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Worker Centers in Massachusetts

Date: 
05/14/2020
Author: 
Jobs with Justice

Worker Centers in Massachusetts (a non-exhaustive list)

Worker centers are community-based organizations that provide, among many things, organizing support for low wage workers. They are often the only support/friend/ally that immigrant workers have, especially recent arrivals.

Worker centers create opportunity and connect workers with resources, including legal assistance, mutual aid, etc. Many worker centers have extensive networks, such that the assistance a worker center can provide a worker is as expansive as their networks.

Worker centers also are social hubs that help integrate immigrant workers with their communities and seek to create community leaders. Most worker centers are geographically based, while others are industry specific (domestic workers for example), and others specialize in particular groups (language, national origin, etc.).  I

f you are trying to help an immigrant worker, make sure you are familiar with the worker centers in your area.

For a more in-depth history of worker centers, please see here: https://www.epi.org/publication/bp159/
 

Brazilian Women’s Group
Brighton, MA 617.202.5775

Brazilian Worker Center
Allston, MA 617.783.8001

Brockton Workers’ Alliance
Brockton, MA 617.306.1365

Centro Comunitario de Trabajadores
New Bedford, MA 508.979.1961

Chelsea Collaborative
Chelsea, MA 617.889.6080 x108

Chinese Progressive Association
Boston, MA 617.357.4499

Fuerza Laboral
Central Falls, RI 401.725.2700

MassCOSH Immigrant Worker Center
East Boston and Dorchester, MA 617.505.8939

Matahari Women’s Worker Center
Downtown Boston, MA 617.758.8782

Pioneer Valley Workers’ Center
Northampton, MA 413.570.3060

Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) Boston
Boston, MA 617.524.8778

Metrowest Worker Center/Casa Del Trabajador
Framingham, MA 508-532-0575

Lynn Worker Center
Lynn, MA (781) 780-9685


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