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Low-Wage Worker Legal Network

The Low-Wage Worker Legal Network (LWWLN) brings together low-wage worker advocates from legal organizations across the country to push for policies that better protect low-wage, immigrant and temporary workers in the U.S. Since it was formed in 2004, the Network has grown to include more than 200 legal advocates in 33 states, the District of Columbia and Mexico.

Goals

Two primary goals of the Network are to facilitate joint training and spark coordinated policy advocacy. About once a month, network members are invited to participate in a national conference call to discuss a particular issue that arises in the representation of low-wage workers in the changing economy. Recognized experts in the field are enlisted to lead each training call. Examples of topics the Network has addressed include:

  • Advanced Immigration Considerations in Employment Litigation
  • Joint-Employment and Independent Contractor Issues; and
  • Issues for Wage Creditors in Bankruptcy Cases.

The training calls also connect Network members who are interested in taking action to address the issues that are discussed. Through independent working groups, the energy and expertise contained within the Network can be channeled into concrete policy advocacy around pressing problems for low-wage workers.

Membership

Membership in the Network is free and open to low-wage worker advocates across the country. If you are interested in becoming a member, contact us.

Services to members of the Network include:

  • Access to a brief bank containing resources on a variety of subjects, including substantive law as well as non-litigation strategies for strengthening protection of workers’ rights.
  • Access to recorded training calls, along with materials, PowerPoints, etc.

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