Sign up below to learn more about our first grassroots fundraising campaign coming this March. With your support we can continue to fight for the rights of Black workers and our right to jobs, justice, and dignity.
As a growing network of Black Worker Centers nationally, your contribution will helps us build our organization locally to take on bigger and more transformative campaigns. We know we are only as strong as our community so we are depending on your contribution. No contribution is too small.
This is what we've been up to over the past couple of years:
- We have spoken to over 500 Black residents in the Bay Area about their challenges finding and keeping quality jobs through various outreach efforts and listening sessions
- A majority of the Black folks we reached through out outreach efforts said that being Black and having a criminal record are their biggest barriers to finding and keeping a good job
- In June 2016, we won a campaign that will result in 1400 quality jobs for Alameda County residents who have criminal records as a part of the Justice Reinvestment Coalition. The county program is called the Re-Entry Hiring Program of Alameda County
- As a membership-based organization we continue to bring in new members and to develop new leaders among Black workers who are not only long-time Black unionist but who are also formerly incarcerated, young, and unemployed
- Over the past couple of years we have hosted interns to help train and develop the new generation of young Black organizers
- In 2017 we will continue to fight to ensure the county implements the Re-Entry Hiring Program we fought for and won in 2016. It was a historic win and the first of its kind in the nation
- We are currently reaching out to Black Bay Area residents working in Oakland to learn more about their experiences with the recent increase in the Oakland minimum wage
With your support we can do so much more! In addition to join our fundraising efforts, there are other ways to support our work.
- If you're a Black resident in the Bay Area and would like to join click here
- If you would like to give a one-time donation click here
- If you would like to become a monthly financial contributor click here
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