The Mississippi Workers' Center for Human Rights, founded in December 1996, is a 501(c)(3) worker advocacy organization that provides organizing support, and training for low wage, non-union workers in Mississippi. Through direct action campaigns, organizing drives and trainings, we work in coalition with workers to fight for human rights in workplaces and communities. The Center works with the state's most vulnerable workers to develop strategies to combat racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression in the workplace. Through local, national, and international networking and coalition building, we build bridges between workers in the southern region of the U.S., other parts of the country, and the world. We fight worker mistreatment through community education and outreach and most importantly, through organizing and the development of indigenous worker leadership. Our worker-members develop strategies for, and participate in, every battle, every initiative and every project. In this way, the Center prepares workers who are currently isolated and abused, for leadership roles in the labor movement. The Center also works with trade unions and other labor organizations to support their efforts to intensify union organizing in the state of Mississippi and across the southern region. Under the Center's leadership, unions and other workers' rights organizations work in coalition to address critical issues affecting the working poor in the state of Mississippi. With its grassroots partners, the Center convenes several major initiatives that provide organizing and strategy development opportunities for low-wage workers.
Board of Directors
Timaka James Jones