When Chicago Workers’ Collaborative first received funding from Crossroads Fund in 2004, they were a small coalition of workers’s rights groups just beginning to tackle the exploitation of day laborers in Chicago. Since that time they have helped win an increase in the Illinois minimum wage, won millions of dollars in back pay and compensation for their membersh, and expanded to two new workers’ centers in the Chicago suburbs. Chicago Workers’ Collaborative has two new reports out this summer exploring the health implications of the temporary staffing industry.Their Bringing Down Barriers project released a fact sheet on racial discrimination in hiring practices and access to healthcare for African American workers.The Dangerous Dozen report examines the 12 staffing agencies in the Chicago area with the worst record for worker injuries.You can learn more about the Chicago Workers’ Collaborative by watching this short video on the Crossroads Fund website, or by visiting their website.