rally crowd from behind--dreamstimeFounded upon the principle that economic and social rights are civil rights and human rights, the Sugar Law Center seeks to empower low-income communities, working people and their families.

Our work is multifaceted, but includes policy education, advocacy, litigation and technical and resource support to organizers, grass roots organizations, worker committees, concerned individuals and many others working for economic and social justice for all.  

Ongoing work focuses on:  COMMUNITY JUSTICE initiatives through our Stronger Michigan Communities & Community Benefits project and Democracy Emergency campaign; and WORKPLACE JUSTICE initiatives including Wage Justice (ending wage theft, raising the minimum wage, ensuring a living wage for all, paycheck matters, etc.) and Job Loss Fairness  (advance notification of worksite closings and mass layoffs, unemployment insurance, wrongful termination).

Thank you for stopping by our site and if there is an issue within your community or at your workplace where we might be able to help your efforts, please do not hesitate to contact the Sugar Law Center or our staff!

Our Mission

The Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice is a national, nonprofit organization, dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of working people and their communities. Driving Sugar Law’s work is the principle that civil, economic and social rights are inseparable from human rights.


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Sugar Law Belongs

The Sugar Law Center is proud to be affiliated with the National Lawyers Guild, and to conduct all its work under contract with UAW Local 2320.

Michigan attorneys, you can meet your State Bar pro bono commitment with a donation to the Sugar Law Center. Our can donate through Access to Justice online, or simply designate "This gift is for Sugar Law Center Operations" on the form you received from the Bar. Thank you!

Upcoming Events & Notices

On December 18, 2014, Sugar Law will be hosting an informal Holiday Gathering at the Cass Commons for friends of the Center. All are invited and welcome, so please stop by and celebrate the past year with us. For more information, see here .

Watch you mail regarding making an end-of-the-year donation to the Sugar Law Center! While supplies last, we have a number of limited edition Sugar Law swag available to donors. .

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