Meet Our Staff
What inspires me about Worker Justice Wisconsin is the way it addresses problems that are very much in our midst and yet invisible to most people: things like wage theft, discriminatory practices, and the abuse of low-wage and immigrant workers. I am proud to work with people who are passionate and relentless in their pursuit of justice, and who are committed to empowering all workers to stand up for their rights!
Work Center Manager & Lead Organizer
My passion for promoting social justice and worker’s right brought me to Worker Justice Wisconsin in 2009. I worked as a bi-lingual volunteer advocate and helped with the daily office tasks around the center. In 2010 I was hired as a staff member. For over 10 years, I have dedicated countless hours assisting low wage and immigrant workers in Wisconsin in their fight against workplace inequalities. At the worker center I provide direct advocacy assistance to workers and teach weekly educational rights training sessions.
Worker Center Organizer
When I suffered from discrimination at my workplace, I wasn’t sure where to turn, I found Worker Justice WI and they were able to help me file a complaint. During mediation, we successfully resolved my complaint. I was so grateful for the assistance that I received that I decided to become a full time volunteer advocate, and was eventually hired on. I love having the opportunity to help workers with problems I know so well. I am so thankful to have a resource like this in our community and it is so important to me that we continue to help workers like myself!
As a person that has witnessed unfair and unethical practices at some of my past employers; I really wanted to help others fight for what I feel is every person’s right to dignity in the workplace. I would love to see more individuals helping and contributing to the center. Not only financially, but also with our collective actions and helping to keep employers accountable for their unethical actions. Although I love what I do; it would be great if our services weren’t so much in demand.
Faith Community Organizer and Social Media Coordinator
As someone raised in a union household, the importance of labor rights and worker justice has never been lost on me. I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to contribute to an organization that not only directly assists workers, but also addresses the structural issues that oppress them in the first place. Acting with the support of faith and community leaders only strengthens what we are capable of as a movement, and Worker Justice Wisconsin is essential in facilitating these collective efforts. As Emma Lazarus said, “Until we are all free, we are none of us free.” Worker Justice Wisconsin understands the value and responsibility of this solidarity.