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Worker Activist Bruno Avila Honored by the Washington Peace Center

bruno 2 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...

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Remembering Monsignor Oscar Romero

IMG_0661   During my trip to El Salvador this week, I visited the Memorial Wall in Parque Cuscatlan, a huge monument with 30,000 names of those killed or "disappeared" during the 1980-1992 Civil War in El Salvador. A few weeks after the annual "Day of the...

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Pregnancy Discrimination Case Heard by Supreme Court

        pregnant-300x199 by Aamir Mansoor, JD, EJC Law Clerk This week, the Supreme Court heard a case involving an issue that affects countless workers in D.C. and across the nation.  The case asks important questions like: What workplace accommodations do pregnant workers have a right to?  And, what...

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Black Lives Matter: A Statement of Solidarity

The Employment Justice Center believes that in securing, protecting and promoting workplace justice for the most vulnerable among us, we raise the floor for workplace justice for all of us. This is the central tenet of the work we do every day and forms the basis of our legal, organizing and advocacy work. Implicit in...

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Spread the Word and Support EJC on "Giving Tuesday", Dec. 2

  givingtuesday The #GivingTuesday movement was first announced in October 2012, when a group of friends and partners, led by the 92nd Street Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association in Manhattan, came together to find ways to promote and celebrate the great American tradition of giving. As...

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Ensuring DC Parents Know About Paid Sick Days

FVAW_2014_0015_FINAL_DC   It’s fall in DC, which means that temperatures are cooling, the leaves are changing, and parents happily took their children back to their first day of school. This year, the EJC and the Paid Sick Days Coalition went back to school with them, educating DC parents...

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