REI retail workers call for $15 hourly base pay
REI employees ask for same pay given to Target, Bank of America workersSign the petition
Staffing levels at Starbucks
Thousands of baristas call for increased staffing in storesSign the petition
This popular DC restaurant fired its workers
So they took a stand, and won changes.See the campaign
Coworker.org allows you to start, run, and win campaigns to change your workplace. Have an idea for improving your workplace? Start by creating a Coworker.org petition and talking to your coworkers about your campaign. Every day, people are launching and joining campaigns around issues large and small -- from improving an office breakroom to providing paid sick leave to employees. Anything is possible when coworkers join together.
Coworker.org’s Data Labs makes it possible for large groups of employees in a single company or industry to quickly share and aggregate information about what’s happening in their jobs and workplaces.
Tara Z. Former WeWork employee
"Few people understand the complex legal language included in employment contracts. Through Coworker.org, I had an appropriate platform to notify the public of little known arbitration clauses being included in employment contracts which limit workers rights. My Coworker.org campaign allowed me to contact current and former employees, and to create positive change for workers."
Desmond C. Uber Driver
"We just can't operate at $0.65 a mile...We have to pay 20 percent of that [fare] to Uber. We then have to pay for gas, insurance. Whatever we do, we are going to continue to do things until something changes, until we can get the attention of Uber, and let us come to the table."
Alia T. Bartender
"My coworkers and I created a campaign on Coworker.org to raise wages at our Southern restaurant chain -- and it worked! Customers began asking about our petition, and a local newspaper ran a story about it. The restaurant responded by raising pay. Coworker.org helps employees join together and win change."
"Whether they're seeking better pay or working conditions, employees—especially low-wage workers—have typically had to traverse a tough road of organizing to get their message across and then getting others to listen. Now, dozens of employee networks have found a new place to gather, organize, and create change: Coworker.org."
- Fast Company, July 6, 2015
"Workers are organizing online at sites like Coworker.org to fight for new protections...We've got to find new ways that they can express solidarity. And that's where technology can help."
- President Barack Obama
Oct. 7, 2015
"If our existing unions are too shackled to the past to reinvent themselves...then other pro-worker, tech-savvy, fleet-of-foot social innovators are likely to step forward. ...For campaigns at specific workplaces [there are] platforms such as Coworker.org." - Wired UK, Jan. 12, 2017