Who we are

We are an alliance of workers from Brockton that need support to organize and build power to confront workplace abuses and exploitation.

BWA live and work practicing our core values of those most affected should lead, and this is who we are; a worker led organization that collectively decides on campaigns and goals. Our values of inclusion, diversity and equity are manifested in the work we do everyday. We must fight to confront worker abuse and exploitation, and to make sure workers and communities have a stand on the decisions that are made that affect them everyday on the local, state and national level. Our voter education and mobilization work is another step towards giving our most affected communities their voices to put into action!

Our Values:

These are BWA values:

Respect: we use storytelling with solidarity in our spaces to impact our work with respectful approaches, centering those most impacted as leaders, fostering deep relationships among everyone who comes to our spaces.

Integrity: Stands on our values and principles to be guided by all those that we work with and serve including workers and communities from diverse social, economic, ethnic, gender persuasion, or religious backgrounds. We try to live through these principles in every area of our work.

Solidarity: is at the center of our spaces, to speak freely and help co-design together what we want our workplaces and communities to look like. Our solidarity model is mutuality, supporting each other’s work, building strong relationships.

Inclusion: BWA aims to promote a high-performing, equitable system that promotes better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency particularly for our most affected, vulnerable low income, communities of color

Impact:

The Passage of the Work and Family Mobility Act: This historic bill was passed in June, but due to pressure by opponents of the bill it was added as a ballot proposition in the November elections. BWA’s voter education and outreach mobilized immigrant workers’ to turn out in large numbers and contribute to the overwhelming endorsement of the law.

Fair Share Amendment and DA race: BWA got on board with these two important issues this fall and did voter mobilization and education within the Latinx, Haitian, and Cape Verdean communities of Brockton.

Know Your Rights Sessions: BWA has been conducting Know Your Rights workshops for immigrant workers every Saturday in our offices. We do this work in collaboration with Justice and Work, they collaborate with our center and support our members with any technical aspects of filing a claim.

Know Your Rights Sessions: BWA has been conducting Know Your Rights workshops for immigrant workers every Saturday in our offices. We do this work in collaboration with Justice and Work, they collaborate with our center and support our members with any technical aspects of filing a claim.

What we do:

  1. Workers Know Your Rights Clinics
  2. ESOL classes
  3. Voter Registration, Education and mobilization
  4. Workers Campaigns
  5. Immigration Defense, Deferred Action services
  6. Advocate for better Health Care Services Access Campaign
  7. Racial equity and economic justice; address racial and economic injustices as well as barriers workers and communities in Brockton confront through the advancement of different bills at the state house.
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