Union Solidarity Benefit Dance

UAW Local 551 and Chicago JWJ Benefit a Success!

05/11/2015 - 10:14am

On Saturday, May 9th, 2015 UAW Local 551 and Chicago Jobs with Justice Solidarity committee came together to help raise funds for 1,100 Sisters and Brothers of USW workers Local 7-1 whom had been on strike since February.

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The Fight for 15 Continues

04/29/2015 - 10:27am

Over the past 2 years the Fight for $15 has become a world wide effort to bring attention to fast food workers' rights and the fight to raise wages. Over 2 weeks ago today Chicago Fight for 15 mobilized over 5,000 workers, community members, faith leaders, union members and activist to continue to bring attention to the fight for fast food workers. According to the National Employment Law Project (NELP) report, published in August of 2012.

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Turn Down 'Turnaround'

04/23/2015 - 11:57am

In the past couple of weeks Governor Bruce Rauner has been traveling to over 20 counties and cities across Illinois encouraging folks to pass Anti-workers resolutions in favor of Right to Work zones. Governor Rauner sees this as a way to spread his divisive and Anti-workers' Rights rhetoric to communities with the promise that this will improve Illinois competitiveness in the midwest.

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Press Conference at Pico Rivera Walmart yesterday

Pico Rivera, California Walmart Closed in Retaliation to Worker Organizing!

04/21/2015 - 11:35am

On Friday, April 17th workers from the Pico Rivera, California showed up to work as usual and were met with the news that the Walmart store was being closed for 6 months due to "Plumbing Issues". Workers at this Walmart location have been very active and outspoken about issues such as wages, scheduling and retaliation.

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Stop Fast Track of the TPP!

04/17/2015 - 10:09am

Fast Track Legislation is currently moving quickly in the United States Congress. Currently, your representative is agreeing to move Fast Track and this is trade agreement is going to devistate 11 countries and thousands of workers rights.

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Workers are coming together to Fight for 15!

04/13/2015 - 4:07pm

Over the past two years Chicago Jobs with Justice has stood with the Fight for 15 workers for better working conditions, Scheduling, and Just wages. We know that the only way that workers can win is coming together and fighting to improve working conditions for all workers. Over these past 2 years workers across the country in over 190 cities have join in the fight and on April 15th they will once more be there to fight for Justice. Currently, in Chicago a Fast food worker working 24 hours a week would earn only 11,318 a year.

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Support the Illinois Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights!

04/07/2015 - 10:28am

Illinois Domestic Workers' across the state care for our aging family members, family members with disabilities, our Children, and for our homes so it is only just that we ensure that workers have decent working conditions and liveable wages. Currently, Domestic Workers in Illinois are not protected by minimum wage and overtime laws. The Bill of Rights will correct these past failings: 

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Vote Yes for Earned Sick Time for Chicago!

02/13/2015 - 9:54am

There are currently 460,000 workers across the city of Chicago have no right to a single Paid Sick day. Many workers risk losing their jobs if they take a sick day to care for a child or an elderly member of their family. Workers need to be able to take a sick day, because workers who go to work sick are more likely to get co-workers and customers sick as well. If we pass Earned Sick Time in Chicago it is estimated that the community will spend about $12 million less annually on health care expenses mostly as a result of reduced emergency department use.

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