People working for the city of Atlanta received welcome news as the City Council unanimously passed a budget raising their wages. Starting on July 1, 2017, base pay for city employees will rise from $10.10 to $13 an hour. Even better news? By mid-2019, all city employees will earn a… Read More»

Monday marked the largest U.S. May Day protests in recent history. In hundreds of communities around the country, immigrants, students, parents, faith leaders, union members, and Jobs With Justice network activists, united to stand up for a bold vision of an economy that works for everyone. On May 1, 1886, more… Read More»

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Fifty-four years after the historic lunch counter sit-ins launched the civil rights era, in which four black students sat down at a segregated Woolworth’s lunch counter and demanded to be served, North Carolina once again captured the nation’s attention with the launch of the Moral Monday movement last year. The… Read More»

Atlanta Jobs With Justice support fast food workers on strike. Image via Twitter @AtlantaJwJ

On December 5, fast food workers went on strike in over 100 cities nationwide with support from local Jobs With Justice coalitions. While the fast food workers were within their legal rights to strike, the risk of employer retaliation often looms large when workers take courageous action to speak out… Read More»

It’s no secret that the world’s most profitable employers often pay some of the lowest wages. Companies like Walmart and McDonald’s make billions each year, yet their employees rely on taxpayer-funded government assistance just to make ends meet. Now, men and women employed at these companies have taken bold risks… Read More»

On strike for poverty wages
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On Thursday, in 100 different cities around the country, fast-food workers across the country are walking off the job to speak out against unsustainable, poverty-level wages paid to workers in the restaurant industry. These men and women work for our nation’s most profitable food chains and still aren’t able to… Read More»

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Portland Jobs with Justice and VOZ supporters enjoy salsa lessons together
Portland Jobs with Justice and VOZ supporters enjoy salsa lessons together

If we are serious about building working-class power, we must be serious about the business of raising money. Jobs With Justice has long believed and demonstrated that having a good time together as we struggle to make our values real in the world is essential to building a lasting movement. Here… Read More»

Today, over 100 women leaders from around the country are in Washington, D.C. for We Belong Together‘s women’s lobby day.  This marks the beginning of a week of action to mobilize thousands of people around the country to call on Congress to push for immigration reform that will be fair… Read More»

Last May, Georgia Labor Commissioner, Mark Butler, unilaterally decided to deny access to unemployment benefits to about 64,000 contracted bus drivers, custodians, crossing guards and cafeteria workers. Since then, Atlanta Jobs with Justice has lead the Justice for School Workers campaign demanding that Commissioner Butler reinstate their unemployment benefits. Throughout… Read More»