Workers' Rights Boards
national workers' rights board
Since 1993, local Jobs with Justice Workers' Rights Boards (WRBs) have brought together respected members of local communities to shed light on workers' rights abuses and to stand up for workers' rights. The local WRBs attempt to resolve situations where workers' rights are being violated in a variety of ways, including: investigating complaints, meeting with workers and employers, holding public hearings or press conferences, and participating in community events to raise awareness about workers' rights.
From this rich history, Jobs with Justice formed the National Workers' Rights Board made up of high profile community leaders, nationally known academics and writers, celebrities, members of Congress, denominational leaders in the faith community as well as some representatives from local Workers' Rights Boards.
The National WRB makes a difference in people's lives by weighing in on issues at the heart of our communities. Not only does the Board have a concrete impact on campaigns for justice, but it also heightens the dialogue to reinforce that workers' rights are human rights. A shared commitment to justice in the workplace and a belief that safe jobs with living wages where workers can speak up for their rights are the backbone of any healthy community drives the actions of the National WRB.
The National Workers' Rights Board has been involved in campaigns targeting a wide variety of companies including Comcast, Wackenhut, Quebecor, Angelica Corps, and Wal-Mart to name a few.