• Legal Strategies to Support Organizing

    We use the law to help workers and their organizations build power.

Legal Strategies to Support Organizing

We use the law to help workers and their organizations build power.

Partnership Model

Justice at Work’s mission is to provide strategic legal support for low-wage worker organizations and their members to strengthen organizing. Our staff provide our worker center partners and the people they serve with legal services, training, and legal counsel for collective action.

Success Story

In 2014, Adrian Ventura called Justice at Work after meeting with a group of 50 workers facing abusive conditions in the seafood processing industry.

As the Director of Centro Comunitario de Trabajadores (CCT), Adrian Ventura helps his fellow indigenous people from Central America and other immigrants resist exploitation and organize for justice, dignity, and respect on the job. Adrian Ventura helped found CCT following an immigration raid in 2007. CCT has turned to Justice at Work since our founding in 2011 for training on work-related rights and legal representation.

In 2014, Adrian called Justice at Work after meeting with a group of 50 workers facing abusive conditions in the seafood processing industry. Complaints included sexual harassment, inadequate toilets, and a lack of access to drinking water. That call spurred a close community organizing and legal partnership. CCT supported workers in taking direct collective action, under our guidance, while we also helped apply pressure through legal channels at the local, state, and federal level. Because of these efforts, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing the fishery and associated temp agency for sex discrimination. Workers report better conditions, and several have become active leaders at CCT.

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