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Activism 101: WORKERS' RIGHTS

The Activist's Toolkit



Boston Workers Alliance

Boston Workers Alliance (BWA) is a community organization led by unemployed and underemployed workers fighting for employment rights. We have united to end CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) discrimination and the crisis of joblessness in the community. We fight for social and economic justice by creating and demanding good jobs for all people who want to work.


Justice at Work

Justice at Work is a multilingual legal nonprofit founded solely to support organizations of workers in low-paying jobs. We envision a future in which all workers have the power to ensure safe and healthy conditions, fair wages, and dignity and respect.


Jobs With Justice logo

At Jobs With Justice, we are leading the fight for workers’ rights and an economy that benefits everyone. We are the only nonprofit of our kind leading strategic campaigns and shaping the public discourse on every front to build power for working people. Jobs With Justice is committed to working nationally and locally, on the ground and online. We win real change for workers by combining innovative communications strategies and solid research and policy advocacy with grassroots action and mobilization.


MA Coalition of Domestic Workers

The Massachusetts Coalition for Domestic Workers (MCDW pronounced MAC-DEW) was founded on December 7, 2010.  The Coalition launched to bring about change and equal rights for domestic workers in Massachusetts. Today, three of the founding organizations: Matahari: Eye of the Day, the Dominican Development Center and the Brazilian Women's Group serve as the Steering Committee for the ever expanding Coalition.


ESWA logo

Established in 1977, Eastern Service Workers Association (ESWA) is a free and voluntary membership association run by and for Boston's service workers, temporary, domestic and other low-income workers and their families. Through the self-help efforts of our association members and community volunteers, ESWA has organized a year-round, 11-point Membership Beneļ¬t Program to help meet the immediate needs of our families while we organize together to fight for long-term solutions to poverty conditions caused by lack of living wages.


Massachusetts Jobs with Justice

Massachusetts Jobs with Justice is a coalition of community, faith, and labor groups in Massachusetts organizing working people and allies to fight for the rights of all workers: locally, nationally, and internationally. Our mission is to defend working people’s standard of living, fight for job security, protect our right to organize and support contract campaigns and strikes. Jobs with Justice opposes racism, sexism, ageism and homophobia and will actively support struggles against any form of discrimination.