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THIS SATURDAY: First Training Session on Injured Workers' Rights with Chief Judge of the RI Workers' Compensation Court

THIS SATURDAY, September 27, 10am-12pm in the offices of Fuerza Laboral

The Chief Judge of the Workers Compensation Court, George Healy, is coming back to Fuerza for the second year in a row to conduct a training session for all workers on their rights when they are injured on the job or have work-related health problems. The first of three sessions will be THIS SATURDAY, September 27th from 10 AM - 12 PM in Fuerza's offices. Judge Healy will be training workers on their right to legal representation and the judicial process. A special focus of the training will be what legal resources are available to workers who are fired for getting injured or after pursuing workers' compensation cases. 

The second session, on Saturday, October 18 from 10am-12pm in Fuerza's offices, will focus on injured workers' rights to medical attention.
 
The third session, on Saturday, December 13 from 10am-12pm in Fuerza's officeswill cover the services available to injured workers.
 
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This May 1st: March for Justice for all Workers, Immigrants, and Communities of Color!

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Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014
 
Time & Place: The march begins at 4 PM in front of the Burger King at the corner of Broad Street and Lockwood in Providence.

** If you want a ride from Central Falls, we will leave from Fuerza Laboral at 3 PM. The address is 127 Clay Street, Central Falls. Call Phoebe Gardener at 617-529-5324  begin_of_the_skype_highlighting FREE end_of_the_skype_highlightingto request space in one of the cars.

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Details: The whole community is going to gather on May 1st to fight for public housing, immigrant rights, living wage jobs, and against racial profiling. This is the moment when workers of all races unite to fight against the exploitation and criminalization that effects all of us. Join us! Bring an umbrella in case of rain.

Berger-Marks Foundation Supports Fuerza's Focus on the Rights of Women Workers

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The Berger-Marks Foundation has awarded Fuerza Laboral a grant to support our work to organize and defend the rights of women workers. The Berger-Marks Foundation, whose mission is to help organize women into unions, provides both financial support and camaraderie to people and organizations doing that work. We are looking forward to deepening our work in this area with their help! To learn more about them, visit their website by clicking here.

Develop your Leadership Through Our Democracy School

Democracy School March 2014

Last Saturday (March 1) we held the first session of our 2014 Democracy School. The Democracy School is an annual leadership course designed to help our community to overcome our fears, build our power, and take action against abuses at the workplace. It is an opportunity for us to become powerful leaders who are not afraid to speak out. There will be four sessions during the month of March and a graduation for those who have attended 3 sessions or more.

It's not to late to sign up for the next three sessions! Call our office (401-725-2700) and talk to Phoebe Gardener for more information.

Session 1: Overcoming our fears and building our power. March 1, 2-5 PM. **Already took place**
Session 2: Building our leadership and taking action against workplace abuses. March 15, 2-5 PM
Session 3: Our immigration to the United States from Latin America and global exploitation. March 22, 10-1 PM
Session 4: How capitalism effects our everyday lives. March 29, 10-1 PM. With UNITEHERE! 

All sessions are held in Fuerza Laboral's office:
127 Clay Street, Central Falls, RI 02863

 

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