Session: Joint Union-Worker Center Campaigns: New Frontiers in Labor Organizing

June 2, 2017
Hilton Anaheim, Anaheim, CA

Focus: The session highlighted the successful campaigns in Boston, Los Angeles, and Chicago between unions and worker centers and how these partnerships can be replicated in other areas around the country.


  • Benjamin Aaron Kreider, Brandeis University—Lessons from the Immigrant Worker Center Collaborative in Boston
  • Lola Smallwood Cuevas, LA Black Worker Center—Building the LA Black Worker Center and Campaigns for Entry and Equity in the Construction Trades
  • Sheheryar Kaohsiung, Warehouse Workers Resource Center—Organizing Warehouse Workers in the Inland Empire
  • Adam Kader, ARISE Chicago Worker Center—Lessons from ARISE Chicago Worker Center
  • Victor Narro, UCLA Downtown Labor Center, Discussant
  • Janice Fine, Strategy and Research Director, CIWO - Rutgers University, Chair

Organizer: Rutgers SMLR’s Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO)