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

The Just Pay Coalition heads into the hearing 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...

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Highlighting the EJC's Pro Bono Program

client and volunteer - EJC Workers Rights Clinic pro bono referral     Every Wednesday, the EJC holds workers’ rights clinics to provide low-wage workers with walk-in legal advice on employment issues. Occasionally, the EJC is able to take on some of these cases in-house and provide full-representation to a...

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Highest Court in the Maryland holds that Maryland's Wage Law is "Strong Public Policy"

by Aamir Mansoor, Interim Pro Bono Coordinator maryland state flag wage law Last month, the Court of Appeals of Maryland ruled on a case that could have a tremendous effect on the wage claim enforcement rights of Maryland workers.  The court held that the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection...

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Partnering with the Prince George's County NAACP

  naacp_logo_rgb copy   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...

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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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