May Day Kick-off!

Happy May Day! On April 30, 2014, EJC kicked off the spring with our first annual May Day event. As many of you know, May 1 was International Worker’s Day, and we celebrated the international labor movement by hosting a community briefing on the “Wage Theft Prevention Act”. Staff Attorney, Andrew Hass gave an insightful…

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Victory for EJC’s Wage Theft Collections Program

With the assistance of the EJC’s litigation team, George Coleman settled his wage theft claims against his former employer, Sweet Mango Café on November 30, 2012. Yet, it wasn’t long before the owners of Sweet Mango Café broke the agreement and stopped paying him the wages he was owed. EJC Staff Attorney, John Daroff, pursued…

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DC LaborFest

The first annual DC LaborFest is a month-long celebration of labor arts in the nation’s capital. Work, workers and their lives and issues are explored through films, plays, poetry, music, art, literature and history throughout the month of May. Events are free unless otherwise noted; click here for the complete line-up. You can help by…

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Delayed Vote on Wage Theft Prevention Act

Earlier this week, workers and allies rallied on the steps of the Wilson Building to demand that the DC Council pass the Wage Theft Prevention Act with no amendments that would weaken the bill’s protections. The bill was scheduled for its first reading and vote. Though the bill was ultimately removed from the agenda, workers and advocates…

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National Coverage of Workplace Justice Issues

The Employment Justice Center has been fighting hard for more workplace justice in the D.C. metro area, and has achieved several recent, important successes that will help improve the lives and livelihoods of many workers and their families. We got an increase in the minimum wage, which is going up to $9.50 on July 1…

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MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Ari Weisbard                                                                                                  Deputy Director, Employment Justice…

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