There can be no true freedom without economic dignity. As long as human beings are beholden to poverty, corporate greed and predatory creditors, we cannot be truly autonomous. We envision a future where all residents of metropolitan Detroit will have the right to secure, full-time employment at a living wage, under safe and equitable working conditions.

  • Minimum wage and workers’ rights: MOSES is part of an active coalition of faith and labor organizations working towards a livable minimum wage for southeast Michigan workers.
  • Community benefits agreements:New businesses and development projects have the potential to transform Detroit – but only if they directly benefit the people of the city and region. MOSES works to secure Community Benefits Agreements with businesses and infrastructure development projects, to ensure that a portion of jobs and training are reserved for low-income residents, people of color, and women.
  • Pathway to citizenship: Immigrants and their families are important contributors to Detroit’s economy. As Detroit struggles with under-population, it is essential that immigrants living in the city have a pathway to citizenship, so they can continue to live and work in the region securely.
  • Second chances for Detroit Youth: MOSES' Youth arm, CB3, is working to have civil citations as a disciplinary measure for youth charged for non-violent offenses. They recognize how criminal charges can take away opportunities to live a healthy life. MOSES builds opportunities for young people to build their community and keep them out of prison is a priority.

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