We’re hiring!

Position Description: DC JWJ Organizer One Year, Full Time Download the Position Description. Overview: DC Jobs With Justice (DC JWJ) is a coalition of labor unions, community organizations, faith institutions, and student organizations dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of working people in the DC metropolitan area. DC JWJ has helped win a precedent-setting minimum wage increase in DC, as well as led various campaigns to hold large corporations accountable to DC communities. In the past we have worked on a range of issues, from labor law to health care; from union organizing campaigns to immigrant rights. Please see www.dcjwj.org for more information. DC JWJ is seeking an Organizer to support the organization’s campaigns and programmatic work. The ideal candidate will excel at developing and implementing strategic campaigns, building and maintaining relationships, and building consensus among diverse stakeholders with different priorities to enable effective work together on a common goal. This person will be a team player, excited about the role of unions and coalitions in social change, and committed to justice in Washington, DC. For this position, DC JWJ will give priority to candidates who either have the ability to speak Spanish or Amharic, OR have experience and interest in communications. This position will report directly to the Executive Director of DC Jobs With Justice. The position is available for one year which will begin on the employee’s start date. The position may be extended based on funding availability. Job Responsibilities: Campaigns: Coordinate and facilitate coalition campaigns to promote economic, racial, and social justice in Washington, DC by working with members and allies to develop campaign strategy...

We’re moving!

We are so excited to share with you that we are moving our office to Luther Place. Luther Place Church is an historic social justice church, including a commitment to serve our homeless neighbors, and end homelessness in Washington, DC. We are truly pleased to be joining this dynamic community resource, and look forward to inviting you to join us there. Please note our new address: DC Jobs with Justice c/o Luther Place Church 1226 Vermont Ave., NW Washington, DC 20005 Also, DC Jobs With Justice will no longer have an office line. If you need to reach a member of the staff, please call 202-674-2872 (Elizabeth Falcon) or the person...

Tenant Shutdown Resource

Tenants across the DC region are struggling to make ends meet during the longest shutdown in history. For that reason, DC Jobs With Justice partnered with housing providers and labor unions to provide a letter that helps landlords understand their options, and encourages them to be flexible and generous with tenants affected by the shutdown. These workers include federal workers, contractors, and others in the service and hospitality industries that have not had access to shifts or tips over the last month. For tenants in Washington, DC, the DC Council unanimously passed legislation that requires landlords to grant tenants a grace period of 30 days after the shutdown ends before pursuing unpaid rent. (It is currently awaiting final approval by Mayor Bowser). We support this legislation, and hope other jurisdictions will adopt similar measures. DC Jobs With Justice, the Latino Economic Development Center and local unions SEIU 32BJ and UNTE HERE 23 worked together to craft a letter that tenants can provide to their landlord to request leniency. Given DC’s new laws, we expect these letters to be of greater importance for residents in Maryland and Virginia. DC JWJ, LEDC and other housing organizations are also spreading this letter to landlords, housing providers, and other agencies that support tenants around the region. Access the shutdown letter to landlords.  Please distribute widely in your networks to help share the word, feel free to use as a template for other...

Shutdown the Shutdown

DC Jobs With Justice is proud to partner with our allies in the international labor community, local unions and the DC community to demand that Senate Republicans take action and reopen the government. We need you to join us at the Hart Senate Office Building 120 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC to end the shut down. We will be there every day until the shutdown ends. We need everyone to come out and tell Republican Senators stop bowing down to Trump’s bullying and reopen the government NOW.   Join us daily beginning at 10:00 at the Hart Senate Office Building.  Organizations: sign up  to mobilize for daily actions Everyday our communities are hurting. Federal workers of all stripes are working tirelessly in their communities, but don’t have a way to pay their light bill. Others are rudely forced to stay home, waiting indefinitely for a chance to go to work and make a paycheck. Hotels and restaurants in DC are empty, so workers are losing hours and tips. Contractors will never get paid back for time missed cleaning offices or making sandwiches, and now may loose healthcare too.  And thousands more worry that SNAP or HUD payments may stop and their food and housing will be at risk. Individual registration:  Questions? Contact Elizabeth Falcon, DC Jobs With...

Shutdown Solidarity: volunteer to support fellow workers

DC Jobs With Justice recognizes that thousands of workers in the District are stuck without work while the Trump shutdown continues to stretch on. In addition to missing work, many fear how lost income or benefits will impact basic survival needs. DC JWJ would like to invite those without work at this time who would like to participate in research, advocacy, and direct worker and employer engagement during the shutdown to volunteer with us. As the shutdown continues, we see new needs forming and more work to be done. We will reach out to you directly for specific ways to...