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COVID-19 VACCINE

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Need information about the COVID-19 Vaccine? Look no further. The Brockton Workers Safety Initiative has put together this brochure to explain all you need to know about it.  If you have any questions you want to ask to the Brockton Workers Alliance, please do not hesitate to contact us .   

VACINA COVID-19

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Precisa de informações sobre a vacina COVID-19? Não procure mais. A Brockton Workers Safety Initiative elaborou este folheto para explicar tudo o que você precisa saber sobre o assunto. Se você tiver qualquer pergunta que queira fazer à Brockton Workers Alliance, por favor, não hesite em nos contatar.

VAKSEN COVID-19

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Bezwen enfòmasyon sou vaksen COVID-19 la? Gade pa gen plis. Inisyativ Sekirite Travayè Brockton mete ansanm bwochi sa a pou eksplike tout sa ou bezwen konnen sou li.  Si ou gen nenpòt kesyon ou vle poze nan Brockton Workers Alliance, tanpri pa ezite kontakte nou . 

VACUNA COVID-19

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¿Necesita información sobre la vacuna COVID-19? No busque más. La Iniciativa de seguridad de los trabajadores de Brockton ha elaborado este folleto para explicarle todo lo que necesita saber al respecto.  Si quiere dirigir alguna pregunta a la Brockton Workers Alliance, no dude en contactar con nosotros.  

ELOISA GOMES' STORY

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Eloisa Gomes is 55 years old, came to the U.S. about six years ago with her three little kids from Cape Verde. She came here looking to find a better future for her family. For the last two years Luisa has been taking care of elderly and ill patients at their home in the suburbs of Newton Highlands, Needham and Natick. Since the Covid-19 pandemic started, Eloisa contracted the virus while caring for one of her patients and brought it home to her roommates and family. Eloisa has been having difficulties recovering as she suffers from asthma at an early age.  Her friend was able to care for her kids. However, Eloisa doesn't qualify for any government benefits. Her roommates also got sick with the virus and are afraid to even ask for help. It was through the radio announcement about the work the Brockton Workers Alliance is doing to educate and organize the community that Eloisa decided to ask for help. BWA has been supporting Eloisa, connecting her to resources, and is now a part of

THE TRUST ACT

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  BWA has actively been working towards implementing the Trust Act in Brockton, an ordinance that protects immigrant workers by stating that local Brockton police will not detain immigrants on behalf of federal immigration authorities, unless a criminal warrant has been issued against the immigrant(s). If the Trust Act were to be passed by Brockton’s local government, Brockton would be considered a “ sanctuary city ,” where immigrant workers can live and work without the fear of detainment by federal authorities.

IMMIGRANTS MAKE AMERICA GREAT

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Immigrants are too often described as a “burden” on the United States’ society and economy. The BWA believes that on the contrary, immigrants are important to our communities and labor force, and they positively strengthen the economy overall. Check out these eye-opening statistics about immigrant workers in Massachusetts, provided by the American Immigration Council in a 2017 report: Source: American Immigration Council, “Immigrants in Massachusetts,” 2017.

WORKPLACE SAFETY IN BROCKTON

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS GUIDE (ENGLISH)

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SUS DERECHOS LABORALES DURANTE EL CORONAVIRUS (ESPAÑOL)

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WHO WE ARE

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The current team of Brockton Workers Alliance is composed by four board  members.  Isabel Lopez   is the founder and the president of the BWA.  She was born in Honduras and came to the U.S. as an undocumented teenager. She once was a domestic worker in the Beverly Hills and has first hand experience with the abuse undocumented workers of color can suffer. She'is currently involved with the Essex County Community Organitzation , which also provides education advocacy and organization on issues related to immigrants living in fear. Elzie Baptiste works as the Acting Vice President of the organisation. Natacha Bazile is our  Treasurer . Marie Charles   acts as the clerk  of the Brockton Workers Alliance.  Image of our board members meeting with a volunteer. From left to right; Natacha Bazile, Isabel Lopez, Elzie Baptiste, a young volunteer and Marie Charles.   

COVID-19 AID

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  There are many workers — such as librarians, chefs, and home patient care attendants — that have gotten sick with the virus and or were laid off without any benefits due to their immigration status. Brockton Workers Alliance is helping them as they often find many barriers to access help. We have started a bi-weekly food pantry to be able to support many families that do not qualify for any other benefits. With your support ,  we can help more families in need like Luisa’s. We want to thank The Haymarket People’s Fund, RESIST, The Boston Foundation, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Fair Foods, and Newton Neighbors Helping Neighbors for their generous funding during this crisis, which helps us connect our workers to resources for survival during the pandemic.

BROCKTON WORKERS ALLIANCE ZOOM MEETING

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  Brockton Workers Alliance Zoom Meeting in 

COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR WORKERS

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JUSTICE CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS

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JUSTICE CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS is a subsidiary of South Coastal Counties Legal Services and a non-profit charitable corporation that services clients in Plymouth County and the towns of Avon and Stoughton in Norfolk County in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Address :  62 Main St, Suite 302, Brockton, MA 02301 Phone Number:  (508)-586-2110

BROCKTON NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CENTER

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BROCKTON NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CENTER  is a non-profit, multicultural, community health center dedicated to serving low-income, diverse, medically underserved patients in Brockton and surrounding communities. Address:   63 Main St., Brockton, MA 02301 Phone Number : (508)-559-6699

BROCKTON UNITED

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BROCKTON UNITED is a coalition of Brockton residents, concerned organizations and faith groups who have come together to build strong relationships among the diverse ethnic communities in the city and create local protections for immigrants targeted for deportation. 

Contact us

Please contact us at:   brocktonworkersalliance@gmail.com    Text   us  (508) 484 - 8358.   As we explained in  this post , your report will be completely anonymous and confidential.  We want to help as many people as possible, and that is why messages can be sent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Haitian Creole.  Queremos ayudar a tanta gente como sea posible, y por eso los mensajes se pueden anviar en inglés, español, portugués y haitiano criollo.  Queremos ajudar a maior número de pessoas possível, por isso todas as mensagens podem ser enviadas en Inglés, Espanhol, Português e Crioulo Haitiano.  Nou vle ede otan moun ke posib, e se pou sa oyo ka voye mesaj an Angle, Panyòl, Pòtigè ak Kreyòl Ayisyen.   Other ways to connect To keep up-to-date with our work and announcements we recommend following our  Twitter  and   Facebook Page .  If you want to receive an email everytime we post, don't forget to  subscribe  to this blog.