Author: Jobs With Justice

By: Martin J. Bennett The following was originally published in Beyond Chron CA is Leader in Higher Wage Movement California is the epicenter for a nationwide grassroots movement to raise the wage floor for American workers. On January 1st, the state set $15 an hour as the floor for large employers and… Read More»

By: Martin J. Bennett Many weeks after Democrats swept the Georgia Senate runoff elections, the right-wing extremists’ January 6th assault on Congress saturated the news cycle. The Capitol insurrection and the debate about an independent and nonpartisan investigation overshadowed the compelling story of how Democrats prevailed in both the November… Read More»

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8/5/2021Contact: Nick Voutsinos, Jobs With Justice,, 717-413-7613  Washington, DC — Early this morning, the labor movement lost one of its most enduring leaders — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. President Trumka led the 12.5-million-member labor federation since 2009. Jobs With Justice Executive Director Erica Smiley gave the following statement in remembrance:  “One of my first… Read More»

We come to you at a very challenging time for so many of us. Following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others, alongside the national demonstrations that have followed, Jobs With Justice understands this is a moment for us to come together in solidarity and… Read More»

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                       Friday, May 29, 2020  Contact: Jessica Felix Romero, Jobs With Justice,, 202-393-1044 x104  Washington, DC – In response to the recently publicized targeting, attacking, and killing of Black Americans at the hands of both police and neighbors, Jobs With Justice Executive Director Erica Smiley gave the following statement on the toxic situations within local police unions… Read More»

On August 7, 2019 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted aggressive workplace raids in Mississippi. Agents arrested around 680 people in what is considered the largest immigration raid in U.S. history. In response to this crisis, Jobs With Justice sent nine leaders and activists from across the country to coordinate,… Read More»