ABOUT

Who We Are

DC Jobs with Justice is a dynamic coalition of labor organizations, community groups, faith-based organizations, and student groups dedicated to protecting the rights of working people and supporting community struggles to build a more just society.

We are committed to the creation of living wage jobs, support of economic and social justice here and abroad, and maintaining pressure to demand corporate accountability in our communities.

In its work, DC JwJ gives priority to the struggles impacting the most vulnerable workers in our community: low-wage workers, immigrants, people of color, women, youth and seniors. We are committed to creating an organization that is fully inclusive and welcoming to everyone.

What We Do

DC Jobs with Justice leads strategic and creative campaigns to win meaningful economic justice for residents and families in DC. We harness the combined power of our broad-based coalition to coordinate various projects and campaigns that educate our communities, build support for working family issues, and hold our corporations and elected officials accountable.

We also mobilize support for worker and community struggles at rallies, on picket lines, in educational settings and at meetings and hearings. DC Jobs with Justice believes that direct action is an important aspect in support of these campaigns.

Join Our Coalition

Washington, DC-based membership organizations that support the basic principles of DC Jobs with Justice are eligible to affiliate with our coalition. These organizations agree to encourage their members to sign the Jobs with Justice pledge to support someone else’s struggles, participate in the shared governance and leadership of our coalition, mobilize their members to support DC Jobs with Justice actions, and pay an annual membership fee.

DC Jobs with Justice is based on a one organization, one vote model. Each organizational member of DC Jobs with Justice has one seat on our steering committee. Steering committee members have one vote each, regardless of their membership contribution or size. The steering committee elects members to represent each of DC Jobs with Justice’s constituency areas: labor, community, faith, and student/youth organizations.

Affiliations

DC Jobs with Justice is an independent coalition member of Jobs with Justice, a national network of local coalitions that bring together labor unions, faith groups, community organizations, and student activists to fight for working people.

DC Jobs with Justice is a member of Interfaith Worker Justice, a national nonprofit organization that advances the rights of working people by unifying diverse faith communities into action through shared principles, such as justice, dignity and respect.

Founding

DC Jobs with Justice was founded in 2001 with the purpose of bringing together labor, community, faith-based, and student organizations to build power for working families in Washington, DC.

Jobs with Justice

DC Jobs with Justice is an independent coalition member of Jobs with Justice, a national network of local coalitions fighting for an economy that works for everyone.

Support Us

Support DC Jobs with Justice by joining our coalition or donating to help secure collective bargaining rights, employment security, and a decent standard of living for all workers.

Our Team

Sequnely Gray

Sequnely Gray

Research Coordinator

sequnely@dcjwj.org
202-674-2847

Elizabeth Falcon

Elizabeth Falcon

Executive Director

elizabeth@dcjwj.org
202-674-2872

Ari Schwartz

Ari Schwartz

Lead Organizer

ari@dcjwj.org
202-674-3228

Chanelle Simms

Chanelle Simms

Administrator

chanelle@dcjwj.org
202-780-4885

Executive Committee

Stephen Courtien
Community Hub for Opportunities in Construction Employment

James Drew, Esq.
National Lawyers Guild, DC

Dyana Forester
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400

Carlos Jimenez
Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO

Victoria Leonard
LiUNA MidAtlantic

Joseph A. McCartin
Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, Georgetown University

Dave Richardson
AFGE Local 12

Rabbi Elizabeth Richman
Jews United For Justice

Courtney Stewart
Reentry Network for Returning Citizens

 

Allies

AFL-CIO
Bread for the City
Casa de Maryland
Change to Win
Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development DC
Fiscal Policy Institute DC
Jobs Council DC Vote Downtown Cluster of Congregations Dream Activist DC Excluded Workers’ Congress Good Jobs First Interfaith Worker Justice
Jobs With Justice
Latino Economic Development Corporation
National Day Labor Organizing Network
Sasha Bruce Youthwork
United States Student Association
United Students Against Sweatshops
Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights

Member Organizations

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 20
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 26
American Federation of Government Employees, Local 12
American Federation of Government Employees, Local 476
American Federation of Government Employees, Local 2978
American Friends Service Committee, DC Peace and Economic Justice Program
Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 689 Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1764
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance – DC Chapter
Bricklayers and Allied Craftsworkers, Local 1
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, DC Chapter
Coalition of Labor Union Women, Metro DC
Communications Workers of America, Local 2108
Communications Workers of America, Local 2222
Communications Workers of American, Local 2336
Community Hub for Opportunities in Construction Employment
DC Democratic Socialists of America
DC Employment Justice Center
DC Trans Coalition
Empower DC
Fair Budget Coalition
Florida Avenue Baptist Church
Foundry United Methodist Church
Georgetown Solidarity Committee
Gray Panthers of Metro Washington
Green America Worker Members
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 639
International Brotherhood of Teamsters , Local 730
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 922
International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 70
International Socialist Organization -DC
Ironworkers, Local 5
Ironworkers, Local 201
Jews United for Justice
Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, Georgetown University
Laborers, Mid-Atlantic Regional Organizing Coalition
Living Faith Baptist Church
Many Languages One Voice
Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO
Metropolitan Washington Public Health Association
National Lawyers Guild, DC
National Nurses United
National Union of Hospital and Healthcare Employees, 1199 Metro District
DC National Writers’ Union/UAW 1981
Organizing Neighborhood Equity DC
Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, Board of Social Action
Positive Force DC
Progressive Student Union, George Washington University
Re-entry Network for Returning Citizens
Restaurant Opportunities Center – DC
Roosevelt Institute, George Washington University
Service Employees International Union, Local 32BJ
Service Employees International Union, Local 500
Sheet Metal Workers, Local 100
Student Worker Alliance, American University
Trabajadores Unidos de Washington DC
United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 400
UNITE HERE Local 23
UNITE HERE Local 25
Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild, CWA Local 32035
Washington Mailers’ Union Local 29, CWA Local 14201
Washington Peace Center
Washington Teachers’ Union, American Federation of Teachers Local 6

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