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The Labor/Community Strategy Center is a multiracial,
intergenerational "think-tank/act-tank," based in Los Angeles County
working to impact local, national and international public policy and
grassroots organizations and movements from a regional base of 10 million
For 25 years the Center has built successful campaigns and developed
publications and popular education workshops on environmental justice, civil
rights, public health, mass transit, workers and immigrants' rights, climate
change and the growing criminalization of communities of color. The broader
context of all of our campaigns is to expand the social welfare state and
environmental justice rights and protections for our communities and stop the
expansion of the police and prison state becoming more palpable each day. Our
transformative organizing model addresses the totality of urban life.
We’ve developed Fight for the Soul of the Cities as frame and program to take
on the polluting, policing and privatizing corporate agenda in Los
The Center is known for
building "big picture campaigns" rooted in counter-hegemonic demand
development—bringing the most radical and structural demands on the system,
engaging in long-term campaigns, and "fighting to win." The Center's victories include:
Motors to keep the GM Van Nuys assembly plant open for a full decade after it
planned to close it, saving the jobs of 5,000 auto workers.
Buses in which the Bus Riders Union through civil rights cases, grassroots organizing, a
"no seat no fare" campaign, and federal court orders won 2,500 new
compressed natural gas buses, dramatic reductions in fares, 1 million hours of
new service and yes, $2.7 billion for Black, Latino, elderly, disabled bus
Rights Campaign, fighting the School to Prison Pipeline and the Mass
Incarceration of Black and Latino communities has reversed L.A.'s "daytime
curfew law." We stopped the LA School Police Dept and LAPD from issuing
40,000 "truancy tickets" for low-income students and are challenging
the "stop and frisk" policy in the schools, on the streets, and on
the buses and trains of L.A.