Hyundai Plant

Tell Hyundai workers in the supply chain deserve good jobs!

06/25/2015 - 12:17pm

Today Chicago Jobs with Justice joined UAW Local 551 on a delegation to Hyundai dealership in Cal City to let management know that seats in their cars deserve to be made in better working conditions. Currently workers in Lear plant in Selma, Alabama, are making the foam in car seats under unsafe and toxic conditions. These workers—most of whom make $12.25 an hour or less—use dangerous chemicals, called isocyanates, which are known to cause asthma and related respiratory problems.

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Jennifer Svenkerud

Tell Nippon-Sharyo to Bring Jennifer Back!

06/19/2015 - 11:12am

On June 5th, 2015 Jennifer Svenkerud was Fired from Nippon-Sharyo for her organizing and safety concerns inside the Rochelle, Illinois Plant. Nippon-Sharyo is currently in a contract with the State of Illinois to build Metra Rail cars in Rochelle and is guilty of worker intimidation and retaliation for worker organizing.

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We won last week but the Fight Continues!

06/16/2015 - 1:16pm

Last Friday, we won an important victory by defeating the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) as part of the Trans-pacific partnership. The Trade Adjustment Assistance is a federal program of the United States government to act as a way to reduce the damaging impact of imports felt by certain sectors of the U.S. economy. The current structure features four components of Trade Adjustment Assistance: For workers, firms, farmers and communities.

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Student Debt Crisis!

05/26/2015 - 2:08pm

As we approach the graduation season, students are graduating with a diploma in one hand and a bill in the other. College graduates on average graduate with $27,000 dollars in debt and we all know that once graduation happens debt collectors will begin call to collect the debt.

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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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