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Worker Justice Fund

Workers shouldn’t have to risk their ability to pay their rent or buy food for their families just because they stand up for their rights on the job.

After years of advocacy by CPI and other workers’ rights groups the County of San Diego established the Office of Labor Standards and Enforcement in 2021. This was an important first step but we know that even with worker protections and efforts to enforce these laws many workers still do not get justice.

On Tuesday, May 23, 2023, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors will hold the first reading and vote on whether to establish a Worker Justice Fund. A worker justice fund would provide financial assistance to workers experiencing wage theft or other violations of their rights.

Join us in telling the Board of Supervisors to create a Worker Justice Fund!

Submit an e-comment in support of Item 34 to create a Worker Justice Fund 

Here are some sample comments: 
(500 character limit for e-comments)

My name is [NAME], with [ORGANIZATION] and I am a resident of District ___.

It is critical that the County create a Worker Justice Fund. Wage theft is a major problem that affects all workers, especially workers the system undervalues, like recent immigrants and workers in industries that pay the lowest wages. Workers shouldn’t go into debt, or risk losing their jobs, homes, and/or food because they stand up for their rights on the job.


My name is [NAME], with [ORGANIZATION] and I am a resident of District ___. A Worker Justice Fund is critical to fight the exploitation of workers like myself.


We need economic support when we stand up to our employer, that is why I urge you all to create this fund.


Hover over the images to read about Wage Theft & your rights as a worker.

Written by CPI San Diego

Justice for Warehouse Workers/ Justicia Para Trabajadores de almacen

join the fight against wage theft/ Unéte a la lucha contra robo de salario