An official from the MONUSCO Child Protection section carries out a screening to identify under aged rebel fighters from the rest of the Mai Mai who just surrendered to FARDC.

Since the military defeat of M23, hundreds of militiamen have chosen to quit armed rebellion, the 25th of November 2013.   © MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti

Every good project’s reach and expertise are tested upon by its outcomes and results. Worker’s Justice has been very successful since its very first day of launch and has been proudly claiming their ongoing success rate which is one of the very reason that the number of member’s in the group has very much increased since the initial days.


Some of the achievements till date:

Since the very beginning, Worker’s Justice Project has been working along with several female labourers in providing them with the boost of confidence to stand up to the higher authorities at work when they sense all mistreatment towards them. They have been standing next to their members to help them reclaim their self-respect and dignity. Their first preference has always been to provide the assurance to their members that they are not alone in this journey.

Some of the major achievements of the project till date are:

  • Building democratic workplaces:

One of the major breakthroughs of this project was achieved when they won a historic city investment for the different labour centres and several worker cooperatives. This win ensured a making the different labour centres as community institutions and also paved the way for making democratic areas of work in the society.

  • Production of new jobs:

Till date, this project has successfully produced around 600 construction jobs and the count is still going on. The procedure of hiring is based off on the rules and regulations formulated by the WJP’s Bay Parkway Community Job Centre and the decided wages for the jobs are pretty decent which has been yet another positive criterion for this entire ordeal.

  • Training:

They have also successfully provided training to more than 400 construction site workers regarding the safety precautions that are required to keep in mind to avoid fatal injuries and casualties. This training has successfullydownsized the amount of accidents in the construction sites in the United States and all the credit goes to this project.


  • March to reclaim stolen wages:

This march that took place on November 18, 2015 witnessed an accumulation of around 150 community members coming together for standing up against the wage theft and even the exploitative worker practices. The rally brought a positive impact and brought together a lot of people fighting for the same thing. The power of the unity was felt from every corner and their collaboration with several other organizations just uplifted the entire act to a whole new level, making the protest yet stronger.

  • Funding from the city council:

Another great achievement was bagging the historical investment by several day labourers in New York City for the upgradation and expansion of the several labour centres. The Worker’s Justice Project’s main motto has always been to work for equal and just rights for all the workers all over the United States. One of the most important factors to know that the project is proceeding on the right path is noting the increasing number of members with each passing day.


Worker’s Justice Project is a Brooklyn-based organization and was founded in 2010 to acknowledge and addresses the economic and injustice that low-wage immigrant workers commonly face by building a movement or force that would help themovercome economic, racial, and workplace discrimination and bring institutional change. The main mission of the organization is to empower immigrant workers who are poorly paid. This, in turn, helps them become economically sustainable communities. This is not done in one day and is methodically planned out. The organization aims to achieve this through education, leadership development, organizing and seeking grassroots economic alternatives.


Main areas of concerns

Worker’s Justice Project recognizes the main areas of concern and aims to eradicate them. This would ensure better working conditions for the low-wage immigrant workers and help them sustain themselves. It is unlawful to discriminate a worker based on religion, gender, race or national original. However, rules are not adhered to everywhere, and the low-wage immigrant workers suffer from exploitation and poor working conditions. Worker’s Justice Project recognizes these issues and gives these workers a platform to fight against such discriminations.

Things to eradicate the bad effects

This institution focuses on each area of concern and addresses them based on their priority. Worker’s Justice Project considers that organizing is the most operative way to bring about change in the workplace. The organization helps low-wage workers across gender, race and industry come together and strengthen the right to unite and achieve socioeconomic justice. They also help to organize a democratic movement of low-wage workers. They plan to achieve this by involving low-wage workers organize campaigns that would help them achieve collective and positive action for a profound and systemic change. Worker’s Justice Project also believes that it is necessary to have leadership and organization skills to stand up for oneself and the community. The organization trains and educate individual with modern methods for them to develop these skills. This also provides workers with different and suitable economic alternatives, which is a direct reply to unemployment and exploitative labour.


Boosting leadership

Leadership development is another area of concern for Worker’s Justice Project. The organization believes that building leadership skills would not only to empower the low-wage workers, but would help them in the decision-making processes that directly or indirectly influence their work and community. Proper training is provided todevelop leadership skills and allow the individual to recognise the main areas of concern.

Worker’s Justice Project understands the current conditions of the immigrant low-paid workers in the USA and the workplace injustice that most suffer from day to day basis. The organization strives to build a workplace that is free from any kind of discrimination.They desire to build a democratic workplace where workers can pursue their job with dignity and respect, and sustain their families irrespective of their age, gender, nationality and race.  Safety is another area of concern that Worker’s Justice Project takes into consideration, therefore aims to make the workplace safe for immigrant low-paid workers with stronger laws and the right to organise and protest with being afraid of retaliation.


The condition of low-paid immigrant workers is far from present in the USA. These workerssuffer from direct and indirect discrimination that affect them and their life. Sometimes workers are subjected to inhumane working conditions; they are overworked and underpaid. Most of the times the low paid immigrant workers are victims of racial discrimination as well. To eradicate this situation and to provide them with a voice and platform, Worker’s Justice Project, a Brooklyn-based organization was set up in 2010. This organization aims to train the workers and ensure positive change in the work environment, where they will not be discriminated against.


Objective of the Worker’s Justice Project

The main objective of the Worker’s Justice Project is to ensure safe and dignified working conditions for low-paid immigrant workers. Their goal is to change the harsh conditions that often lead to exploitation. Workers who are part of the organizationare provided with vocational training to strengthen the base of the labour movement and to create relevant economic alternatives. The organization aims to achieve these goals through developing organizing skill among labours, advocacy, education and training, proper expression, and by working hand in hand with allies who believe in their objectives.

Changes brought

Worker’s Justice Project believes that organizing is the most effective and constructive way to bring about change. This organization brings together low paid workers across age, gender, race and industry and help them organize in a way that would help them recognise and voice out their concerns when it comes to harsh working conditions and discrimination at the workplace. Worker’s Justice Project helps to organise campaigns that help them project their concern and achieve positive change that is necessary for any workplace.

This organization understands how important it is for the low paid immigrant workers to possess leadership skills. This would not only help the individual to advocate for oneself, but for the entire community as well. Proper training is also provided to the workers to find suitable economic alternatives that would prevent from unemployment and also help them sustain themselves and their families.


Main Concerns

Worker’s Justice Project or WJP also understands the importance of safety at work among other things. The organizationaims to build a fair, democratic and proper workplace for all workers who have the right to lead a proper and dignified life for themselves and for their families, regardless of their race, immigration, nationality, age or another status. Worker’s Justice Project works closely with low-wage workers to go after unprincipled employers through advocacy and direct organizing. Worker’s Justice Project properly engages affected workers and help to recover their wage by legal methods and organization. The organization aims to empower workers so that they can advocate for themselves through the complete unpaid wage recovery course.

WJP till now had resolveda number of cases through street organizing at required site or through the direct organizing of low-wage workers who labour in the factory, childcare, cleaning, construction, landscaping and food service who were not paid the deserved or legal minimum wage, overtime or denied their payment for their work. Worker’s Justice Project is truly inspirational and promises to help the low paid immigrant workers against any kind of discrimination and injustice at work.


The Worker’s Justice Project or (WJP) is a workercenter and is based in Brooklyn. This organization addresses the economic and racial injustice that daily immigrantlabourers, as well as, domestic workers face in the USA. It functions as a collective power and creates solutions to the numerousproblems that members experience at their work or in the communities where they reside.The main objective of WJP is to empower and help the immigrant workers who sustain on low-wage to advocate for themselves in their workplace and build economically sustainable and strong communities through organizing, leadership development, education and economic alternatives.


Aim of the Worker’s Justice Project

Worker’s Justice Project believes in positive change and aims to implement them so that the conditions of the workers improve for the better.  It helps low-wage workers across gender, race and industry to organize and achieve socioeconomic justice.  This organization helps in building a diverse and democratic movement of low-wage workers as well. It helps workers to organise campaigns that would help them achieve collective and positive action for methodical change. It also aims torecognize and developing leadership as well as organization skills among workers so that they can back themselves and their community.

Awareness created by the Worker’s Justice Project

One of the major problems faced by workers is unemployment and exploitation. Worker’s Justice Project helps in creating economic substitutes as ananswer to unemployment and exploitation. It aims at changing the harsh conditions that are the reasons for exploitation, to toughen the base of the immigrant labour movement and to seek economic alternatives that would help the workers look for themselves and their family. This organization seeks to achieve this by adopting a creative outlook and working in an alliance with associates and partners that support the common objectives.

Main focus of Worker’s Justice Project

Worker’s Justice Project focuses on Leadership development as it is an important aspect of the goal. This empowers low-wage who has been left out from the crucial decision-making processes that directly affect their lives. The educational models of Worker’s Justice Project aim to give workers a platform, where they can develop strategies, identify justice issues, and think about different ways to tackle those issues at the workplace. It also determines and helps to recognize the priorities and agendas that need to be addressed.


Leadership Development by Worker’s Justice Project is achieved by giving intensive trainingto workers that focuses on analyzing the main cause of social inequality of the community and then create substitute solutions based on the requirement and necessities. Workers are also provided with vocational training that includes necessary education as well as community organizing skill building that aim to polish their skill set and enhance their leadership qualities. The leadership skills among workers are developed by creating a democratic and participatory structure where workers who are specifically affected by injustice at the workplace are leading directly and organizing important campaign through crucial decisions.

Numerous campaigns are also organized by Worker’s Justice Project by daily labour workforce initiative. This would help workers to work in a better environment with a proper wage. The Worker’s Justice Project strive to achieve this where there is almost nil to no exploitation of low-paid workers in the USA.