Flava Happy Hour for Paid Sick Days Huge Success

At Tuesday’s happy hour, we heard from activists, restaurant workers and politicians alike – all coming together to share their support for paid sick days for all. Here are Belinda Sheppard (owner of Flava) and Losia Nyankale (who works at Luna Grill and Diner in Dupont), speaking about their own experiences in the restaurant industry:…

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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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Victory! DC Council Passes Stronger Protections Against Wage Theft

Yesterday, DC workers scored some major victories yesterday when the DC Council passed the Wage Theft Prevention Act as part of this year’s District budget. The Act contained unprecedented protections against wage theft, including allowing for damages up to triple the unpaid wages when businesses steal from their employees. “This is a huge leap forward…

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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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Breaking: DOES Director Announces Increase of Wage Enforcement Office Staff to 8!

In response to our advocacy by the D.C. Wage Theft Coalition, including the Employment Justice Center, DOES Director Lisa Mallory announced new plans today to increase Office of Wage-Hour Staff to eight full-time employees! Watch below: (Download Silverlight to view DC Council videos.)

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BREAKING: Workers and EJC Ask DC Council to Hold Office of Wage-Hour Accountable

At 9:45 this morning, workers, EJC, and the DC Wage Theft Coalition turned out in force at the Wilson Building. Dozens more emailed Councilmember Barry to demand an end to wage theft in DC and to hold the Office of Wage-Hour accountable for enforcing protections against wage theft. As Councilmember Barry headed into the hearing…

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Testimony of Solange Ayuk, DOES Budget Hearing

On Wednesday, May 1, 2013, Solange Ayuk testified before the DC Council’s Committee on Workforce and Community Affairs about her experiences with wage theft and the Office of Wage-Hour, and asked the DC Council to hold the Office of Wage-Hour accountable for enforcing protections against wage theft. Watch Solange and learn what we need to do…

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