It’s official. A stadium is being built in Worcester. This is good news for job creation and our coalition wants to make sure this economic development is also real community development.
Read our letter to Pawsox Owners that over 38 community organizations have signed on to.
Here some of the recent news about our coalition’s involvement in the Ballpark discussion:
Worcester News Tonight Interviews
Updated: Worcester labor group weighs in on planned PawSox move to city
Local labor group calls for community input on WooSox project
Labor Coalition will be a watchdog in baseball stadium project
Most at Worcester ballpark development hearing say it could boost city
The Worcester Community Labor Coalition invites you to a
Neighborhood Community Forum
5:30pm, Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Snow date: Thurs. Feb. 28
at PNI Club,290 Millbury St, Worcester, MA
Worcester Red Sox Ballpark and Community Benefit Agreements
Come discuss how large development projects can benefit the community and hear from people organizing elsewhere and locallly to ensure resident voice.
John Washington, Director of Organizing, PUSH Buffalo
Odessa Kelly, Co-Chair, Standup Nashville ( twitter video) will join us by video conference
Flyer in Spanish
Thank you for joining us to advocate for good jobs, racial and economic justice, through the Worcester Works Campaign at a media conference:
12:30pm on Thursday, August 30th, 2018
Media Coverage: Clive McFarlane: Voices for economic, social justice raised in Worcester
Worcester News Tonight:
Future Focus Media Cooperative full press conference video:
Worcester Community Labor Coalition is hard at work with community groups, youth, and unions to bring good jobs, racial and economic justice.
The Worcester Jobs Fund is funded at the $200,000 level for this coming fiscal year!
See below the accomplishments from 2017 below or
download the PDF here.
Tuesday, MAY 1, 2018
at 145 Front St, Worcester (near Worcester Common)
RALLY FOR ECONOMIC AND RACIAL JUSTICE
WORKERS RIGHTS – GOOD JOBS
Telegram & Gazette Article Here
Photos from the rally here
Worcester needs a
DISPARITIES STUDY to move towards a diverse workforce and to keep jobs local. We demand a stronger
WAGE THEFT ordinance. We need better
EQUITY IN HIRING
Consider joining a construction union career. You’ll be able to say “I Built That”. Apprenticeships available, especially for women and ppl of color. This project is in collaboration with Worcester Roots, the Central Mass Workforce Investment Board and Indigenous Peoples’ Network.
More info about the announcement here.
Information Sessions about Building Trades Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship programs: Lookout for more info sessions in fall 2018.
2017 Flyer here.
WCLC member, Worcester Roots, along with Indigenous Peoples’ Network and the Workforce Investment Board of Central Mass were awarded a from the Attorney General’s office at the State. Equal Opportunity in the Construction Trades Grant
AG’s Press release here.
The funds originated from a judgment won by New England Regional Council of Carpenters through the AG’s False Claims Division secured with
CTA Construction Company.
Information Sessions about Building Trades Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship programs:
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 5:30pm at Stone Soup Community Center, 4 King St, Worcester.
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 at 10:00am in the Saxe Room at the Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Sq., Worcester
Member organizations converged Monday, March 13th, 2017
On September 22nd, 2016 our coalition had a powerful night of coming together, sharing and strategizing.