Tomorrow’s Huge Wage Theft Action and Testimony Preview

Join us tomorrow when several EJC clients and allies and EJC’s Advocacy Manager Ari Weisbard will be testifying about wage theft in DC and what we can do about it. Whether or not you can come in person tomorrow, please still email Marion Barry today to tell him you support these workers. Check back later…

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Wage Theft Victims Speak Out at DC Council. Will you join them?

Next Wednesday at 9:45am, EJC workers and supporters will pack the room at the DC Council for the budget hearing for the Department of Employment Services. Help prepare the way for this action by sending this email urging Councilmembers to take immediate steps to protect workers from wage theft in this year’s budget. Our goal…

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Social Media and Communications Volunteer

The Employment Justice Center (EJC) is an organization aimed at protecting and promoting the rights of low-income workers in the DC metropolitan area through providing free legal advice and advocating for stronger laws to protect workers. The EJC is looking for a committed volunteer to help us maintain a strong social media presence and assist,…

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This Budget Season: Protect Injured Workers!

  Over a thousand injured D.C. government employees go through the Public Sector Workers’ Compensation Program each year. These benefits are intended to give injured government workers financial security when injured on the job and help them pay for their medical care, rent and other basic necessities. Unfortunately, in prior budgets, the D.C. Council cut…

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The Need for Paid Sick Days: A Worker’s Perspective

Mary Hume came to the EJC Workers’ Rights Clinic after her employer refused to pay her for sick days she had earned. Mary worked as a counselor at a residential facility for youth leaving the juvenile justice system. As an employee there Mary should have been covered under the  paid sick leave legislation EJC helped…

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Watch Ari Testify for a Living Wage for Employees in Big Box Stores

EJC Advocacy Manager Ari Weisbard testified this morning about why the District should require large retailers to pay their employees a living wage. Ari’s written testimony is here, but it’s better to watch a few clips below. Either way, please followup with an  email to your Councilmember today to support this bill. (Download Silverlight to…

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Video: Workers and EJC ask Councilmember Barry to help them collect $260,000 in unpaid wages

Activists from DC Employment Justice Center, DC Jobs with Justice, and the DC Wage Theft Coalition packed the room at the Wilson Building on Monday morning at the performance oversight hearing for the Department of Employment Services (DOES). Before heading into the hearing, activists stopped Councilmember Marion Barry to thank him for his work to…

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Why are workers so likely to have their wages stolen by their own employers?

You can watch EJC’s Advocacy Manager Ari Weisbard’s March 4 DOES Oversight Testimony below on video or read his written testimony (which is a little more comprehensive) below. “Committee Chair Barry and members of the Committee, thank you very much for the opportunity to testify on the performance of the Department of Employment Services.  My…

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