Building worker power, advancing racial justice, and organizing to build a social movement.



Congress of Day Laborers/Congreso de Jornaleros

The Day Laborers is an organization of immigrant workers and families founded by the day laborers who helped rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

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National Guestworker Alliance

The NGA is a national membership organization founded by guestworkers who were trafficked to the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. Today, the NGA organizes contingent workers in critical sectors of the economy across the United States.

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STAND With Dignity

Stand with Dignity is a grassroots membership organization of African American workers and families dedicated to winning inclusion, opportunity, and racial equity in the New Orleans economy.

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Legal & Policy Advocacy

The NOWCRJ’s Legal and Policy Department is an impact-strategy department serving the campaigns and initiatives anchored by the Workers’ Center.

I spoke out because I wanted to be recognized as a human being.
Hilario Jimenez
  • After advocates win in court, lawmakers abandon law that denied immigrants the right to marry NEW ORLEANS, September 21, 2017—The State of Louisiana has moved to scrap a state law denying immigrants marriage equality, following a powerful rebuke that

  • On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Below is a statement by Saket Soni, Executive Director of the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ) and N

  • When the federal government declares severe storms and flooding like those in Texas to be a major disaster, that declaration makes residents eligible for federal disaster assistance. NOWCRJ’s guide answers the following questions relating to immigran