Affiliations

The power of a union rests with its relationship with other organizations.

Local Affiliations

South Florida Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice

The South Florida Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice is a network of clergy and lay leaders representative of the faith community of Miami-Dade County of Florida. Based on our faith traditions, the Committee's Purpose is to educate and involve the religious community on issues and campaigns that improve the wages, benefits, and working conditions for workers, especially low-wage workers.

Web site: http://www.sfiwj.org

South Florida Jobs with Justice

The agenda of SF JwJ is to support the right to organize to fight for a living wage and health care for all workers to lead voter registration, voter education, and voter mobilization efforts to secure affirmativve action rights for immigrant workers and to oppose all forms of discrimination to combat privatization to uphold the rights of workers to advocate for quality of services and products without retaliation (whistle blowers) to educate the community about the Labor movement to condemn and shun those who ignore the fundamental rights of working families and to establish a new value framework which insists that workers' rights be honored South Florida Jobs with Justice is a part of a national Jobs with Justice campaign for workers' rights. Working through over 50 coalitions of labor, community, religious, and constituency organizations across the country, Jobs with Justice is fighting for and winning workers' rights and economic justice.

Web site: sfjwj.org/about

South Florida AFL-CIO

We are the local voluntary federation of unions in Dade, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Henry, Lee, and Monroe Counties and we are working to...

To secure legislation which will safeguard and promote the principle of collective bargaining, the rights of workers, farmers and consumers, and the security and welfare of all the people, and to oppose legislation harmful to these objectives
To protect and strengthen our democratic institutions, to secure full recognition and enjoyment of the rights and liberties to which we are justly entitled, and to preserve and perpetuate the cherished traditions of our democracy
To encourage the organization of all workers without discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin or ancestry, disability, marital status, or political affiliation so they may share equally in the full benefits of union organization
To preserve the independence of this Federation in political action, while preserving the independence of the labor movement from political control. To encourage workers to register and vote, to exercise their full rights and responsibilities of citizenship and to perform their rightful part in the political life of the local, state and national communities
To influence public opinion and increase public understanding of the labor movement and its contributions to society
To aid and assist the bona fide labor press of this state
To aid and encourage the sale and use of union-made goods and union services through the use of union label and other symbols
To abolish the competition of convict labor with the labor of free workers and to eliminate child labor
To promote a strong, free, public education system and to insure that the contributions of labor are presented; To safeguard the democratic character of the labor movement and to protect its autonomy
To act in behalf of all labor as a coordination and service agency with the various agencies of state government
To abide by and conform to the Constitution of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.

Web site: http://thesfaflcio.org

National Affiliations

National AFL-CIO

The mission of the AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our nation. To accomplish this mission we will build and change the American labor movement.

We will build a broad movement of American workers by organizing workers into unions. We will recruit and train the next generation of organizers, mass the resources needed to organize and create the strategies to win organizing campaigns and union contracts. We will create a broad understanding of the need to organize among our members, our leadership and among unorganized workers. We will lead the labor movement in these efforts.

We will build a strong political voice for workers in our nation. We will fight for an agenda for working families at all levels of government. We will empower state federations. We will build a broad progressive coalition that speaks out for social and economic justice. We will create a political force within the labor movement that will empower workers and speak forcefully on the public issues that affect our lives.

We will change our unions to provide a new voice to workers in a changing economy. We will speak for working people in the global economy, in the industries in which we are employed, in the firms where we work, and on the job everyday. We will transform the role of the union from an organization that focuses on a member's contract to one that gives workers a say in all the decisions that affect our working lives—from capital investments, to the quality of our products and services, to how we organize our work.

We will change our labor movement by creating a new voice for workers in our communities.

We will make the voices of working families heard across our nation and in our neighborhoods. We will create vibrant community labor councils that reach out to workers at the local level. We will strengthen the ties of labor to our allies. We will speak out in effective and creative ways on behalf of all working Americans.

Web site: http://www.aflcio.org

National Education Association (NEA)

The mission of the NEA is to fulfill the promise of a democratic society, the National Education Association shall promote the cause of quality public education and advance the profession of education; expand the rights and further the interest of educational employees; and advocate human, civil, and economic rights for all.

Web site: http://www.nea.org
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American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

The mission of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, is to improve the lives of our members and their families, to give voice to their legitimate professional, economic and social aspirations, to strengthen the institutions in which we work, to improve the quality of the services we provide, to bring together all members to assist and support one another and to promote democracy, human rights and freedom in our union, in our nation and throughout the world.

Web site: http://www.aft.org

State Affiliations

United Faculty of Florida (statewide)

United Faculty of Florida (UFF) is the professional association and collective bargaining agent for faculty and professional staff at 10 public community colleges and eleven campuses of the State University System. UFF also represents graduate assistants at FAMU, UF, and USF, as well as the faculty at St. Leo University. UFF is affiliated with the Florida Education Association, the National Education Association (NEA), the American Federation of Teachers, and the AFL-CIO.

Web site: http://www.unitedfacultyofflorida.org/

Florida Education Association (FEA)

The mission of the FEA is to champion free, quality education through enhancing and supporting those who serve the students of Florida Advocate the right to a free, quality public education for all Engage our constituents and members to ensure that all students learn and succeed.

Web Site: http://www.feaweb.org

Florida AFL-CIO

The purpose of the Florida AFL-CIO is to secure legislation which will safeguard and promote the principle of collective bargaining, the rights of workers, farmers and consumers, and the security and welfare of all the people, and to oppose legislation harmful to these objectives
  • To protect and strengthen our democratic institutions, to secure full recognition and enjoyment of the rights and liberties to which we are justly entitled, and to preserve and perpetuate the cherished traditions of our democracy;
  • To encourage the organization of all workers without discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin or ancestry, disability, marital status, or political affiliation so they may share equally in the full benefits of union organization;
  • To preserve the independence of this Federation in political action, while preserving the independence of the labor movement from political control. To encourage workers to register and vote, to exercise their full rights and responsibilities of citizenship and to perform their rightful part in the political life of the local, state and national communities;
  • To influence public opinion and increase public understanding of the labor movement and its contributions to society;
  • To aid and assist the bona fide labor press of this state;
  • To aid and encourage the sale and use of union-made goods and union services through the use of union label and other symbols;
  • To abolish the competition of convict labor with the labor of free workers and to eliminate child labor;
  • To promote a strong, free, public education system and to insure that the contributions of labor are presented;
  • To safeguard the democratic character of the labor movement and to protect its autonomy;
  • To act in behalf of all labor as a coordination and service agency with the various agencies of state government;
  • To abide by and conform to the Constitution of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.

Web site: http://www.flaflcio.org/

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[last updated: August 31 2013]