Author: Jobs With Justice

Paul Booth was a dear friend, a steadfast supporter, a longtime advocate, and a thought partner to the Jobs With Justice network. Paul was an organizer of organizations, campaigns, and coalitions. He opened the door for countless students, anti-war activists, citizen organizers, and working people to assert their voice in… Read More»

Join Jobs With Justice, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, and the National Women’s Law Center on Wednesday, March 7 at 5 pm est / 2 pm pst for a live conversation on how to prevent and combat sexual harassment in the workplace. Jobs With Justice Executive Director Sarita Gupta, AFSCME President Lee Saunders, AFSCME… Read More»

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Discount Foundation Legacy Award! The award identifies, supports and celebrates an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and contributed significantly to the workers’ rights movement in the United States and/or globally. In addition to being publicly recognized for their remarkable contributions to the… Read More»

This weekend’s events call upon us all to speak out boldly against white supremacy, neo-Nazism, and white nationalism in all forms. Racism, anti-Semitism, hatred, and fear should have no home in America. We grieve for the lives lost and pray for those critically injured because of the domestic terrorism committed… Read More»

Economic anxiety led to the rise of populist movements across Europe and the United States. Nativist impulses and migrant scapegoating galvanized them. But to tackle core problems – unemployment and stagnant wages – multiracial, populist, progressive change is necessary. Often, white people working in the United States vent their economic… Read More»

By Ada Fuentes-Zullo & Sam Nelson   For years, corporate accountability advocates demanded governments provide more transparency around the sweetheart economic development deals lavished upon profitable companies at the expense of taxpayers. However, much of that may be about to change. Those looking to shine a light on the impact… Read More»

In response to President Trump’s final and planned executive orders to build a border wall, strip federal funding from sanctuary cities, and bar predominantly Muslim refugees from entering the country, Jobs With Justice Executive Director Sarita Gupta issued the following statement: “These executive orders are yet another attempt to divide… Read More»

Apprenticeship programs run jointly by unions of working people and construction firms offer aspiring tradespeople the ability to earn family-sustaining wages and benefits and a hands-on, debt-free education. The unionized construction sector presents tremendous opportunities in raising the wealth within communities of color and women-led households. Despite greater efforts by advocates… Read More»

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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»

Originally posted on: On Friday, August 19, workers who were fired from Tito Contractors for launching an organizing campaign in 2013 rallied at the company’s Washington, DC headquarters demanding that management deliver back wages and return to the bargaining table to negotiate the collective bargaining agreement that their workers… Read More»