It’s our birthday and we’re thinking quite a bit about how far we’ve come.
When we launched The Workers Lab, we charged forward with the goal of building power for working people in the US. This was, and continues to be, our north star. While we remain unrelenting in this..
Reflections on The Workers Lab’s SeeClickFix Design Institute
We set out to answer our title question at our first Design Institute of 2016. In our first year of operation, The Workers Lab (TWL) heard time and time again, that enforcing laws on the books intended to protect..
At The Workers Lab, we spend a lot of time exploring how technology can support and scale worker organizing. We are clear that online, mobile, and digital organizing is no replacement for the deep connections and transformative power of person-to-person organizing. Rather, we..
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..
As part of our effort to highlight promising work leading to scale, sustainability, and power for US workers, we’ve asked Veronica Mendez, C0-Director of Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL) to share reflections from a recent White House Summit on Worker Voice as..
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..
What makes a good job? Who measures job quality over time and holds employers accountable? How do we share models of high road employment with employers to demonstrate the economic value of creating good jobs? How are workers shaping our collective definition of a good job?