FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN
American Labor Alliance History
The genesis of American Labor Alliance grew out of the founders’ experience in labor relations. The first set of work began in late 1980s with professional basketball athletes tied to international basketball clubs in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina and NBA clubs such as the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers.
In 1992, the founder was invited to the United Farm Workers in Keene, California compound to consult with the late Cesar Chavez in the area of financial strategies, retirement and forming a credit union. This was verified by a writer from the AG Accent newspaper. Those ideas began to form benefit programs that are practiced today. The year 2000 became a banner season when Marcus became the operator and initiator of the One Stop Shop for employment starting the Workforce Connection of Fresno County, California, a program operation serving the 250,000 unemployed.
Circa 1999, we entered into the Farm Labor Contracting business. The first crew of contractors represented over 5,000 farm workers. In 2002, we developed and organized Farmworker Enterprise Foundation as a way to assist needy farm worker families. We grew with 20 other farm labor contractors and established Agricultural Contracting Service Association in 2004.
We offer our services in all 50 States and Puerto Rico. Call us today and let us show you how you can benefit from our partnership.
"Those who would destroy or further limit the rights of organized labor--those who would cripple collective bargaining or prevent organization of the unorganized--do a disservice to the cause of democracy.
Fifty years or so ago the American Labor Movement was little more than a group of dreamers, and look at it now. From coast to coast, in factories, stores, warehouse and business establishments of all kinds, industrial democracy is at work.
Employees, represented by free and democratic trade unions of their own choosing, participate actively in determining their wages, hours and working conditions. Their living standards are the highest in the world. Their job rights are protected by collective bargaining agreements. They have fringe benefits that were unheard of less than a generation ago.
Our labor unions are not narrow, self-seeking groups. They have raised wages, shortened hours and provided supplemental benefits. Through collective bargaining and grievance procedures, they have brought justice and democracy to the shop floor. But their work goes beyond their own jobs, and even beyond our borders.
Our unions have fought for aid to education, for better housing, for development of our national resources and for saving the family-sized farms. They have spoken, not for narrow self-interest, but for the public interest and for the people."
-- John F. Kennedy, Aug. 30, 1960