Building Community Connections
Since opening our doors in 2014, the Center has worked tirelessly to foster and maintain relationships with other organizations who share our vision of workers’ empowerment and justice. Doing this work has served to strengthen our ties to the working community we serve.
At the state level, the Center has been an active member of the Coalition of Low-Wage and Immigrant Worker Advocates (CLIWA) by coordinating its monthly meetings of the more than 60 member organizations.
Worker engagement takes on many forms. From organizing in one industry, such as our fights in the residential care home industry against wage theft, to championing campaigns which lead to substantial victories for the whole working class, such as the CWR’s instrumental involvement in the creation of EDD’s Unemployment Insurance conditional payment program in 2021. It was through our continued engagement with workers that these victories were possible.
Through organizing, the Center for Workers’ Rights hopes to eradicate workplace violations through collective empowerment.