The Strategic Organizing Center (SOC) is a democratic coalition of three labor unions: Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Communications Workers of America (CWA) and United Farmworkers of America (UFW). Together, SOC-affiliated unions represent more than 2.3 million workers.

The SOC is a labor union innovation center dedicated to improving the lives of working people, partnering with its affiliates to develop effective strategies to support workers organizing for better lives for themselves and their families. We stand against structural racism and fight not only for jobs, but good jobs: safe, equitable workplaces where all employees are respected, paid living wages and have real power at work.

Our Mission

Through cutting-edge research and innovative campaigns, the Strategic Organizing Center advocates for both workers and consumers across a wide range of industries, including food service, transportation and logistics, communications, healthcare and more.

Our work is anchored by a belief in equitable, safe workplaces and strong protections for all Americans against unfair business practices.

We offer strategic insights to affiliates and allies, leveraging our collective resources to increase the power of organizing and advocacy campaigns across the nation, and around the globe.

Leadership Council

  • Mary Kay Henry
    Chair, President, Service Employees International Union
  • Teresa Romero
    President, United Farm Workers of America
  • Christopher Shelton
    President, Communications Workers of America  

Millions of people must unite into a strong, reinvigorated labor movement.

If you think it’s time for hard work to be rewarded and valued again in America, and that we need to stop corporate greed, you’re at the right place. Enter your information for ways to get involved.