Author: Jobs With Justice

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Economic anxiety led to the rise of populist movements across Europe and the United States. Nativist impulses and migrant scapegoating galvanized them. But to tackle core problems – unemployment and stagnant wages – multiracial, populist, progressive change is necessary. Often, white people working in the United States vent their economic… Read More»

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By Ada Fuentes-Zullo & Sam Nelson   For years, corporate accountability advocates demanded governments provide more transparency around the sweetheart economic development deals lavished upon profitable companies at the expense of taxpayers. However, much of that may be about to change. Those looking to shine a light on the impact… Read More»

In response to President Trump’s final and planned executive orders to build a border wall, strip federal funding from sanctuary cities, and bar predominantly Muslim refugees from entering the country, Jobs With Justice Executive Director Sarita Gupta issued the following statement: “These executive orders are yet another attempt to divide… Read More»

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Apprenticeship programs run jointly by unions of working people and construction firms offer aspiring tradespeople the ability to earn family-sustaining wages and benefits and a hands-on, debt-free education. The unionized construction sector presents tremendous opportunities in raising the wealth within communities of color and women-led households. Despite greater efforts by advocates… Read More»

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After our #BlackWorkMatters Twitter Town Hall on 9/1/16, we asked activists and organizers several questions to help catalyze our conversation about the intersection of racial and economic justice. Here are some of the responses. What leadership is required in our movements in order to successfully advance the fight against white supremacy?… Read More»

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Discount Foundation Legacy Award! The award identifies, supports and celebrates an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and contributed significantly to the workers’ rights movement in the United States and/or globally. In addition to being publicly recognized for their remarkable contributions to the… Read More»

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Originally posted on: https://iupat.org/news/fired-tito-contractors-workers-continue-fight/ On Friday, August 19, workers who were fired from Tito Contractors for launching an organizing campaign in 2013 rallied at the company’s Washington, DC headquarters demanding that management deliver back wages and return to the bargaining table to negotiate the collective bargaining agreement that their workers… Read More»

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We are mourning and facing anxiety about the many forms of murder and violence we see over and over in our communities. Jobs With Justice does not support violence in any form. We are grieving with the families of the men and women murdered this month. The killing of Alton… Read More»

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New analysis by the Economic Policy Institute and Jobs With Justice of U.S. Department of Labor data suggests that the leading users of the H-1B high-skilled guestworker visa program in Silicon Valley, and across California, are companies that essentially act as temporary staffing agencies. These companies make permanent work insecure… Read More»