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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Videos from the Flava happy hour

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 and is also ROC-DC member), speaking about their own…

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#paidsickdays happy hour, Fox 5 coverage and more!

Happy hour photos! The happy hour at Flava was a huge success!  Check out our Facebook album (and the EJC’s) for some great pictures – here are a few highlights: Campaign news coverage! We’ve been getting some great press recently.  Check out these videos of Monica and Belinda on NewsChannel 8, as well as an…

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Flava happy hour tonight!

Join us tonight at Flava for a paid sick days happy hour!  Owner Belinda Sheppard provides paid time off to her employees, going above and beyond the current requirements in DC law.  Let’s celebrate her commitment to extending this right to all workers in the District, and send a message to local businesses – this…

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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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Take action for paid sick days this month!

We’ve got a lot of exciting events coming up this month, with lots of opportunities to get involved, meet other folks in DC who are volunteering.  Check out this list, or shoot us an email if you’ve got other ideas for events you’d like to plan.  RSVP for events here. July 7th, 2-5pm: Canvassing at…

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DC Auditor: Paid Sick Days Law A Success, But There’s a Need to Expand Protections for DC Workers

Washington DC’s local paid sick days law is a success, according to a report released Wednesday by the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor (ODCA).  The report examined the 2008 law’s impact on businesses, workers, and the economy and found that the percentage of businesses that offered paid sick days increased by 18 percent,…

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Social Media and Communications Volunteer

The Employment Justice Center (EJC) is an organization aimed at protecting and promoting the rights of low-income workers in the DC metropolitan area through providing free legal advice and advocating for stronger laws to protect workers. The EJC is looking for a committed volunteer to help us maintain a strong social media presence and assist,…

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