Worker Justice Action Committee and Legal Advisory Committee

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Construction Workers Know and Stand Up For Your Rights

Construction Workers Know and Stand Up for Your Rights

The Los Angeles Black Worker Center wants YOU to understand your right not to be discriminated against in the workplace. Any form of racial or gender discrimination in employment robs our communities of valuable opportunities. This two-page flier explains your rights under Federal and California law and gives you helpful resources if you’ve experienced discrimination.

AFL-CIO Know Your Rights at Work

Working people in America have certain basic legal rights to safe, healthy and fair conditions at work. This 32-page booklet tells you your rights, how to find legal help if they are violated, and gives links to government agencies that investigate complaints and advocacy organizations to assist you.

The goal of the Los Angeles Black Worker Center’s Know Your Rights Initiative is to develop a core group of politically-conscious workers who know their labor and civil rights. Together, this group will work collectively toward racial and economic justice that protects workers’ rights to live as free human beings with dignity and respect in the workplace.

Legal Advisory Committee

The Legal Advisory Committee (LAC) provides legal support, advice, pro-bono resources, and referrals to the Los Angeles Black Worker Center and its worker members. The LAC will anchor the know-your-rights training program to address race discrimination in the workplace, understand criminal records-based discrimination and laws pertaining to wages and hours, unemployment, worker’s compensation, etc. through one-on-one consultation and a monthly legal clinic.

Working with our Legal Advisory Committee, the US Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contracts and Compliance Department, and other allies, we want workers to understand their right to a discrimination-free worksite. Any form of racial or gender discrimination in employment robs our communities of valuable opportunities. Over the years, employment discrimination has changed in form. At one time, companies had specific policies that discriminated against racial and ethnic minorities and women; today, discrimination is rarely so overt. Instead, companies often adopt informal, unwritten policies of discrimination, or policies that are race-neutral on their face, but have a discriminatory effect. The Los Angeles Black Worker Center wants YOU to understand your right not to be discriminated against in the workplace.

Have you experienced discrimination on the job, wage and hour violations, or other employment issues? Our Legal Advisory Committee can help. To get started, just fill out this intake form, which will take you through the steps you need to take to document your case. Mail a copy to us, and call us to set up an appointment to discuss your rights and find solutions.

LA BWC develops organized power and grassroots leaders who strengthen all of Los Angeles by advancing economic and racial justice for Black workers and the families that rely on them.