EJC-led Wage Theft Protest Featured in Washington Post

In October, EJC staff members and volunteers, together with our coalition partners and members of our workers committee, spearheaded a protest outside Indigo, a restaurant in D.C.’s H St. NE neighborhood. The protest demanded thousands of dollars in unpaid wages for Reyna M., a former Indigo employee. The protest was featured in the Washington Post….

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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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Preliminary Results of the Community Survey about Workplace Firing

[Mas abajo en espanol] [See below for Spanish] Through process to select a campaign issue with its members, the Workers’ Committee of the Employment Justice Center (EJC) has chosen to focus on combatting unjust firings. The Workers’ Committee formed a research committee, with the goal of creating and completing a survey to more deeply understanding DC workers’ experiences…

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Did you get your raise?! – Just Pay Coalition and DOES celebrate minimum wage increase to $10.50

Last Wednesday, the EJC and the Just Pay Coalition teamed up with the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES) to ask all minimum wage workers in DC a simple question: “Did you get your raise?!” The joint outreach effort, in which volunteers were stationed at busy metro stations and corridors across the city, ensured that…

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DC Auditor Calls for Proactive Enforcement of DC’s Paid Sick Days Law

The DC auditor released its report on the Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law. Unsurprisingly, they came to the same conclusion that we did: DOES needs to continue moving towards proactive enforcement.

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Persistence Pays Off: Worker Retrieves $12,000 in Lost Overtime

*The worker’s name and the name of employer has been changed at the worker’s request*               My name is Saul Mendez. I’ve been living in DC for five years and in the United States for 11 years. I worked for four years at two popular restaurants in Dupont Circle…

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DC Worker Wins Her Fight Against Wage Theft

“Mariana” got a job at her friend’s business but still ended up facing Wage Theft. Fortunately, with her own courage and a little help from the worker’s committee, she was able to recover her lost wages.

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Brand New Worker’s Rights Website!

                        In the past year, workers and advocates in DC have won some of the strongest labor rights in the country. Members of the Just Pay Coalition, including the Employment Justice Center successfully increased DC’s minimum wage, expanded the paid sick days law, put…

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