Meet the DC JWJ team!

We’ve had some changes around here! If you didn’t know, we have a couple new staff members on board at DC Jobs With Justice. That’s all the more reason for you to join us at this year’s “I’ll Be There” Awards on October 20th to get to know all of us! You can purchase tickets to the Awards by clicking...

Tito’s Workers Rally Against Exploitation in Front of NLRB

After Tito’s workers stood up against wage theft, massive amounts of unpaid overtime, and exploitation based on immigration status, their employer responded with illegal firings and by threatening to call ICE. Finally, after a year of organizing with International Union of Painters and Allied Trades they had their first hearing at the NLRB on those complaints on August 4, 2014. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Vice President of AFL-CIO Tefere Gebre and others joined the workers for a speakout today in front of the NLRB. DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton stated, “You have courage. Don’t lose it; you are going to win!” Tefere Gebre, AFL-CIO Executive Vice President said that “For every one of you there are tens of thousands of workers who are afraid to stand up. Keep on fighting, keep on working!” Thanks to DC Employment Justice Center, Washington DC Building and Construction Trades Council @National Guestworker Alliance Congress of Day Laborers/Congreso de Jornaleros, the delegation of New Orleans construction workers,  and all our allies who joined us in solidarity with these workers! Everyone deserves just treatment, regardless of their...

12th Annual “I’ll Be There” Awards

On Thursday, June 12th, DC Jobs with Justice hosted the 12th annual I’ll Be There Awards to honor Reverend Graylan Hagler, Alya Solomon, Trabajadores Unidos, and Sasha Bruce Youthwork for their incredible leadership for workers’ rights and economic justice in DC. More than 200 people attended the Awards, held at the AFL-CIO. Food was provided by UFCW Local 400, and drinks were sponsored by DC Building Trades. Courtney Dowe graced the audience with an incredible performance. The event was very successful, and DC JwJ is grateful to everyone who came out to the event or supported our efforts through donations. Thank you to the “I’ll Be There” Awards Host Committee and the DC JwJ Executive Committee for all their hard...

Activist Awards Grassroots Gala

Please join the Washington Peace Center for an activist party. Honor the successes and hard work of our progressive community. Food! Awards! Silent Auction! Great Company! When: Thursday, December 6, 2012 Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pmWhere: St. Stephen’s Church 1525 Newton St. NW WDCEntry: $15-$150 sliding scale. Buy tickets online or at the door. Hosted by the Washington Peace Center...

Justice at Wings at the Smithsonian

The Justice at Wings coalition needs your support Thursday, August 2nd at 8am. They are targeting the Smithsonian Institution for not standing up for workers. The Coalition knows that Wings Enterprises is trying to work at the African American Museum project. The Coalition approached the Smithsonian and provided them with the binder of evidence showing that Wings has a history of labor and OSHA violations. Their response was simple: we are leaving everything up to our general contractors Clark/Smoot/Russell. This response is unacceptable; indeed, very disappointing. PLAN:  The Justice at Wings Coalition as they demand leadership from the Smithsonian on the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Coalition will have an action in front of the office of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Mr. Wayne Clough. DATE: Thursday August 2 at 8AM LOCATION: Smithsonian Institution on 1000 Jefferson Dr SW DC 20560. This is a few steps away from the Smithsonian metro station. For more information contact: Natali Fani-González, Office: 202.787.1813...