Immigrant Worker Center

Builds the power of immigrant and workers of color to mobilize and organize for safe and healthy work conditions.

Our Strategy

The Immigrant Worker Initiative builds the power of immigrants and workers of color to mobilize for safe and healthy work conditions by:

  • Providing training to workers to ensure that they know their rights, are able to identify and protect themselves from hazards and can organize for safe and healthy working conditions.
  • Encouraging and supporting collective action by workers from the same workplace or industry.
  • Linking workers with unions and community groups to support workplace-organizing efforts and to address gaps in government protections for immigrant and low-wage workers.

Current Efforts
The Worker's Center

The Worker's Center unites immigrant workers to take action to end dangerous conditions and exploitation. The Worker Center acts in collaboration with the Chelsea Latino Immigrant Committee and the Chelsea Collaborative. We assist workers regardless of ethnicity, immigration status or income. Learn more...

Leadership Institute

A two-day, intensive training that gives Worker's Center members the opportunity to develop teamwork, leadership and organizing skills with special emphasis on how to have influence on the lawmaking process. Learn more...

Introductory Health and Safety Workshops

MassCOSH offers one to two hour interactive health and safety training sessions at ESOL/ABE/GED centers, religious institutions, community organizations and unions. View our Calendar for upcoming workshops.

Support and Assistance for Organizing Workers

MassCOSH is currently supporting the efforts of workers and unions from a wide range of industries to press for improvements in their working conditions. One such case MassCOSH has been heavily involved in is Stop and Shop warehouse workers who are currently fighting to organize and pursue litigation. View and print our worker information pamphlets here.