There Is No Separate Peace

LELO strives to empower low-income workers of color, recent immigrants and women workers to assert their rights, improve their working conditions and gain a voice in their workplaces, trade unions and communities in the U.S. and across the globe.

LELO’s social change strategy is local organizing, with an emphasis on political education, and building solidarity networks with workers across all borders.

Access Re-Licensing Support

For over 20 years, LELO staff has assisted people with suspended driver’s license issues.  Currently, we assist those in the City of Seattle’s construction trade priority hire program and court referrals.
 
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Build Worker to Worker Solidarity with LELO

The Tyree Scott International Worker-to-Worker Project was founded in 1997 to to communicate and build with each other an alternative system to capitalism that addresses the needs of workers and their families.
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Eat healthy, affordable food with the Blue Corn Coop

The Blue Corn Coop contributes to the transformation of our communities by providing healthy, affordable food while supporting a small farmer of color and his family.  Our vision of building community through this project includes the principles of shared ownership, democratic decision-making and shared experiences to build the food sovereignty movement.
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Programs

FIRS: The Community Fighting Gentrification In Sea-Tac

In 2016 60 families, mainly Latino, of 170 people and including 60 children, who lived together for over 20 years in the FIRS Mobile Park, were given eviction notices after the building of Sound Transit light rail to the Sea-Tac area in south King County.  Their community was to be destroyed to make way for a hotel that would serve the tourist industry and for near-by airport arrivals.  LELO has championed this community’s human right for housing and honored them at LELO’s annual dinner with the 2018 Domingo, Viernes and Jefferson Award.  Today, the Concerned Residents of FIRS continue to search for a home for their community and fight in the courts for the violation of their human rights.  For more information on this issue, please contact Ricardo at LELO.

Honoring Workers In Action, Highlights from LELO’s 2019 Annual Fundraiser

Every year LELO’s remembers our history and co-founders who are no longer with us and recognizes current workers struggles and individuals who exemplify LELO’s values and principles.  Our 2019 Domingo, Viernes, Jefferson Awardee was Rosalinda Guillen, long time farmworker organizer and Executive Director of the women-led organization, Community to Community.  The John Caughlan Award went to his granddaughter, Zaachila Orozco-McCormick, for her courageous work in No More Deaths, an organization that provides food, water and medical aide to people crossing the US-Mexico border through the Arizona desert.

LELO’s 2020 dinner will be held on June 6, 2020 at the Brockey Center at South Seattle College.

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