Report issues at work when they happen.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of hard working people have their earnings shorted by their employer or face dangerous hazards at work. It’s not easy to speak up to a supervisor about these things without fear of retaliation. Now, no worker has to be silent. Report issues of wage theft and health and safety privately to a trusted local community organization that fights for workers’ rights. Unsure if your rights have been violated? Access the app for educational resources on local minimum wage laws and more.
Choose from a list of predefined issues and describe the nature of the issue. Want to add a photo? Snap a picture with your smartphone of a timecard or the safety hazard. With GPS enabled, the report will include your location at the time of reporting.
When ready to submit a report, choose if and how you’d like to be contacted by an advocate for further assistance. Local organizations may be able to provide free legal aid, social support services, and information on how to get justice.
At this time, the app is only available:
King County, WA
Santa Clara County, CA
For additional information on the WorkerReport pilot, read the news announcement. By spreading the word about WorkerReport, you can help hold employers accountable.
Learn more about the partners helping to bring WorkerReport to life!
During the first year of The Workers Lab’s operation, there was resounding consensus from the labor
and economic justice community that there was a need for intervention and innovation in the arena of
wage theft enforcement. This is an especially timely concern expressed by worker advocates as they
gain momentum in the Fight for $15 movement and recognize the dearth of available resources to
support the enforcement of these laws once passed.
The goal for the next several months of implementation is to learn what it takes to introduce a tool of this sort to working people. We want to investigate the ways technology can enable working people to hold employers accountable. What kind of organizations are most suitable for administering the app? Will workers trust an app platform enough to submit reports? Can the app also serve as a powerful database of worker complaints? As digitals tools for workers proliferate, we hope to share lessons from WorkerReport to inform the ongoing development and implementation of new tools for worker power.