The Black worker bill of rights

We must build a new anti-racist economy that works for everyone. To do so, Black workers demand that the following 10 rights be meaningfully reflected in the law and enforced.

All Black workers have the following rights in the job market and workplace:


The Right to Organize


The Right to Resources and Information to Address Barriers to Quality Employment


The Right to Assert and Have Your Rights Enforced


the right to equitable wages, equal pay, and compensation that is owed


the right to career advancement opportunities


the right to workplaces free from discrimination, harassment and other harm


the right to health, healing and rest


The Right to Privacy and Freedom From Surveillance, Monitoring, Automated Management, and Control


the right to dignity in seeking, securing, maintaining, and retiring from employment


the right to participate in democracy

John Taylor

John Taylor recently served up a riveting address during the May Day launch of our Black Worker Bill of Rights campaign.

Rev. Shanan E. Jones

President of Concerned Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. and Senior Pastor at The Gathering Baptist Church

Rev. Shanan E. Jones addressess the Black clergy and their role in the labor movement. He also reminds us of the 4 Movements of the Freedom Symphony that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke to. 1st movement: Black folks had to get out of slavery. 2nd movement: We had to overcome Jim Crow. 3rd movement: Secure the Right to Vote. 4th movement: Economic justice and jobs.

Sandra Williams

Sandra Williams, a member of the Black Worker Policy Coalition, Deputy Political Director at RWDSU Southeast and board member at the Atlanta-North Georgia Labor council greeted our rally attendees, introduced some of our partner organizations who are driving this work with us, and spoke to the importance of the Black Worker Bill of Rights.