The 25th Anniversary Celebration
For 25 years, Jobs with Justice has played a lead role in movement building, working in solidarity for and with workers across the country and beyond. Throughout our organization’s history we have helped to raise awareness and address some of the pressing workers’ rights issues of our time. From organizing and collective bargaining rights to the push for jobs creation to help grow our economy, Jobs with Justice and its network of 46 coalitions in 24 states have sought to lead, support, and win campaigns both at the national and local levels.
So much of the organization’s success has been a direct result of the continued support we have received from foundations, institutions, and individuals. This year, we are truly honored to celebrate and honor those memorable achievements and unwavering contributions.
Join us as we honor innovative and groundbreaking workers’ struggles that helped to ground our belief in the power of organizing and direct action as necessary elements to winning victories for workers, re-building a movement, and strengthening our resolve to be there in solidarity to take on struggles none of us can win alone.
We will lift up the worker struggles that helped pave the way for many today to stand up to injustices in the workplace; the right to organize, and collectively bargain without fear of employer retaliation; and the individuals and institutions that helped to support such courageous efforts.
We hope to see you there!
The celebration will take place Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the The Capital Hilton in Washington, DC (1001 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036).
The evening begins at 5:30pm and the program starts promptly at 6:00pm.
Tickets may be purchased online or by check or money order. To purchase tickets by check or money order, please send all payments to: Jobs with Justice Education Fund c/o Akosua Meyers, 1616 P Street NW, Suite 150, Washington, DC 20036
LARRY COHEN, PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA
President Larry Cohen was one of the founders of Jobs with Justice. Throughout Jobs with Justice’s 25 year history, he has played a lead role in challenging the organization to think bigger and to be more impactful, while investing time, energy, and many other resources into building the Jobs with Justice network. As an individual and leader he has tirelessly worked to protect and expand the right to organize and collectively bargain; advanced workers’ rights in the United States and abroad; and resolved to build a social movement that can turn the tide for working people.
JUSTICE FOR JANITORS CAMPAIGN
Like very few monumental struggles of our time, the Justice for Janitors campaign has been instrumental in building Jobs with Justice and our long-term infrastructures – the Workers’ Rights Board, Student Labor Action Project, and other committees of local Jobs with Justices formed over the years as a result of our engagement in this early campaign. For over two decades, Justice for Janitors has been a champion in leading workers to victory on numerous campaigns to help raise the standard of living for not only janitors, but low-wage immigrant workers and communities across the country. And, throughout those years, Jobs with Justice has “been there” as Justice for Janitors evolved as a movement.
JUSTICE AT SMITHFIELD CAMPAIGN
Like very few historically victorious struggles of our time, Justice at Smithfield campaign relayed a powerful message about the labor movement’s unwavering commitment to standing in solidarity with workers taking a stand against unfair and powerful employers, no matter the consequences. The campaign offered Jobs with Justice the unique opportunity to activate our network around a common goal – all the while helping us build up the strength and capacity of our network to mobilize people into action to support workers and engage broader community backing for workers’ struggles. The Justice at Smithfield campaign was one of the most significant organizing and collective bargaining campaign victories, notably in right-to-work state of North Carolina, and in the South as a whole. Furthermore, it helped to ease growing racial tensions, promoting the unification of African American and Hispanic communities around a shared struggle.
Since our founding, Jobs with Justice has received support from numerous foundations and institutions. But only a special few have been with us since the beginning, providing much-needed support to our coalitions, helping to build out our network, and advancing our efforts to the level we are recognized for today – nationally and locally. Join us as we honor:
Diane Feeney/French American Charitable Trust
The New World Foundation
Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock