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California’s “Do Not Patronize” List A list of California firms that have been identified as unfair employers and adversaries of the labor movement.

California's "Do Not Hire" list Consultants that have worked against unions and working families


Buy Union

LA Labor 411: Making it easy to buy union goods and services.

Hotel Workers Rising: Find union-friendly hotels.

UnionPlus: Consumer discounts and other benefits for union members and retirees.

AT&T Wireless: Cell phone plan discounts for union members from the only unionized mobile service provider.

UAW Union Made: Directory of union-made cars, appliances and other products.



Constituency Groups, Allied Organizations and Partners

CARA: California Alliance for Retired Americans CARA is a statewide nonprofit organization that unites retired workers and community groups to win social and economic justice, full civil rights, and a better, more secure future for ourselves, our families, and future generations.

Young Workers of California Established in 2012, the YWC aims to engage, energize and mobilize more young people in and around the Labor Movement. 

Pride At Work, AFL-CIO Pride At Work is dedicated to mobilizing mutual support between the Labor Movement and the LGBT Community around organizing for social and economic justice. P@W is the only national organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender union members.

CLUW: Coalition of Labor Union Women CLUW is America's only national organization for union women.

The Berger-Marks Foundation Berger-Marks Foundation provides resources to people and organizations that help women organize into unions.

Labor Project for Working Families Resources for union members, negotiating teams, organizers, policy makers as well as community based organizations and activists on advocating for family friendly workplaces.

American Rights at Work Promotes the right of workers to organize unions and bargain collectively. Features news, campaigns and resources.

WORKSAFE Dedicated to promoting health and safety in the workplace in order to preserve the health of all Californians.

East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE)

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)


Politics and Legislation

Register to Vote

Look up Your Polling Place

Find your Elected Official

The California Voter Foundation A pioneer in digital information dissemination on voting in California.

Public Policy Institute of California Provides independent, nonpartisan research on economic, social, and political issues that affect the lives of Californians.

California Budget Project Independent fiscal and policy analysis and public education on the latest budget and tax issues.

California’s Legislative Portal Up-to-date status information on California legislation from this legislative session or last.

California Capitol Alert A premiere resource for the latest news from the state Capitol.

Moving Ideas Network Timely information and progressive ideas about national policy and politics.

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UnionJobs The premiere resource for union staffing, apprenticeships and trades positions in California and throughout the U.S.

Become a Union Organizer Attend an AFL-CIO organizer training session.


Family Issues

Labor Project for Working Families Resources for advocating for childcare, elder care, flexible work schedules, and other family-friendly policies.

Families and Work Institute Policy research on the changing workforce and changing family/personal lives.



Layoff Protection for California Workers Information on the California Layoff Protection Act

Unemployment Insurance in California Outlines who is eligible for unemployment insurance, with directions on how to apply.

California Training Benefits Program Details on receiving unemployment insurance while attending a training program.

AFL-CIO's Good Jobs Now! Gives workers, people who have lost their jobs and activists a chance to take action, share stories, find resources, and most importantly, be part of a grassroots movement to help the nation climb out of its 10-million jobs hole created by the recession.



The California Labor Federation will not be offering a scholarship program this year. For resources on available union scholarships, visit UnionPlus. 


Labor Studies

Labor Education programs in California and elsewhere for union members and students.


California Labor Links

California Labor History Map More than 1200 key events in the state’s labor history that have affected the lives of working people.

State Building and Construction Trade Council of California Information on California’s prevailing wage, affiliated unions, history and more.


Community Services

AFL-CIO People Who Help Directory listing of Community Services Directors across the country.



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