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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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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Is This How Our Government Treats Its Employees?

Sandra Reed was a DC government worker in law enforcement for over ten years when she was injured on the job. While working in a jail, Ms. Reed was charged by a group of inmates who wanted to get their meal-tickets from her. In an effort to avoid being charged, Ms. Reed stepped backwards and tripped over a…

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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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