Author: Sarita Gupta

We can’t relent in our efforts to unite against corporate CEOs trying to gut our health care and attack our freedom to lead healthy lives and age with dignity. But let’s take a moment to celebrate a milestone in Hawaii for the daughters, sons, spouses and other family members providing… Read More»

A version of this post was originally posted on April 11, 2016 on the Women’s Media Center blog. Today marks Equal Pay Day, the day that symbolizes “how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year,” according to the National Committee on… Read More»

After this week’s election, Jobs With Justice is more invested than ever in expanding the ability of working people to negotiate for better workplaces, a more inclusive economy and thriving communities. Our oxygen is hope and resilience. We exhale fear. We will continue what we always do: organize, movement-build, and… Read More»

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On June 14, Jobs With Justice Executive Director Sarita Gupta spoke at the first-ever White House United State of Women Summit. The historic event, organized by the White House, convened thousands of women leaders from across the country to raise up solutions and build momentum to achieve gender equality. The… Read More»

(L-R) Nick Jones, Alfred Marshall, Sarita Gupta, Keith Mestrich, Adrienne Moore.

Eleanor Roosevelt had a long and impressive history of supporting men and women on picket lines. She was instrumental in including the right to organize in the UN Declaration on Human Rights. She also serves as the namesake and inspiration for the Jobs With Justice Education Fund Eleanor Roosevelt Human… Read More»

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UPDATE (4/14/2016): Since we first published this post, many jurisdictions, including California and New York, have enacted laws to establish $15 minimum wage standards. Even more cities, counties and states have ballot measures and legislation in the works to boost local minimum wages to $15 as well. These victories are… Read More»

On June 24, Jobs With Justice will hold its 11th annual Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Awards Celebration at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Each year, the event honors individuals and groups who embody Eleanor Roosevelt’s commitment to upholding workers’ rights as human rights. This year we are… Read More»

On February 18, 2015, a federal jury awarded $14 million in damages to five guestworkers from India who, along with the National Guestworker Alliance, launched a nationwide campaign in 2008 to expose forced labor along the Gulf Coast and press for critical reforms of the U.S. guestworker program. Back in late 2006, more than 500… Read More»

The opening plenary featured Harvard University scholar Theda Skocpol and journalist and author of Nixonland, Rick Perlstein.

Yesterday I had the honor of kicking off the fourth annual national Labor Research and Action Network (LRAN) conference, hosted by the Kalmanovitz Initiative at Georgetown University. Over 250 labor scholars and practitioners from unions, universities and nonprofits across the country have come together here to share their experiences and… Read More»