2019 Community Outreach and Education Fund Extensions

The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) anounces the extension of the 2019 Community Outreach and Education Fund (COEF) contracts. OLS will award a total of $1,255,338.86 to extend funding from April through December 2019. The organizations will provide outreach, education and technical assistance to Seattle's workers about their rights under Seattle's Minimum Wage, Wage Theft, Paid Sick and Safe Time, and Fair Chance Employment, Secure Scheduling Ordinances, as well as the Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative and the Domestic Workers Ordinance.

OLS will extend funding from April 2019 through December 2019 to 18 community organizations as part of the Community Outreach and Education Fund (COEF). The organizations will continue and build upon their two years of outreach and education activities that include:

• Training workers on Seattle labor standards
• Creating culturally appropriate outreach and training materials
• Supporting workers to find solutions when they experience labor violations at work

The COEF continues to invest and partner with organizations who help advance our mission of improving worker’s lives.

The organizations who will receive funding include:

Latino Community Collaborative  - $205,248.65


Communities of Focus: Latino, LGBTQ, women, low-wage workers

Communities of Focus: Asian Pacific Islanders, Chinese, and other Asian workers

El Centro de la Raza– $53,855.22

Communities of Focus: Latino workers

Communities of Focus: East African workers

Fair Work Collaborative – $822,078.35


Communities of Focus: Low wage workers, young workers of color, East African, South Asian, Asian and Pacific Islander, African American, Filipino, Latino, LGBTQ, immigrants and refugees and survivors of violence.

Communities of Focus: Workers with criminal backgrounds and temporary workers

Communities of Focus: West African workers

For more information about the Office of Labor Standards or the Community Outreach and Education Fund, call 206-256-5297.