New Worker Cooperative Provides Jobs for Low-Income Immigrants
SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2010
Members of the Arcoiris Workers Cooperative with (far left, standing) Gary Carter, Executive Director of Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service, Inc.; (far right, standing) Rolando Gonzalez, Legal Aid attorney, and Justus Morris, a former extern with the Community Development Project. Photo courtesy of LSAFHS.

Arcoiris, a new worker cooperative, is providing warehousing, sorting, and inventory functions for Little Sisters of the Assumption's thrift shop. Eventually, Arcoiris plans to offer their services to other retail thrift shops around the City. Legal Aid Staff Attorneys Stephen Falla-Riff and Rolando Gonzalez worked with the group through the Community Development Project. Pro bono counsel was provided by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Legal Aid's work with Arcoiris was featured in the summer issue of "the Open Door," a newsletter produced by Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service, Inc.