Do not oppress your neighbor and do not rob him. Do not keep the wages of the worker with you until the morning.

­Leviticus 19:13

Breaking Faith: Outsourcing and the Damage Done to our Communities

Our report following a four-month international investigation into Mondelēz outsourcing of good, family-sustaining jobs to Mexico where workers only make about a dollar an hour. READ THE REPORT >>

Voices from the IWJ Network

The Dignity of Work:  A Christian Perspective

By Rev. Dr. Ken Brooker LangstonDirector of Disciples Justice Action Network (DJAN)IWJ Board of Directors Member

Like other faith traditions, Christianity strongly affirms the value of work and the dignity of the worker. This affirmation can be found in the Bible, in the social teachings of the churches, and in Christian liturgical praxis (the rituals by which a community of Christians come toge...

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Workers Memorial Day and May Day 2019

Workers Memorial Day Events

April 26, Iowa City, IACenter for Worker Justice of Eastern IowaIowa City Workers Memorial Day, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

April 28, San Diego, CA Interfaith Worker Justice of San Diego County Workers Memorial Day Service, 4-5 pm

April 28, New Brunswick, NJNew LaborWorkers' Memorial Day March & Rally, 1-3 pm

April 28, Brooklyn, NYWorkers Justice ProjectWorkers Memorial Day March, 3-6 pm

April 28, Columbus, OHCentra...

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Wage Theft: The Need for Robust Wage and Hour Enforcement

By Alejandra Gramajo (IWJ work-study student) 

As wage theft continues to hinder the lives of workers, the House Appropriations Committee has acknowledged new solutions are necessary in their most recent hearing on wage theft this past Tuesday. In Chicago alone, a survey of workers in low wage jobs found that 67 percent of individuals who worked more than 40 hours a week, were not paid overtime even though they were entitled to it.[1] This shows just how difficult it can be to enforce wage laws within a state. Enforcing these laws across st...

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Stop Wage Theft

Have you been a victim of wage theft?

Working off the clock, stealing tips, not paying overtime, or misclassifying workers are just a few ways dishonest employers might steal wages.

Learn to spot the signs and fight back here