Constituency Groups and Worker Centers

AFL-CIO constituency groups

The AFL-CIO is a diverse and inclusive family of working people. We advocate for all workers. Our constituency groups address the challenges that workers from diverse backgrounds face. These groups reach out to the communities they serve, build solidarity, help out with organizing efforts and ensure full participation in our movement. Contact local representatives of these organizations and learn more about how you can help make connections between your community and the local labor movement.

A. Philip Randolph Institute — APRI’s mission is to fight for racial equality and economic justice, working black trade unionists, the people best suited to serve as a bridge between labor and the black community.

APRI Seattle

Alliance for Retired Americans — The mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security.

Washington State Alliance for Retired Americans — For info, contact Jackie Boschok at 206-282-3363.
Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (not affiliated with the ARA) — For info, call 206-254-4910.

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance — APALA is the first and only national organization of Asian Pacific American union members, dedicated to helping these workers, many of them immigrants, strive to achieve the American dream in the face of unsafe and exploitative workplace conditions.

APALA, Seattle chapter — For info, email

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists — aims to be a catalyst for progressive social and political action by providing visitors with data and information relevant to the lives of African American workers and the unions and communities that they support.

CBTU, Puget Sound chapter — For info, contact Kevin Allen at 206-200-4910

Coalition of Labor Union Women — CLUW works to more effectively address the critical needs of millions of unorganized sisters and make their unions more responsive to the needs of all women.

King County CLUW — For info, email Jo Blake.

Labor Council for Latin American Advancement — LCLAA advocates for the rights of all Latino workers and their families in all phases of the American trade union movement and the political process.

LCLAA Pacific Northwest Chapter

Pride at Work — An organization dedicated to mobilizing 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.

Washington Young Emerging Labor Leaders — WA YELL helps young union members learn how to navigate the union movement, gain leadership skills, get to know other union members, and educate each other on building and maintaining a strong labor movement. And fun is allowed!

Spokane Chapter of WA YELL

Worker Centers


Casa Latina — As a vibrant, immigrant worker rights organization, Casa Latina empowers low-wage Latino immigrants to move from economic insecurity to economic prosperity and to lift their voices to take action around public policy issues that affect them.

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