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BECAUSE EVERY WORKER DESERVES
A WORK PLACE THAT IS SAFE AND JUST.

Working together to lift up workers’ voices
Tell Your Story

About Us

WorkedUp is a new initiative, uniting worker organizations to lift up workers’ voices and experiences. Our goal is to inspire support for worker-led campaigns to achieve safety, health and respect on the job.

Through digital storytelling, media outreach and collaborative worker-centered campaigns, we’ll highlight stories of the workers who are the backbone of our economy and our communities. WorkedUp is about showcasing that workers – from nurses to construction workers, from those who have been in the workforce for decades to those who recently arrived to this country – are tired of being underpaid, overworked, and under-protected.

As we’ve learned during this pandemic, we all rely on frontline workers who provide us with medical care, food, shelter, transportation and other essential goods and services. At first, there was a renewed sense of appreciation for workers that hasn’t been felt in decades. But as the pandemic became more politicized, workers once again were forgotten. Yet their need for safe working conditions, better pay, and stable employment have only grown stronger.

Because every worker deserves
a work place that is safe and just.

Working together to lift up workers’ voices

Tell Your Story

Dirty Dozen Featured Campaign: Refresco

Refresco (one of the largest bottlers in North America) workers in NJ voted twice to unionize! Now it’s time for us to support them as they enter bargain negotiations. Refresco workers are injured at alarming rates from lifting heavy objects and vibrating machines, they are prone to slip and falls because the factory floor is rarely dry, and workers have gotten mangled in unguarded machines.

To add insult to injury, Refresco gives their workers inadequate health insurance that is not even accepted at the local hospital, so workers are left to fend for themselves after getting injured on the job. These are some of the many reasons why National COSH named Refresco a Dirty Dozen employer. Tell Refresco workers you stand with them and that they’re not alone in this fight — sign this petition to urge Refresco’s negotiating team to bargain a union contract in good faith, so that workers can secure fair pay, benefits, and safe working conditions. 

Past Featured Campaigns

Dirty Dozen: Kingspan

While Kingspan may describe itself as “planet passionate”, their employees will tell you otherwise. At their Santa Ana, California plant, Kingspan subjects employees to indoor air pollution. Employees were so concerned for their safety that they conducted their own independent, indoor air monitoring test and found unhealthy levels of air pollution. For these reasons and more, we urge you to help us tell the green building community that Kingspan is not the sustainable partner it presents itself to be.

Dirty Dozen: Hilton Hotels

Rooms are much dirtier when they go days without cleaning, but Hilton recently announced plans to end the standard of automatic daily housekeeping. Hilton said its goal is to “retrain customers” to expect reduced housekeeping services. But Hilton has ALSO said that customers can opt for daily housekeeping at no extra charge – just call the front desk and ask for your room to be cleaned every day. Join housekeepers’ fight for safe workloads by signing their petition and opting in to daily housekeeping whenever you stay at a hotel.

To learn more about 2022's Dirty Dozen companies, click here.

Strippers Unite

Strippers are service workers who deserve safe working conditions, free of harassment like every other worker. The dancers at Star Garden shared their stories of being harassed, physically assaulted, and intimidated. Despite bringing their concerns to the club’s management, not much was done and some dancers were even fired for speaking up. Join us in calling for their right to a workspace free of retaliation, physical assault, and fear.

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About Us

WorkedUp is a new initiative, uniting worker organizations to lift up workers’ voices and experiences. Our goal is to inspire support for worker-led campaigns to achieve safety, health and respect on the job.

our partners

National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, WorkedUp partners include the Food Chain WorkersAlliance, Restaurant Opportunities Center, Marked by COVID, UNITE HERE, the BadAssTeachers Association and dozens of worker center/local COSH groups from across the country.

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