Worker’s advocacy groups fight against wage theft, educate workers on occupational health issues, and seek immigration reform. They are often active in the local community. To learn more, visit their websites. The following four examples are just a few of the organizations that focus on these issues. There are many more. You may not be aware of these organizations, but they are worth learning about. There are several different types of worker’s advocacy groups.
Worker’s advocacy groups focus on four areas
Worker’s advocacy groups focus on four broad areas of concern. These include mental health and workplace safety. They work to increase the wages and working conditions of women and people of color, as well as to reduce discrimination and establish “pay transparency.” This means that workers know what their fellow workers make and can use this information to fight for higher wages. In addition, they work to improve the conditions of the workplace by making work processes transparent and establishing clearer standards.
State and local governments play an important role in strengthening worker voice. States can lead by supporting higher minimum wages for workers and passing laws that guarantee paid family leave. These policies can also protect workers against being discriminated against for reporting violations of labor laws.
They fight wage theft
In the fight against wage theft, worker’s advocacy groups can play an important role. They can reach out to other organizations, attend events, and present to their members. They can also highlight cases of wage theft that have taken place in other jurisdictions. Worker’s advocacy groups can also help protect workers from wage theft by assisting them during the investigation phase.
Across the country, millions of people are affected by wage theft. Not only do workers experience financial loss, but their families are also affected. It can also cause economic instability in neighborhoods. And insecure income can have adverse health impacts for workers. They may have difficulty paying their bills, buying groceries, or accessing public transportation.
They train workers on occupational health issues
Workers’ advocacy groups are organizations that educate workers about occupational health issues and advocate for safer work conditions. These organizations target employers, workers, and the workers’ compensation community. They also provide resources for workers who are disadvantaged, have limited English skills, or are in traditionally underserved industries.
These organizations also offer specialized training for employers. Among other things, they provide information about health and safety laws and how to file complaints about workplace accidents. These training programs can be facilitated by OSHA-authorized trainers, and are typically free of charge.
They seek immigration reform
Worker’s advocacy groups are asking Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Although the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act did not pass in 2010, many people believe that it is time to introduce a new comprehensive immigration reform proposal. This proposal will aim to increase immigration compliance enforcement and provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. The plan will also extend current immigration categories and create more visa options for skilled workers.
The bill also creates a pilot program for economic development. The program would give DHS the authority to adjust green cards based on macroeconomic conditions. Additionally, it would give non-immigrants who meet the necessary criteria for a residency visa higher wages to avoid unfair competition with American workers.
More info on our favorite group can be found at https://arawc.org/innovation-series/part-2-employee-advocacy/.