Our  history

The Just Transition Alliance was founded in 1997 as a coalition of environmental justice and labor organizations. Together with frontline workers, and community members who live along the fence-line of polluting industries, we create healthy workplaces and communities. We focus on contaminated sites that should be cleaned up, and on the transition to clean production and sustainable economies.  The Just Transition Alliance is a 501(c)3 organization based in San Diego, California.

Our partners

The Just Transition Alliance is a coalition of labor, economic justice activists, environmental justice activists, Indigenous people and working-class people of color. The organizations that comprise Just Transition Alliance are the Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Canadian Communications, Energy, and Paper Workers International Union, Farmworker Network for Economic and Environmental Justice, Indigenous Environmental Network, Northeast Environmental Justice Network, Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice, and the United Steel Workers of America. Together, the Just Transition Alliance embodies the process of people of color, Indigenous peoples, workers, and unions in polluting industries in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. addressing environmental and economic justice issues together. Read about our principles .


José T. Bravo
Executive Director

José is a leader in Californian and national chemicals policy reform work, and Green Chemistry as a member of  Safer Chemicals Healthy Families and Californians for a Healthy and Green Economy (CHANGE). CHANGE is an alliance of health, environmental, labor, resource organizations and EJ organizations throughout California. Also,  José is on the steering committee of the State Alliance for Federal Reform of Chemicals Policy (SAFER). SAFER is an alliance of organizations in key states working to create a pre-market testing system and regulation for all chemicals. José works directly with Environmental Justice (EJ) Communities and Labor (Organized and Unorganized).  José’s work in social justice issues is rooted in his upbringing in the Southern California farm fields alongside both his parents.  José has also worked on immigrant rights issues since his days as a student organizer in the 80’s to the present.  José has participated in the Environmental Justice movement since 1990, over the years he has gained recognition as a national and international leader in the EJ movement. José is also serves on the board of Communities for a Better Environment.

Dr. Jenice L. View
Training and Education Director

Jenice is an Assistant Professor of Educational Transformation. For more than twenty years, Jenice has worked with a variety of nongovernmental organizations to create space for the voices that are often excluded from public policy considerations: women, people of color, poor urban and rural community residents, and especially youth. She has also been an educator in a variety of classroom and community settings, including as a middle school humanities teacher at a DC public charter school, as the education and training director of a national environmental justice and labor organization, and as a professional development trainer of classroom teachers.
She is a co-editor of Putting the Movement Back Into Civil Rights Teaching, winner of the 2004 Philip Chinn award from the National Association of Multicultural Education. She has presented workshops and presentations in a variety of national and international settings on the subjects of popular education, labor education, environmental justice, youth development, and the civil rights education. A native of Washington, DC, she has a B.A. in economics and international relations from Syracuse University, an MPA-URP in development studies and urban and regional planning from Princeton University, and a Ph.D. in education from the Union Institute and University.

David Gonzalez
Program Associate

David graduated from California State University San Marcos with a BA in Human Development, and has worked with low income high school students in the GEAR UP program. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

Karina Flores
Office Administrator

Karina manages daily operations including scheduling, meeting logistics, and accounting. Previously Karina volunteered as an education access community organizer. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Board of Directors

Cecil Corbin-Mark
WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Northeast Environmental Justice Network
New York, NY

Nelson Carrasquillo
Farmworker Justice Network
Apopka, FL

David Garcia
United Steelworkers of America
Tucson, AZ

Tom Goldtooth
Executive Director
Indigenous Environmental Network
Bemidji, MN

Cipriana Jurado
Centro de Investigación y Solidaridad Obrera
Mexico City, Mexico

Pam Tau Lee
Coordinator of Public Programs
Labor Occupational Health Project
San Francisco, CA

Richard Moore
Senior Advisor
Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice
Albuquerque, NM

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Just Transition Alliance
2810 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 116
San Diego, CA 92108

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Headquarters: P.O. Box 210593 Chula Vista, California 91921
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Development Office: P.O. Box 21321 Oakland, California 94620
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Development Office: P.O. Box 21321 Oakland, California 94620
(510) 393-4302 · jtawest2@yahoo.com
Just Transition Alliance