EJC’s Good Jobs Campaigns
The EJC strives to improve workplace justice in the DC metropolitan area through advocating for policy changes based on the employment problems we see workers confront in our weekly Workers’ Rights Clinic. While providing legal advice and representation helps address problems one individual at a time, the EJC also identifies issues for systemic reform. The EJC leads and supports workers’ rights campaigns for systemic reform through organizing impacted workers and leveraging our policy expertise. We have successfully led coalitions that helped to pass D.C.‘s Earned Sick and Safe Leave Law, Living Wage Act, and expanded unemployment benefits. Today, we are advocating for a “Good Jobs” agenda to support workers rights and workplace justice.
- Fight against wage theft by employers who try to rip-off their low-wage workers
- Push for implementation of the recently passed paid sick days and minimum wage laws
- Ban employment discrimination based job applicants’ prior arrests or convictions
- Improve disability compensation for DC workers who are injured on the job
Want to support workers’ rights in the DC metropolitan area?
We always need volunteers to help promote EJC’s legislative and enforcement campaigns designed to improve DC’s laws for workers and increase enforcement of existing workplace fairness laws. We need people who can help produce campaign materials, organize workers and other volunteers to take action, testify before the D.C. Council, write letters to the editor, consult on legislative drafting, host house parties or phone banks, and participate in countless other grassroots advocacy techniques. If you are interested, please call (202) 828-9675 × 119 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.