Case Study: How Worker Leaders Are Meeting The Need For Emergency Cash While Building Their Organizations

by Abigail Schneider, Canary, on May 19, 2022 at 11:50 AM
A few years ago, The Workers Lab and Canary recognized that emergency cash grants offered an immediate way to support workers facing emergencies. Today’s workers need short-term solutions to help...
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The Workers Lab Announces $2M Fundraising Campaign for the Month of May

by Eddy Morales, on May 2, 2022 at 7:29 AM
On International Workers’ Day, we announced a generous $1 million matching gift. Every new dollar we raise during the month of May will be matched up to $1 million.
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Following Congressional testimony, TWL CEO calls for fixes to the benefits system

by Eddy Morales, on April 13, 2022 at 2:35 PM
After providing testimony in front of the U.S. House Congressional Subcommittee on Government Operations, our CEO Adrian Haro calls for the U.S. benefits system to be fixed for gig workers in a new...
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We're hiring!

by Betsy Edasery, on March 26, 2022 at 8:05 AM
The Workers Lab is excited to announce two new open positions! We're hiring a Communications Director and a Program Manager for our Innovation Fund. Apply now and help spread the word!
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Announcing $1M investment to explore how flexible work can be quality work

by Adrian Haro, on March 21, 2022 at 4:02 PM
Many workers need and want opportunities for flexible work that are also quality work. The demand for flexibility is not new and only continues to grow as we emerge from the pandemic and as costs for...
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New Report: How Innovators Are Approaching Independent Revenue Generation

by Betsy Edasery, on March 10, 2022 at 7:46 AM
As workers continue to bear the brunt of U.S. labor market trends and experience massive instability, worker innovators across the country are pursuing solutions to the most critical challenges...
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We've invested more than $11 million in nearly 100 innovations

by Adrian Haro, on December 22, 2021 at 7:45 AM
The Workers Lab is excited to announce the release of our 2021 Snapshot of Accomplishments that offers a brief look at the organization’s programs and history along with a sampling of our...
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Announcing Our New Gig Worker Learning Project

by Adrian Haro, on December 15, 2021 at 10:19 AM
The Workers Lab and The Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative are excited to announce a joint project focused on deepening and amplifying our understanding of gig workers and gig work. Even...
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New report: How gig workers shaped a tech solution to access critical benefits

by Adrian Haro, on December 2, 2021 at 5:52 PM
The Workers Lab is excited to release the latest learnings from our efforts to improve access to public safety net benefits for gig workers.
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Announcing Our 2021 Innovation Fund Winners!

by Adrian Haro, on November 18, 2021 at 7:22 AM
The Workers Lab is thrilled to announce the six winners of the 2021 Innovation Fund. To help their ideas succeed and flourish, each winner will receive $150,000, have the opportunity to learn from...
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