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Paid Sick Days are for Kids Too!

Imagine you or your child gets sick and must go to the doctor, but you can’t afford to take the day off because if you lose your pay, you won't be able to pay your rent or other bills. What would you do?

Fortunately, because of the Earned Sick and Safe Leave Act,...

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Stories From The Front Lines

This story was written by intern Suzy Jivotovski after an interview with a worker who successfully recovered her wages, and has asked to remain anonymous. I worked for a contracting company doing cleaning work for a hotel in the spring of 2014. I, along with several other women, were told we would be paid $15.95/hr and...

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New Employees on the Block

Heather and Aaron Pensive Here at EJC we have been fortunate to get a lot of fresh talent to join the team. We have enjoyed getting to know them as we continue to pursue EJC’s mission promoting workplace justice. Considering how much we've enjoyed getting to know...

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Reflections on an Exciting Summer

Citlalli     The Employment Justice Center (EJC) is unique in that it combines policy advocacy and community organizing efforts with legal services to protect worker’s rights and secure workplace justice. As part of my Summer Fellowship at EJC I not only had the opportunity to develop my legal...

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DC Council Passes Wage Theft Prevention Act

Worker Activist and Organizers strike a pose for peace and solidarity.

Worker Activist and Organizers strike a pose for peace and solidarity.

Monday, the DC Wage Theft Coalition celebrated a major victory with the unanimous passage of the Wage Theft Prevention Act by the DC...

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Celebrating Worker Victories with an Eye towards the Future

Celebrating Worker Victories with an Eye towards the Future

Worker activist Dalia Catalan celebrates the raise in the minimum wage and paid sick days for DC workers. Worker activist Dalia Catalan celebrates the raise in the minimum wage and paid sick days for...

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