In 1973 the United Construction Workers Association, the Alaska Cannery Workers Association, and the United Farmer Workers of Washington State established LELO as a racial and economic justice workers' rights 501c3 nonprofit organization. As an organization led by ordinary workers, we develop the leadership of those most marginalized in our society: people of color, working class women, recent immigrants and LGBTQ (lesbian/ gay/bisexual/ transgender/ queer) workers. Our social change strategy is local organizing, with emphasis on political education and solidarity networks with workers across all borders.
Learn more about our 40 year legacy of activism and organizing.
The Legacy for Equality, Leadership and Organizing is a non-profit organization that strives to empower low-income workers of color, recent immigrants and women to assert their rights, improve their working conditions and gain a voice in their workplaces, trade unions and communities in the United States and across the globe.