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NLRB Allows “Permatemps” to Organize Unions Together With Co-Workers, Reversing Bush-Era Ruling

  For years, workers employed long-term by staffing agencies at factories, offices, and other facilities throughout the country were unable to unionize together with workers at those same sites employed directly by the owner or operator of the site. Despite working side-by-side with full-fledged employees, these so-called “permatemps” were forced...

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U.S. Supreme Court Allows Representative Statistical Evidence in Wage-and-Hour Case

Workers trim beef at the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Dakota City, Neb. Photo KEITH MYERS/The Kansas City Star

Workers trim beef at the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Dakota City, Neb. Photo KEITH MYERS/The Kansas City Star

As an organization that advises and represents low-income workers, many...

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EJC Worker Advocate, Perry Redd, Testifies Before D.C. Council on Housing for Returning Citizens

In mid-July, the EJC voiced support a bill to make it more difficult for housing providers in the District to discriminate against it's citizens returning from incarceration after serving time in jail and/or prison.  The bill introduced by Judiciary Committee Chairman Kenyan McDuffie entitled the Fair Criminal Record Screening for Housing Act of...

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Experienced Non-Profit Executive Philip Fornaci Selected as EJC's New Executive Director

The Employment Justice Center is delighted to announce the appointment of Philip J. Fornaci, Esq. as incoming executive director. “This is a very exciting time at the Employment Justice Center,” said Board chair Omar Melehy of Melehy & Associates.  “We are rebuilding for and recommitting to the low-income workers of the DC metropolitan area.  Phil has...

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EJC-led Wage Theft Protest Featured in Washington Post

In October, EJC staff EJC protest wagemembers and volunteers, together with our coalition partners and members of our workers committee, spearheaded a protest outside Indigo, a restaurant in D.C.'s H St. NE neighborhood. The protest demanded thousands of dollars in unpaid wages for Reyna M., a former...

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Stop Wage Theft at Indigo!

Last month, EJC and over 40 supporters stood in solidarity with Reyna Maradiaga as she staged a demonstration to demand the wages that she is owed. Reyna worked for Indigo, a popular Indian restaurant, for nearly a year and was consistently paid under the minimum wage and was not paid overtime. Read More

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