Ensuring DC Parents Know About Paid Sick Days

  It’s fall in DC, which means that temperatures are cooling, the leaves are changing, and parents happily took their children back to their first day of school. This year, the EJC and the Paid Sick Days Coalition went back to school with them, educating DC parents about their right to paid sick days when…

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“When we are united, we can do anything” – Workers React to the Wage Theft Prevention Act Victory

On Friday, Mayor Gray signed the Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2014. Click here to see the bill or here for a marked up version of the DC Code that shows the changes that will be made once the legislation goes into effect in late November or early December. The legislation was passed after years of organizing, strategizing and…

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Paid Sick Days are for Kids Too!

Imagine you or your child gets sick and must go to the doctor, but you can’t afford to take the day off because if you lose your pay, you won’t be able to pay your rent or other bills. What would you do? Fortunately, because of the Earned Sick and Safe Leave Act, fewer families need…

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Celebrating Worker Victories with an Eye towards the Future

Celebrating Worker Victories with an Eye towards the Future This week, a jubilant group of D.C. workers, business owners and community supporters braved the searing summer heat to celebrate the first scheduled minimum wage increase to $9.50 per hour, and the District’s paid sick days law expansion to more workers at a press conference in front…

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National Coverage of Workplace Justice Issues

The Employment Justice Center has been fighting hard for more workplace justice in the D.C. metro area, and has achieved several recent, important successes that will help improve the lives and livelihoods of many workers and their families. We got an increase in the minimum wage, which is going up to $9.50 on July 1…

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Mayor Gray Signs Paid Sick Days and Minimum Wage Bills

Mayor Vincent Gray has now signed both the Minimum Wage Amendment Act and the Earned Sick and Safe Leave Amendment Act of 2013. After 3 years of organizing, strategizing and campaigning by the Employment Justice Center and our allies, the District of Columbia will have just about the strongest minimum wage and paid sick days…

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DC Just Passed Great Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Days Bills. What’s in them?

Congratulations to all DC workers and to the advocates who helped push the DC Council to pass unanimously the Fair Minimum Wage Act and Earned Sick and Safe Leave Amendment Act of 2013 today without allowing the bills to be weakened by amendments. Although news reports have shared some of the highlights of the worker…

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DC Council Unanimously Supports Paid Sick Days and Raising the Minimum Wage

Yesterday the Paid Sick Days for All Campaign and Respect DC celebrated a huge victory: both the Earned Sick and Safe Leave Amendment Act and the Minimum Wage Amendment Act passed their preliminary votes unanimously. The final vote on both bills will be taking place on Decemer 17th. To ensure the bills aren’t watered down…

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