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The Workers Lab is a nonprofit investor that gives new ideas for and with workers a chance to succeed.

WE BELIEVE IN

Proximity to Workers 
Investments in innovation for workers should meet workers where they are, and acknowledge who they are. That’s why our team is a majority first-generation, queer, people of color, and why our investments are made largely in leaders of color. 
Innovation for Workers 
Innovation should be used to introduce or transform ideas that make all workers safe, healthy, and secure.
Innovation by Workers 
Any and all innovation for workers should be driven by workers. Period. 
Inclusion of Workers
Labor laws, rights, and protections should include and extend to all workers everywhere.
Power for Workers
Workers should be the primary drivers of economics, politics, and culture in our society.

Innovation Fund

We invest in a national network of leaders (i.e., innovators) to test their new ideas, learn from them, and share those learnings with the field.

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Design Sprints

Through our Design Sprints methodology we move quickly to leverage our understanding of worker challenges, convene our extensive network, and then collaborate to create a solution we can integrate and test with workers.

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We Want to Learn About Your Ideas!

Do you have a new idea that can help make all workers safe, healthy, and secure? We are looking for new ideas from people like you. We especially welcome innovators of color, women, and LGBTQ+ innovators to apply for the Innovation Fund or pitch your idea for our next investment. Submit your ideas here.

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OUR SUPPORTERS

Our donors understand the power of promising new ideas, and they value our focus on innovation, our willingness to take risks, and our ability to forge partnerships across sectors. Together, we are transforming the landscape the landscape for workers.

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OUR VALUE PRPOSITION

The Workers Lab serves as a vehicle for the entire field of worker advocates to collaborate, explore, and experiment with new ideas for workers.

From our unique position as a convener of unlikely allies, and as an organization led by majority first-generation, queer, people of color, we have a critical perspective and insights on the future of work and what workers need.

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