About the Center for Workers' Rights

  • The Center for Workers’ Rights strives to improve working conditions, reduce barriers to securing employment, and remedy workplace injustices for low-wage workers and their families in the greater Sacramento area.
  • On August 20, 2014, we celebrated our opening with community leaders, workers' rights advocates, and friends and announced our commitment to improving working conditions for low-wage workers.
    On September 16, 2014, we represented our first worker in front of the California Unemployment Appeals Board and successfully overturned her denial of benefits. Also on September 16, 2014, we represented our first worker at the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and received a judgment for the entire amount we had requested in back wages, penalties, and interest.
    On September 24, 2014, we held our first Workers' Rights Clinic with student volunteers from UC Davis School of Law (King Hall).
    On December 10, 2014, we celebrated workers at our Worker Appreciation Party at Insight Coffee.
    On February 16, 2015, we welcomed the new director of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Kevin Kish, to Sacramento.
    On June 9, 2015, we held our first Workers' Rights Clinic in Sacramento with law student volunteers from McGeorge School of Law.
    On June 29, 2015, we held our First Annual Awards Celebration, recognizing, Julie Su, Nick Hardemann, and Pamela Marquez for their contributions to workers' rights advocacy.
  • We are based in Sacramento, California. While we have no geographic limitation on the workers we can assist, priority for our services will be given to those local to the greater Sacramento area.