Hawai’i Workers Center envisions a Hawai’i where all workers are empowered to exercise their rights to organize for their social, economic and political wellbeing. Led by seasoned social change organizers, they serve as a resource of information, education, training, and community organizing. They provide workshops on workers’ rights, safety, health, and protection from wage theft, labor trafficking, abuse and harassment, and other workplace hazards and issues. They provide referrals to various health, housing, immigration-related, and legal resources, collaborating with labor, faith-based organizations, and others who share the mission of enhancing the wellbeing of workers.
On deck this year, HWC intends to conduct the Know Your Workers Rights training and Train-the-Trainers, continue to grow workers associations, strengthen and expand the COFA Workers Association, and expand the Defend and Respect Hawai’i’s Workers Coalition. This multi-pronged approach enhances HWC’s ability to win on priority issues and campaigns identified by workers themselves.