2017 • 8 months
Raise the Floor Alliance brings together low-wage workers across geography, industry, and ethnicity. Founded as a coalition of eight Chicago worker centers, Raise the Floor Alliance provides legal, advocacy, communication, and research support to its member organizations. Worker centers support communities of low-wage workers who are not represented by collective bargaining agreements or afforded legal protection under U.S. labor laws. This award enables Raise the Floor Alliance to update training materials, curriculum and workshops in response to shifts in federal immigration law and policy. These resources aim to reduce intimidation and violence in the workplace for marginalized, undocumented, and/or unrepresented workers.