Jobs with Justice
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Jobs with Justice (JwJ) is a workers' rights organization in the United States. It was founded in 1987 and is made up of individuals and affiliated organizations. As of 2005, Jobs with Justice coalitions existed in over 40 cities in 29 states in all regions of the country. In 2012 Jobs with Justice announced a merger with American Rights at Work, another U.S. union advocate organization.
Faith in Action
The organization works with religious leaders to support workers' rights and engages clergy in demonstrations, rallies and protests as well as corporate and comprehensive organizing and collective bargaining campaigns.
Student Labor Action Project
Founded in 1999, SLAP engages students and youth on their campuses and in communities. SLAP sponsors the National Student Labor Week of Action, in which students organize protests and educational events in support of workers and unions. SLAP organizes roughly 200 events each year during the Labor Week of Action.
Worker's Rights Boards
The WRB strategy was developed as part of a protest at National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) offices in the U.S. in June 1993. More than 7,000 people participated in this experiment, and 400 people were arrested. JwJ has continued to hold WRBs across the country on an as-needed basis to investigate abuse of workers' rights. The boards are often composed of leading clergy, members of Congress, academics, retired judges and others who support workers' rights. WRBs review worker complaints and often conduct public hearings. Employers encouraged to participate, and follow-up meetings with management are sought. The WRB then reports its findings in a public report and press conference and attempts to resolve any disputes between employers and employees. Prominent members of worker's rights boards have included Rep. Major Owens (D-N.Y.), Rep. Dennis Kucinich, former labor leader Bill Fletcher, movie producer Robert Greenwald and others.
- Gupta, Sarita. "Announcing a New Chapter for Workers’ Rights". Jobs with Justice blog. Retrieved 7 July 2012.