Workers Deliver 1500 Petition Signatures to Capital Bikeshare

On Wednesday morning, past and present Capital Bikeshare workers joined with community supporters to deliver their petition to Capital Bikeshare management to demand that Bikeshare’s parent company, Alta, pay more than $100,000 in owed to them in back wages and benefits required under the Service Contract Act by no later than July 3. Their actions…

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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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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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Have you ever found your paycheck was cut in half?

Have you ever found your paycheck was cut in half? Well, one half of Ingrid A.’s paycheck never made it into her wallet. Instead, her employer flatly refused to pay her what she was owed. Ingrid had a job cleaning banks. For this work, she was promised a wage of only $600 per fifteen-day pay…

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Check out the EJC’s 2012 Annual Report!

Read about all the amazing work you have helped the Employment Justice Center to do and the many workers we’ve been able to assist! Some highlights…  In 2012, we were able to:

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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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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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Tacklebox Workers Win $4237 of Justice

Video of action narrated by Employment Justice Center Organizer Hannah Kane: Three former employees of Tacklebox and Hook restaurants in Georgetown returned to their old employer today to demand again the thousands of dollars of unpaid wages they had been trying to collect for more than half a year after their initial paychecks bounced. By…

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