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, supporting community struggles, and promoting racial justice to build a more just society.

Workers rights are civil rights.  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, and creating a fair and just future for communities of color.

In its work, DC Jobs with Justice 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.


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.


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

Elizabeth Falcon

Elizabeth Falcon

Executive Director


Damiana Dendy

Damiana Dendy

Housing Organizer


Josh Schmidt

Josh Schmidt



Chanelle Simms

Chanelle Simms



Eduarda Serafim

Eduarda Serafim

Solidarity Organizer


Dida El-Sourady

Dida El-Sourady

Organizing Director


Alfredo Castro

Alfredo Castro

Labor Organizer

Sequnely Gray

Sequnely Gray

Community Organizer


Alex Samuels

Alex Samuels

Data Organizer


Executive Committee

Dyana Forester Co-Chair
Metro Washington Labor Council AFL-CIO

Jason Veny, Esq. – Secretary
At Large

Mike Wilson – Treasurer
At Large

Steve Lanning
LiUNA Baltimore-Washington

Sam Epps

Robert Hollingsworth
AFSCME Council 20

James Benton
Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, Georgetown University

Courtney Stewart
Reentry Network for Returning Citizens

Yahnae Barner
1199 SEIU

Sam Myszkoiwski
Sunrise Movement

Candace Cunningham


Bread for the City
Casa de Maryland
Change to Win
Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development DC
DC Fiscal Policy Institute DC
DC Vote
Downtown Cluster of Congregations
Dream Activist
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

Member Organizations

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 20
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
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, DC Chapter
Coalition of Labor Union Women, Metro DC
Collective Action for Safe Spaces
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 Employment Justice Center
Empower DC
Fair Budget Coalition
Florida Avenue Baptist Church
Foundry United Methodist Church
Georgetown Solidarity Committee
Green America Worker Members
HU Resist
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
LiUNA Baltimore Washington Laborers’ District Council
Living Faith Baptist Church
Many Languages One Voice
Maryland State Pipe Trades Association
Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America
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
Nonprofit Professional Employees Union, IFPTE Local 70
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
Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild, CWA Local 32035
Washington Lawyers Committee
Washington Mailers’ Union Local 29, CWA Local 14201
Washington Teachers’ Union, American Federation of Teachers Local 6

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