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Workers center are organizations that organize workers who are traditionally excluded from collective bargaining rights, such as domestic workers and agricultural workers. They started to grow rapidly in the mid-1990s. In addition to organizing, workers centers also build coalitions and solidarity with other community organizations, provide educational workshops and trainings, and offer other community services depending on the communities they serve.
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (the CIW) is a worker-based human rights organization internationally recognized for its achievements in fighting human trafficking and gender-based violence at work. The CIW is also recognized for pioneering the design and development of the Worker-driven Social Responsibility paradigm, a worker-led, market-enforced approach to the protection of human rights in corporate supply chains.