List of NATLFED entities


List of NATLFED entities

According to a public statement issued by the National Labor Federation in the late 1970s,

The National Labor Federation (NATLFED) is an organization of small worker associations encompassing over 20 organizing drives in various parts of the United States. Organizing drives exist in Oakland, Sacramento, Santa Cruz, Orange County, San Diego and Redding, California under the auspices of the Western Service Workers Association, on Long Island and in Binghamton and Wayne County, New York under the auspices of the Eastern Farm Workers Association, in New Brunswick, Princeton, Atlantic City, New Jersey; Rochester, Albany, Buffalo, New York; Baltimore, Maryland; Philadelphia under the auspices of the Eastern Service Workers Association, Medford and Eugene, Oregon under the Northwest Seasonal Workers Association, in Massachusetts, under the Western Massachusetts Labor Alliance and in many other areas. They are dedicated to the organization of the approximately 47 million unrecognized workers in the United States so far excluded from any of the somewhat dubious benefits of the National Labor Relations Act."Sociology and the Unregcognized Worker." National Labor Federation. (pamphlet, no isbn, no date, late 1970s)]

The organizations listed below have been reported as the associations (called entities) which comprise NATLFED. The individual organizations have usually been open about their participation in the network. " [http://web.archive.org/web/20030427102154/users.rcn.com/xnatlfed/articles/dedidrea.html Dedicated and Dreamy] " "The Berkshire Eagle" August 3-August 5,1984 ]

Almost all of the NATLFED entities were listed in the publication "Invest Yourself" between 1984 and the mid-1990s:

The descriptions of them--there are 38 in all--read very similarly: they are said to be "mutual benefits associations," providing the necessities of life to "the lowest paid strata" of unorganized workers, while applying a strategy of "systemic organizing" to produce "permanent change" in their conditions. They all say as well that volunteers need no experience; they will be trained by professional organizers.

NATLFED entities conduct door-to-door canvassing and operate assistance programs for the poor; they have also been called by watchdog groups and government agencies "one of the country's most extreme and controlling political cults."Moran, Kevin and Carrie Saldo. " [http://www.religionnewsblog.com/archives/00001878.html Past cult link dogs aid-for-poor group] ". "North Adams Transcript" January 10, 2003. ]

Currently Active NATLFED entities

* Alaska Workers Association Bryson, George. " [http://www.adn.com/life/story/2963896p-2997822c.html Working It; Volunteers try to build an independent organization supporting low-paid employees] ." "Anchorage Daily News" (Anchorage, AK) April 18, 2003. ] (Anchorage, Alaska)
* Bay Area Alternative Press Rosenfeld, Neil S. et al. " [http://web.archive.org/web/20031219174851/users.rcn.com/xnatlfed/articles/grouprai.html Group Raided By FBI Called Harmless Cult] ". "Newsday". February 19, 1984. ] (Berkeley, California)
* Berkshire County Fuel CommitteeLyles, Jean Caffey. "The NATLFED entities". "The Christian Century". July 20 – 27, 1983. p 677.] (Pittsfield, Massachusetts)
* California Committee of Friends and Relatives of Prisoners cite book| title=Invest Yourself: the catalog of volunteer opportunities: a guide to action| isbn = 0962932205| date=1991| author=Susan G. Angus, ed.| publisher=Commission on Voluntary Service and Action ] (California)
* California Homemakers Association Rauber, Paul [http://politicalcults.blogspot.com/2006/12/natlfed-cha-and-ccmp-in-east-bay.html Shadow Politics] "East Bay Express" May 18, 1984.] (Sacramento, California)
* Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals (Sacramento, California, New York City, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) (publishes "Verdict" and "The Gavel")
* Coalition of Concerned Medical Professionals (Central Valley/Redding, Oakland, Sacramento, Stockton, California; Bellport, Riverhead, Brooklyn, New York)
* Commemoration Committee for the Black Panther Party (Oakland, California) (Publishes "The Commemorator") cite book| title=Invest Yourself: the catalog of volunteer opportunities: a guide to action | isbn = 0962932256| date=2001| author=Susan G. Angus, ed.| publisher=Commission on Voluntary Service and Action ]
* Commission on Voluntary Service and ActionLyles, Jean Caffey. " [http://web.archive.org/web/20031229120654/users.rcn.com/xnatlfed/articles/howthere.html How the Revolutionaries Conned the Bureaucrats] ". "The Christian Century". July 20 – 27, 1983. ] (New York City, New York) (Publishes Invest Yourself: The Catalog of Volunteer Opportunities) This entity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
* Committee for South African Solidarity (San Francisco, Sacramento, California) (Publishes "The South Africans Beacon")
* Eastern Farm Workers AssociationSansegundo, Sheridan. " [http://politicalcults.blogspot.com/2006/12/east-hampton-star-gloats-over-times.html The Real Obituary Unfolds] " "East Hampton Star" March 25, 1995.] (Bellport, Lyons, Riverhead, Sodus, Syracuse, New York)
* Eastern Service Workers AssociationBen-Ali, Russell. " [http://web.archive.org/web/20030629045815/users.rcn.com/xnatlfed/articles/jersey.html Jersey Central to the Revolt that Wasn't] " "Star-Ledger" (New Jersey) November 14, 1996.] (Boston, Roxbury, Massachusetts; Atlantic City, New Brunswick, South Amboy, Pleasantville, Somerset, Trenton, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Rochester, New York)
* Friends of Seasonal and Service WorkersEnriquez, Alberto. " [http://politicalcults.blogspot.com/2006/12/nswa-medford-or-mail-tribune-december.html Service Groups with Sinister Ties] " "Mail Tribune" (Medford, OR) 12/1996 ] (Portland, Oregon)
* Jackson County Fuel Committee (Ashland, Oregon)
* Mid-Ohio Workers Association (Columbus, Ohio)
* Midwest Workers Association (Chicago, Illinois)
* National Equal Justice Association (San Diego, San Francisco, California; New York City, Riverhead, New York)
* Northwest Seasonal Workers Association (Medford, Oregon)
* Physicians Organizing Committee (San Francisco, California)
* Western Farm Workers Association(Stockton, Yuba City, California)
* Western Massachusetts Labor Action (Pittsfield, Massachusetts)
* Western Service Workers Association (Anaheim, Oakland, Central Valley/Redding, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, Santa Ana, Santa Cruz, Watsonville California)
* Women's Press Collective Resnick, Joshua. " [http://web.archive.org/web/20031228165122/users.rcn.com/xnatlfed/articles/williams.html Service Group Linked to "Cultic" Organization] " "Williams Record" (Williamston, MA). October 3, 1995.] (South Brooklyn, New York) (Publishes "Collective Endeavor") (distinct from the Women's Press Collective of Oakland, California)
* Workers Community Service Center (Sacramento, California)

Other names

The following names have been listed as NATLFED-run organizations in the past.Some are alternate names for active organizations and offices, others are likely defunct.

* Alianza Campesina (Modesto, CA) [http://web.archive.org/web/20030427112445/users.rcn.com/xnatlfed/entities/address.html NATLFED: Locations of Headquarters and Entities] , an anti-natlfed website, composed in 1996 and relying heavily on "Invest Yourself" listings, listed these organizations as NATLFED fronts. Some of these may have never been more than names.]
* Ashland Community Service Center (Ashland, OR)
* Association of Financial Aid StudentsFager, Chuck. " [http://web.archive.org/web/20031205212712/users.rcn.com/xnatlfed/articles/edgerite.html The Edge of Right] " "City Paper" (Philadelphia, PA) October 22, 1983 – November 7, 1983. ] (Dayton, Shaker Heights, OH)
* Boston Committee for Community Arts (Boston, MA)
* Carroll Street Properties (New York; owner of NATLFED's Brooklyn Headquarters)
* Citizens for Migrant Workers (Northport, King's Park, NY)
* Citizens Relief Committee (Philadelphia, PA)
* Committee for Community Health and Safety (Trenton, NJ)
* Committee of Friends and Relatives of Prisoners (Bellport, Riverhead, NY)
* Earth Shock Committee (Oakland, Watsonville, CA)
* Finger Lakes Equal Justice Association (Rochester, NY)
* National Foundation for Alternative Resources (NY)
* Gregorio Duarte Memorial Oakland Community Service and Health Center (Oakland, CA)
* Junior Eason Riverhead Community Service and Health Center Smith, Don. " [http://web.archive.org/web/20030629045919/users.rcn.com/xnatlfed/articles/keymoves.html Key moves due in health center case] " "Newsday" February 16, 1988. ] (Riverhead, NY)
* Long Island Alternative Press(King's Park/Smithtown, NY)
* Long Island Equal Justice Association (Riverhead, NY)
* New Jersey Labor Defense Committee (Trenton, NJ)
* Philadelphia Committee on the Community ArtsRussakoff, Joe. " [http://web.archive.org/web/20031205211852/users.rcn.com/xnatlfed/articles/doorway.html Doorway to a Cult?] " "City Paper" (Philadelphia, PA) June 26 – July 3, 1987. ] (Philadelphia, PA)
* Philadelphia Community Service Center (Philadelphia, PA)
* Shasta County Community Service Center (Central Valley/Redding, CA)
* Shasta County Food Committee (Central Valley/Redding, CA)
* South/Central Los Angeles Benefits Office (Los Angeles, CA)
* Suffolk Committee for Community Arts (Bellport, NY)
* Temporary Workers Organizing Committee (New Brunswick, NJ)
* Texas Farm Workers Union (Pharr, Hildago, TX)
* Vivian Cooper Community Service Center/Trenton Community Service Center (Trenton, NJ)
* Workers Benefit Council (Alameda County, CA; Rochester, NY)
* Writers and Scholars Institute (Princeton, NJ)

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