Alliance for Democracy is a new Populist movement — not a political party — setting forth to end the domination of our economy, our government, our culture, our media and the environment by large corporations. THE ALLIANCE brings people together to build a progressive populist movement to end the corporate domination of our economy, our government, our culture, our media and the environment. It is time to end corporate rule.
Established in 1964, the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers (AWPPW) represents workers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. The AWPPW was born out of rank-and-file disaffection from the International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite and Paper Mill Workers and the United Papermakers and Paperworkers unions. AWPPW boasts of being “the most democratic union in the world.”
The California Labor Federation is made up of more than 1,200 AFL-CIO and Change to Win unions, representing 2.1 million union members in manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality, public sector, health care, entertainment and other industries. The California Labor Federation is dedicated to promoting and defending the interests of working people and their families for the betterment of California’s communities. From legislative campaigns to grassroots organizing, our affiliates are actively engaged in every aspect of California’s economy and government.
Founded in 1903, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee/AFL-CIO is a premiere organization of registered nurses and one of the nation’s fastest growing labor and professional organizations. CNA/NNOC has attracted national renown as a leading advocate of guaranteed healthcare by expanding and updating Medicare to cover all Americans, for negotiating many of the best collective bargaining contracts for RNs in the nation, and for sponsorship of innovative legislation and regulatory protections for patients and nurses.
CWA represents 700,000 workers in private and public sector employment in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico in 1,200 chartered CWA local unions. In 10,000 communities across the United States, CWA members work in telecommunications and information technology, the airline industry, news media, broadcast and cable television, education, health care and public service, law enforcement, manufacturing and other fields. CWA was founded in 1938 at meetings in Chicago and New Orleans. First known as the National Federation of Telephone Workers, the union became the Communications Workers of America in 1947. District 9 is responsible for supporting the CWA Locals in the states of California, Hawaii and Nevada.
Food & Water Watch champions healthy food and clean water for all. They stand up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment.
Friends of the Earth defends the environment and champions a healthy and just world. As an outspoken leader in the environmental and progressive communities, Friends of the Earth seeks to change the perception of the public, media and policymakers — and effect policy change — with hard-hitting, well-reasoned policy analysis and advocacy campaigns that describe what needs to be done, rather than what is seen as politically feasible or politically correct. This hard-hitting advocacy has been the key to successful campaigns over its 40-year history.
Global Exchange is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world. We take a holistic approach to creating change and as an education and action resource center, we advance our vision by working to ensure our members and constituents are empowered locally and connected globally to create a just and sustainable world. We realize that in order to advance social, environmental and economic justice we must transform the global economy from profit-centered to people-centered, from currency to community.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is committed to improving the lives of North America’s electrical workers and their families.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 595 encompasses Alameda County as well as San Joaquin/Calaveras Counties. We are one of the largest IBEW Locals in Northern California with over 2000 members.
The Southern California District Council (SCDC) of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) coordinates legislative and political issues in a territory that stretches from Fresno to San Diego and includes the busiest port complex in America, the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
The mission of the Local Clean Energy Alliance is to promote the equitable development and democratization of local renewable energy resources as key to addressing climate change and building sustainable and resilient communities.
The Napa/Solano Central Labor Council is made up of 50 affiliated unions in Napa and Solano counties and represents over 50,000 union members in our area. We are one of nearly 500 state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO and are the heart of the labor movement. We are democratically elected bodies dedicated to represent the interests of working people at the state and local level. We mobilize our members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice and we strive daily to vanquish oppression and make our communities better for all people—regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.
Rooted in Resilience inspires and supports community leaders in building equitable, resilient communities. We confront the challenges of climate instability, rising energy costs, and recession by boosting regional capacity to provide for everyone’s needs, sustainably and equitably. We achieve this by equipping local leaders with flexible tools, models, and policies that strengthen their communities.
The Sacramento Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO is about working people standing together. As a Labor Council we protect the rights and dignities of working people in six counties – Sacramento, Yolo, Amador, Nevada, Placer, and El Dorado. We represent: Teachers who challenge our children in the classroom, Electricians who repair damaged power lines to make sure we have electricity, Nurses who strive to heal us when your sick, Restaurant Workers who provide high quality service with a smile, Cashiers who handle our groceries with care, Janitors who ensure your workplace is clean and many, many more service and construction industry professionals.
The San Francisco Bay Chapter of the Sierra Club has a rich and vibrant history of environmental leadership going back decades and is comprised of nearly 40,000 Sierra Club members who live in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and San Francisco counties.
The Sunflower Alliance brings together individuals and organizations committed to environmental justice and the health and safety of all Bay Area communities threatened by toxic pollution and climate change. We are fighting against the poisoning of our communities and the destruction of our planet, and for an equitable and sustainable economy fueled by renewable energy sources—wind, water and solar.
The United Steelworkers (USW) are North America’s largest industrial union. The USW are 1.2 million members and retirees strong in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, proudly representing men and women who work in nearly every industry there is. USW members are leaders in your communities, in your work places, in our governments and more.
United Steelworkers (USW) District 12 includes the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington.