A Legacy of Equality Leadership and Organizing

No Separate Peace

aka LELO   |   Seattle, WA   |  www.lelo.org

Mission

LELO strives to empower workers of color, low-income & women workers to assert their rights, improve their working conditions and gain a voice in their workplaces, unions, & communities locally, nationally and internationally.

Ruling year info

1974

Chair, Board of Directors

Cindy Domingo

Executive Director

Ricardo Ortega

Main address

PO Box 28489 3518 South Edmunds St

Seattle, WA 98118 USA

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Formerly known as

Labor and Employment Law Office

EIN

91-0914637

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

International Democracy & Civil Society Development (Q35)

Labor Unions/Organizations (J40)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

People of Color suffer disproportionately under our current system in all areas of employment, housing, food and water access, education and access to clean air and land and recreation. Working Class people, especially people of color and women also have no or less voice on decisions that impact their lives. LELO aims to organize and raise the voices and power of these communities in radically changing the system we live in and organize people to win power in their communities, workplaces and place in the world.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Tyree Scott International Worker-to-Worker Project

To create opportunities for ordinary workers from around the world to communicate with each other and to develop strategies to win their rights in their communities and workplaces in the face of neoliberal policies and a global economy

Population(s) Served
Adults

LELO's program increases the number of Pririty Hire individuals interested in construction with driver's licenses so they can access apprenticeship programs and ultimately work on city public works projects.

Population(s) Served

The purpose of this program is to reduce racial disparities in criminal cases filed against individuals accused of Driving While License Suspended 3 (DWLS 3). Namely, elminate the disproportionate filing against individuals historically categorized in the criminal justice system as Black, Native American/Alaskan Native and the groups of persons of color that are not being counted. This program provides community alternatives to criminal charges.

Population(s) Served

Provides drivers relicensing education and case management to individuals who are referred by the courts in King County.

Population(s) Served
Work status and occupations
Social and economic status
Ethnic and racial groups
Work status and occupations
Social and economic status
Ethnic and racial groups
Work status and occupations
Social and economic status
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

LELO aims to organize and raise the voices and power of working class people, especially people of color and women in radically changing the system we live in and organize people to win power in their communities, workplaces and place in the world.

Through organizing, education and mobilizing the people we work with to change our communities and world we live in.

LELO has been organizing and educating our communities for almost 50 years with great success by using various forms of struggle whether it be through the courts, media and communications and organizing.

1. LELO won some of the largest court case settlements for migrant workforces in the Alaska canneries and the construction trades.
2. LELO led in opening the construction trades to people of color and women and continue to do this work to ensure that people of color and women have access to life-time living wage jobs
3. LELO has successfully built multi-racial coalitions and alliances over the decades on various domestic and international issues
4. LELO has successfully built international solidarity relationships with workers in Africa, US, Philippines, Latin America, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
5. Brought government and community together to address relicensing issues and continues to lead in restore peoples' rights to a driver's license.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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A Legacy of Equality Leadership and Organizing

Board of directors
as of 1/8/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Cindy Domingo

Garry Owens

Mary Keefe

Romy Garcia

AFSCME

Dante Garcia

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/08/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/08/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.