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Innovate Work Lab

Innovate Work Lab is a global worker-centered technology nonprofit that ensures our economy is built on safe workplaces and economically secure jobs for all

Founded: 2016 by Catherine Huang

  • Program Area

    Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development, Public Service & Civic Engagement
  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    Oakland, California, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Web, Mobile Apps
  • Budget

    $1,000,000 +
  • Founder Demographics

    Female, Racial or Ethnicity Minority

Innovate Work Lab (IWL) is the innovation arm of United For Respect, a national organization dedicated to elevating the voices of those employed in the retail economy to ensure industry leaders and policymakers provide jobs that lead to a safe and economically secure life. IWL builds products that provide people working in low wage jobs with direct access to actionable information, collective support, and trusted communities, using cutting edge technology. Work Lab envisions a society where people can invest in themselves, their futures, and their communities through dignity at work, life sustaining wages, equitable opportunity, and valued labor.

Funders and Awards

United Workers Union, Pilipino Workers Center, Texas AFT, Working Partnerships USA, NYSU A Union of Professionals, United for Respect, 21 Union, SDA At Work With You, Chicago Teachers Union, IFT, Laane - A New Economy for All, Massachusetts Teachers Association, AFT Massachusetts