The Milwaukee Area Labor Council works with a variety of national and regional organizations to help improve the lives of working families.
Building Advantage Wisconsin – The Construction Labor Management Council of Southeast Wisconsin actively promotes the benefits of hiring union construction contractors and trades people through the creation of Building Advantage — an organization comprised of nearly 20,000 trades people, 600 contractors and six management associations throughout Wisconsin.
Citizen Action of Wisconsin – A grassroots organization that brings together more than 60,000 individual members and over 100 diverse coalition partners to help elect progressive candidates to public office and create a better future for families and communities. In 2005, together with our 501(c)(3) sister organization, Citizen Action of Wisconsin Fund, we held 95 events and mobilized more than 5,000 individuals to take action, from writing letters, to participating in rallies, press conferences, training sessions and public meetings.
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) – Milwaukee Chapter: President, Paula Dorsey, (414) 344-8423. An 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.
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) Milwaukee Chapter – The official Latino constituency group of the AFL-CIO. LCLAA is the first national organization to represent the views of not only Latino trade unionists but, also all Latino workers seeking justice at the workplace.
Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) – A multiracial, interfaith organization committed to addressing justice issues that impact upon the community in which we live. MICAH’s goal is to empower people to act together for justice in pursuit of their individual and collective interests.
Milwaukee Teachers Education Association – A partner with NEA and WEAC, this union represents 6,200 Milwaukee schoolteachers plus educational assistants, substitute teachers and bookkeepers and is an active supporter of Milwaukee labor causes.
School for Workers – The School for Workers is the labor education department of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Continuing Education. Its mission is to educate about issues of concern in the workplace, each year offering hundreds of programs to thousands of union representatives, officers, members, and employer representatives.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County – An organization committed to improving lives in the Milwaukee community. The United Way connects people with food, clothing and shelter, strengthens families, children and youth, and helps individuals become self-sufficient. In addition, United Way focuses on the root causes of our communities’ most critical problems to break the cycle of poverty – the key to sustainable change.
Voces de la Frontera – Milwaukee organization dedicated to educating low-wage and immigrant workers about their employment rights and promoting community organizing in order to achieve policy changes that benefit the immigrant community and the workforce at large.
Wisconsin Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (WisCOSH) – An independent organization that represents workers throughout Wisconsin on issues related to occupational safety and health issues and concerns. Its membership includes union locals, individual union members, physicians, lawyers, health and safety workers and other interested professionals and workers. Part of the international worker safety network.
Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership – Parent group for BIG STEP and the Center of Excellence, a unique partnership of unions, government and business, WRTP is a leader in training skilled workers, developing programs to add minorities to the state construction work, and hooking citizens up with all of sorts of job opportunities. BIG STEP develops pre-apprentice training programs and minority hiring practices. The Center of Excellence works with unions and companies to develop skills, classes and employment.
Wisconsin Women’s Network – A coalition of organizations and individuals advancing the status of women in Wisconsin through communication, education, and advocacy.
A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) – A national organization of black trade unionists whose mission is to fight for racial equality and economic justice.
Alliance for Retired Americans – A nationwide organization, founded in May 2001, with 3 million members working together to make their voices heard in the laws, policies, politics and institutions that shape our lives. For information about the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans, contact Leon Burzynski, (262) 691-1577, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit them on Facebook.
Blue-Green Alliance/Apollo Alliance Project – A broad coalition within the labor, environmental, business, urban and faith communities in support of good jobs and energy independence.
Berger-Marks Foundation – The Berger-Marks Foundation, dedicated to helping women gain the benefits of unionization; assisting organizers and groups committed to helping women unionize; and providing research on the unionization of women.
Coalition for Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) – An 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.
Coalition of Labor Union Women – The only national organization for union women that provides information and events to help them better their jobs and their lives. Includes health alerts as well as workplace advice.
International Labor Communications Associations – The only professional organization of labor journalists and communicators covering North America.
Interfaith Worker Justice –An organization that uses religious values to educate, organize and mobilize on issues and campaigns that will improve wages, benefits and conditions for workers, and give voice to workers, especially low-wage workers.
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) – The official Latino constituency group of the AFL-CIO. LCLAA is the first national organization to represent the views of not only Latino trade unionists but, also all Latino workers seeking justice at the workplace. Visit the Milwaukee Chapter’s Web site.
Solidarity Center – A non-profit organization that assists workers around the world who are struggling to build democratic and independent trade unions.
Working for America – A union-sponsored, nonprofit organization dedicated to creating good jobs and building strong communities.