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Today, working people lost a huge fight when the Senate confirmed Neil M. Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Until recently, a significant number of Democratic senators remained publicly undecided on how they would vote on Gorsuch. Progressive groups, including civil rights organizations, women’s rights groups, democracy advocates, clean money… Read More»

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A doctor decided that Loretta Ross shouldn’t have any more children. He sterilized her without her permission when she was 23. A woman working at Burger King wanted to see a doctor because she was bleeding profusely. Her manager pressured her to stay at work or risk losing her job.… Read More»

On Saturday, March 4, more than 5,000 auto assemblers, handlers, and servicers marched with their families and supporters in Canton, MS to demand Nissan respect their desire to come together in union. Nissan refuses to allow the people who work for them to have a seat at the table to… Read More»

On Dec. 8, Jobs With Justice Education Fund and the Tradeswomen Committee of North America’s Building Trades Unions kicked off our joint research report, “Building Career Opportunities for Women and People of Color: Breakthroughs in Construction,” with a series of panel discussions at the U.S. Department of Labor.

“How do we get women and people of color in the construction industry?” Tradespeople, community activists, government staff, union leaders and contractors shared their best answers to that question at a forum hosted by the Women’s Bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor this past December. The group represented some… 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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Chicago families, students, and teachers have a lot to celebrate this week. Late Monday night, educators and school support staff reached a new agreement with Chicago Public Schools. The aversion of a planned strike may have been the headline, but here’s the real news: By uniting with parents and people… 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»

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A dominant narrative in the United States persists that if Black people would take personal responsibility and work hard, we could achieve gains similar to those of our white counterparts. And while the number of Black college graduates has quintupled over the past 50 years, the increase in education has… Read More»

Since the façade of economic stability fell in the United States during the 2008 financial crisis, millions of people have taken to the streets. Fed up with government bailouts of those who had caused the crisis, fed up with corporate practices which depleted American cities of well-paying jobs, and fed… Read More»

Jobs With Justice hosted a #BlackWorkMatters Twitter Town Hall to spark conversations on the role of race and racism in the workplace and the broader economy throughout the week of Labor Day. We brought together organizers, advocates and thought leaders from across the racial justice, economic justice and labor movements to… Read More»