Since our founding, Laundry Workers Center has made training worker-leaders a priority. We created the Instituto La Cuadra Progresista, or Progressive Block Leadership Institute, as a way to empower workers with knowledge of their rights, and to train other workers.

The Leadership Institute provides worker leaders training not only to know their rights but also to engage them in their own development.

The topics of the training are varied but include how to organize other workers, how to build community coalitions, labor history, fighting racism, promoting gender equality, health and safety laws, and the use of different organizing tactics. The workers are also trained to spot and neutralize employer tactics used to divide workers who have been organizing.

See also: B&H Workers Train to Win