Success Story

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.

Black Lives Matter Toolkit

Black Lives Matter Toolkit

Growing a Peaceful Future Youth Film Festival

Thanks to our host, Althea René, and everyone who came out to support the Growing a Peaceful Future Youth Film Festival. For those of you still wanting to donation to the scholarship fund, please click here.

Click below on read more to view the videos! 

Monday Noon Peace Vigil Celebrates 33 Years - Madison


Join the Peace Vigil, Dec. 1st, Monday 12 noon

Cake, hot chocolate, peace signs available!

MLK Ave at the downtown post office, Madison


WNPJ Assembly 2014

 We had a great awards ceremony and honored some wonderful WI change makers.

WAVE's "Hearts and Soles" 5- city tour

Wisconsin Without War Youth Film Festival


Here are the videos, below!

Also, click here to see photos from the event



La Baguette Pays up After Picket

The Workers' Rights Center held a picket at La Baguette on the westside of Madison on Tuesday, June 3.  Two weeks ago, a former cook from the French bakery on the far west side, came to the WRC because his employer said he would not give him his last check because he didn't give two weeks' notice when he quit. When the WRC staff person called the business, the owner acknowledged that they were not paying the worker his last two weeks' pay because he did not give them enough notice. 

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