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Celebrating Labor Day with Irvine grantee partners

Each year, Labor Day gives us a chance to celebrate the workers who are the engine of our economy and to reflect on the labor movements that have improved working conditions, wages, and quality of life. Those movements continue today, fighting to make opportunities and protections a reality for all workers.

These movements would not be possible without many different organizations, in many different ways, working to create a California where all low-income workers have the power to advance economically. To celebrate Labor Day, we opened up our Twitter feed to three grantee partners: Jobs to Move America, Mixteco Indígena Community Organizing Project, and the California Immigrant Policy Center.

Here are samples from what they’re sharing, and you can read more on our Twitter account — and explore the database of the hundreds of organizations we are proud to support.


What does Labor Day mean to your organization?

A quote from Irvine grantee Jobs to Move America that says, ""On Labor Day, we celebrate critical workers’ rights won by unions. Our plan to build worker power in California and beyond includes advocating for workers' rights to organize. This isn’t just good for workers; it strengthens communities and democracy."

What is your organization’s mission and who do you work with?

What solutions are you working toward?

A quote from Irvine grantee California Immigrant Policy Center that says, "California Immigrant Policy Center is a statewide immigrant rights organization that advocates for policies that uphold the humanity of immigrants and refugees while advancing racial, social, and economic justice. We're working with our worker leaders and partners to win unemployment benefits for excluded immigrant workers through a statewide campaign this year."