The Philadelphia Department of Labor’s Office of Worker Protections (OWP) works hard to increase labor law compliance in Philadelphia workplaces. Beginning Friday, November 4, 2022 until June 30, 2023, OWP’s Community Outreach and Education Fund will work to foster collaboration with trusted community organizations across the city to protect Philadelphia workers. During the open Community Outreach and Education Fund term, trusted community organizations will partner with OWP to raise awareness about Philadelphia’s labor laws, such as the city’s wage theft and paid sick leave laws. As the number of workplace protection laws have grown, the Office has been expanding  its outreach programs. More information about the Community Outreach and Education application process is available online. Community Outreach and Education Fund partners include the following organizations:

  • Coalition for Restaurant Safety and Health
  • Vietlead
  • Blackwell Culture Alliance Inc
  • Deep Space Mind 215
  • Haitian Americans United for Change
  • National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA)- Pennsylvania (PA) Chapter
  • Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia
  • New Options More Opportunities (NOMO)
  • Restaurant Opportunities Centers of Pennsylvania (ROC)
  • Philly Black Worker Project
  • Final Touch Barber Academy
  • William Way LGBT Community Center
  • Asian Americans United

Community Outreach and Education Fund partners will collaborate with the Office of Worker Protections on the following efforts:

  • Complete surveys to provide the Office with valuable information about the community and labor law enforcement.
  • Participate in train-the-trainer style trainings with all community facing program staff.
  • Circulate coordinated social media messaging on labor laws.
  • Distribute information about the City’s labor laws on site and at events.

Each partner organization will receive more than $16,000 in grant funds for their partnership in protecting workers.