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
- 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 Equal Opportunity in the Construction Trades Grant from the Attorney General’s office at the State.
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.
FREE PRE-APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING FOR A $50,000/YEAR CAREER!
- Worcester Resident
- 18-55 years of age
- Valid Driver’s License
- Clean Driving Record
- Clean Criminal Record
Information Sessions will be held:
Tuesday, August 30th at 2:30pm-4:30pm and Thursday, September 1st at 2:30pm-4:30pm at South High Community School 170 Apricot Dr. Worcester, MA 01603
Classes will be held Tues., Wed., and Thurs. 2:30 p.m. — 4:30 p.m. October 11 to December 22, 2016 at South High Community School
Mayday Rally 2016!
Good Jobs, Workers Rights
4:30pm at City Hall
Join Worcester Community Labor Coalition members, Lion Dancers, the Burncoat High Chorus, Eastern Medicine Singers – Native American Drummers and Lucelia de Jesus for the 2016 International Workers Day celebration.
Speakers spoke on topics including: Transparency with city tax breaks (TIFs), Racial and Gender Justice, immigrant rights, training & education, climate and environmental justice, jobs not jails & mass incarceration.
Thanks to everyone that came out for the Fight for $15 rally and attended the Economic Development meeting as well. WE WON! It was clear they wanted to just quickly and quietly get the TIF policy approved without further community input, but we did not let them.
Keep in touch for more actions in the fight.