Category Archives: Events

Green Island Community Meeting

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:

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Neighborhood Community Forum – Ballpark/Community Benefit Agreements

The Worcester Community Labor Coalition organized a Neighborhood Community Forum on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Worcester Magazine Article about the forum here.


Live Video from Future Focus Media Co-op:

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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
  • 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

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:

Diesel Technician Training Program


Applicant Requirements:

  • Worcester Resident
  • 18-55 years of age
  • Low-Income
  • 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

For questions or Information Session registration, please contact: Kelsey Lamoureux at 508-373-7641 or

Diesel Tech Info Session Flyer (PDF)

Diesel Tech Info Session Flyer

Mayday Rally 2016

Mayday Rally 2016!
Good Jobs, Workers Rights
May 2nd
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.

See news coverage of the event here.

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.

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Who’s TIFs? Our TIFs!

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.


TIF Training

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.