Looking Back on our Victories and Looking Forward to Next Year

Dear Center for Workers’ Rights Supporters,

 

2015 was our first complete calendar year providing support to low-wage workers. We achieved so much this year and, as we move into 2016, we have a solid foundation to continue to seek justice for Sacramento’s low-wage workers.

 

This year, we:

  • Assisted 209 workers with advice about workplace rights
  • Won more than $150,000 in wages and penalties through the California Labor Commissioner
  • Obtained Unemployment Insurance Benefits for 5 low-wage workers.
  • Helped file labor commissioner claims for a total of more than $500,000 in unpaid wages and penalties
  • Opened a second Workers’ Right Clinic location in Sacramento
  • Filed 3 discrimination claims with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing
  • Involved 27 volunteer attorneys,11 volunteer community members, and 36 law students in our work
  • Educated the Sacramento City Council on the importance of an enforceable minimum wage ordinance.

 

Thank you to all of you who helped make this year a success. When you give to the Center for Workers’ Rights, you help us expand our reach in the community and protect the quality legal services which low-wage workers rely upon to find justice at work.

 

We hope in the last few days of 2015, and into the new year, you will make a donation to the Center for Workers’ Rights.

 

Sincerely,

 

Daniela Urban

Founder and Executive Director