The Future of Labor is NOW!
To address the crisis of racial inequity in Chicago, Equity and Transformation (EAT) set out to truly organize a campaign from the bottom up by launching a NEW INITIATIVE.
What that looks like for EAT
, is a commitment to organize with workers in the informal economy. These are; child care providers, bootleg dvd sales people, tobacco traders, the bucket boys and girls, street performers, scrap metal workers and cis and trans gendered commercial sex workers. Their survival on the margins hold critical lessons for transforming Chicago into a city that is inclusive, just, and equitable.
Decades of neoliberal reforms have intensified privatization in the public sector, propelled automation and weakened workers rights overall, limiting both the options and power of state supported interventions to address the Black unemployment crisis in Chicago
. The innovative focus of this initiative, to organize in informality, will lay the foundation for labor and community organizing for years to come.
We believe that in order to create a more democratic society, we must develop strategies through which society's most disenfranchised people can impact the social and economic conditions affecting their lives. By mobilizing workers in the informal economy to advance their interest in the the public decision making arena, we increase Black engagement in our democracy, influence public decision makers, build safer communities and establish a framework for genuine racial equity in Chicago.
Impact the lives of Black workers in the informal economy! All funds raised will go towards general operations for the organization. With your support we can build a better future for all workers in Chicago! The future of labor is NOW! Give Today! Build a better Tomorrow!
*Note: We are a fiscal sponsee of Men and Women in Prison Ministries