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Consulting Clients

For more than 25 years, AveNew's co-founder, Barbara Maynard, has worked on countless of the most important and high-profile labor, environmental, community, and electoral campaigns in America. Driven by the values of justice, fairness, equality, and environmental protection, we are proud of what we have accomplished in our quest to improve the lives of working families and the communities in which we live.

Co-founder Rick Bender also brings many years of experience as a head labor representative and organizer, specifically in contract negotiations, writing contracts, and grievance representations.

LABOR ORGANIZATIONS

  • Actor's Equity Association

  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

    • International Union

    • District Councils 36 and 57

    • Locals 127, 575, 585, 685, 1083, 1117, 1902, 2076, 2620, 3061, & 3634; Professional Managers’ Association, UAPD, & UDW

    • United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals, AFSCME, NUHHCE

  • Association for Deputy District Attorneys (ADDA)

  • CA Association of Professional Employees (CAPE), MEBA, AFL-CIO

  • Coalitions

    • Coalition for a Better LA (2004-05 Pension Privatization & Special Election)

    • Coalition of County Unions (LA County)

    • Coalition of LAUSD Unions

    • Coalition of Los Angeles City Unions

  • Firefighters: IAFF Locals 1014 and 3431

  • Food & Drug Council, Inc. (a joint project of the Teamsters and UFCW)

  • IBEW Local 18

  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters

    • International Union

    • Joint Council 42

    • Justice for Port Drivers, Change to Win Strategic Organizing Center (a project of the Teamsters Port Division)

    • Locals 174, 369, 572, 630, 848, and 952

  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)

  • International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 501

  • LA City Attorneys Association (LACAA)

  • LA County Building & Construction Trades Council

  • LA County Lifeguard Association, MEBA

  • Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

  • Police & Sheriff Associations: ALADS, PPOA, Santa Mateo County, Tulare, Ventura, and West Covina

  • San Bernardino Public Employees Association

  • Santa Monica College Faculty Association

  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

    • International Union

    • Locals 221, 535 (now a part of 721), 660 (now a part of 721),  721, 1000; CIR, CFA, CTW, ULTCW (6434), and USWW (1877)

  • United Food and Commercial Workers' Union (UFCW)

    • Locals 324, 367, 770, 1167, and 1428

  • United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA), AFT Local 1021

  • United Transportation Union (UTU)

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS &

COMMUNITY PROJECTS

  • Alameda County Medical Center

  • Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN - now ACCE)

  • California State University at Northridge (subconsultant)

  • Center for Policy Initiatives (CPI)

  • Clínica Monseñor Oscar A. Romero

  • Coalition for Clean & Safe Ports

American Lung Association of California • Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) • Coalition for Clean Air • Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles • Coalition for a Safe Environment • Communities for a Better Environment • Communities for Clean Ports • East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice • Engineers and Architects Association • Harbor Watts Economic Development Corp. • Hermandad Mexicana Latinoamericana • Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma • Long Beach Community Partners Council • Long Beach Greens • Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy • Los Angeles/Long Beach Labor Coalition • Mexican American Political Association • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Carson/Torrance (NAACP) • Natural Resources Defense Council • Physicians for Social Responsibility • Progressive Christians Uniting • San Pedro Democratic Club • Sierra Club Harbor Vision Taskforce • Change to Win • L.A. County Federation of Labor • UNITE HERE Locals 11 and 681 • IAM Lodge 1484 • IBEW Local 11 • IBT Joint Council 42 • IBT Locals 63, 495, 630, 848, & 952 • SEIU Local 1877 • Southern California Council of Laborers​

  • Community Arts Resources/CicLAvia

  • Enterprise for Education

  • Environment Now Coalition/HB Desal

  • Healthcare Association of Southern CA

  • Kaiser-Permanente Labor Management Partnership

  • Liberty Hill Foundation

  • Liberty Hill Foundation/GreenLA Coalition’ Port Working Group

American Lung Association of California • Coalition for a Safe Environment • Coalition for Clean Air • East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice • Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma • National Resources Defense Council • Wilmington Coalition for a Healthy Community • Coalition for a Safe Environment • Communities for a Better Environment • West Long Beach ICO • Center for Community Action & Environmental Justice • Harbor Watts Economic Development Corp. • Sierra Club Harbor Vision Task Force • Communities for Clean Ports​

  • Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)

  • So. California Association of Non-Profit Housing/Housing LA

1010 Development Group • A Community of Friends • ACLU of Southern California • Alcott Center for Mental Health Services • A New Way of Life • Architecture for Humanity L.A. • Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council • Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) • Bethany Baptist Church of West L.A. • Beyond Shelter Housing Development Corp. • Blacksmith Records Inc. • Blessed Sacrament Church • California Partnership – LA Chapter • Center for Food and Justice • Century Housing • Chinatown Service Center • Coalition for Responsible Community Development • Coalition for Economic Survival • Coalition LA • Collective Space • Community Build, Inc. • Concerned Citizens of South Central L.A. • Corp. for Supportive Housing • East LA Community Corp. • Enterprise Community Partners • Esperanza Community Housing Corp. • Eviction Defense Network • Fair Housing Council of the San Fernando Valley • Figueroa Corridor Coalition for Economic Justice • Grant A.M.E. Church • Green LA • Habitat for Humanity of Greater L.A. • Hillview Mental Health Center • Hollywood Seventh-day Adventist Church • Homeless Healthcare L.A. • Homies Unidos • Hunger Action L.A. • Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance • Koreatown Resource Center • Koreatown Youth and Community Center • Inquilinos Unidos • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 36 • Lamp Community • LA Voice – Pico • Little Tokyo Service Center • Livable Places • L.A. Alliance for A New Economy • L.A. Community Action Network • L.A. Community Design Center • L.A. County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO • L.A. Family Housing • L.A. Housing Partnership • L.A. Metropolitan Churches • L.A. Neighborhood Housing Services • Local Initiatives Support Corp. • McCormack Baron Salazar • Methodist Foundation for Social Action – Cal-Pac Chapter • Mercy Housing • Pacoima Beautiful • PATH Ventures • People Organized for Westside Renewal • Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California • Progressive Jewish Alliance • Public Counsel • Rabbi Laura Geller • Ron Milam Consulting • San Fernando Mental Health Centers • SEIU Locals 721 and 1877 • Skid Row Housing Trust • South Asian Network • Southern Christian Leadership Council of Greater L.A. • SRO Housing Corp. • St. Agatha Catholic Church • Strategic Actions for a Just Economy • Temple Judea • The Blazers Foundation • The Canaan Group • Thai Community Development Center • Trinity Episcopal Church • UNITE HERE Local 11 • United Long Term Care Workers Union • United Methodist Ministries – LAD • United University Church • United Way of Greater L.A. • Urban and Environmental Policy Institute • Valley Economic Development Center • Valley Interfaith Council • Venice Community Housing Corp. • Verde Coalition • W.O.R.K.S • Ward Economic Development Corp. • Watts/Century Latino Organization • Watts Labor Community Action Committee • West Angeles CDC • YWCA of Greater L.A.​

  • UCLA Labor Center

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