Outreach and Education

Help states partner with labor and community groups

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Help states partner with labor and community groups to inform and educate workers about workplace rights. Workers and job seekers are often unaware of their workplace rights and how to advocate for themselves in an employment setting. The DOL should encourage and support state workforce and higher education agencies to form and strengthen partnerships with labor unions, worker advocates, worker centers, and workers themselves to improve outreach, education, and access to know-your-rights trainings. The DOL should prioritize partnerships with community-based organizations that can effectively build awareness and access among populations underrepresented and historically excluded from labor movements, such as Black, Latinx, and Indigenous workers. State agencies should meet regularly with workers and advocates to share information and work together on robust outreach and education campaigns.

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Idea No. 355