Immigrant Worker Education and Advocacy Project
Educational activities include worker and immigrant rights workshops; occupational safety and health workshops; evening ESL, Computer Literacy and Literacy in Spanish classes, and other workshops and sessions to promote leadership development, political education, and culture.
Campaigns for Social Change
Our Planting Justice Campaign brings ornamental plant nursery workers together to win changes that ensure that plant nursery jobs are dignified, with a living wage, humane and civil treatment, and safe working conditions. We also participate in local, regional and national campaigns for immigrant and worker rights and climate justice, and other local strategic campaigns to defend the immigrant community.
Our licensed low-power FM radio station, Radio Poder, La Chispa del Pueblo (Power Radio, the People's Spark), WWPP-LP, 97.7 FM, has been on the air since February 2017. Programming includes music of a variety of Latin American genres with a particular focus on Mexican and Guatemalan music; and informational spots on worker rights, immigrant rights, occupational safety and health, community events, and a variety of general interest information. Information is provided in Spanish and the indigenous languages spoken by Mexican and Guatemalan immigrants in Homestead. Our members are involved in developing announcements and programming.
WeCount! is developing an amazing youth group of local immigrant youth.
Immigrant Worker and Family Support
We assist immigrant community members (as individuals, families or groups) with immediate crises through orientation, assistance in filing complaints with government agencies or negotiating with employers, and referral to attorneys. Typical issues include accidents on the job, wage theft, sexual harassment and other workplace abuse, ICE raids and detention of community members by ICE or the police. We are also participating in regional efforts to promote disaster resilience.