The Latino Workers Project Update

The Workers’ Rights Center (WRC) has been awarded a grant of $15,000 from the Madison Community Foundation to update the Latino Workers Project Report.

Fifteen years ago, the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice initiated the Latino Workers Project (LWP) to study the rapidly growing Latino population in Dane County and address challenges faced by low-income Latino immigrants.  The LWP released Can’t Afford to Lose a Bad Job, which documented the socio-economic and labor conditions of the Latino community and provided recommendations to address pressing issues. Latinos faced unique challenges because of issues of immigration status, racism, lack of knowledge/comfort navigating public agencies & limited English proficiency. The WRC was founded as a recommendation of the LWP with seed money from the Madison Community Foundation.

Through the project, the WRC seeks to issue a detailed and widely distributed analysis that gives voice to low-income Latino immigrant workers living and working in Dane County.  We will identify chief concerns regarding employment standards, and offer specific proposals.  Leadership recruited through the process of producing the report will be engaged to champion recommendations developed during the project.

For more information about the Latino Workers Project Update and how you can get involved, click HERE.