Stop the Bleeding: don’t cut UMC

JUST ADDED:   There’s A LOT you can do to fight with us to restore funding to United Medical Center between now and May 28. Take action now! Sign the Petition and share it with your friends: https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/restore-funding-for-united RSVP for the rally on May 28th at 9:00 at the Wilson Building: https://actionnetwork.org/events/rally-for-umc Follow @DCHJCoalition on Twitter and retweet Join the rally event on Facebook and invite your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/363179434302494/ Email or call (all) your councilmembers with this message: The DC Council has done a huge disservice to the residents of  Washington, DC in the May 14 budget vote by severely limiting funds to United Medical Center. UMC is the only hospital open outside of Northwest, DC and the Council’s actions in the Fiscal Year 2020 budget threaten the hospital’s ability to serve patients and meet the health needs of the neighboring communities. This dangerous action must be reversed in the second reading of the DC budget.Send your email with a personal story to: DC Council Chair:  Phil Mendelson – pmendelson@dccouncil.us At Large Councilmembers o    CM David Grosso dgrosso@dccouncil.us o    CM Anita Bonds – abonds@dccouncil.us o    CM Robert White – rwhite@dccouncil.us o    CM Elissa Silverman – esilverman@dccouncil.us Ward Councilmembers o    CM Brianne Nadeau, Chair – bnadeau@dccouncil.us; o    CM Jack Evans – jevans@dccouncil.us o    CM Mary Cheh – mcheh@dccouncil.us o    CM Brandon Todd – btodd@dccouncil.us o    CM Kenyan McDuffie – kmcduffie@dccouncil.us o    CM Charles Allen callen@dccouncil.us o    CM Vincent Gray – vgray@dccouncil.us o    CM Trayon...

Raise your voice for health justice

                      The DC Council is currently considering a budget that slashes needed funds to operate United Medical Center and forces the hospital to close by 2022. The same bill strips even basic worker protections from the proposed hospital at St. Elizabeths, eliminates the need for the new hospital to partner with Howard University Medical School, and still keeps the public in the dark about the services that will be provided. The DC Council will vote on the budget next week. We need your voice now! Thursday, May 9 10:00 AM In front of the Wilson Building 1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW We will speak directly to Councilmembers about the need for comprehensive health services, transparency, and good jobs in...

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...