About our coalition
The Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits is a coalition of labor, community, civil rights, faith, and environmental justice groups working to hold corporations that do business in the South accountable to workers and communities.
What we’re fighting for
The Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits has supported the unionization drive of workers at the Amazon plant in Bessemer. Watch our video in solidarity with Amazon workers here.
What is a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA)?
CBAs are legally enforceable agreements between companies and communities. CBAs can include all sorts of commitments, from wages and benefits to recruitment of marginalized groups like women and people of color and pre-apprenticeship programs. Learn more about CBAs here.
Why we do it
Manufacturing is making a comeback in Alabama and the deep South.
But while the burgeoning sector has promised economic growth and the creation of jobs, there is also a catch: global companies are flocking to the South lured by huge government tax breaks, laxer labor laws, and pro-business, anti-worker policies. Alabama alone has granted approximately $8 billion in corporate subsidies over the past two decades. The result? Global corporations set up shop in Southern communities, making huge profits while giving workers the short end of the stick.
The Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits is organizing to ensure that workers and communities see real benefits from our government’s investment of public tax dollars in private corporations — and that companies that move in next door are good neighbors and good employers.
Who we are
Current coalition partners include:
A Better Balance
Adelante Alabama Worker Center
Alabama Rivers Alliance
Communications Workers of America (CWA)
Jobs to Move America
Greater-Birmingham Alliance to Stop Pollution
Greater Birmingham Ministries
The People’s Justice Council
Southern Policy Law Center (SPLU)
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
United Auto Workers (UAW)
United Steelworkers (USW)
Faith in Action
Alabama Interfaith Power & Light
More about us
Check out this coverage of our community rally in solidarity with the Amazon drive.
Ready to join our fight?
If you want to support the Alabama Coalition for Community Benefits and stand up for Southern workers and communities, add your name to our list. You’ll receive important action alerts and news about our campaign.