In order to become a member of the DSLC, you must be a current member of DSA, fill out the DSLC membership application, and be either a member of a DSA Labor Formation or meet one of the following criteria:
- Be a union or worker center member or retiree.
- Work for a union, worker center, or legal advocacy firm that represents workers.
- Be a part of a workplace organizing drive.
- Be a journalist, academic, or writer with a focus in labor studies and/or economy.