Supporting Immigrant and Low-Wage Workers

March 23, 2020

While we have canceled drop-in hours and clinics in East Boston for now, MassCOSH’s Immigrant Worker Center is continuing to provide support to workers through our hotline (617-505-8939 or 617-505-8940). We are receiving a high volume of calls from workers who are concerned about their safety, have been laid off and are in need of support and guidance. Working with our partners Justice at Work and Massachusetts Jobs with Justice, we recently held a virtual “town hall” where workers had an opportunity to call in and ask questions about health and safety, paid sick time, unemployment benefits and more to MassCOSH staff, representatives from the Massachusetts Attorney General Fair Labor Division, Greater Boston Legal Services, and other experts. We will be holding a similar call in Spanish on Sunday, March 22 at 4:00 pm. You can via this Facebook event: Please email Brenda Quintana at for more information. 
Our MassCOSH Legal Committee is also busy at work in preparing a Frequently Asked Questions document specifically for low-wage and immigrant workers that we will share on our website. The committee is also compiling information for injured workers on the Department of Industrial Accident’s remote protocol for workers' compensation cases starting next week so they can provide guidance and support.
Our Worker Center staff regularly share important, language-appropriate resources and information on Covid-19 for immigrant workers through the Worker Center Facebook page here Be sure to follow this page and share information with other Worker Centers and organizations supporting low wage workers.