Leader: When our children are hurting or sad,

All: We give thanks for teachers’ kindness and concern.

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 >>

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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Urge Support for Dream Act and Healthy Families Act

Dream/Healthy Families Act

As Congress clocks out for the weekend many members of Congress can be proud of the shifts they put in this week. Two very important but very different pieces of legislation were introduced that, if passed, will improve the lives of millions of people living in the United States.

On Wednesday, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard introduced the Dream and Promise A...

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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