Lasting and transformative social change must come from community members on the front lines!
We believe that lasting and transformative social change must come from community members on the front lines. Voz was founded by day laborers organizing themselves for better working conditions on the street corners, and we stay true to our roots by continuing to build new community leaders, and by operating a worker-led organization.
We offer leadership development workshops, support day laborer leaders in getting engaged in their community, and Voz is led by a joint Board of community members and Day Laborers. The Day Laborer Committee makes up half of the Board of Directors, and is elected from active Voz members every year. Day laborers bring a wealth of skills, knowledge, and life experiences to Voz and their leadership ensures that we remain accountable to the evolving needs of the day laborer community.
For more information about the Day Laborer Committee, or if you are interested in becoming a member of the Committee, click here.
Leadership Development Victories
Voz operates using a unique worker-led structure, we are led by the Day Laborer Committee who are elected from and by active Voz members each year
Recent Day Laborer Committee victories include:
(1) Raising the minimum wage to $17
(2) Making Workforce Development the top organizational strategic priority
(3) Building a more secure fence to increase safety at the Worker Center
(4) Updating the Code of Conduct at the Worker Center to prioritize inclusivity and accountability to ensure that the Worker Center is a safe space for all
250 day laborers each year participate in leadership development activities to build their skills and build community power