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Grassroots Organizers Get a LIFT

21st-centuryThe AFL-CIO announced the third round of Labor Innovation Fund for the Twenty-First Century (LIFT) grants awarded to a diverse group of organizations that are organizing workers outside of traditional models. The fund, established in 2011, is a partnership between the AFL-CIO and philanthropic institutions that share the Federation’s vision for a world in which workers are treated by employers with the dignity they deserve.

This year’s grantees comprise a diverse set of workers and sectors, including: Organization for Black Struggle, St. Louis (Labor Partner: Painters and Allied Trades District Council 58); CLEAN Carwash, Los Angeles (Labor Partner: United Steelworkers Local 675); Chinese Progressive Association, San Francisco (Labor Partner: UNITE HERE Local 2); National Guest Workers Alliance, New Orleans (Labor Partner: Ironworkers Union); ROC-United, National (Labor Partners: United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council); Sunflower/Kansas People’s Action, Wichita, Kansas (Labor Partner: Wichita/Hutchinson Labor Federation and CWA); and VOZ Workers Center (Labor Partner: Oregon AFL-CIO.