The Excluded Workers Congress

Via Scoop.itMapping Social Network Unionism Worldwide

In June 2010 (at the US Social Forum in Detroit, MI), against the backdrop of the global recession, nine sectors of excluded workers came together to found the Excluded Workers Congress.

The members of the Excluded Worker Congress are national networks of organizations that represent a base of workers that are either by law or by practice excluded from the right to organize in the United States.  We are also regional networks and individual organizations in industries where there is no national network.  Every network represents a different industry, sector, or kind of work. We recognize that not every sector is nationally represented and we will strive to increase representation in those sectors.The nine sectors of the Excluded Workers Congress include domestic workers, farm workers, taxi drivers, restaurant workers, day laborers, guestworkers, workers from Southern right- to-work states, workfare workers and formerly incarcerated workers. Continue reading