Voz is a worker-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working conditions and protect civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity.
Bottom Line for Portland
Last year, Voz produced $400,000 in earnings for the day-laborer community. More than 450 day laborers participated in workshops. Since 2008, Voz has reclaimed $600,000 in stolen wages and continued to organize rapid community responses to anti-immigrant threats.
"I have been with Voz for five years; it has been great for my personal development…. Now I am an expert in painting, roofing and finishing, which has opened new opportunities for work…. The MLK Jr. Worker Center is my permanent home, my family."
—Voz day laborer