Brookland Manor Families & ONE DC File Lawsuit Against Mid-City; Residents Organize Against Displacement, Harassment, & Intimidation

The proposed redevelopment of Brookland Manor will eliminate and reduce family-sized housing for nearly 150 families. This redevelopment will eliminate significant affordable family sized housing in the Brentwood neighborhood and force ONE DC members and residents to move from the community in which they have long resided and which they call home. The exclusion of…

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Media Advisory: Wage Theft Victims Rally in Protest of Stolen Pay

Contact: Ari Weisbard, Deputy Director, Employment Justice Center   aweisbard@dcejc.org, 202-670-1590 Worker Contact: Emma Cleveland, Employment Justice Organizer, Employment Justice Center                                                               emma@dcejc.org, 202-802-1334 On…

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DC Council Unanimously Supports Paid Sick Days and Raising the Minimum Wage

Yesterday the Paid Sick Days for All Campaign and Respect DC celebrated a huge victory: both the Earned Sick and Safe Leave Amendment Act and the Minimum Wage Amendment Act passed their preliminary votes unanimously. The final vote on both bills will be taking place on Decemer 17th. To ensure the bills aren’t watered down…

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Paid Sick Days and Minimum Wage Hearing Draws Hundreds of Supporters

One hundred and forty people, passionate about strengthening the paid sick days law in DC and raising the minimum wage, signed up to testify at Monday’s hearing at the DC Council. Dozens of other DC residents attended the hearing to show their support for both these measures. The Paid Sick Days for All Coalition, led…

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EJC’s Amazing June Wins for Workers

June was the biggest month yet for EJC victories. Here’s a glimpse at all we’ve accomplished with your help this month. DC Council Acts to Prevent Wage Theft Last Wednesday, DC workers scored some major victories when the DC Council passed the Wage Theft Prevention Act as part of this year’s District budget. For years,…

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Key Testimony Clips on Wage Theft

We’ve assembled all the key footage of campaign members testifying and from the wage theft demonstration at the May 1 DOES Budget Hearing here. Whether or not you were able to attend, please email Marion Barry today to tell him you support these workers. Click here for more pictures and a recap of the wage…

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Ari Testifies About How to Stop Wage Theft in D.C.

Watch EJC Advocacy Manager Ari Weisbard testify at the May 1 DOES Budget Hearing on how to stop wage theft in D.C. Whether or not you were able to attend, please email Marion Barry today to tell him you support these workers. To learn more about yesterday’s action and the several EJC clients who testified…

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BREAKING: Workers and EJC Ask DC Council to Hold Office of Wage-Hour Accountable

At 9:45 this morning, workers, EJC, and the DC Wage Theft Coalition turned out in force at the Wilson Building. Dozens more emailed Councilmember Barry to demand an end to wage theft in DC and to hold the Office of Wage-Hour accountable for enforcing protections against wage theft. As Councilmember Barry headed into the hearing…

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