Worker Advocacy Resources
Denominational and Interfaith Organizations
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Recognizing that workers’ rights are human rights, UUSC is committed to defending and supporting living wages, fair trade, and workers’ right to organize.
Interfaith Worker Justice . . . a leader in the fight for economic and worker justice in the United States since 1996.
Faith Advocates for Jobs . . . is a major new interfaith campaign initiated by Interfaith Worker Justice along with forty other organizations to address the severe suffering being endured by millions of unemployed workers. The campaign is organizing a nationwide network of congregations committed to supporting the unemployed and their families both spiritually and materially.
The Job Opportunities Task Force (JOTF) works to develop and advocate policies and programs to increase the skills, job opportunities, and incomes of low-skill, low-income workers and job seekers in Maryland.
Casa de Maryland advocates for immigrant and day laborer workers
Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations advocates for immigrant and day laborer workers
Farmworker Justice a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower migrant and seasonal farmworkers to improve their living and working conditions, immigration status, health, occupational safety, and access to justice.
Shirlington Employment and Education Center Arlington, VA
Ban the Box The campaign challenges the stereotypes of people with conviction histories by asking employers to choose their best candidates based on job skills and qualifications, not past convictions.
Nickeled and Dimed, 2001, by Barbara Ehrenreich
Behind the Kitchen Door , 2013, by Saru Jayaraman