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Powerful Grassroots Work
The Laundry Workers Center first made headlines with our 2012 victory at Hot & Crusty Bakery and Deli in the Upper East Side. Immigrant workers at the bakery fought for and won their own union, with unprecedented gains including an across-the-board pay increases, benefits, and a union hiring hall. Our campaign is the subject of an award-winning documentary, The Hand That Feeds, starring deli worker Mahoma López, who is now co-executive director of LWC.

Since then, the Laundry Workers Center has continued to grow, and through inspiring, grassroots struggle workers have achieved victories and successful settlements in a number of campaigns over the years, including at upscale Manhattan deli Dishes, Kenny Bakery in Washington Heights, as well as a number of community and tenant organizing campaigns. LWC members have held trainings and forums on sexual harassment, immigration and workplace “know your rights”, and women’s leadership.  We have worked with other organizations in coalitions pushing for paid sick days, against the abuses of fraudulent employment agencies, even joining with other worker groups to found the NYC Worker Center Federation, the first of its kind in the nation. Through it all, LWC has maintained its commitment to grassroots leadership development and powerful, worker-led campaigns for justice at work and in our communities.