Creating Social and Economic Change through Strategic Labor/Community Alliances

Labor unions and community organizations have been creating and participating in various types of alliances and coalitions as a way to solve complex social and economic problems. In some cases these alliances have been highly effective. These alliances are increasingly interdependent and crucial to build power to address inequities, and to build and sustain stronger and more just communities. This workshop will explore the dynamic ways labor and community alliances interact as agents of change, analyze a framework to better understand the elements of effective alliances and identify best practices. Speakers:

  • Xiomara Corpeno, Director of Community Education, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
  • Robert England, Communication Workers of America
  • Ben Monterroso, Executive Director, Mi Familia Vota
  • Saket Soni, Executive Director, National Guestworker Alliance