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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Testimony of David Melendez, Treasurer of United Workers of DC, DOES Performance Oversight Hearing

On Monday, March 4, 2013, David Melendez, Treasurer of United Workers of DC, testified before the DC Council’s Committee on Workforce and Community Affairs about his experiences with wage theft and the Office of Wage-Hour. Below is video and prepared text of his testimony. (Download Microsoft Silverlight to view this DC Council video.) Good morning…

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Video: Workers and EJC ask Councilmember Barry to help them collect $260,000 in unpaid wages

Activists from DC Employment Justice Center, DC Jobs with Justice, and the DC Wage Theft Coalition packed the room at the Wilson Building on Monday morning at the performance oversight hearing for the Department of Employment Services (DOES). Before heading into the hearing, activists stopped Councilmember Marion Barry to thank him for his work to…

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Why are workers so likely to have their wages stolen by their own employers?

You can watch EJC’s Advocacy Manager Ari Weisbard’s March 4 DOES Oversight Testimony below on video or read his written testimony (which is a little more comprehensive) below. “Committee Chair Barry and members of the Committee, thank you very much for the opportunity to testify on the performance of the Department of Employment Services.  My…

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Workers and EJC ask Councilmember Barry to help them collect $260,000 in unpaid wages at DOES Performance Hearing

Activists from EJC, DC Jobs with Justice, and the DC Wage Theft Coalition packed the room at the Wilson Building on Monday morning at the performance oversight hearing for the Department of Employment Services (DOES). The supporters came out to support six workers – James Reese, Solange Ayuk,  Jose Ramirez, Eliseo Hernandez, David Melendez, and Carlos…

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Testimony of Solange Ayuk, DOES Performance Oversight Hearing

On Monday, March 4, 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. Below is video and prepared text her testimony. My name is Solange Ayuk, and my testimony today demonstrates that even when we are successful in our…

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Testimony of James Reese, DOES Performance Oversight Hearing

On Monday, March 4, 2013, James Reese testified before the DC Council’s Committee on Workforce and Community Affairs about his experiences with wage theft and the Office of Wage-Hour. Below is video and prepared text of his testimony. Good morning Councilmembers: My name is James A. Reese, Jr. I’m here to testify about my experience…

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Testimony of Jose Ramirez, DOES Performance Oversight Hearing

On Monday, March 4, 2013, Jose Ramirez testified before the DC Council’s Committee on Workforce and Community Affairs about his experiences with wage theft and the Office of Wage-Hour. Below is video and prepared text of his testimony. My name is Jose Ramirez and my testimony about my experience at the DC Office of Wage-Hour…

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