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What Does It Mean To Build Power For Working People?


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..

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Can apps protect workers & amplify worker voice?

Can apps protect workers & amplify worker voice?


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..

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Creating Digital Tools To Advance Worker Organizing


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..

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We Did It

We Did It


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..

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The Right Issues at the Right Time

The Right Issues at the Right Time


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..

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What’s Working: Seattle’s Fair Work Center


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..

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What is a good job?


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?

As..

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