Unions and Organizations to Connect With
Who unions represent and where they operate can be confusing. Not every union is in every state, and many unions now represent more workers than their names suggest. So if you want to affiliate with an established union, we’ll get you pointed in the right direction. In the meantime, here are links to a few of the unions out there organized by the kinds of workplaces they organize.
- Workers in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas, supporting work throughout the South and West: United Labor Unions Local 100
- Starbucks: Workers United has organized several hundred Starbucks stores’ unions.
- Hotels, casinos, airport food service: UNITE HERE represents workers in the hospitality industry, especially workers in casinos, hotels, and airport food service.
- Janitorial, healthcare, airport facility work, nurses, service work: SEIU
- Nurses in certain states: National Nurses United
- communications and information industries, but also in news media, the airlines, broadcast miscellaneous: CWA
- Auto plants, graduate students and other academics: UAW
- Grocery stores, cannabis dispensaries, grocery-related retail: UFCW
- Truck drivers, warehouses, UPS workers: Teamsters
- Steelworkers, university workers, museums: USW
- Government workers : AFSCME
- Warehouses, docks on West Coast: ILWU
- Teachers: AFT
- Labor Neighbor Research & Training Center- a nonprofit that provides support and assistance through research, training, education, publications, communication, and other resources to community and worker efforts to develop effective organizational responses to issues where they live or work.
- EWOC (Emergency Worker Organizing Committee)– a joint project of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and United Electrical Workers (UE) offers longer trainings and connects with organizers.