​Your Book Club Could Soon be Reading About the MassCOSH Immigrant Worker Center

May 19, 2021

Over the past few years, reporter Jane M. Von Bergen has shadowed MassCOSH to report on our fight for good, safe jobs for all. Her articles have truly captured the multifaceted nature of our work, showing the humanity behind those who are leading their communities and shaping what it means to be a labor advocate.  

Now, after teaming up with public health expert Celeste Monforton, the pair released a new book that describes the trials and victories of the nation’s 200+ worker centers. The book On the Job: The Untold Story of Worker Centers and the New Fight for Wages, Dignity, and Health, details the evolution of the labor movement in the United States and the emergence of worker centers to organize and fight for those most likely to have their rights violated on the job. 
A chapter is dedicated to MassCOSH’s work with Boston’s immigrant communities and allows the reader to get to know Worker Center staff Milagros Barreto on a personal level. The book’s webpage even features an excerpt where the MassCOSH’s Immigrant Worker Center’s work is highlighted. Click here to check it out and learn where you can purchase your own copy.