With voters overwhelmingly supporting an increase in the federal minimum wage and midterm elections looming, this is our moment to put pressure on Congress. Tell your representative to sign the discharge petition now and force a vote on the Fair Minimum Wage Act!

Opponents love to claim that raising the minimum wage will drive businesses elsewhere, but the evidence suggests otherwise. A study at the University of California at Berkeley compared hundreds of pairs of adjacent counties in states with differing minimum wage rates and concluded that a higher minimum wage didn’t significantly… Read More»

See for yourself: Year Minimum wage Representative Salary Senator Salary 1988 $3.35 $89,500 $89,500 1989 $3.35 $89,500 $89,500 1990 $3.80 $96,600 $98,400 1991 $4.25 $125,100 $125,100 1992 $4.25 $129,500 $129,500 1993 $4.25 $133,600 $133,600 1994 $4.25 $133,600 $133,600 1995 $4.25 $133,600 $133,600 1996 $4.75 $133,600 $133,600 1997 $5.15 $133,600 $133,600… Read More»

CONTACT: Ori Korin, or 202-393-1044 x126 “Workers woke up this morning knowing that Congress should raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, and they’ll go to bed tonight secure in that belief. Today’s CBO report confirms that the Fair Minimum Wage Act will lead to higher pay for… Read More»

CONTACT: Ori Korin, 202-393-1044 x126 Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reintroduced a proposed rule to ensure a more streamlined and fairer union election process for workers. In response, Jobs With Justice Executive Director Sarita Gupta issued the following statement: “We applaud the Board’s decision… Read More»

Increase to Federal Contractor’s Minimum Wage Step in the Right Direction, But Too Many Other Workers Still Making Poverty Wages CONTACT: Ori Korin, 202-393-1044 x126 Washington, D.C. –  Following the announcement that President Obama will issue an Executive Order raising the minimum wage for federally contracted workers, Jobs With… Read More»

“Unions Are Still One of the Best Ways to Ensure a Clear Pathway to the Middle Class” CONTACT: Ori Korin, 202-393-1044 x126 Washington, D.C. – Following today’s release by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics of the annual union density numbers, Jobs With Justice executive director… Read More»

CONTACT: Ori Korin 202-393-1044 x126 Washington, D.C. – Following today’s announcement that Representative George Miller (D-Calif.) will retire from Congress at the end of this year, Jobs With Justice Executive Director Sarita Gupta issued this statement: “Over the last four decades, George Miller has made a career of fighting… Read More»

Contact: Gwen Glazer Phone:  (607) 254-8390 E-mail: ITHACA, N.Y. (Jan. 9, 2014) – A quarter-century of labor history will be preserved and available to researchers all over the world, thanks to Jobs With Justice’s recent donation to the ILR School’s Kheel Center for Labor Management Documentation and Archives. Jobs… Read More»

Paid Sick Days for All
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Both Measures Pass Unanimously, Now Await Mayor Gray’s Signature Yesterday, the D.C. City Council voted unanimously to increase the city’s minimum wage to $11.50 per hour by 2016 and to extend earned sick time to tipped restaurant workers. While voters in the District overwhelmingly support living wage measures, Mayor Gray… Read More»