Worker Center. The term seems fairly straight-forward: a center for workers. But what does that mean?
It could be a location where workers get together for Christmas and other holidays. Or it could be somewhere people go to learn new skills for work. It might even be a place that offers legal assistance with work issues.
They are all of the above, and so much more.
Worker centers are diverse and don’t always use the same strategies or work with the same groups, but there is a common thread tying them together: their quest to bring communities together and empower members to fight wage theft, advocate for better working conditions, legislative reforms such as paid sick days, or other social justice changes to improve people’s lives.