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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Honored at EJC's 2015 Labor Day Breakfast

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka addressing the audience at EJC's 2015 Labor Day Breakfast

On September 22, the EJC  celebrated the hard work of our volunteers, staff, Board of Directors, and supporters, in our 15th annual Labor Day Breakfast. The EJC...

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"The Sweet Taste of Luxury and Justice": Kulemia's Story

Kulemia Masalla came to the Workers' Rights Clinic in 2013 after suffering workplace discrimination. After reviewing her case back in the office, EJC staff realized she had a living wage claim (a higher wage required by a government contract) as well. EJC's Advocacy team accompanied her to the Office of Wage and Hour and later helped...

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Thanks to EJC's Clinic Volunteers For a Great Year So Far

As our annual Labor Day Awards Breakfast approaches, the staff of the EJC wants to give a great big THANK YOU to all our loyal intake volunteers and advising attorneys who make the EJC's Workers' Rights Clinics such a valuable resource to DC-area low-income workers. Intake volunteers like Tammy Craig, a legal assistant at WETA...

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Preliminary Results of the Community Survey about Workplace Firing

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Through process to select a campaign issue with its members, the Workers’ Committee of the Employment Justice Center (EJC) has chosen to focus on combatting unjust firings. The Workers' Committee formed a research committee, with the goal of creating and completing a survey to more deeply understanding DC workers’ experiences...

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New Leadership at the EJC

Although filling Barbra’s shoes won’t be easy, we are incredibly lucky to welcome Keira McNett as our Acting Executive Director. We are excited to have an Acting Executive Director who is able to continue the EJC’s proud 15-year tradition and who is already a member of the EJC family.

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Did you get your raise?! - Just Pay Coalition and DOES celebrate minimum wage increase to $10.50

Last Wednesday, the EJC and the Just Pay Coalition teamed up with the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES) to ask all minimum wage workers in DC a simple question: “Did you get your raise?!” The joint outreach effort, in which volunteers were stationed at busy metro stations and corridors across the city, ensured that all...

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