Workers across sectors and at the intersections of gender, race and cultural identity are organizing to bring about positive, lasting and impactful social change.
The nature of work, labor, and production is rapidly changing. Corporate capture, the focus on technology, and the growth of subcontracting and temp work has depressed wages, eroded workplace health and safety, and targeted the most impacted – the families and communities of low-income workers and workers of color.
Despite sustained attacks by both the private and public sectors, worker’s rights groups are organizing, mobilizing, and giving voice to independent, community-rooted power reflective of their lived experience. Over time, through our engagement and partnership with worker justice organizations – from worker centers to labor unions – we have learned that passing policy reforms is but one element of what is needed to bring about positive systemic change.
In our grantmaking and collaborative approach, we align both field and funder partners to catalyze bold experimentation, build capacity, and support the social justice infrastructure needed to end economic inequality.
How We Do It
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About Our Work
In 2010, Maricela Flores was working as a janitor cleaning Target retail stores in the Twin Cities. A mother of five, she worked seven days a week, earned $8 an hour…