- Access to Good Jobs – Fund the Jobs Fund
- Strengthen the Wage Theft Ordinance
- Equity in Hiring – Public construction, City departments, Community Benefit Agreements
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.
The Worcester Community Labor Coalition has partnered with the City of Worcester to set up a Jobs Fund to ensure quality pre-apprenticeship training and local job placement.
Thanks to WCLC member’s efforts, state, city and private funds are available for job training through the Worcester Jobs Fund. Primary activities are:
- Recruitment of local residents for anticipated job opportunities; especially talented individuals with previous obstacles to employment, including veterans, single parents, people of color, people with a past felony conviction, women, people with disabilities and low-income residents.
- Development and oversight of new job training program(s) for in-demand positions when training is not currently available to local residents.
- Outreach to local companies including those receiving tax incentives/TIFs and local anchor institutions, to recruit their support as project partners and development of direct career placement.
The Jobs Fund meets the Second Wednesday of the month at 10am. Contact Program Manager, Kelsey Lamoureux for more information: (508)373-7641 or LamoureuxK@worcesterma.gov.
Much of our work is inspired by Building Futures RI and our process included a visit to Providence with City Councilor Sarai Rivera, City Manager Ed Augustus and other public and private leaders.
Rally for Good Jobs & Workers Rights
Friday, May 1st, 2015
at the Worcester Memorial Auditorium (Lincoln Sq.)
Organized by the Worcester Community Labor Coalition
Carpenters Local #107
Ascentria Care Alliance
Belmont A.M.E. Zion Church
Butter Side Down housing collective
Collective A Go-Go
Communities United Collective
Crittenton Women’s Union
Dynamy Youth Academy
Education Association of Worcester (EAW)
Future Focus Media Co-op
Good Orning housing collective
IBEW Local 96
Iglesia Cristiana de la Comunidad
Jobs With Justice
Martin Luther King Center
Mass Nurses Association
MOSAIC Culture Complex
NAACP Worcester Branch
NAGE Local 495
Neighbor to Neighbor
Next Step Program at WSU
Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local #4
Progressive Labor Party
Regional Environmental Council
Shalom Neighborhood Center
Sheetmetal Workers Local #63
Society of St Vincent de Paul
Solidarity And Green Economy (SAGE) Alliance
St. Francis & St. Therese Catholic Worker
Student Immigration Movement
Teamsters Union Local 170
Training Resources of America
Training Resources of America Worcester YouthBuild Program
Worcester – Fitchburg Building Trades
Worcester Black Clergy Alliance
Worcester Friends Meeting (Quakers)
Worcester Latino Ministers Alliance
Worcester Unemployment Action Group
Yes We Care