s an Alliance global in nature, our plan is set to start in North America and then gradually expand to include members of all other regions of the world. Following are the civil organisations that currently constitute our members:



  • Center for Labour Research and Education at UCLA - Los Angeles, CA
    As part of the Institute of Industrial Relations (IIR) and the Institute for Labour and Employment (ILE), the UCLA Center for Labour Research and Education plays a unique role as a bridge between the University and the Labour community in Southern California. An advisory committee comprised of about 40 Southern California labour leaders (representing more than one million members in the public and private sector) provides advice and support for the Center. The Center also serves as the West Coast coordinator for the AFL-CIO's George Meany Center, providing summer residential programs for union leaders, and it regularly hosts visiting trade unionists and scholars from throughout the country and around the world. Link
  • Centro Nacional de Promoción Social/ (CENPROS) - Mexico City
    The Mexican affiliate of the World Confederation of Labour. CENPROS is a labour training and education centre. Its mission is to promote the collective and personal development of workers. Link
  • Centro de Reflexion y Accion Laboral (CEREAL)- Mexico City.
    A civil organisation devoted to denouncing the violation of labour rights and to providing legal, educational and union organisational counselling to workers in Mexico. Link
  • Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras - San Antonio, TX
    This is a tri-national coalition of religious, environmental, labour, Hispanic and women's organisations dedicated to supporting worker and community struggles for social, economic and environmental justice in the maquiladora industry in Northern Mexico. Link
  • Co-op America - Washington, D.C.
    Co-op America, a national nonprofit organisation founded in 1982, provides the economic strategies, organizing power and practical tools for businesses and individuals to address today's social and environmental problems. Link
  • DECA Equipo Pueblo - Mexico City
    Equipo Pueblo is a civil institution devoted to develop and promote economic, political, social, environmental and cultural public policies that will strengthen a civil society that works for a more equitable and democratic Mexico. Link
  • The Development Group for Alternative Policies - Washington, D.C.
    Since 1977, The Development Group for Alternative Policies (The Development GAP) has worked to ensure that the knowledge, priorities and efforts of the women and men of the South inform decisions made in the North about their economies and the environments in which they live. Through its collaboration with citizens' organisations overseas, The Development GAP is able to demonstrate practical alternatives to prevailing policies and programs.
  • Global Exchange - San Francisco, CA
    Global Exchange is a human rights organisation dedicated to promoting environmental, political, and social justice around the world. Since their founding in 1988, they have been striving to increase global awareness among the US public while building international partnerships around the world. Link
  • Integrative Improvement Institutes Project - Ipswich, Australia
    IIIP directly addresses in a novel, low-cost and self-funding way the challenges we face in our economies and societies in our divided unsustainable world. It addresses how we are trained to think, plan, organise, govern and act. It is designed to improve the well-being of people and their physical, social and cultural environments by world-wide diffusion, refinement and implementation through Integrative Improvement Institutes(TM)(III) of the Integrative Improvement(TM) (II) approach for achieving sustainable development. The approach is science-based, demand-centred and technology-enabled. Link
  • Mexico Solidarity Network - Chicago, IL
    The Mexico Solidarity Network is a coalition of 88 organisations struggling for democracy, economic justice and human rights on both sides of the US-Mexico border. The Network believes that civil society must play the leading role in development of these values. Civil Society must develop as a political force with democratic spaces that are outside of the party/establishment context, but always interacting with this context to force social change. Link
  • Oxfam America - Boston, MA/Washington, D.C.
    Oxfam America is an international development organisation dedicated to creating lasting solutions to hunger, poverty and social injustice around the world. Oxfam provides financial, technical and networking assistance to grassroots groups to support their self-help community development initiatives. Oxfam also advocates among national and international policy-makers, suggesting humane public policies that address structural impediments to ending poverty and hunger. Link
  • El Poder del Consumidor - Mexico City
    Its mission is to defend consumer rights, particularly vis-à-vis the monopolist and oligopolist practices of big corporations; movilise consumers to demand from corporations a true social responsibility and, in this way, promote the payment of living wages and the protection of the environment; promote the development and strengthening of fair trade, and defending the collective and responsible management of common and public goods against corporate expropriation. Link
  • United Students Against Sweatshops - Washington, D.C.
    United Students Against Sweatshops is an organisation of students and community members at over 200 campuses. They are part of a movement that supports the struggles of working people and challenges corporate power. They work to build power on campuses, and they develop solidarity with workers. The energy and lessons from those campaigns have deepened their commitment to support the rights of working class people everywhere. Link






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