Worker-Driven Social Responsibility Network

Coordinating Committee

Alliance for Fair Food

The Alliance for Fair Food (AFF) is a network of students, fair food consumers, and faith communities, working in partnership with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) for farmworker justice. Following the leadership of the CIW, the ally network’s tenacity, creativity, spirit and commitment have been integral to the unprecedented victories that are currently changing the landscape of humans rights in U.S. agriculture. Drawing from our collective strengths and successes, our mission remains to stand with farmworkers as they continue their struggle for justice and dignity.

Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity

    The Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity (BCWS) was founded in 2000 by a group of former garment workers who sought to change the abusive working conditions faced by poor women workers who lack the power and knowledge to bargain for dignified treatment and decent wages. Since then, BCWS has advanced workers’ rights by strengthening the capacity of workers to advocate for themselves by conducting hundreds of trainings and documenting labor rights violations for dozens of investigative reports and international news stories. BCWS is highly regarded by workers in the country and by the international labor rights movement as well. The organization also conducts research in the garment industry, documenting labor violations and advocating for supply chain-wide solutions.

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    Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

    The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) works to advance human rights in business and eradicate abuse. BHRRC tracks the human rights policy and performance of over 7000 companies in over 180 countries, making information publicly available, and engages with companies and governments to urge them to share information publicly. The organization helps communities and NGOs get companies to address human rights concerns, and provides companies an opportunity to present their response in full. BHRRC also works to amplify the voices of the vulnerable, and human rights advocates in civil society, media, companies and governments, and seeks to strengthen and support the broad business and human rights movement, cooperating with allies and partners around the world.

    Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha

    Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL) is a low-wage worker-led organization that is fighting for fair wages, fair working conditions, and a voice in the workplace for all workers in the Twin Cities metro area. Over the past ten years, CTUL has organized with hundreds of workers to win over $2 million in stolen wages, and to win long-term changes in the workplace that bring an estimated $7 million in additional income per year into the poorest communities in the Twin Cities metro area.

    Coalition of Immokalee Workers

    The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is a Presidential Medal-winning, human rights organization based in Immokalee, Florida. The CIW is eradicating forced labor, sexual violence, and other abuses in US agriculture through the implementation of the Fair Food Program (FFP). The FFP has brought together tens of thousands of workers and consumers, over 30 agribusinesses and 14 retail food corporations to prevent human rights abuses in Florida’s $650 million tomato industry.  Since its launch in 2011, the FFP has expanded to include three crops and seven states along the East Coast. Led by the women and men who have worked in the fields, the FFP was the first comprehensive, fully functional model of the Worker-driven Social Responsibility paradigm.

    Migrant Justice

    Migrant Justice’s mission is to build the voice, capacity, and power of the farmworker community and engage community partners to organize for economic justice and human rights. We gather the farmworker community to discuss and analyze shared problems and to envision collective solutions. Through this ongoing investment in leadership development, members deepen their skills in community education and organizing for long-term systemic change. From this basis our members have defined community problems as a denial of rights and dignity and have prioritized building a movement to secure these fundamental human rights to:  dignified work and quality housing, freedom of movement and access to transportation; freedom from discrimination, and access to health care.

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    National Economic & Social Rights Initiative

    NESRI partners with community organizations to elevate their voices, strengthen their campaigns and effect change. Working in a participatory way and guided by human rights principles, whether we take action on the ground, foster coalition building, or offer broader analysis, we are accountable to decisions made collectively with our partners and grassroots leadership.  Through our collaborations, NESRI gives national impact to local actions by developing replicable and scalable models and spreading them across the country. We bring an inclusive human rights approach that builds power, shifts narratives and debates, and changes policies by putting people’s experiences at the center and bridging divisions between issues and communities.

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    T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights

    T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights brings together rabbis and cantors from all streams of Judaism, together with all members of the Jewish community, to act on the Jewish imperative to respect and advance the human rights of all people. Grounded in Torah and our Jewish historical experience and guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we call upon Jews to assert Jewish values by raising our voices and taking concrete steps to protect and expand human rights in North America, Israel, and the occupied Palestinian territories. T’ruah trains and mobilizes our network of 1,800 rabbis and cantors, together with their communities, to bring our Jewish values to life through strategic and meaningful action. One of the leading Jewish organization fighting forced labor and modern-day slavery, T’ruah serves as the major Jewish ally of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.

    United Students Against Sweatshops

    United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) is the nation’s largest youth-led, student labor campaign organization, with affiliated locals on over 150 campuses. USAS affiliates run both local and nationally-coordinated campaigns for economic justice in partnership with worker and community organizations. Since 1997, USAS has won precedent-setting campaigns, educated students about the growing dominance of corporations in the globalized economy, as well as the intersectionality of identity and social justice issues with the labor movement, and has trained tens of thousands of young activists to become skilled organizers, researchers, and campaigners in labor and social justice organizations.

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