The Pomona Economic Opportunity Center (PEOC) is a worker center with a grassroots organizing model. Our mission is to empower low-wage, immigrant workers in Pomona and across the Inland Empire. Our methods of empowerment for our immigrant community members and workers include economic, political and social development and sustainability.
As PEOC, we provide an opportunity for day laborers, household workers and other low-wage, immigrant workers to find safe work at a fair wage, to organize and advocate for themselves in relation to policies that impact their lives, to obtain new trades and skills that improve their employability and quality of life, and to improve the overall conditions for all immigrant workers.
To achieve these goals the PEOC engages in a variety of activities including labor rights education and employer mediation, job development, health and safety trainings, improving access to resources in the local community, coalition building, providing educational opportunities on workers rights and immigrant rights, vocational trainings, identifying training opportunities in work and language skills, development of strong workers and community leaders through organizing and trainings, immigration document preparation and advocacy to promote or change policies that impact low-wage immigrant workers. In addition to its main site in Pomona, the PEOC organizes day laborers among informal street corners in the Inland Empire in the cities of Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, Corona, Moreno Valley and Riverside.