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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Stop Wage Theft at Indigo!

Last month, EJC and over 40 supporters stood in solidarity with Reyna Maradiaga as she staged a demonstration to demand the wages that she is owed. Reyna worked for Indigo, a popular Indian restaurant, for nearly a year and was consistently paid under the minimum wage and was not paid overtime. “Sometimes I can’t even…

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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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“Finally someone put a stop to it”

Ondina, a 26 year old woman from Honduras, is an exceptionally hard worker. On an average day, Ondina wakes up early, prepares breakfast for her husband, goes to the gym, comes home to shower, and heads off to her first job. After working for eight hours, she heads straight to her second job, arriving home…

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Victory: Large Retailer Accountability Act Passes DC Council, 8-5

On Wednesday, the Large Retailer Accountability Act (LRAA) passed its second reading before the DC Council!  This important legislation would raise wage standards for employees of large retailer big box stores like Walmart and Home Depot, by requiring all retailers with revenue over $1 billion and stores over 75,000 square feet to pay their workers the…

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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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We are going to get it done

When Ray Hamlet went to the DC Office of Wage and Hour to file a claim for unpaid wages, he did not expect to be given the wrong information about how much money he was owed. But that is what happened when he went to report the thousands of dollars in overtime and unpaid wages…

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DC Auditor: Paid Sick Days Law A Success, But There’s a Need to Expand Protections for DC Workers

Washington DC’s local paid sick days law is a success, according to a report released Wednesday by the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor (ODCA).  The report examined the 2008 law’s impact on businesses, workers, and the economy and found that the percentage of businesses that offered paid sick days increased by 18 percent,…

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