Areas of Work
DIRECT OUTREACH AND EDUCATION WITH WORKERS
WFS conducts one-on-one outreach with workers, as well as educational workshops and trainings with low-wage workers in the greater Chicago area, helping workers understand federal, state, and local laws directly regulating the workplace and hiring practices, including:
Wage & Hour
Health & Safety
Right to Organize
We support and encourage workers who wish to exercise their right to organize for mutual benefit at their workplaces, be it as direct-hire or as a staffing agency worker.
BUILDING RACIAL ALLIANCES
BETWEEN WORKERS OF DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS
WFS believes that it is critical to decrease racial tension between low-wage workers so that we see each other as natural allies, instead of competition for scarce resources. We hold Racial Unity dialogues as an integral part of our outreach and trainings with workers and their families, to create a unity that can help all of our communities reach economic stability.
Solidarity between urban and rural working families
WFS believes that there is a divide between urban and rural workers, based on a lack of understanding between workers in big cities and workers in rural areas and small towns. We see this mistrust in Illinois, between workers in Chicago and workers in smaller towns. WFS promotes solidarity and increased understanding between urban and rural workers, so that we can increase our support of each other's similar struggles to reach economic stability.