Tag: racial justice

Speaking To This Moment

June 10, 2020

We come to you at a very challenging time for so many of us. Following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others, alongside the national demonstrations that have followed, Jobs With Justice understands this is a moment for us to come together in solidarity and… Read More»

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To Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump, Immigrants Have No Rights

July 12, 2018

People working at a meat distribution warehouse in Brooklyn were tired of working for unsustainable pay without health insurance, paid holidays or overtime pay, so they decided to come together to improve their jobs. Their company immediately threatened and fired individuals for their support of a union, but they persisted in… Read More»

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From Buses to the Classroom, the Fight for Racial and Economic Justice Continues

February 15, 2018

This February not only marks Black History month, but also underscores the ongoing fight for racial and economic justice. We are living in a moment where our elected leaders feel comfortable exhibiting white supremacy, refer to African and Caribbean countries as “shitholes,” and proclaim that racism should be the norm.… Read More»

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Remembering the Slain Black Sharecroppers Who Fought for Their Right to Organize

October 6, 2017

This past week the March for Racial Justice and the March for Black Women mobilized local communities to Washington, D.C. on September 30. Attendees joined together to call out white supremacy, speak against police brutality against Blacks, and bridge the gap of the collective Black experience. Organizers timed the march… Read More»

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It’s Time to Put an End to Exploitative Tipped Wages

August 23, 2017

Although the restaurant industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy, individuals who earn “tipped wages” remain particularly disenfranchised. The National Restaurant Association touts the false notion that “tip-earning employees can be among a restaurant’s highest earners.” In fact, industry wages are extremely low. People working… Read More»

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#BlackWorkMatters: Perspectives on Organizing for Racial and Economic Justice

October 14, 2016

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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#BlackWorkMatters: A Conversation at the Intersection of Racial and Economic Justice

September 2, 2016

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»

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Listen Before You Act: A Conversation About Racial Justice with Central Florida JWJ

August 13, 2015

This post is third in a series about the Jobs With Justice network and the broader labor movement fight for racial justice. You can find the first two posts here and here. The death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012 sparked a conversation about racial justice nationwide.  Central Florida Jobs With Justice’s… Read More»

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