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Chicago Workers Collaborative

37 S. Ashland Ave.

Chicago, Illinois 60607

United States

Company Description

Chicago Workers' Collaborative is an Illinois non-profit organization founded in 2000 that promotes full employment and equality for the lowest wage-earners, primarily temp staffing workers, in the Chicago region through leadership and skills training, cr ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Coordinator

National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice

Poultry Workers Justice Campaign

Witness

Affiliations

Senior Fellow
Center for New Community

Board Member
Main Street Project

Education

B.A.

Anthropology

Reed College

Web References (78 Total References)


Main Street Project

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Leone Jose Bicchieri

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Leone Jose Bicchieri has almost 20 years experience organizing Latino and other immigrant workers. He is the executive director of the Chicago Workers Collaborative (CWC), a worker center which organizes low-wage workers to understand and fight for their rights. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Chicago-based Center for New Community. Leone has played organizing and leadership roles with Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride, Interfaith Worker Justice, Oregon's Farmworker Union, known by its Spanish acronym of PCUN, and was an organizer for the Justice for Janitors Campaign with SEIU Local 1 and Witness for Peace in a rural war zone in Nicaragua.
Edyael Casaperalta is a program and research associate with the Center for Rural Strategies. She has worked with Llano Grande Center for Research and Development, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educational pursuits and community youth leadership, beginning when she was a sophomore at Edcouch-Elsa High School in Elsa, Texas. Edyael is one of four founders of the Llano Grande Center's Spanish Language Immersion Institute, and led several community-based initiatives in her rural South Texas hometown. Born in Mexico, she immigrated to the U.S. when 12 years old.


Talkin' Socialism - Chicago Democratic Socialists of America

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Recorded 08.11.2012: Bill Barclay interviews Leone Jose Bicchieri , Executive Director of the Chicago Workers Collaborative , about activism, organizing, and the work of the Chicago Workers Collaborative. (33:24)


Photo above: Leone Bicchieri ...

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Photo above: Leone Bicchieri is the executive director of Chicago Workers' Collaborative, a labor group that is running a grassroots campaign to reform temp agency hiring practices.

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"Their view was those 10 Latinos ... getting in that van are the reason I'm not going to work," said Leone Bicchieri, the group's executive director. "As opposed to, it's the dispatcher following orders from someone higher up."
Black workers, he said, are more likely to complain about wage theft or workplace injuries than Latino workers, who might be worried about their immigration status or unsure of other options.
Bicchieri's wife emigrated from Mexico and worked for years as a temp. He's trying to convince Latino workers it's in their long-term interests to fight job discrimination that actually favors them.


56th Annual Eugene V. Debs -- Norman Thomas -- Michael Harrington Dinner

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Fortunately, we had two honorees, Robin Potter and Larry Spivack, who took their roles as honorees very seriously (This is not always the case.) and a speaker, Leone Bicchieri, who made a passionate and fresh presentation.

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Chicago DSA's podcast, Talkin' Socialism , did an interview with Leone Bicchieri a few years earlier that overlaps Bicchieri's speech at the Dinner:
Leone Jose Bicchieri
Dinner Program Participants
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Our program features Leone Jose Bicchieri, the Executive Director of the Chicago Workers Collaborative , one of Chicago's worker centers that make up the cutting edge of the new labor movement. Bicchieri is a passionate advocate for justice, and the Chicago Workers Collaborative has been on the forefront of building coalitions between Latino and African-American workers.


Growing temp industry shuts out black ...

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Growing temp industry shuts out black workers, exploits Latinos | Growing temp industry shuts out black workers, exploits Latinos | Leone Bicchieri is the executive director of Chicago Workers’ Collaborative, a labor group that is running a grassroots campaign to reform temp agency hiring practices. Growing temp industry shuts out black workers, exploits Latinos | Chicago Reporter Growing temp industry shuts out black workers, exploits Latinos - Chicago Reporter

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Leone Bicchieri is the executive director of Chicago Workers' Collaborative, a labor group that is running a grassroots campaign to reform temp agency hiring practices.
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Leone Bicchieri is the executive director of Chicago Workers' Collaborative, a labor group that is running a grassroots campaign to reform temp agency hiring practices.
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"Their view was those 10 Latinos … getting in that van are the reason I'm not going to work," said Leone Bicchieri, the group's executive director. "As opposed to, it's the dispatcher following orders from someone higher up."
Black workers, he said, are more likely to complain about wage theft or workplace injuries than Latino workers, who might be worried about their immigration status or unsure of other options.
Bicchieri's wife emigrated from Mexico and worked for years as a temp. He's trying to convince Latino workers it's in their long-term interests to fight job discrimination that actually favors them.

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