Author: Ehmonie Hainey

UPDATES: Portland Jobs With Justice coordinated with local groups to organize an action demanding that Portland-based engineering firm Louis Berger not bid on Trump’s border wall. Not long after, Louis Berger announced they would not take part in Trump’s border wall project. Bay Resistance called on Abbigail Brown, Founder of… Read More»

UPDATE (7/13/17): Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies approved funding for the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), at levels that enable the three organizations to… Read More»

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A doctor decided that Loretta Ross shouldn’t have any more children. He sterilized her without her permission when she was 23. A woman working at Burger King wanted to see a doctor because she was bleeding profusely. Her manager pressured her to stay at work or risk losing her job.… Read More»

On Dec. 8, Jobs With Justice Education Fund and the Tradeswomen Committee of North America’s Building Trades Unions kicked off our joint research report, “Building Career Opportunities for Women and People of Color: Breakthroughs in Construction,” with a series of panel discussions at the U.S. Department of Labor.

“How do we get women and people of color in the construction industry?” Tradespeople, community activists, government staff, union leaders and contractors shared their best answers to that question at a forum hosted by the Women’s Bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor this past December. The group represented some… Read More»

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While the Senate continues to advance Betsy DeVos’ nomination to head the Department of Education, concerned parents, students, educators, community members, and a growing number of senators staunchly oppose her confirmation. DeVos may be President Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education, but she is nothing more than another out-of-touch… Read More»

Sexual harassment against women in the workplace unfortunately is not a new occurrence, but it has taken center stage over the past ten days. From a series of complaints filed by people who work at McDonald’s, to Washington, DC’s National Airport (DCA) food and retail concession employees rallying for equality… Read More»