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RSVP HERE Upcoming Expungement & Know Your Rights Workshops As part of our ongoing know your rights and worker outreach efforts, WWJ will be hosting 2 expungement and know your rights
Upcoming Expungement & Know Your Rights Workshops
As part of our ongoing know your rights and worker outreach efforts, WWJ will be hosting 2 expungement and know your rights workshops in February. Our first workshop with the Raise the Floor legal clinic is Tuesday, February 25th, 11am at our Chicago office at 37 S Ashland. To rsvp for this workshop or if you have any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our second workshop will be Thursday, February 27th, 6pm at our new Joliet office at 114 E. Jefferson Street, Suite B (street parking is free after 5pm). RSVP with email@example.com We highly encourage attendees to get their rap sheets beforehand and our staff can direct those interested in attending on where to obtain this info.
Clean Energy Jobs Act Lobby Day March 4th
As part of our follow up to our People’s Climate Movement event in Elwood, Illinois in 2018, WWJ became a member of the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition and has been a supporter of the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA). Within the last couple of weeks Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signaled support for a version of CEJA. While this is a welcome and encouraging development, it’s critical that we follow up with our elected officials in order to pass the strongest bill possible. For all our friends in Will County we want to invite you to join us for a lobby day on March 4th. We will be meeting up at 7am at a location tba. To RSVP or for more info email firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Warning: Earth Day to May Day
Last year as part of our work with the Athena Coalition, WWJ fought for both labor and environmental justice from Amazon. In this spirit, WWJ is helping to spearhead local Earth Day to May Day organizing efforts that will link labor, community, student and climate justice efforts. Last week we had our first earth to may day coalition meeting in Chicago with 40+ people attending. There is a lot of enthusiasm to link these efforts and to support the unprecedented youth climate strikes. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, February 19th, 6pm at a location tba. For our friends in Will County, we have set a county-wide Earth Day event for Saturday, April 25th, noon at St. Francis University. For more info on either of these efforts email email@example.com
(Monday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
APWU Local 001
Hall, 4217 S Halsted, Chicago, IL. 60609
Today, on Black Friday, we want to acknowledge and support the retail and warehouse workers who are working long hours today and every day, and who are organizing for respect,
Today, on Black Friday, we want to acknowledge and support the retail and warehouse workers who are working long hours today and every day, and who are organizing for respect, healthy conditions and racial justice.
We are inspired by the workers who are taking on corporate giants like Amazon and Walmart, and who have courageously organized walk outs over their working conditions at Amazon warehouses, and Walmart stores, or are fighting racial discrimination at Walmart’s biggest warehouse.
All Day (Friday)
On Day 9 of Food Workers Rising, we invite you to join Florida farmworkers calling on their lawmakers to pass common sense heat stress protections for
On Day 9 of Food Workers Rising, we invite you to join Florida farmworkers calling on their lawmakers to pass common sense heat stress protections for outdoor workers.
When farmworkers cannot stop to drink water, they risk severe, even debilitating, dehydration. When they cannot rest or find shade, they may experience heat stress, heat stroke, and even death, and excessive heat exposure can lead to chronic dehydration and long-term kidney failure. Rising temperatures are projected to cause an increase in heat-related workplace injuries and illness. Simple solutions like access to water, shade, and breaks throughout the workday can be life-saving measures for outdoor workers.
No one should have to risk their health – and even their life – working to feed our communities.
Join Farmworker Association of Florida and farmworkers across the state in calling on lawmakers to pass common sense heat stress protections for workers whose health is at risk from working in high heat environments.
Show your support today by signing this petition.
All Day (Thursday)
On Day 8 of #FoodWorkersRising we are asking FCWA supporters to take action to defend the rights of people of color and immigrants who ride Greyhound buses. Several FCWA
On Day 8 of #FoodWorkersRising we are asking FCWA supporters to take action to defend the rights of people of color and immigrants who ride Greyhound buses.
Several FCWA members have joined a nation-wide campaign to demand that @GreyhoundBus end their cooperation with Immigration agents who board buses to racially profile and target people of color.
Every day in cities from coast to coast, ICE, the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Patrol agents freely board buses with Greyhound’s permission and attempt to identify and detain migrants. While Greyhound is not required to allow these agents onto its buses, the company has done so voluntarily. Greyhound’s actions leave their rider vulnerable to being racially targeted, criminalized and abused by immigration enforcement when they should feel safe.
Migrant Justice is a central principle of FCWA’s organizing and advocacy work. In fact, it is food workers who have been disproportionately targeted by the recent, abusive wave of immigration enforcement. The Greyhound campaign is one way in which FCWA members are fighting back.
TWEET Greyhound today, one of the busiest bus travel days of the year!
@GreyhoundBus – End Cooperation with Immigration Enforcement now.
@GreyhoundBus – NO Border Patrol; NO I.C.E.
BUSES ARE NO PLACE FOR BORDER PATROL
TRAVELING BY @GreyhoundBus
All Day (Wednesday)
On Day 7 of Food Workers Rising we are asking you to stand in solidarity with UNITE HERE members and airline catering workers who will be protesting at
On Day 7 of Food Workers Rising we are asking you to stand in solidarity with UNITE HERE members and airline catering workers who will be protesting at over 15 airports across the U.S.today.
While American Airlines pulls in billions in profits, airline catering workers who provide food and beverages served aboard American flights face poverty wages and unaffordable health insurance. Catering workers shouldn’t have to choose between paying their bills or getting medical treatment.
Tell American Airlines One Job Should Be Enough!
We stand in solidarity with the airline catering workers in 15 cities protesting at airports today calling on @AmericanAir to fix the labor dispute ASAP! Because #1job should be enough––and airline food workers won’t quit until it is.
Airline catering workers shouldn’t have to choose between paying their bills or getting medical treatment. Tell @AmericanAir: One Job Should Be Enough! Sign here: www.onejob.org/thx | #1job | #1u
All Day (Tuesday)
Today Food Chain Workers Alliance is launching our FOOD WORKERS ORGANIZING. Developed by FCWA members, the platform is a tool to guide our collective organizing
Today Food Chain Workers Alliance is launching our FOOD WORKERS ORGANIZING. Developed by FCWA members, the platform is a tool to guide our collective organizing over the next decade!
Show your support for the #FoodWorkersOrganzing platform this week through social media and across your networks and join in the fight for worker power! Our social media kit has graphics to share like the one below.
I support #FoodWorkersOrganizing for Migrant Justice! Share & Support or new #FoodWorkersOrganizing platform with a retweet.
All Day (Monday)
Food Chain Workers Allianceinfo@foodchainworkers.org
On Day 5 of Food Worker Rising, we are lifting up the voices of migrant workers gathered tonight at a solidarity dinner in Leamington Ontario, Canada. At this
On Day 5 of Food Worker Rising, we are lifting up the voices of migrant workers gathered tonight at a solidarity dinner in Leamington Ontario, Canada. At this powerful community gathering workers are sharing their hopes and demands for change in Canada’s guestworker programs
The Seasonal Agricultural Workers program is a guest worker program that has brought thousands of Caribbean and Mexican migrant farm workers to toil in fields across Canada and put food on our tables.
Migrant workers under this program are tied to their employer, have no access to residency status and must return home after their contract.
Over the past fifty-three years countless workers have described the conditions under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers program as inhumane and unjust. From being sent home for standing up for their rights at work to being denied equal access to our healthcare system, migrant workers face differential treatment than residents of Canada.
@marcomendicino Listen to the voices of the migrant farmworkers who grow the food we eat. All migrant workers need residency status and fair and safe working conditions now.
@marcomendicino it’s time for fairness and justice for migrant workers #statusnow
@marcomendicino good things grow in sweatshops all across Ontario! It’s time to end sweatshop labour and provide dignity for the hands that feeds us #statusnow
All Day (Sunday)
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On Day 4 of Food Worker Rising, we’re asking you to support Honduran melon workers and their fight for an independent union. With
On Day 4 of Food Worker Rising, we’re asking you to support Honduran melon workers and their fight for an independent union.
With the support from FCWA member International Labor Rights Forum, Honduran melon workers have been organizing to exposing the truth about dangerous working conditions on melon plantations despite ongoing death threats. These plantations are owned by Fyffes who, in response, are threatening to take jobs away and refuses to recognize their independent worker union.
You can stand in solidarity with these Honduran workers by sharing the message below on your social media:
@International Labor Rights Forum has been supporting Honduran melon workers in exposing the truth about dangerous working conditions on melon plantations while their employer @FyffesNA threatens to take jobs away and refuses to recognize their worker union. @FyffesNA needs to stay in Honduras and recognize the workers’ independent union!
All Day (Saturday)
On Day 3 of Food Workers Rising we are asking you to support Street Vendors who are too often criminalized in our cities. Join the fight to #LifttheCaps for Street Vendors On
On Day 3 of Food Workers Rising we are asking you to support Street Vendors who are too often criminalized in our cities. Join the fight to #LifttheCaps for Street Vendors
On November 8th, a NYC churro vendor named Elsa was detained, handcuffed, verbally abused, and ticketed by several police officers.The police also confiscated her cart and materials. The same week a second churro vendor was treated in the same manner at another Brooklyn station. Only days later a video surfaced of several police officers brutalizing a young Black man at a Harlem station for selling candy.
These incidents are not isolated. Vendors across NYC are criminalized for vending without a permit, while at the same time denied an avenue to receive one. NYC-based FCWA member, the Street Vendor Project has been leading a campaign to #LifttheCaps on street vendor permits and legalize the work of thousands of immigrant food vendors across NYC and have even taken that fight to the state level.
All Day (Friday)
Street Vendor Project6466025678 firstname.lastname@example.org
On Day Two of Food Workers Rising, we are asking you to support dairy workers in Vermont and write an email to Hannaford CEO. Dairy workers are making critical
On Day Two of Food Workers Rising, we are asking you to support dairy workers in Vermont and write an email to Hannaford CEO.
Dairy workers are making critical improvements to labor and housing conditions through an innovative program called Milk with Dignity. FCWA member Migrant Justice created the Milk with Dignity Program in support of dairy workers having a voice at work, despite systemic low wages and dangerous working conditions in their industry.
Two years after the successful launch of the program in the supply chain of ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s, dairy workers are seeking to expand Milk with Dignity by calling on Hannaford supermarkets to protect the rights and well-being of the workers behind the company’s store-brand milk.
Hannaford is one of the largest supermarket chains in the Northeast and an important buyer of dairy products in the region. Please join us in calling on Hannaford to sign on to the Milk with Dignity Program!
Sign on to an email to Hannaford CEO here:
After you send an email, take a solidarity photo and share on social media:
Make your support for Milk with Dignity public! On a piece of paper, write a quick message using the format “I support Milk with Dignity because…” then take a picture of yourself holding the paper.
Post on your social accounts, tagging Hannaford (facebook and twitter @Hannaford, instagram: @Hannafordmkts) and captioning the photo urging Hannaford to join the #MilkWithDignity program
Please help share this action on social media and stay tuned for Day 3 of Food Workers Rising!
All Day (Thursday)
On Day One of Food Workers Rising, we are asking you to support 350 striking food workers in Princeville Quebec! Meatpacking workers at Olymel have been on strike since
On Day One of Food Workers Rising, we are asking you to support 350 striking food workers in Princeville Quebec!
Meatpacking workers at Olymel have been on strike since October 29. The Quebec-based company is the largest hog producer in Canada. Workers at the Princeville Olymel plant took a $5.40 paycut in 2005 to help the company keep it’s plant doors open. But workers have not seen a fair share of Olymel’s record profits since then and are calling for a fair raise.
Meat processing is one of the most difficult and dangerous jobs in the food industry. Can you support the 350 Olymel striking workers by making a call to Olymel CEO today?
Call Olymel’s head office at: 1 800 361-7990 EXT 3123
Or send a message to the company here:
“I am calling to support the striking Olymel workers in Princeville. They work hard to make Olymel profitable and deserve a fair wage.”
The 350 striking workers are members of the Federation of Commerce (FC-CSN), one of our newest FCWA members. Federation of Commerce represents 28,000 workers including those employed at grocery stores, warehouses, meatpacking and food processing across the province of Quebec.
Help us get the word on social media to support striking Olymel workers and stay tuned for Day 2 of Food Workers Rising!
All Day (Wednesday)
Dear Friends & Supporters: It has been an amazing twelve months.
Dear Friends & Supporters:
It has been an amazing twelve months. This March Cincinnati Public Schools passed the Good Food Purchasing Policy. With it CPS joins 13 other school districts around the country who are using their purchasing power to reinforce labor standards, encourage workplace democracy and promote local food. With your support the Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center (CIWC) led this campaign for justice. The Good Food Purchasing Policy is a major victory for immigrant workers, black owned businesses, and others struggling to make school food good, clean and fair.
Please join us as we celebrate this and other victories at the May Day Brunch, an annual event to honor the past, present and future of solidarity in Cincinnati. You are invited to this year’s
May Day Brunch!
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 11:00am
Bell Event Center 444 Reading Road
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202
The CIWC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization advancing workplace justice and workplace safety for all. The CIWC’s May Day Brunch is your opportunity to hear local leaders and everyday activists share their stories, stories about the victories that are transforming the labor movement one win at a time. CPS board member Mike Moroski will be your host.
This celebration is a fundraising event. Your May Day Brunch donations sustain us all year round. Will you become a May Day Brunch Presenting Sponsor with a $5,000.00 donation? Can you be a May Day Brunch Table Sponsor with a $1,000.00 donation? Sponsors will receive tickets for 10 guests and special recognition at the event. Online registration is optional at: https://www.eventbrite.
The May Day Brunch recognizes CIWC’s members, volunteers and supporters. We also honour the leaders that inspire us with two marquee awards. This year’s Local Legend is Lula Odom, a national figure in workplace safety with the Chemical Workers and the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. Our 2019 Innovator Award winner is Women Helping Women and their “On Us” campaign. On Us is an assault prevention campaign where bar-restaurant workers and customers work together through direct action to keep workers safe.
These are just a few of the people and places you can help us recognize at the May Day Brunch. Do you know someone who should be recognized? Send your nomination email@example.com.
We stand strong together. Let’s also take time to sit down, learn from one another, and show support for the Cincinnati Interfaith Workers’ Center. See you at the May Day Brunch!
Brennan Grayson Magda Orlander Manuel Pérez
** Free parking is being made available by Jack Casino at 1000 Broadway – across the street from the venue **
Sent: 4/30/2018 4:01:26 PM Eastern Standard Time
Subject: Invitation to Join the May Day Celebration of the Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center
The Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center (CIWC) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization moving our region forward on workplace justice and workplace safety for low wage earners.
Our methods are effective. Over the past 13 years, we’ve recovered over $3,300,000.00 in unpaid wages and secured over $5,000,000.00 in wage increases. For every dollar that’s donated to the organization our programs put $4.00 into the pockets of low wage families through back pay, lost wage benefits, or wage increases.
Our influence is growing. In 2016 we helped create Ohio’s first Wage Theft prevention ordinance. In 2017 Indianapolis adopted the same reforms. Maybe you saw the feature length article in Cincinnati Magazine (November 2017) called Web of Exploitation. It tells the story of CIWC activists who stood up for their rights and have now helped others recover over $200,000.00.
Our orientation is practical. We focus on what matters most to families, like safety. Last year we became certified to provide advanced OSHA training in Spanish; we are the first local organization to do so.
On Tuesday, May 1st the CIWC will host its 5th Annual May Day Brunch. The May Day Brunch is our annual event where our supporters come together to celebrate and help raise funds. We hope you will join us.
We need your support.
If you are not a sponsor then please buy your tickets today via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 513-621-5991 or on-line: at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/
may-day-brunch-tickets- 45031738141 or Facebook https://www.facebook. com/events/582270258803368/
The event is at 11:00am on Tuesday, May 1st at the Bell Event Center, 444 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202.
Our keynote speaker is Amy Hanauer, founding director of Policy Matters Ohio, a state-wide policy research institute. City Council member Tamaya Dennard will be our program host. Sponsors will receive recognition at the event.
This year’s Bill Kircher “Local Legends” award will be presented to Curt Braman (in memoriam), the long time board chair of the CIWC. The Teamsters Joint Council 42 and IBT Local 63 will be recognized with the John Lewis Innovation Award, for their role in helping establish the Good Food Purchasing Policy in Los Angeles.
Now more than ever we stand together — defending the fundamental human rights and labor rights that help make the American dream a reality for working people.
We hope you will buy a few extra tickets and bring a friend who has not heard our story.
Brennan C. Grayson, Director
(Wednesday) 8:51 pm - 8:51 pm
Bell Event Center,
444 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202
Cincinnati Interfaith Workers’ CenteBrennan Grayson Magda Orlander Manuel Pérez
10th Annual Women to Women Conference March 30,
(Saturday) 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
HOPE Community Center
800 Hawthorne Ave, Apopka Florida, 32703
Come celebrate food workers and grassroots leaders who are building a better food system for all! Please join us March 7 for the 2019 DC Food Justice Awards and Fundraiser, cohosted
Come celebrate food workers and grassroots leaders who are building a better food system for all!
Please join us March 7 for the 2019 DC Food Justice Awards and Fundraiser, cohosted by Food Chain Workers Alliance and HEAL Food Alliance to celebrate food workers grassroots leaders making a better food system for all.
This year’s awardees are: Restaurant Opportunities Center of Washington DC (ROC-DC), Teamsters Union Local 63 and Teamsters Joint Council 42, DC Greens and Friends of the Earth. This is a great opportunity to strengthen connections between workers and food justice advocates in DC. Space is limited, so reserve your spot by purchasing a ticket today!
We’re also happy to announce DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton as the keynote speaker! A longtime civil rights and feminist leader, Congresswoman Norton has supported unions, fought for equal pay and DC statehood, and defended workers like those most affected by the recent government shutdown during her 15 terms as a representative.
The suggested donation is $50, with other pricing options based on what works for you. All proceeds will support the FCWA and HEAL in continuing to uplift food worker organizing and food justice campaigns across the US.
We deeply appreciate the support our sponsors Food & Water Watch, Teamsters International Brother Hood of Teamsters, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, The Praxis Project and Slow Food USA!
And a special shout out to our host committee from our member organizations:
National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association
Jobs With Justice
International Labor Rights Forum
Open Markets Institute
The Praxis Project
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
Union of Concerned Scientists
*Please be advised that the Dacha Beer Garden Loft is located on the second floor with no elevator access. Please reach out to email@example.com before registering if you think this may pose a problem for you.
(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Unstable hours and unpredictable scheduling practices create tremendous hardships for working people and their families. Join us for a discussion about common work hours challenges and policy solutions. Featuring LA retail workers and
Unstable hours and unpredictable scheduling practices create tremendous
hardships for working people and their families. Join us for a discussion about
common work hours challenges and policy solutions.
Featuring LA retail workers and experts: Anna Gassman-Pines (Duke University), Julie Vogtman (National Women’s Law Center), Councilwoman Lorena Gonzalez (Seattle, WA), Janna Shadduck Hernandez (UCLA), Saba Waheed (UCLA) and Cecily Harwitt (One Pennsylvania, Philadephia).
Fair Workweek LA is a coalition that includes: National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)-LA, St. John’s Well Child, Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA), ACLU of Southern California, Clinica Romero, Los Angeles Federation of Labor, California Work & Family Coalition, Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)-LA, League of Women Voters LA, Organization United for Respect (OUR), The Wall Las Memorias Project, UCLA Labor Center, and more.
(Thursday) 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
We are excited to announce our upcoming Liberation Day is on Saturday, February 16th! In an LWC workplace justice campaign, workers train and organize underground.
We are excited to announce our upcoming Liberation Day is on Saturday, February 16th! In an LWC workplace justice campaign, workers train and organize underground. When they are ready to go public with their campaign, we launch a Liberation Day where we all rally together, delivering the workers’ demands for justice in a show of community strength.
Laundromat workers across the city are taking the power back. It began at TYS Laundromat in Harlem. Now, laundromat workers in Brooklyn are taking a stand. For many years, these immigrant women workers have faced wage theft and abuse at the hands of their employer. Join us as we take to the streets in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn to launch the next laundromat campaign for better wages and safe conditions.
On Saturday, February 16th at 1pm, we will march together and show our support as the workers deliver their demands to their employer:
-Respect the labor law! Pay minimum wage and overtime to all employees,
-Structural changes and safe conditions! Provide adequate equipment, training, repairs, and ventilation,
-Treat employees with dignity and respect! Apologize for the years of mistreatment. No more physical abuse,
-Basic benefits! Holiday pay and paid sick days.
(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rosanna RodríguezCo-Executive Director Laundry Workers Center 80 Broad Street, Suite 613A, New York, NY, 10004 firstname.lastname@example.org http://laundryworkerscenter.org https://www.facebook.com/LWC.ORG
Responsible Job Creation Act (HB 690) Legal Workshop with the Raise the Floor Legal Clinic
Responsible Job Creation Act (HB 690) Legal Workshop with the Raise the Floor Legal Clinic
(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
1 dORRIS AVENUE Joliet, Illinois