Grantees Worker Center for Economic Justice

Lynn, MA
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Worker Center for Economic Justice emerged in 2008 after the North Shore Labor Council engaged immigrant workers, community allies, and labor representatives to fill the need to establish a physical site where immigrant workers and others can gather to discuss problems they face in the work environment on the North Shore. A place where workers can join a cooperative designed to offer help in the areas of law, language issues and learning, worker rights and job training.

Mission:

-Create a stronger working relationship between organized labor and immigrant workers to increase organizing opportunities
-Expand on our political power on the North Shore by building a coalition of labor, community and faith members that support the goals of the Workers Center.
-Provide immigrant workers on the North Shore with the training find jobs that pay a living wage and have a career path.
-Educate immigrant workers about their rights so that companies cannot exploit their labor and human rights and drag all wages and benefits down.
-Organize immigrant workers and provide resources to fight for their rights at the workplace.