Social and economic justice movements have collectively failed to expand opportunities for Black thought leaders and strategists. In response to this inequity, Jobs With Justice launched the Advancing Black Strategists Initiative (ABSI) in 2020. Our unwavering commitment is to create cohorts of Black economic justice and labor-focused strategists who are… Read More»

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»

Change can be exhilarating and inspiring, while simultaneously anxiety-inducing. As a movement, we know how to navigate current systems – whether it be policy or labor institutions – but singular paths can create unimaginative and exclusionary practices. Is it time for a new movement playbook, or just a more nimble… Read More»

Lesley Singer, a foreperson and member of LIUNA Local 563, in front of US Bank stadium

As a Philadelphia area native and lifelong Eagles fan, I’m overflowing with pride in our team. Last night’s Super Bowl rewarded our city with a beautiful victory, after we endured decades of yelling at the players, live and on TV. Today, Philly fans over the world are brimming with excitement.… Read More»

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»

Today, at the first formal event kicking off NAFTA renegotiations, working people rallied to urge the Trump administration to replace NAFTA with a deal that benefits them rather than multinational corporate interests. In a demonstration of unprecedented support for these demands, a broad coalition of working people, consumer, environmental, labor,… Read More»

UPDATE (7/13/17): Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies approved funding for the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), at levels that enable the three organizations to… Read More»

Unaltered “Wall Street” image by Alex Proimos (CC BY-NC 2.0 DEED)
Unaltered “Wall Street” image by Alex Proimos (CC BY-NC 2.0 DEED)

UPDATE 3/16/18: Yesterday, in a major setback for working people. the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the Labor Department’s Fiduciary Rule. Without the rule in place, retirement savers will lose the common-sense protection of ensuring financial advisers put savers’ interests ahead of their own profit margins. Saving for… Read More»

Working people, city officials, and supporters of a higher minimum wage in St. Louis recently won a major victory after the Missouri Supreme Court ruled the city could in fact raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour immediately and $11 an hour in 2018. Big business organizations ultimately lost their… Read More»

The January jobs report released by the Department of Labor today gives further evidence of why CKE Restaurants CEO Andrew Puzder is the wrong choice to lead that agency. The report found that while a healthy number of jobs were created, wage growth was very disappointing, with a miniscule 0.1%… Read More»