Join the EJC at Cause to Celebrate!

The EJC has accomplished quite a bit this past year and none of this work would have been possible without our incredible EJC staff and volunteers.   So, please join us for “Cause for Celebration” Happy Hour on Monday, April 8th from 5 pm to 7 pm at  Cause, which is located on 1926 9th…

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Check out the EJC’s 2012 Annual Report!

Read about all the amazing work you have helped the Employment Justice Center to do and the many workers we’ve been able to assist! Some highlights…  In 2012, we were able to:

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Watch Ari Testify for a Living Wage for Employees in Big Box Stores

EJC Advocacy Manager Ari Weisbard testified this morning about why the District should require large retailers to pay their employees a living wage. Ari’s written testimony is here, but it’s better to watch a few clips below. Either way, please followup with an  email to your Councilmember today to support this bill. (Download Silverlight to…

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Demand that Large Retailers Pay a Living Wage

Tomorrow morning, EJC Advocacy Manager Ari Weisbard will be testifying on the Large Retailer Accountability Act of 2013 before the D.C. Council Committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs. This important legislation would raise wage standards for employees of large retailer big box stores like Walmart and Home Depot. Help support the passage by joining…

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Testimony of David Melendez, Treasurer of United Workers of DC, DOES Performance Oversight Hearing

On Monday, March 4, 2013, David Melendez, Treasurer of United Workers of DC, testified before the DC Council’s Committee on Workforce and Community Affairs about his experiences with wage theft and the Office of Wage-Hour. Below is video and prepared text of his testimony. (Download Microsoft Silverlight to view this DC Council video.) Good morning…

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Video: Workers and EJC ask Councilmember Barry to help them collect $260,000 in unpaid wages

Activists from DC Employment Justice Center, DC Jobs with Justice, and the DC Wage Theft Coalition packed the room at the Wilson Building on Monday morning at the performance oversight hearing for the Department of Employment Services (DOES). Before heading into the hearing, activists stopped Councilmember Marion Barry to thank him for his work to…

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Why are workers so likely to have their wages stolen by their own employers?

You can watch EJC’s Advocacy Manager Ari Weisbard’s March 4 DOES Oversight Testimony below on video or read his written testimony (which is a little more comprehensive) below. “Committee Chair Barry and members of the Committee, thank you very much for the opportunity to testify on the performance of the Department of Employment Services.  My…

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Workers and EJC ask Councilmember Barry to help them collect $260,000 in unpaid wages at DOES Performance Hearing

Activists from EJC, DC Jobs with Justice, and the DC Wage Theft Coalition packed the room at the Wilson Building on Monday morning at the performance oversight hearing for the Department of Employment Services (DOES). The supporters came out to support six workers – James Reese, Solange Ayuk,  Jose Ramirez, Eliseo Hernandez, David Melendez, and Carlos…

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