Persistence Pays Off: Worker Retrieves $12,000 in Lost Overtime

*The worker’s name and the name of employer has been changed at the worker’s request*               My name is Saul Mendez. I’ve been living in DC for five years and in the United States for 11 years. I worked for four years at two popular restaurants in Dupont Circle…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Cris

Meet Cris, one of EJC’s amazing veteran clinic volunteers. Hear his top 5 reasons for volunteering at EJC!

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DC Worker Wins Her Fight Against Wage Theft

“Mariana” got a job at her friend’s business but still ended up facing Wage Theft. Fortunately, with her own courage and a little help from the worker’s committee, she was able to recover her lost wages.

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Brand New Worker’s Rights Website!

                        In the past year, workers and advocates in DC have won some of the strongest labor rights in the country. Members of the Just Pay Coalition, including the Employment Justice Center successfully increased DC’s minimum wage, expanded the paid sick days law, put…

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Why Do You Volunteer?

Met Shelia, one of our dedicated senior intake volunteers!

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Crossing the finish line to uphold workers’ rights in the District

Last Friday, a broad coalition of worker activists, organizers and advocates came together to liven up the public oversight hearings for the Department of Employment Services (DOES) and Office of Risk Management (ORM). The Employment Justice Center, DC Jobs with Justice, Restaurant Opportunities Center-DC, ONE DC,  UFCW Local 400 and the rest Just Pay Coalition returned…

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Partnering with the Prince George’s County NAACP

    The EJC is excited to announce that we are expanding our workplace justice work into Prince George’s County, Maryland. We have long recognized the need for this work in the areas surrounding DC, where communities have less access to employment law services. To meet this need well, we wanted to form a partnership…

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Worker Activist Bruno Avila Honored by the Washington Peace Center

Tonight, the Washington Peace Center will host their tenth annual Activist Awards Grassroots Gala, to celebrate all DC activists’ hard work and successes over the past year. The EJC is proud that workers’ committee member Bruno Avila will be honored at this year’s Grassroots Gala with the “Power to the People” award for his hard…

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