Chicago Workers Collaborative

Our Mission 

Chicago Workers Collaborative's mission is for “Alt-Workers” to promote the creation of stable, living wage jobs with racial and gender equity in through leadership development, advocacy, direct action and community accountability.

People-Driven Solutions 

Leadership & Advocacy

Build the leadership of “Alt Workers,” from temporary workers to gig workers, and advocate for worker-driven solutions to the issues they identify.

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Public Health 

Promote the health and safety of “Alt-Workers,” who are overwhelmingly disconnected from any healthcare system, by addressing the social and economic determinants of health.

Working Families Legal Clinic

Provide high-quality legal services for undocumented workers and their families.

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Community Resources

Trains community members to become local advocates and connect workers to available resources, such as rental support and other public benefits. 

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