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Working America Education Fund

The Working America Education Fund builds voice and power for working people.

The Working America Education Fund builds voice and power for working people.  Focusing on good jobs and a fair economy, we educate the public about issues like employment, income and retirement security, education, the impact of the global economy and national and state decision-making on budget priorities and revenues.  Together with our partner organization, Working America, community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, we reach out through door-to-door canvassing and online, as well as by phone and mail.  Over the past year, for example, we’ve educated working people about the value of paid sick days in Denver and the benefits of raising the minimum wage in New Mexico.  We provide a two-way communications link for working people to get the information they need on important policy issues that affect their lives and their communities—and then make their voices heard in the public discourse surrounding those issues. 

The Fund supports: 

  • Grassroots community education to defend economic fairness, sustainable incomes, rights and opportunities for all working families.  It also develops education materials on state-specific issues such as education, family and medical leave and an analysis of who wins and who loses under various budget and revenue policies.
  • Online education on workers’ issues through features like Job Tracker, the most comprehensive source of information linking data on employer behavior in the country, which provides company records on exported jobs, health and safety, as well as workers’ rights. 
  • Strategic research for institutions, organizers and activists to promote good jobs, fair trade and a healthy and just economy.

The Working America Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) educational organization.