groups affiliated with the MRLF
groups provide another avenue for working people to get involved
in improving their workplaces and communities. Currently, three
constituency groups, the A. Philip Randolph Institute, the Coalition
of Labor Union Women and Pride at Work, are active in the Minneapolis
area. A fourth, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement,
is in formation.
For more information
on any of these organizations, contact Candace Lund at the Minnesota
APRI's mission, from our founding to the present, has been to fight
for racial equality and economic justice. Our role is unique in
that we work with black trade unionists, the people best suited
to serve as a bridge between labor and the black community.
what we term the "Black-Labor Alliance." We build black
community support for the trade union movement, and convey to labor
the needs and concerns of black Americans.With more than 150 chapters
in 36 states, APRI members are involved in political and community
education, lobbying, legislative action and labor support activities.
Minnesota president: John Kinsey
Coalition of Labor Union Women
CLUW is America's only national organization for union women. Our
members are on the frontline, empowering working women to become
leaders in their unions and encouraging them to make a difference
on the job and, most importantly, in their own lives. Our values
are simple: solidarity, involvement, dignity and justice.
Pride at Work
Pride At Work is affiliated as the newest constituency group of the
AFL-CIO. The purpose of Pride At Work is to mobilize mutual support
between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBT Community around
organizing for social and economic justice.
We see full
equality for LGBT Workers in their workplaces and unions. We work
towards creating a Labor Movement that cherishes diversity, encourages
openness, and ensures safety & dignity. We
aim to educate the LBGT Community about the benefits of union membership
for LGBT working people, and to build support and solidarity for
the union movement in the LGBT community.
We intend to
do this in the spirit of the union movement's historic motto, "An
Injury to One is An Injury to All." We oppose all forms of
discrimination on the job and in our unions based on sex, gender
identity, sexual orientation, race, national or ethnic origin, age,
disability, religion or political views.
Local contact: Candace Lund at the Minnesota AFL-CIO, firstname.lastname@example.org