Author: Jobs With Justice

Jobs With Justice is welcoming two powerhouses onto our national team, Denise Diaz as Deputy Director for Institutional Advancement and Candace Johnson as Deputy Director for Organizational Strength. Together, Denise and Candace bring decades of organizing and leadership experience to Jobs With Justice.  Denise has led strategic organizing and policy… Read More»

By: Martin J. Bennett This post first appeared in BeyondChron on May 30, 2022 Building Momentum for November On June 18th, tens of thousands will assemble at the National Mall for a march organized by the Poor People’s Campaign (PPC). The PPC is a nationwide interracial and interfaith coalition of… Read More»

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»