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.
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.