The Center to Protect Workers’ Rights (CPWR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO. Since the inception of research initiatives in 1990, the Center to Protect Workers’ Rights has become an international leader in applied research, training, and service to the construction industry.
CPWR Mission: Advance the Construction Industry:
- To conduct research concerning the quality of working conditions; the social, economic, and psychological factors influencing work organization; the impacts on workers and working conditions of new technologies and industry change; and analyses of corporate and government policies and consensus standards that affect the worksite
- To publicize the results of such studies and make them available to interested citizens and appropriate agencies of the government
- To encourage the elimination or reduction of conditions constituting hazards to the safety or health of workers, and to promote the maintenance and improvement of safe and healthy working conditions for workers
- To provide training resources and technical services to apply research findings at the work site and to direct research in defining and addressing issues of importance to workers.