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Meet the foundations that support our work

clinic pic The Employment Justice Center receives no government funding for the important work that we do. Instead, we rely on individual donors and private foundations to ensure we can provide critical legal services to low-wage workers, fight for laws that protect the right to workplace justice,...

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Why We Need The Wage Theft Prevention Act

Last year, the District of Columbia received an F grade on a national report of wage theft laws throughout the United States. It is far too easy for employers in DC to commit wage theft – to refuse to pay all or part of a worker’s regular wages or overtime. And...

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Second Employment Justice Organizer, Emma Cleveland, Joins EJC

emma pic For the past six months I have been collaborating on the Paid Sick Days and Minimum Wage campaigns as a worker organizer and today I came on board at the Employment Justice Center. It’s really exciting after those two big wins to get to be...

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“We must not be afraid to speak and do what is right”

Rosa Ramos EJC client Rosa Ramos speaks in her own words about her experience with wage theft. People here in Washington, DC often go to Indian restaurants. It is a very commercialized cuisine in the United States. From the outside patio on 19th and Pennsylvania you can feel and taste the...

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Bravo Needs to Clean Up their Business Practices: 13 Workers File Lawsuit for Unpaid Wages and Damages

Worker activist Jonny Castillo both spoke at the rally and testified about his experience of wage theft.

Worker activist Jonny Castillo

Jonny Castillo refuses to stop fighting – and so do twelve other workers who worked with Jonny for BRAVO! Building Services, cleaning buildings owned...

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Workers Rally and Testify to Stop Wage Theft in DC

On Friday, workers braved the last of the wintry weather to continue to send the message to the DC Council that they must put an end to wage theft. More than 75 workers, community members, unions, and advocates turned out to the rally and hearing to hear worker testimony in favor of the Wage...

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