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The Massachusetts AFL-CIO not only builds solidarity among unions but also builds alliances with community partners including:

Community Labor United (CLU): CLU’s mission is to move strategic campaigns combining the joint power of community-based organizations and labor unions in order to protect and promote the interests of low and middle-income working families in the greater Boston area.

Raise Up Massachusetts (RUM): Raise Up Mass is a grassroots coalition of community organizations, religious groups, and labor unions committed to building an economy that works for all of us. 

Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance (MEJA): MEJA is a coalition of students, educators, parents, school staff, and concerned community members committed to supporting public schools across the Commonwealth.

Massachusetts Jobs With Justice (JWJ): Massachusetts Jobs with Justice is a coalition of community, faith and labor groups in Massachusetts working together to build unity and support for the struggles of working people.

Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH): MassCOSH unites workers, unions and community groups with environmental and health activists to end dangerous work conditions, organize for safe, secure jobs, and advocate for healthy communities.

University of Massachusetts Labor Centers: For over fifty years the UMass system has been home to the premiere labor studies programs in the country. Each campus across the state has unique offerings from a full Masters degree for working professionals at Amherst to an undergraduate major at Boston or minor at Lowell.

Workers Centers: Workers’ Centers like the Brazilian Workers Center, Chelsea Collaborative, Chinese Progressive Association and Immigrant Workers Center Collaborative advocate for workers exploited through the underground economy and partner with unions on pro-worker policy. 

Labor Guild: The Labor Guild is dedicated to labor education and training through their school, workshops, forums and conferences. Their mission is to promote a healthy labor-management climate.