#BlackWorkersMatter Documents

On January 19, 2015, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, NOCWRJ, Stand with Dignity, and the Community Evaluation Commission held #BlackWorkersMatter: The People’s Summit on the Black Jobs Crisis, at Southern University at New Orleans.

The summit convened a broad group of community, labor, and faith organizations, together with employers and public officials, around four priorities for equitable economic development in New Orleans:

  • Community Monitoring and Oversight – the creation of a permanent Public Construction Oversight Commission;
  • Career Ladders – the utilization of Certified Apprenticeship Programs in all trades;
  • Saving Wages – a minimum wage of $15 for all workers on city construction projects; and
  • Worker Health and Safety – worker safety committees on city construction sites to ensure clear mechanisms to address basic health and safety standards.

Download key documents from the summit below: