Grassroots Economic Organizing For Change

Remarkable things are happening in street corners all over New York City as a result of the organizing work of the Worker’s Justice Project/ Proyecto Justicia Laboral. Through innovative innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to social and economic justice, Worker’s Justice Project has been instrumental in transforming the conditions of day laborers.

In the Winter of 2010, female day laborers, with support from the WJP, founded its first worker cooperative, Apple Eco-Cleaning, LLC and since then they have generated over $62,652 in revenue with only five founding members, benefiting members’ families as well as providing a boost to the local economy.

Through the Economic Justice Campaign of the Worker’s Justice Project, we provide comprehensive support to help female day laborers build the skills they need to succeed in a competitive economy. Our goal is to equip participants with the skills and resources needed to establish and manage a worker-owned cooperative.  Our trainings and workshops are based on a participatory education model, valuing the knowledge and experience that each participants bring to our work.

More information can be found in the 2011-2012 progress report named Female Day Laborers Building A New Economy From The Bottom Up.

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