Announcing THE WORKERS FUND 
Workers are experiencing devastating loss of income due to the COVID-19 virus. They need immediate help to make it through this crisis, especially gig and low-earning contract workers without access to employer-based benefits. If a worker has ever performed a valuable service for you, please consider doing something right now for them. Give to THE WORKERS FUND and 100% of your donation will go to people who need help now.

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TRANSFORMATION STARTS HERE

Workers matter. Workers matter in companies and organizations, in our economy, and in our communities. We don’t hear that often enough these days, but it’s true. Despite the choices made over the last few decades that have cast many workers and their families aside, workers still hold the promise to drive transformation in our society.

 

Today, we need new leaders with new ideas to help unlock the potential of every worker to participate in shaping how our society works. 

That’s why our purpose at The Workers Lab is to give new ideas about increasing worker power a chance to succeed and flourish. We do this by investing flexible dollars in a national network of leaders (we call them innovators) to test their new ideas, to learn from them, and to share those learnings with other leaders who are making choices that impact work and workers. 

WHY WORKER POWER?

Power matters, too. And workers need it, not only to drive the major changes our society needs, but also to achieve the outcomes that they envision for themselves and their families. Power can increase the ability of workers to ensure their jobs sustain their safety, security, and wellbeing. It can also increase the ability of workers to play a more active, transformative role at work, at home, and in society at large. We must increase power for workers, for the betterment of their lives and that of our collective future. 

The Innovation Fund

Provides innovators with money and support to try out their ideas. (You just have to share what you’re learning!)

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Design Sprints

Engages a diverse set of partners to develop and pilot solutions for workers.

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What’s Your idea?

Do you have a new idea and a passion for supporting workers? We are looking for new ideas from people like you. We especially welcome innovators of color, women and LGBTQ+ to apply for the Innovation Fund or pitch your idea for our next Design Sprint.

THE LATEST NEWS

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2019 Year in Review

Take a moment to read about the inspiring programs you and other supporters of The Workers Lab made possible in 2019. Help us continue to give new ideas about increasing worker power a chance in 2020 by making a donation.

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Letter From The Workers Lab Interim CEO Adrian Haro (2)

Letter From The Workers Lab Interim CEO Adrian Haro

Today is my first day as the Interim Chief Executive Officer of The Workers Lab. I feel humbled and honored by this opportunity and immensely grateful to Carmen and our board of directors for entrusting me to lead the organization at this important time in our trajectory.

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Fall 2019 Innovation Fund Winners Receive $150,000 Grants to Build Worker Power

Paying farmers to improve worker health and safety, supporting new co-op businesses and partnering with developers to create worker-enforced labor standards - these are just a few of the ways our fall 2019 Innovation Fund winners are creating positive change.

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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 worker power landscape.

 

Learn more and join our supporter network today!

 

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