellness, developing leadership among youth, and residents. Our vision is to create a culture of well-informed residents and secure healthy environments with more protections and our goal is to continue informing vulnerable communities on different topics such as heat illness prevention, health education, healthy, safe and sustainable environments. We are glad to say that we have increased healthy lifestyle outcomes and have created safe environments in low-income communities. Residents are taking action to live a healthier, informed and more dignified lifestyle.
Familias Unidas por la Justicia is an independent farm worker union of indigenous families located in Burlington, WA representing over 500 Triqui, Mixteco, and Spanish speaking workers at Sakuma Bros. Berry Farm. Familias Unidas formed in 2013 with the hopes of securing a better future for hand harvesters in the local berry fields of Whatcom and Skagit Counties in Washington State. Nearly four years later, on September 12, 2016, Familias Unidas won a historic secret ballot election ushering in a new era for farm worker justice in WA State. Familias Unidas is led by a leadership team, including Ramon Torres, President, and Felimon Pineda, VP.
The contract with Sakuma Bros. guarantees a $15 hourly wage, sets up a process to calculate a fair piece-rate wage for berry pickers, establishes a grievance process and protects against arbitrary termination, among other protections of basic worker rights. Ramon Torres has said, “The union helps workers understand their rights and empowers them to stand up for themselves. It is the goal of Familias Unidas that the workers manage the contract themselves.”
The Farmworker Network for Economic and Environmental Justice, established in 1994, serves nine agricultural worker membership organizations from the U.S., the Caribbean and Mexico. They work on:
- reducing agricultural pesticide hazards
- establishing worker protection standards and worker rights
- supporting direct organizing
- and promoting mutual support among agricultural worker organizations, sustainable agriculture, and occupational health and safety.
1902 Barton Park Road, Auburndale, FL 33823
Phone: (863) 956-5183
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance joins more than 60 U.S.-based grassroots organizing (GRO) groups comprised of working and poor people and communities of color. GGJ brings GRO groups into a long-term process of relationship building, political alignment and transformational leadership development, weaving and bridging together U.S.-based GRO groups and global social movements working for climate justice, gender justice, an end to war, and a just transition to the next economy. At its 7th Membership Assembly in 2018, the membership of GGJ refined its framework for a holistic approach to building grassroots global justice: No War, No Warming, Build a Just Transition to a Feminist Economy, echoing the framework of Dr. Martin Luther King’s philosophy of the Triple Evils of Poverty, Racism and Militarism and integrating the current day pressing issues of climate change and feminism.
2000 14th St NW, Ste 104, #73768
Washington, DC 20056
The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), established in 1990, is an alliance of Indigenous Peoples empowering Indigenous Nations and communities towards sustainable livelihoods, environmental protection of our lands, water, and air and maintaining the Sacred Fire of our traditions.
PO Box 485, Bemidji, MN 56619
Phone: (218) 751-4967
The Los Jardines Institute (the Gardens Institute) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, builds and supports healthy and sustainable communities and workplaces by providing opportunities that promote multigenerational, community-based models of learning, sharing and community building. The Institute prioritizes traditional land-based ways of knowing in the places ‘where we live, work, play, pray, and go to school.’
803 La Vega Dr SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
The United Steelworkers (USW) Local 675 in Carson, California, represents workers in the oil, chemical, bedding, printing, carwash and paper sector industries.
1200 E. 220th St., Carson, CA 90745
Phone: (310) 522-2277