Testimony of Howard Mayo, DOES Budget Hearing

On Wednesday, May 1, 2013,  Howard Mayo testified before the DC Council’s Committee on Workforce and Community Affairs about his experiences with wage theft and asked the DC Council to hold the Office of Wage-Hour accountable for enforcing protections against wage theft. Watch Howard and learn what we need to do to fight wage theft. Whether…

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Testimony of Viviane Fando, DOES Budget Hearing

On Wednesday, May 1, 2013, Viviane Fando testified before the DC Council’s Committee on Workforce and Community Affairs about her experiences with wage theft and the Office of Wage-Hour, and asked the DC Council to hold the Office of Wage-Hour accountable for enforcing protections against wage theft. Below is the text of her testimony. I…

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Tomorrow’s Huge Wage Theft Action and Testimony Preview

Join us tomorrow when several EJC clients and allies and EJC’s Advocacy Manager Ari Weisbard will be testifying about wage theft in DC and what we can do about it. Whether or not you can come in person tomorrow, please still email Marion Barry today to tell him you support these workers. Check back later…

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Wage Theft Victims Speak Out at DC Council. Will you join them?

Next Wednesday at 9:45am, EJC workers and supporters will pack the room at the DC Council for the budget hearing for the Department of Employment Services. Help prepare the way for this action by sending this email urging Councilmembers to take immediate steps to protect workers from wage theft in this year’s budget. Our goal…

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Social Media and Communications Volunteer

The Employment Justice Center (EJC) is an organization aimed at protecting and promoting the rights of low-income workers in the DC metropolitan area through providing free legal advice and advocating for stronger laws to protect workers. The EJC is looking for a committed volunteer to help us maintain a strong social media presence and assist,…

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Have you ever found your paycheck was cut in half?

Have you ever found your paycheck was cut in half? Well, one half of Ingrid A.’s paycheck never made it into her wallet. Instead, her employer flatly refused to pay her what she was owed. Ingrid had a job cleaning banks. For this work, she was promised a wage of only $600 per fifteen-day pay…

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Is This How Our Government Treats Its Employees?

Sandra Reed was a DC government worker in law enforcement for over ten years when she was injured on the job. While working in a jail, Ms. Reed was charged by a group of inmates who wanted to get their meal-tickets from her. In an effort to avoid being charged, Ms. Reed stepped backwards and tripped over a…

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This Budget Season: Protect Injured Workers!

  Over a thousand injured D.C. government employees go through the Public Sector Workers’ Compensation Program each year. These benefits are intended to give injured government workers financial security when injured on the job and help them pay for their medical care, rent and other basic necessities. Unfortunately, in prior budgets, the D.C. Council cut…

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