Report: First Source Crucial to Create Local Jobs

Construction cranes are a typical part of the DC skyline to residents of the nation’s capital, where the construction industry is booming. However, DC residents are sorely underrepresented on the city’s construction sites compared to the rest of the region. A recent study by Good Jobs First reveals that with proper implementation, DC’s local hiring law, known as…

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Today’s Council Vote on Workplace Fraud

At today’s legislative meeting, D.C. Councilmembers will vote on the Workplace Fraud Amendment Act of 2012. This bill responds to businesses that misclassify employees in order to rob them of their earned wages and benefits, which is illegal, but still widely practiced. For the sake of workers, taxpayers, and honest businesses that don’t cheat their…

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It’s Raining Tweets: Twitter World Storming Over 2/3 of Workers Being Denied This Basic Right

64% of low-wage workers in cities across the United States reported having some or all of their wages stolen in the prior week. This means that their bosses were paying them below the minimum wage, not paying them overtime or simply not paying them at all. Last week, EJC asked our allies to participate in…

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