August's Change for Change Recipient: Pioneer Valley Workers’ Center
The Pioneer Valley Workers’ Center builds power with low-wage and immigrant workers throughout Western Massachusetts. Together, we organize to build community and win real change in the lives of working people.They envision a society free of exploitation and oppression, where all people have the resources to live happy lives. The Pioneer Valley Workers’ Center (PVWC) builds the collective power of workers and immigrants in Western Massachusetts and beyond. PVWC’s worker leaders develop and organize grassroots campaigns for food chain workers’ rights, including winning wage theft protections, stopping deportations, and building new worker cooperatives. Campaign victories lay the groundwork to recruit and develop new leaders and build a multiracial working-class movement to dismantle the root causes of exploitation and oppression. Worker-led campaigns are supported by PVWC’s innovative solidarity and interfaith rapid response networks of 2,500+ individuals and participants from over 30 congregations.