Black people are fighting for greater control of where we work
The Los Angeles Black Worker Center’s (LABWC) mission is to increase access to quality jobs, reduce employment discrimination, and improve industries that employ Black workers through action and unionization. We are creating the stability and resources needed for our communities to prosper in the immediate term—and for generations to come.
Ready 2 Work
Strengthening our skills and leadership
Our Ready 2 Work program is a series of workshops where Black workers share political education and build the skills needed to succeed in the workplace. The program provides a welcoming environment to receive industry-specific coaching and mentorship. Participants learn best practices for the job application and interview process, as well as how to navigate challenges that may arise at work.
People power this movement.
For Black workers to have equitable access to better wages and economic opportunities, we need everyone to get involved. Check out some of the many ways you can take action.
Protect Black workers
Black workers can't wait any longer. We need local civil and human rights departments to be able to step in when employers break the law. Senate Bill 16 helps discrimination claims get addressed faster—and creates local enforcement. Stay informed on the progress of this bill.
Create 1000 jobs for Black Angelenos
Black workers are building a better economic future for our communities. Through the 1000 Strong campaign, we are organizing to secure 1000 jobs in the public sector so that Black workers have access to sustainable careers. To support our campaign, join us at an upcoming event.
Get access to free legal support
Are you a Black worker in Los Angeles facing discrimination at work? The LABWC partners with the organization Legal Aid at Work to provide legal clinics that assist workers experiencing injustices. Connect with a legal advocate at an upcoming legal clinic.