Quote from Joseph Petrecca, Assistant Commissioner, NJDOL Wage and Hour Division and Contract Compliance
Quote from Joseph Petrecca, Assistant Commissioner, NJDOL Wage and Hour Division and Contract Compliance
quote from Brian Walsh J.D., Director, City of Minneapolis, Labor Standards Enforcement Division, Dept of Civil Rights
quote from Brian Walsh J.D., Director, City of Minneapolis, Labor Standards Enforcement Division, Dept of Civil Rights
Quote from Mary Donachy, Direct Investigations Manager/Policy Advisor VI, Colorado Division of Labor Standards and Statistics
Quote from Mary Donachy, Direct Investigations Manager/Policy Advisor VI, Colorado Division of Labor Standards and Statistics

SECLAP - Strategic Enforcement Community of Learning and Practice

The Strategic Enforcement Community of Learning and Practice (SECLAP) is a community of state and local labor standards enforcement agencies working to share innovative approaches to 21st century enforcement challenges. Through SECLAP’s quarterly sessions, participants from 14 agencies engage with their peers to work on difficult puzzles, share lessons and strategies, and coordinate efforts across jurisdictions. Each SECLAP session is interactive and discussion-based, with a different agency (or agencies, in collaboration) leading the conversation.

Session Agendas:

Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about SECLAP.

GEL - Governance and Enforcement Lab  

GEL was created to be a space where a small group of organizers and allied policy wonks can think together about how we can more effectively leverage labor policy and enforcement work at the local level to build worker power and organization. During GEL sessions, participants drill down on how things are working now and how we might keep refining our strategies to more powerfully utilize enforcement of these policies to create structures for organizing and bargaining and build worker and organizational power in order to dramatically improve job quality across low wage, predominantly BIPOC sectors.  

The GEL sessions incorporate:

  • “Deep dive” workshopping where one or two organizers discuss their campaigns and enforcement partnerships. They share lessons so far, their strategic puzzles, and their biggest questions.
  • Brainstorming and planning around what meaningful partnerships with agencies actually could look like and accomplish.
  • Identifying needs around research, legal strategy, and other support that could strengthen campaigns in ways that build worker power and organizational leverage, and jointly reach out to people and organizations that could provide that support.

 GEL session schedule:

  • 11/17/22 - The NY Healthy Nail Salon Coalition was founded in 2014 by Adhikaar and the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH). The coalition won the nation's first Nail Salon Workers' Bill of Rights in 2015, and successfully advocated to eliminated the tipped subminimum wage for nail salon workers in 2019. In this deep dive, we will dig into the current campaign to create a Nail Salon Standards Council in New York State, with a focus on how the campaign and the Council can used to build worker power and shift the dynamics of the industry.
  • 9/15/22  - Why Co-Governance in this moment
  • 6/8/22 – How organizers can use protected concerted activities rights under the NLRA to support workers outside of a traditional union organizing context, with a deep dive on protecting immigrant workers.  This session features presentations from:
    • Teresa Poor, Assistant Regional Director, Region 29 (Brooklyn), National Labor Relations Board
    • Mori Rubin, Regional Director, Region 31 (Los Angeles), National Labor Relations Board
    • Rayos Burciaga, Community Organizer, Somos
    • Jessie Hahn, Senior Labor and Employment Policy Attorney, National Immigration Legal Center (NILC)

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Please note that this webinar contains
a mix of English and Spanish.

 

  • ​5/4/22 – Co-enforcement partnership between the Chinese Progressive Association and the other members of the Workers’ Rights Community Collaborative and the City of San Francisco's Office of Labor Standards Enforcement
  • 3/2/22 – Co-enforcement in the Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul with the Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL)
  • 2/2/22 – Co-enforcement partnerships between Arise Chicago and the City of Chicago and KIWA (Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance) and the City and County of Los Angeles
  • 12/8/21 – Deep dive on LA Public Health Councils model

Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about GEL.