Black workers face a racialized political economy in which they are exploited because of their race and their class.  As the Project grows and matures, each local Black Worker Center will develop unique ways to reflect how Black workers are impacted by the local racialized political economy.  However, certain overarching principles shall guide the work:

The Basic Mission of the National Black Worker Center Project:

  • To support and incubate Black worker centers that empower Black workers to advance their rights and improve the quality of jobs in key employment sectors;
  • To provide education about the impacts of low-wage work and unemployment on Black communities; and
  • To prevent racial discrimination in hiring and other employment practices and policies