Meet the EJC Summer Law Clerks of 2013

Geoffrey Leonard (left) Geoffrey Leonard is pursuing a law degree as well as a Masters in Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center and will graduate in 2016. His interests in law include labor law, economic justice, and immigration law. Geoffrey hopes to have a career where he can consistently work toward an inclusive and…

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Victory: Large Retailer Accountability Act Passes DC Council, 8-5

On Wednesday, the Large Retailer Accountability Act (LRAA) passed its second reading before the DC Council!  This important legislation would raise wage standards for employees of large retailer big box stores like Walmart and Home Depot, by requiring all retailers with revenue over $1 billion and stores over 75,000 square feet to pay their workers the…

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Videos from the Flava happy hour

At Tuesday’s happy hour, we heard from activists, restaurant workers and politicians alike – all coming together to share their support for paid sick days for all. Here are Belinda Sheppard (owner of Flava) and Losia Nyankale (who works at Luna Grill and Diner in Dupont and is also ROC-DC member), speaking about their own…

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#paidsickdays happy hour, Fox 5 coverage and more!

Happy hour photos! The happy hour at Flava was a huge success!  Check out our Facebook album (and the EJC’s) for some great pictures – here are a few highlights: Campaign news coverage! We’ve been getting some great press recently.  Check out these videos of Monica and Belinda on NewsChannel 8, as well as an…

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Flava happy hour tonight!

Join us tonight at Flava for a paid sick days happy hour!  Owner Belinda Sheppard provides paid time off to her employees, going above and beyond the current requirements in DC law.  Let’s celebrate her commitment to extending this right to all workers in the District, and send a message to local businesses – this…

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Tips for Job Hunting with a Criminal Record

The EJC frequently gets requests for tips for job-hunting with a criminal or arrest record. Looking for a job can be difficult, especially when you have a record that follows you to every interview. But here are some steps to take when you are looking for work. The first thing to do is request a…

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EJC’s Amazing June Wins for Workers

June was the biggest month yet for EJC victories. Here’s a glimpse at all we’ve accomplished with your help this month. DC Council Acts to Prevent Wage Theft Last Wednesday, DC workers scored some major victories when the DC Council passed the Wage Theft Prevention Act as part of this year’s District budget. For years,…

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Take action for paid sick days this month!

We’ve got a lot of exciting events coming up this month, with lots of opportunities to get involved, meet other folks in DC who are volunteering.  Check out this list, or shoot us an email if you’ve got other ideas for events you’d like to plan.  RSVP for events here. July 7th, 2-5pm: Canvassing at…

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