Community Labor United empowers community-based organizations and labor unions to build strategic campaigns that protect and promote the interests of low and middle-income working families in the Greater Boston Area.

Through a program of coalition building, research and policy development, public education, and grassroots mobilization, we advance policies that promote quality jobs, secure healthcare, affordable housing, and environmental justice for all.

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Our Initiatives

Care That Works

Care that Works is a new campaign convened by Community Labor United that seeks to bring community-based organizations and labor unions together to confront the child care crisis in Massachusetts. The strength of our coalition lies in joining the interests of child care providers and working families who both lose under an underfunded system. Learn more…

GREEN JUSTICE CAMPAIGN

Global warming is forcing us to go green, but the “green economy” needs to include everyone. The GJC campaign brings energy efficiency upgrades and jobs to Boston’s low-income communities and communities of color. Learn more…

EYE ON PRIVATIZATION

Government privatization schemes and the false promises made by their think tank backers are quickly becoming a distraction from the real conversations we need to be having about investments in our state – including by making sure millionaires and large corporations pay their fair share. Learn more…

Research

THE GROWTH OF COMMERCIAL SHORT-TERM RENTALS

Learn about how short-term rentals are impacting housing in Boston and how we can work to protect affordable housing. Read more…

GAMING THE SYSTEM

Read about the influx of wage theft and employee misclassification associated with subcontracting and outsourcing hiring models. Read more…

GOOD JOBS, STRONG COMMUNITIES

Learn how Boston’s mayor can enhance the city’s labor market, from funding youth jobs to improving company accountability. Read more…

Building a Brighter Day

Read how energy efficiency innovations could foster environmental justice, increase wages, and make our neighborhoods safer and healthier. Read more…

Care that Works is a new campaign convened by Community Labor United that seeks to bring community-based organizations and labor unions together to confront the child care crisis in Massachusetts. The strength of our coalition lies in joining the interests of child care providers and working families who both lose under an underfunded system.

Community Labor United empowers community-based organizations and labor unions to build strategic campaigns that protect and promote the interests of low and middle-income working families in the Greater Boston Area.

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