Tenant Worker Center

When workers organize, everyone wins.

Who are we?

The Tenant Worker Center educates and organizes low-wage immigrant workers to improve their working conditions and achieve economic justice. In addition, TWC provides strategic services and advocates for SRO tenants, immigrants, and working families.


In the early 2000s, the Tenant Worker Center (TWC) formed out of large scale manufacturing worker organizing campaigns. Since then, we organize and advocate for low-wage immigrant workers for the workplace rights they deserve, including workers rights education, fair wages, and workplace protections. To date, CPA has helped low wage workers recover over $8 million in owed wages in high-profile campaigns.

In addition, TWC organizes low-income immigrant tenants living in Single Room Occupancy (SRO) units to improve housing conditions. In 2005, through the Chinatown Justice Project, CPA released the Substandard Housing Report, based on an interview with almost 200 Chinatown tenants documenting housing-related health threats, which continues to guide our housing and tenants’ rights work.

Current Work

Today, TWC’s core groups of member leaders consist of grassroots leaders from previous campaigns and community members. These grassroots leaders help recruit, educate, and organize members, participate in economic justice campaigns, represent our working class interests in the media, and endorse local ballot measures. 

Workers who have questions about their workers rights can call CPA and request a free, confidential consultation. Click here!