November 2015: From Michael’s Desk

Dear friends,

The last couple of months have kept us intensely busy: we pulled off an incredibly successful Third Annual Event, we packed our office and moved down nine floors to our new space on our building's second floor, and we’ve been diligently working on this, the first issue of what will be our new monthly eNewsletter.

Because we know your time is valuable, we want to keep our eNews short and sweet, so each issue will feature a piece about trends in our ongoing struggles for workers’ rights; a highlight of a current case or project; and a fun, inside look at NWJP’s work, our staff, partners, clients, and volunteers. We’d love to hear from you, too! Send us your feedback, comments, and ideas about the new format at

This month, we were also honored to receive $10,000 from the Doug Swanson Memorial Fund to kick off our new Injured Workers Project, whose ultimate goal is to address the structural problems that currently stand in the way of on-the-job injury prevention, occupational safety education and training for workers, access to qualified and low-cost workers’ comp legal help, and adequate compensation for workers’ injuries.

As we enter the holiday season, we’re also spending time reflecting about our successes, the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, and the role we will play as the labor landscape shifts along with technology. Most importantly, we are focusing on our blessings: our amazing staff members who work tirelessly to support low-wage, immigrant, and contingent workers in their quest to stand up for their own rights; our volunteers, partners and supporters, whose commitment, dedication, and hard work on behalf of workers is most inspiring; and our funders, without whom we would not exist.

Hope the beginning of Fall finds you safe and warm.

In partnership,

Michael Dale
Founder, Executive Director and Senior Attorney, NWJP


Photo of Michael courtesy of Doug Yarrow