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A Look Back at Emergency Cash Distributed in the First Year of the Pandemic

by Abigail Schneider, Canary, on September 23, 2021 at 1:42 PM
The Workers Lab (TWL) has a longstanding commitment to understanding the value and best practices for delivering emergency cash for workers. Over the last several years, TWL has deeply explored...
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Topics: Learning Hub

Benefits of Emergency Cash Grants for Building Organizations and Membership

by The Workers Lab, on July 28, 2021 at 12:19 PM
During the pandemic, organizations across the United States distributed hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency cash. Individuals, foundations, and governments understood the immense urgency...
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Topics: Learning Hub

Making Sense of Emergency Cash

by Jeshua John, on July 1, 2021 at 7:48 AM
Emergency cash is about getting money in the hands of people who need it, when they need it. We're working to give this idea for workers a chance to succeed.
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Topics: Design Sprint| Learning Hub

The Workers Lab Recognizes Pride

by The Workers Lab, on June 30, 2021 at 6:43 AM
As we close out Pride month, The Workers Lab celebrates our LGBTQ+ innovators and team members, and acknowledges the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ workers.
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2021 Innovation Fund Applications Are Now Being Accepted!

by Jeshua John, on June 1, 2021 at 7:25 AM
The Workers Lab is now accepting applications for the 2021 Innovation Fund! We’re seeking innovators with new ideas about how to transform systems and structures to make all workers safe, healthy,...
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Topics: The Innovation Fund

Sprinting to Get Gig Workers Unemployment Benefits

by Adrian Haro, on March 31, 2021 at 8:57 PM
We’re happy to announce the product of our latest Design Sprint focused on increasing power for gig workers by easing the headaches around securing unemployment benefits.
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Topics: Design Sprint| Learning Hub

What Social Entrepreneurs Need to Know About The Innovation Fund

by The Workers Lab, on February 23, 2021 at 1:34 PM
Each year at The Workers Lab, we offer investments in grant funding to social entrepreneurs with ideas to help build worker power. Are you a social entrepreneur? Should you apply to The Innovation...
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Topics: The Innovation Fund

Fast Company Recognizes Winning Ideas for Workers Coming Back

by The Workers Lab, on February 22, 2021 at 3:07 PM
The Workers Lab and CEO Adrian Haro are in the news. A profile from Fast Company highlights The Innovation Fund’s winners from the Fall 2020 grant cycle and shares our vision of worker power.
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Topics: The Innovation Fund| In The News

Three Winners Receive $150,000 for Helping Workers Come Back Stronger

by Jeshua John, on February 9, 2021 at 5:30 AM
 We are excited to share the winners of The Innovation Fund Fall 2020 grant cycle. These winners will receive $150,000 to bring their ideas centered around workers coming back to fruition.
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Topics: The Innovation Fund

Coming Back in 2021

by Jeshua John, on January 14, 2021 at 9:41 AM
Last September, we put out a call for innovations to support workers in “coming back” stronger from COVID-19 and the myriad of injustices and broken systems that predated the pandemic.
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Topics: The Innovation Fund

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