Enrique Balcazar

Immigrant rights have been under vicious attack by the Trump administration. Many undocumented Americans worry every day about their status in this country, deportations and enforcement are on the rise, and countless individuals deal with daily exploitation and injustice at work. Despite the incredible gains made by farmworker unions like… Read More»

Photo from Massachusetts Jobs with Justice

Although President Obama has called deportations “heartbreaking,” immigrants in the United States continue to be separated from their families at a record pace. Nearly two million deportations have taken place under the Obama administration to date. On March 13, the President finally ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to… 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»

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2013 has been an exciting year for Caring Across Generations – a national campaign Jobs With Justice co-anchors with the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Here are a few highlights from the past year: Mother’s Day at the Capitol Jump-starts Momentum for Senate and House Resolutions On May 6 and 7, … Read More»

Protesting Unjust Deportations in Phoenix

This weekend Jobs with Justice leaders joined in the fight to address the deportation crisis that continues to put workers’ rights at risk. Alvaro Ramirez and Bliss Requa-Trautz of Western Massachusetts Jobs with Justice traveled to Phoenix to join with hundreds of day laborers and immigrant rights advocates for a… Read More»

JWJ members protest in support of OUR Walmart members
JWJ members protest in support of OUR Walmart members

For the past few years, Walmart’s plans to expand into big cities like New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., have made them the site of high-profile contests between the biggest corporation in the world and communities concerned over poverty wages. With just under 40,000 residents, Holyoke, Massachusetts, is… Read More»

Massachussetts Jobs with Justice activists demonstrate outside of Walmart store in Lynn, MA

Walmart was unable to distance itself from criticism last week at its annual shareholder meeting. From the tragedies in its garment factories in Bangladesh to its own store associates marching on their door, the company was noticeably perturbed by the attention. Members of OUR Walmart held their longest strike yet… Read More»

Last week, 99% Power launched the shareholder spring with a week of action targeting Wells Fargo, Walmart, Bank of America and Sallie Mae as key examples of how the corporate 1% devastate our communities, lives, and the planet.  The week of action demanded that these corporations renegotiate their debts to… Read More»