Grantee Profile

Global Workers Justice Alliance

Grants to Global Workers Justice Alliance

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years)


    BROOKLYN, NEW YORK — Global Workers Justice Alliance, established in 2006, specializes in helping migrant workers access justice using their model of "transnational justice," through which workers can obtain legal redress, following return to their country of origin, for labor law violations that took place in the country of employment. This grant will provide general operating support to Global Workers to expand its access to justice work for Central American and Mexican migrant workers and to continue advocating for a more transparent visa system and improved worker protections in the United States. The organization will build on past successes achieved with MacArthur support, notably the creation and dissemination of Visa Pages, an online resource charting all of the visa types in the U.S. system, which received very positive feedback from policymakers and journalists. The grant will also help the organization conduct advocacy in Mexico and Central America to strengthen recruitment fraud prevention activities in the region. Grant funds will be used for staff salaries, meeting and travel expenses, and communications.

  • $325,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)


    BROOKLYN, NEW YORK — This grant provides general operating support to continue and expand its work to provide access to justice for migrant workers from Mexico and Central America who have been employed in the U.S. or Mexico. GWJA accomplishes its work of assisting and providing access to justice for migrant workers largely through its Defenders Network, composed of organizations, law firms, advocates and migration experts in the U.S., Mexico, and Guatemala.

  • $175,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)


    BROOKLYN, NEW YORK — To study the temporary worker visa programs.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Global Workers Justice Alliance $800,000 between 1983 and 2015.

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