Worker Network Celebrates Resilience at Resource Fair
Last Tuesday, the UCLA Labor Center joined its partners in the recently formed “Los Angeles Worker Center Network” (the Network) to host a Legal & Wellness Fair in Grand Park. Attended by hundreds of immigrant and low-wage workers, the event celebrated a year of resilience since Inauguration Day and marked the official launch of the Network.
The Los Angeles Worker Center Network formed in response to the 2016 presidential election with a mission of building the power of low-wage workers, including workers of color, immigrants, and refugees. In the last year, the Network has defended its members’ civil and labor rights through challenging wage theft violations and educating workers and employees about minimum wage and sick leave. It has also supported immigrant rights through connecting with rapid response networks and fighting for the creation of the $10 million “LA Justice Fund,” which defends immigrants from deportation.