“We are Standing at the Crossroads of History” – MacArthur Genius Recipient Ai-jen Poo Speaks at EJC’s 2014 Labor Day Breakfast

This past Friday saw the completion of the EJC’s annual Labor Day Breakfast. The event is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year, and is known around the region for including featuring a prominent keynote speaker from the labor and workplace justice community. In 2013, Restaurant Opportunity Commission co-founder Saru Jayaraman gave a passionate speech about the importance…

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Exciting Changes at Clinic!

    After a brief break from clinics in August to reorganize and revamp, the EJC started September off with a brand new clinic schedule, a highly anticipated intake volunteer training, and an exciting new partnership with the Neighborhood Legal Service Program in SE. The majority of the changes concerned our SE clinic site, and…

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“When we are united, we can do anything” – Workers React to the Wage Theft Prevention Act Victory

On Friday, Mayor Gray signed the Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2014. Click here to see the bill or here for a marked up version of the DC Code that shows the changes that will be made once the legislation goes into effect in late November or early December. The legislation was passed after years of organizing, strategizing and…

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Paid Sick Days are for Kids Too!

Imagine you or your child gets sick and must go to the doctor, but you can’t afford to take the day off because if you lose your pay, you won’t be able to pay your rent or other bills. What would you do? Fortunately, because of the Earned Sick and Safe Leave Act, fewer families need…

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