Author: Erica Smiley

Front row facing forward: Elce Redmond, Chicago Jobs with Justice Co-Chair and Jobs with Justice National Board member, risking arrest in support of Chicago teachers strike
Front row facing forward: Elce Redmond, Chicago Jobs with Justice Co-Chair and Jobs with Justice National Board member, risking arrest in support of Chicago teachers strike

Across the country, the corporate agenda, which holds as a chief objective transforming public education in the US into a privatized, for-profit enterprise, continues to make advances in its agenda. As a result, communities continue to face a preventable crisis where our public schools are labeled expendable by city officials… Read More»

Photo: OUR Walmart / Flickr
Photo: OUR Walmart / Flickr

Earlier this week, Walmart filed a lawsuit against OUR Walmart and Central Florida Jobs with Justice in Orlando.  The lawsuit aims to limit workers and community leaders from “trespassing” at Florida stores. This lawsuit looks to be another meritless attempt by Walmart to silence workers and their community supporters rather… Read More»

Last November, in the weeks leading up to historic actions by Walmart workers who were standing up for basic dignity and respect, the company issued an Unfair Labor Practice complaint in hopes of squashing the protests. This week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held Walmart’s charge in abeyance, choosing… Read More»