Community Labor United empowers community-based organizations and labor unions to build strategic campaigns that protect and promote the interests of low and middle-income working families in the Greater Boston Area.

Through a program of coalition building, research and policy development, public education, and grassroots mobilization, we advance policies that promote quality jobs, secure healthcare, affordable housing, and environmental justice for all.

Recent News

Our Initiatives

STOP WAGE THEFT

As subcontracting and outsourcing are increasingly used to dodge responsibility for workers, wage theft has overwhelmed our existing labor laws. That’s why we’ve proposed a bill to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability to uplift workers and families. Learn more…

GREEN JUSTICE CAMPAIGN

Global warming is forcing us to go green, but the “green economy” needs to include everyone. The GJC campaign brings energy efficiency upgrades and jobs to Boston’s low-income communities and communities of color. Learn more…

EYE ON PRIVATIZATION

Government privatization schemes and the false promises made by their think tank backers are quickly becoming a distraction from the real conversations we need to be having about investments in our state – including by making sure millionaires and large corporations pay their fair share. Learn more…

Research

THE GROWTH OF COMMERCIAL SHORT-TERM RENTALS

Learn about how short-term rentals are impacting housing in Boston and how we can work to protect affordable housing. Read more…

GAMING THE SYSTEM

Read about the influx of wage theft and employee misclassification associated with subcontracting and outsourcing hiring models. Read more…

GOOD JOBS, STRONG COMMUNITIES

Learn how Boston’s mayor can enhance the city’s labor market, from funding youth jobs to improving company accountability. Read more…

Bad employers steal approximately $700,000,000 in wages from low-wage workers each year in MA.

Learn how together we can take action at StopMassWageTheft.org

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