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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.

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Full-Time Organizer

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 hiring an organizer to support the organization’s labor campaigns, worker solidarity organizing and just pay coalition. 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. The position will report to the Organizing Director of DC Jobs With Justice. 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 and plans. ●       Convene coalition meetings on a regular basis to develop campaign strategyOversee strategy implementation among coalition membersMobilize and develop infrastructure to support ongoing activitiesAssess and develop campaigns targeting bad corporate actors with the coalitionRepresent the coalition’s positions and demands to government officials including DC Council and District agenciesDevelop internal and external written materialsMeet with coalition members to vet... read more

Database Coordinator and Organizer

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 a database coordinator and organizer to be responsible for managing the database and implementing systems of data collection and usage for a new city-wide anti eviction program. The ideal candidate will be an organizer who is comfortable working with databases and tech. This role involves managing a database, training others on how to collect and use data as part of their work, and doing basic data analysis for the benefit of campaigns. Alongside the anti eviction project, this person will work as part of the DC JWJ staff team, supporting our coalition of community, labor, student and faith organizations, helping DC JWJ priority campaigns, and integrating learnings from their database work into DC JWJ campaigns. The person will be a team player, excited about the role of unions and coalitions in social change, and committed to justice in Washington, DC. This position is 8 months with the potential to extend based on funding. The position is supervised by the Organizing Director of DC JWJ Job Responsibilities: Database Management: Manage a database for a coalition... read more

We’re Hiring! Organizing Director

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 Organizing Director to oversee staff as well as manage a limited portfolio of campaign responsibilities. The ideal candidate has experience managing organizers and will excel at supporting their leadership as well as developing and implementing strategic campaigns. 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. This position will report directly to the Executive Director of DC Jobs With Justice. Job Responsibilities Staff management: (50% of time) Provide direct supervision to DC JWJ’s 3 organizing staff to support leadership development, campaign development, work planning and activities. 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 and plans. Grants management: Monitor grant spending and track staff activities relative to grant deliverables. Required Qualifications: Two or more years managing staffOutstanding leadership skills and the ability to connect with and build effective teams of diverse partners across the community.A strong commitment to and understanding... read more

DC JwJ Sues Mayor, DCRA for Failure to Take Action Against Power Design, Inc. for the Repeated Use of Unlicensed Electricians

Mayor Bowser and DCRA Say They Don’t Owe Public Any Explanation, Continue to Overlook Anti-Worker Practices at Power Design, Inc FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2022 DC Jobs with Justice (JwJ) began investigating Power Design, Inc. – a national electrical contractor – in 2017 after receiving numerous complaints from workers alleging wage theft. JwJ brought those complaints to the D.C. Office of the Attorney General which subsequently sued Power Design for failing to classify hundreds of its workers as employees and cheating them out of wages and benefits. The company settled and paid $2.75 million to workers and the District. Over the course of its wage investigation into Power Design, JwJ became aware of potential violations concerning electrical licensing laws.  JwJ filed a complaint with DCRA’s Board of Industrial Trades (Board), alleging that the company had a practice of using unlicensed electrical subcontractors to perform electrical work in the District, putting residents, workers and the general public at risk.  In February 2020, following a five-month investigation, DCRA issued a 145-page report, concluding that  over the last five years, Power Design has hired at least seven unlicensed electrical contractors to perform work in the District of Columbia.  Despite DCRA’s findings, the Board – without notice or explanation – summarily dismissed JwJ’s complaint.  For nine months, JwJ repeatedly asked the Board and DCRA for an explanation, but received nothing but radio silence. The agency left JwJ with no other recourse than to sue the Mayor and DCRA because they are responsible for ensuring that the Board performs its statutory obligations.   This week, Mayor Bowser and DCRA Director Chrappah responded to JwJ’s... read more

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