Improving the lives of working families.

Founded in 1901, the Alameda Labor Council was chartered by the AFLC-CIO as the regional body for labor unity in 1958. Today, the Council serves as an umbrella organization coordinating political, community and educational programs for more than 135 unions. We represent 135,000 workers in healthcare, transportation, education, construction, manufacturing, and service.

The mission of the Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families by bringing economic and social justice to our workplace and communities. To accomplish this mission, we work to:

  • Build a broad movement of workers by helping workers join and form unions.
  • Create sound policies to strengthen the voice of working families.
  • Improve our communities, state, and nation.
  • Support workers as we bargain with employers to improve our living and working conditions.


Keith Brown

Keith D. Brown
Executive Secretary-Treasurer

(510) 866-8280
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Becky Rhodes
Political Director

(510) 388-3535
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Shaniah Ritzie-Hernandez
Political Organizer

(334) 462-6329
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Cora Kapenga
Office Manager

(650) 580-5430
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