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On Friday, August 19, Tennessee workers won their union in a resounding watershed victory. After two heartbreaking union elections at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant in 2014 and 2019, the votes have been tallied for a third, worker-led campaign to unionize the Volkswagen plant with the United Auto Workers. Workers overwhelmingly… Read More»

In partnership with Morehouse College and the Institute for Policy Studies, Jobs With Justice launched the Advancing Black Strategists Initiative (ABSI) in the fall of 2020. We began with a vision to create a cohort of Black economic justice and labor-focused strategists committed to leading, developing, and advancing policies and… Read More»

A message from leaders of Portland Jobs With Justice By Rev. Cecil Charles Prescod and Will Layng Every day and night over the last two months, Portland, Oregon– our city and home–has seen mass protests against police brutality in the wake of the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna… Read More»

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  July 20, 2020 Contact: Nick Voutsinos, Jobs With Justice, nick@jwj.org, 717-413-7613 Jobs With Justice joins nationwide strike for Black lives on July 20, demands real action against white supremacy Washington, DC – Today, 129 days since the death of Breonna Taylor — and 129 days of her murders walking… Read More»

On November 15th, Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) educators approved a landmark new contract. They won the hard-fought victory after going on strike and shutting down the third-largest school district in the United States. Four weeks earlier, teachers with the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and school support staff with SEIU 73… Read More»

In response to the Supreme Court’s decision this morning, Jobs With Justice Executive Director Sarita Gupta issued the following statement: “We are devastated by the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Trump v. Hawaii case. This decision allows the travel ban targeting Muslims to be the law of our land. The… Read More»

Shannan Reaze
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Shannan Reaze has advice to those who want to make change happen: “Look to the South.” The Atlanta Jobs With Justice Executive Director explains that “Southern workers are leading right now. We’re fighting conservatism; as it’s the only organizing we know. We’ve had a vision for the South – to… Read More»

This February not only marks Black History month, but also underscores the ongoing fight for racial and economic justice. We are living in a moment where our elected leaders feel comfortable exhibiting white supremacy, refer to African and Caribbean countries as “shitholes,” and proclaim that racism should be the norm.… Read More»

This past week the March for Racial Justice and the March for Black Women mobilized local communities to Washington, D.C. on September 30. Attendees joined together to call out white supremacy, speak against police brutality against Blacks, and bridge the gap of the collective Black experience. Organizers timed the march… 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»