Worcester Community Labor Coalition would like to invite you to a
Community Meeting about the WooSox Ballpark and Community Benefits Agreements
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Thursday, May 16, 2019
at Pernet Family Health, 237 Millbury St, Worcester
Good local jobs! Keep Green Island affordable! Environmental Justice!
Childcare and interpretation will be available.More info: WorcesterCommunityLaborCoalition.org
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The Worcester Community Labor Coalition organized a Neighborhood Community Forum on Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Live Video from Future Focus Media Co-op:
Photo gallery from Future Focus Media Co-op:
at PNI Club,290 Millbury St, Worcester, MA
Thank you to the over 150 people who attended this forum.
Worcester Red Sox Ballpark and Community Benefit Agreements
We discussed how large development projects can benefit the community and heard from people organizing elsewhere and locally to ensure resident voice.
Neighbor to Neighbor MA Pernet Family Health Services Indigenous Peoples Network (with support from the Island Foundation) 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) East Coast Auto Works Greater Worcester Our Revolution EPOCA Worcester Interfaith
Maritza Cruz, YWCA / Co-Chair, Worcester Community Labor Coalition
Jack Donahue, Carpenters Union / Co-Chair, Worcester Community Labor Coalition
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:
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
Member organizations converged Monday, March 13th, 2017
On September 22nd, 2016 our coalition had a powerful night of coming together, sharing and strategizing.
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.
Building Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship Program is working with people who want to begin careers as skilled building trades women and men in construction and transportation.
Look for more info at: www.cmwib.org
Questions, contact Lauren Ross – 508-373-7607
Rapid Response to Tax Break Deals Training
“AKA TIF Training”
Free training by the Worcester Community Labor Coalition for our membership and allies.
Monday, October 19th, 10am-12noon
at Stone Soup, 4 King St, Worcester, MA 01610
Ample free street parking available. Training is wheelchair accessible and interpretation is available with RSVP before October 13th.
Educate Worcester Community Labor Coalition member group’s leaders about the basics of city tax deals and the process for getting involved.
Empower WCLC members to act quickly when a tax financing deal is proposed in Worcester.
Discuss broader and more long-term strategies for community benefits agreements.
Ultimately our more effective action on this topic will ensure that tax dollars stay local, create good jobs and benefit the community, not just developers and large corporations.