Resources for Workers

The MCF helps people of color, formerly incarcerated, immigrants, and women find Better Jobs. The MCF connects participants to our union apprenticeship readiness training and placement program.


“After my separation from the criminal justice system, I did some much-needed hard work on myself. The Second Chance Program gave me the opportunity to find a union job to make sure that my hard work had a purpose. Today, I am now a member of Plumbers UA Local 78 and MCF Board of Directors.”


The program provides:

  • $15 an hour training stipend
  • Hands-on construction training
  • Industry recognized certificates
  • Union job placement support



For Job Seekers

Resources For Those Recently Laid Off

Worker Centers

  • Black Worker Center
  • Restaurant Opportunities Center of Los Angeles (ROC-LA)
  • Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA)

Wage Theft

Wage theft occurs when employers do not pay workers according to the law. Examples of wage theft include paying less than minimum wage, not paying workers overtime, not allowing workers to take meal and rest breaks, or taking workers’ tips.

What Can You Do?

Know your rights and exercise them. If you are experiencing a violation of any of the labor laws explained on this website, or you have observed wage theft and want to report it, there are a variety of ways you can act.

In California, all workers are protected by labor laws. It does not matter where you were born or whether you have papers to work. The Labor Commissioner’s Office will not ask about your immigration status or report your immigration status to other government agencies. You do not need a social security number or photo identification to file a claim or report a violation.

Utility and Food Assistance 

Labor Community Services, AFL-CIO works with families and individuals gain access to community and government programs to address their human needs. Through information, referral, case management, 211, food pantry and advocacy provided by fellow members and community groups in a union program.

Phone: 213-985-2002 | Email:

Job Training / Placement Support

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The materials contained in this website are provided as a public service for informational purposes only. The content of this web site does not constitute legal advice and should not be used as a substitute for the advice of counsel. We do not make representations or guarantees as to any specific outcome and encourage community members to contact an attorney for one-on-one guidance.