Vision & Core Values

 

VISION

 

As to our clients:  

 

  • We envision an empowered low-wage workforce, made up of workers who understand their rights and are able to defend their rights in the workplace.
  • We envision an end to employment discrimination and an end to sexual harassment of women, regardless of immigration status.
  • We envision comprehensive immigration reform.

 

As to our organization:

 

  • We envision a nationally-recognized, award-winning, and well-respected organization with both longstanding and new staff who are all equally dedicated to our mission.
  • We envision an organization with stable and increased funding support operating several outreach offices/clinics throughout Pennsylvania.
  • We envision a staff supported by pro bono attorneys.
  • We envision that our advocacy and impact litigation has an impact in improving the lives of workers in Pennsylvania.

 

CORE VALUES

 

As to the people we serve:

 

  • Self-empowerment;
  • Protection and vindication of the human rights and dignity of exploited workers, ensuring that they are able to earn a living;
  • Access to justice and the right to be heard for vulnerable low wage workers;
  • Recognition of and respect for the work provided by low wage workers.

 

As to our organization:

 

  • Respect for our client community;
  • Integrity, creativity and ethical lawyering; and
  • Provision of excellent legal services and multi-tiered advocacy