Tag: racial justice

It’s Time to Put an End to Exploitative Tipped Wages

August 23, 2017

Although the restaurant industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy, individuals who earn “tipped wages” remain particularly disenfranchised. The National Restaurant Association touts the false notion that “tip-earning employees can be among a restaurant’s highest earners.” In fact, industry wages are extremely low. People working… Read More»

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#BlackWorkMatters: Perspectives on Organizing for Racial and Economic Justice

October 14, 2016

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»

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#BlackWorkMatters: A Conversation at the Intersection of Racial and Economic Justice

September 2, 2016

Jobs With Justice hosted a #BlackWorkMatters Twitter Town Hall to spark conversations on the role of race and racism in the workplace and the broader economy throughout the week of Labor Day. We brought together organizers, advocates and thought leaders from across the racial justice, economic justice and labor movements to… Read More»

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Listen Before You Act: A Conversation About Racial Justice with Central Florida JWJ

August 13, 2015

This post is third in a series about the Jobs With Justice network and the broader labor movement fight for racial justice. You can find the first two posts here and here. The death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012 sparked a conversation about racial justice nationwide.  Central Florida Jobs With Justice’s… Read More»

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Fostering Relationships, Patience and Creativity to Address Racial Justice: An Interview with DC JWJ’s Nikki Lewis

August 6, 2015

This post is second in a series about the Jobs With Justice network and the broader labor movement fight for racial justice. You can find the first post here. DC Jobs With Justice has dedicated itself to finding the issues where racial and economic justice intersect, collaborating with local activists and… Read More»

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