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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Spread the Word and Support EJC on “Giving Tuesday”, Dec. 2

  The #GivingTuesday movement was first announced in October 2012, when a group of friends and partners, led by the 92nd Street Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Association in Manhattan, came together to find ways to promote and celebrate the great American tradition of giving. As a response to the major advertising campaigns kicking…

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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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Meet the foundations that support our work

The Employment Justice Center receives no government funding for the important work that we do. Instead, we rely on individual donors and private foundations to ensure we can provide critical legal services to low-wage workers, fight for laws that protect the right to workplace justice, and develop worker activists as leaders in the fight for…

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The Employment Justice Center is proud to be part of the 2013-2014 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington as “One of the Best” community-based nonprofits in the region. The EJC was selected as one of 74 organizations to be featured in the 11th annual Catalogue for Philanthropy, which has, since 2003, raised more than $21 million…

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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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Join us September 21st at our Labor Day Breakfast!

On Labor Day 2012, the D.C. Employment Justice Center will celebrate 12 years of successful advocacy on behalf of working people and we are inviting you to come help us celebrate!  We hope you will join us on Friday, September 21, 2012 from 8:00 to 9:30 am, at the Capital Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th St…

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