Pilipino Workers Center


Founded in 1997, Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) is a grassroots non-profit that organizes the low-wage and immigrant Pilipinx communities in the United States.


We build collective power to demand better living and working conditions in order to secure the dignity, safety, and economic stability of the Pilipinx community.

Our Priorities


BUILD POWER through winning long-term care & home care policy organizing campaigns, and increasing the Filipino impact on the electorate through civic engagement, carried out by a vibrant, active membership base that can take action.


BUILD POWERFUL FILIPINO COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP through increasing membership, providing leadership development, and supporting leaders to take action.


STRENGTHEN THE COMMUNITY THROUGH SERVICES. When those with least access to support receive it, it lifts the entire community. PWC provides services to undocumented Filipinos, trafficking survivors, immigrants (citizenship processing, deportation defense) under threat of restrictive immigration policy, and by creates quality employment opportunities and expertise of caregivers through workforce development training, wage theft calculation and case filing assistance, and cooperative opportunities.


AMPLIFY & ORGANIZE THE EXISTING PROGRESSIVE FILIPINO FORCES PWC is part of, and has an important role in expanding, a vibrant progressive Filipino community.  It has long used its natural artistic and communication talents to amplify its values of justice and dignity for all.  This has run through all of PWC’s work, from Larry Itliong Day to the Jeepney to its vibrant showing at marches using theater arts as a medium  in many forms. PWC organizes  a progressive  Filipino voice through cultural work, civic engagement, communications, and contribute to the larger movement for dignity and justice for all through coalitions & mobilizations.

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