The close of 2015 marks the end of the first year of The Workers Lab. In this year, we funded organizations that experimented with new business models for lifting workers’ wages, increased workplace protections, and lifted worker voice. We also held space for a national..
Portable Benefits & Worker Power
The momentum for our work continued unabated over the last month. Our Board Chair David Rolf and CEO Carmen Rojas joined an impressive list of signatories to a letter declaring that our country needs to address the growing issues facing 1099..
At The Workers Lab, we’re really excited about highlighting new models, strategies, and platforms for building power for working people. Until recently, we’ve focused on supporting worker organizations to have independent revenue streams to advance this work. This blog..
Hello from The Workers Lab!
It’s been quite the summer and we wanted to share an update on our latest project- our Summer Enterprise Institute. This spring, we decided we wanted to support organizers and entrepreneurs with ventures at a range of stages- from ideas that need..
The Workers Lab is hosting a Summer Institute!
The Workers Lab 2015 Summer Institute is designed for entrepreneurs & organizers seeking feedback on their business ideas, ventures, and/or platforms focused on building power for U.S. workers. The 2015 Summer Institute is an..
We’ve had an exciting April! We participated in a number of national and international conferences focused on solving complex social problems, building power for US workers, and transforming the economy. This all culminated in a great visit with leaders at the U.S. Department..
What is the work?
A number of people have asked how we built an organization, developed a strategy, and made our first set of investments in less than 6 months. This is the story of how we got here.
In September 2014, I was charged with building a fund focused on resourcing..
Welcome to The Workers Lab!
We are a community of organizers, entrepreneurs, technologists, and policy advocates seeking replicable and revenue generating approaches to radically improve conditions for people who work in the U.S. Like you, we recognize the urgent need to..