WooSox Ballpark: Worcester deserves Community Benefits Agreement

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.

February 27, 2019 Neighborhood Community Forum – more info here.

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

Neighborhood Community Forum – Ballpark/Community Benefit Agreements

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.



  • Neighbor to Neighbor MA
  • Pernet Family Health Services
  • Indigenous Peoples Network
  • Main St Alliance
  • Future Focus Media Co-op
  • Worcester Roots
  • Social Venture Collaborative / Worcester State University’s Center for Social Innovation
  • Greenvitalize Urban Growers
  • MNA – Massachusetts Nurses Association – Regional Council 2
  • McNickles & Associates
  • Mass. Women of Color Coalition (MAWOCC)
  • Worcester Interfaith

Confirmed Speakers:

John Washington, Director of Organizing, PUSH Buffalo

Odessa Kelly, Co-Chair, Standup Nashville (twitter video) will join us by video conference

Flyer in Spanish

Worcester Works Press Conference

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:

Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Opportunities

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.

Download The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Construction Apprentice here!


Coalition members awarded “Equal Opportunities” grant

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.

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:

  1. Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 5:30pm at Stone Soup Community Center, 4 King St, Worcester.
  2. Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 at 10:00am in the Saxe Room at the Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Sq., Worcester
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