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The Pittsburgh Black Worker Center's mission is to increase access to quality jobs, reduce employment discrimination, and improve industries that employ Black workers through action and unionization.


We STRIVE TO BUILD the grassroots power of Black workers to promote racial and economic justice in the workplace and throughout our communities. We AIM TO INCREASE access to quality and living wage jobs; end discrimination in the workplace; redefine the meaning and possibilities of work; and advance a solidarity economy in the region led by Black workers (whether through unionization, policy reform, survival programs, worker-cooperatives, and/or grassroots issue-based campaigns).

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The Pittsburgh Black Worker Center is part of the National Black Worker Center Project. We are here to educate and unify Black Workers in the City of Pittsburgh. The work of all Black Worker Centers is to provide fertile ground for Black workers men and women, unemployed and under-employed to express the leadership skills and ambition that we already have. Our national labor movement is strengthened and emboldened by every Black worker leader that enters the struggle for fair working conditions. Strong Black leader-full activism destroys the systems that keep all workers in chains.

The Basic Mission of the National Black Worker Center Project:

  • To support and incubate Black worker centers that empower Black workers to advance their rights and improve the quality of jobs in key employment sectors;

  • To provide education about the impacts of low-wage work and unemployment on Black communities; and

  • To prevent racial discrimination in hiring and other employment practices and policies

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