Tacklebox Workers Win $4237 of Justice

Video of action narrated by Employment Justice Center Organizer Hannah Kane: Three former employees of Tacklebox and Hook restaurants in Georgetown returned to their old employer today to demand again the thousands of dollars of unpaid wages they had been trying to collect for more than half a year after their initial paychecks bounced. By…

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Eat and Tweet Your Values

Restaurant Week is upon us. From February 4th through 10th, people in DC will venture out to new restaurants and enjoy a discounted three-course meal.  But as you head toward some of your favorite spots in the city, don’t forget about the waiters and waitresses who serve your food. Did you know that over 80% of restaurant workers in…

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Washington Post’s Petula Dvorak Profiles Injured Worker Who Lost Her Job and Is Now Homeless

A recent column by Petula Dvorak in the Washington Post sheds light on the unfortunate reality that funding cuts for homeless shelters in the District are leaving many out in the cold. Specifically, the article gives voice to a woman and her two-year-old child who worry on a nightly basis about where they will be able to…

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Fair Budget Coalition Gets Mayor Gray’s Attention

EJC staff and several other members of DC’s Fair Budget Coalition showed up at Mayor Gray’s press conference today and grabbed the Mayor’s attention for an impromptu discussion of the needs of DC’s lower income residents. We pushed him to invest in programs and policies that help people afford to live in their community, protect…

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