As a Black-led and empowering collaboration, the Southern California Black Workers Hub for Regional Organizing (Black Workers Hub) expands the field of Black worker organizing by consolidating and coordinating functions, sharing best practices, and collectivizing sustainability approaches needed to develop Black Worker Centers across the region while unifying Black worker voice and power in Southern California and beyond.
The Southern California Black Workers Hub for Regional Organizing is anchored by:
The Los Angeles Black Worker Center (LABWC), UCLA Labor Center Center for the Advancement of Racial Equity Project (CARE), Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (COPE), and Earthlodge. We have joined forces to help close the employment equity gap.
We aim to collaborate with decision-makers to ensure comprehensive, long-term recovery resources are earmarked for Black workers, that Black workers receive quality jobs and public employment benefits, right to be recalled to work enforcements, and robust anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation protections are implemented in the workplace and in housing.
If decision-makers don’t prioritize Black worker rights, resources, and protections, Black workers are likely to experience longer periods of unemployment and higher rates of eviction for decades to come.