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A Message about the Spring 2020 Innovation Fund and COVID-19

by Adrian Haro, on March 23, 2020 at 6:08 PM
As COVID-19 turned from a news story that seemed far away to a national emergency here at home, we've been working to understand how to adjust our programming and be responsive to our partners and...
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Topics: Innovation Fund

Apply Now for the Spring 2020 Innovation Fund

by Tiffany Ferguson, on March 10, 2020 at 5:33 PM
My sister is a passionate high school teacher looking for ways to increase her skills and pay so she can help her eldest with college expenses. To her disappointment, none of the certification and...
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Topics: Innovation Fund

Your Advice is Needed to Build Worker Power!

by Tiffany Ferguson, on February 21, 2020 at 8:00 AM
We are all in this together If you’re reading this blog, you care about working people. The drive to improve workers’ lives and build worker power includes a wide range of individuals and...
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Topics: Innovation Fund

City Official Wins Social Innovation Grant That Helps Airport Workers

by The Workers Lab, on January 16, 2020 at 3:24 PM
A study last year found 40% of American adults don’t have the funds available in cash or savings to pay for an emergency. In San Francisco, many employed adults are one emergency away from...
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Topics: Innovation Fund| In The News

2019 Year in Review

by The Workers Lab, on January 7, 2020 at 6:00 AM
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...
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Topics: Innovation Fund| Design Sprint

Improving Working Conditions for Migrant Dairy Farm Workers

by The Workers Lab, on November 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Migrant Justice builds worker power for vulnerable farmworkers. With a goal to improve labor and housing conditions and raise industry standards, their Milk with Dignity program earned them a...
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Topics: In The News

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

by The Workers Lab, on November 20, 2019 at 6:00 AM
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...
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Topics: Innovation Fund

The Basic Income Podcast Explores The Workers Strength Fund

by The Workers Lab, on November 11, 2019 at 10:56 AM
The Basic Income Podcast interviews leading figures and newsmakers in the basic income movement. So it makes perfect sense they would interview The Workers Lab Managing Director, Betsy Edasery. ...
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Topics: In The News

How would a 4-day work week impact the most vulnerable workers?

by The Workers Lab, on November 11, 2019 at 10:24 AM
Would a four-day workweek help a tired American workforce to rejuvenate and improve productivity? If you take recent news reports about its success at Microsoft Japan you would think so. But in an...
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Topics: In The News

Letter From The Workers Lab Interim CEO Adrian Haro

by Adrian Haro, on November 3, 2019 at 2:14 PM
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...
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