Labor in the Pulpit, on the Bimah, in the Minbar & more resources
Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 4 in the USA) is a natural time to raise up the role of working people and worker justice as it pertains to our faith. We offer resources to help celebrate workers in your faith community, learn about the issues that impact them most and encourage conversation around practical solutions for today's workplace problems.
Check our resource guide to download them free. To sign your congregation or group up to hold an event celebrating workers this Labor Day, please contact Director of Organizing Jeremy Orr.
Labor Day is one of our biggest national events of the year but we have also supported faith, labor and ally groups in marking other important holidays: May Day (May 1), Workers Memorial Day (April 28 in 2017), Martin Luther King Day, on holidays or at other moments throughout the year.
Safety & Leadership Training
We offer training on a range of health and safety, organizing, and leadership development subjects. To learn more about IWJ trainings, please contact Senior National Field Organizer Martha Ojeda.
Each year we connect seminary students from across the country with IWJ affiliates to fill the summer months with faithful commitments to participating in worker justice organizing. Students hone their campaign skills for a summer while connecting the work they do to their spiritual path. Affiliates receive a 6-8 week full-time staff member to assist with short-term or ongoing projects (placements typically run June through August). Interested? Contact Director of Organizing Jeremy Orr.
Wage Theft Working Group for Worker Centers
Recently, eight IWJ-affiliated worker centers founded a Wage Theft Working Group to share stories and strategies about winning, strengthening and preserving local laws against wage theft. The groups include Madison Workers Rights Center, South Florida Interfaith Worker Justice, Voces de la Frontera, Western North Carolina Workers Center, Workers Center of Central New York, and Worker Justice Project. If you’d like to know more about the working group please contact National Field Organizer María Torres.