AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Honored at EJC’s 2015 Labor Day Breakfast

On September 22, the EJC  celebrated the hard work of our volunteers, staff, Board of Directors, and supporters, in our 15th annual Labor Day Breakfast. The EJC was honored to have AFL-CIO President and long-time fighter for workers’ rights Richard Trumka was there to receive the EJC’s 2015 Champion of Justice Award. In a keynote address,…

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“We are Standing at the Crossroads of History” – MacArthur Genius Recipient Ai-jen Poo Speaks at EJC’s 2014 Labor Day Breakfast

This past Friday saw the completion of the EJC’s annual Labor Day Breakfast. The event is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year, and is known around the region for including featuring a prominent keynote speaker from the labor and workplace justice community. In 2013, Restaurant Opportunity Commission co-founder Saru Jayaraman gave a passionate speech about the importance…

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DC LaborFest

The first annual DC LaborFest is a month-long celebration of labor arts in the nation’s capital. Work, workers and their lives and issues are explored through films, plays, poetry, music, art, literature and history throughout the month of May. Events are free unless otherwise noted; click here for the complete line-up. You can help by…

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Day One – San Salvador – Report from the Field from Travis Dupree

Day one has been great! We had great conversations during the flights, primarily discussing what we wanted to get out of our visit. The airport in San Salvador was interesting and we were amused to see American fast food staples, Subway and Domino’s. Luis, our host took us on a great tour as we rode…

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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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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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Join the EJC at Cause to Celebrate!

The EJC has accomplished quite a bit this past year and none of this work would have been possible without our incredible EJC staff and volunteers.   So, please join us for “Cause for Celebration” Happy Hour on Monday, April 8th from 5 pm to 7 pm at  Cause, which is located on 1926 9th…

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