The Heartland Center for Jobs & Freedom creates opportunities for workers to learn and exercise their rights, realize their collective power, and develop the leadership skills necessary to advocate for a racially and economically just society.

We are the only organization in the region that actively empowers low-wage workers with the tools they need to fight back when their rights are violated.

Legal Rights 

We conduct workshops with low-wage workers to apprise them of their rights as employees, as tenants and as consumers. 

Arrange for a HCJF workshop

Workshop descriptions

Movement Support

We support movements to improve wages and working conditions, overcome racial divisions, and ensure low-wage workers have a voice on the job and at the ballot box.

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Events and actions


We handle employment and consumer cases on the behalf of low-wage workers. 

Contact HCJF about a legal problem

Join our Eviction Defense Team