Raise The Floor Alliance (RTF) is an Illinois based non-profit and legal clinic that supports excluded and exploited workers in low-wage industries to know, defend, and improve their employment rights. RTF was founded by Arise Chicago, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos, Chicago Community & Workers Rights, Chicago Workers Collaborative, Latino Union, Warehouse Workers for Justice, and Workers’ Center for Racial Justice. As a backbone organization and space for collective action, RTF brings strength to our community partners by providing research, communications, policy, and legal support for campaigns that promote safe, dignified, and stable work
Overview of Role
Raise the Floor Alliance’s legal department specializes in areas of the law that are of special concern to excluded and exploited workers, including among others, workplace sexual violence, immigration protections for workers engaged in labor disputes, and expanding opportunities for workers with criminal records. RTF’s litigation practice concentrates heavily on wage and hour cases, but also expands into discrimination and other labor and employment cases.
The Staff Attorney will be responsible for managing a substantial docket of cases in these areas, with special emphasis on the interaction of labor/employment law and the criminal legal system, including expungement and sealing of criminal records for worker center members.