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Public Justice Center

In 2015, with support from the Abell Foundation, the Public Justice Center launched its Home Care Worker Initiative to address wage theft.  Through this initiative, PJC works to enforce a new federal regulation that, for the first time, granted HCWs (who are mostly women and people of color) federal minimum wage and overtime protections.  With this grant from Abell, PJC will educate 400 HCWs concerning workers' rights and advancement opportunties, represent at least 20 HCWs and and other workers to recover at least $100,000 in lost wages, and advocate for state-level legislation that will benefit HCWs.

Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Year: 
2019
Amount: 
$40,000
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