Interfaith Worker Justice

Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) calls upon our religious values in order to educate, organize, and mobilize the religious community in the U.S. on issues and campaigns that will improve wages, benefits, and working conditions for workers, especially low-wage workers.

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Monday, July 23, 2012
Interfaith Worker Justice Supports the Hyatt Global Boycott
Interfaith Worker Justice pledges its support to the Hyatt Global Boycott and is working to get faith communities to do the same.
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Thursday, November 17, 2011
Interfaith Worker Advocates Strike Out Against Wage Theft, Join Occupiers on National Day of Action
Huge crowds are expected at Zuccotti Park and in cities across the country later today to celebrate the two-month anniversary of the Occupy movement. Interfaith worker advocates will be there. But, first, they are taking care of business – and taking on unethical business owners who cheat their workers, the government and their ethical competitors by committing wage theft.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Interfaith Worker Justice Stands With Occupiers Who Face Eviction
IWJ’s network of workers centers and labor-religion groups have spent months planning a National Day of Action for Just Jobs on Nov. 17. The attempted evictions at Occupy Wall Street and in other cities, however, prompted IWJ to join their efforts with the occupiers and other organizations planning actions this week.
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Wednesday, October 05, 2011
IWJ Stands With Occupy America: Releases Congregational Discussion Guides
Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) has announced its support of the Occupy America movement, which started on Wall Street in New York City and is spreading to other cities across the United States. IWJ has also produced a discussion guide to help congregational members talk together, within the context of their shared faith, about the meaning and implications of these protests.
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Thursday, November 11, 2010
Thousands Across U.S. Mobilize Against Wage Theft
On a telephone press conference on November 17 at 11 a.m. EST , faith leaders and workers rights advocates will kick off the November 18 National Day of Action Against Wage Theft ,as thousands of people in more than 30 cities across the countrymobilize to stand up for workers whose employers deny them wagesthey've rightfully earned.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Taking On Human Rights Violations in Retail Cleaning
On November 6, cleaning workers and their allies in Minneapolis will lead a March for Justice in Retail Cleaning , with stops at Target , SuperValu and Lunds & Byerly’s , calling on those companies to agree to a code of conduct guaranteeing fair wages and working conditions for the workers who clean their stores. Wages and working conditions in retail cleaning have plummeted over the last 10 years as retail giants like Target and SuperValu have subcontracted cleaning out to oth
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Thursday, July 29, 2010
Faith Leaders Flock to Arizona to Oppose SB-1070, Launch Coordinated Nationwide Weekend of Protest
Hundreds of people of faith in Arizona and in communities across the country are standing together to oppose Arizona's anti-immigrant law SB-1070 with a nationwide weekend of coordinated prayer and action. Part of the law goes into effect today, while other provisions were temporarily blocked by a federal judge in Arizona yesterday. At an interfaith prayer vigil this morning in Phoenix, and at events in more than a dozen cities across the country, people of faith denounced punitive laws that divide families and communities, called for an end to SB-1070 and similar legisl
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Monday, July 12, 2010
Interfaith Worker Justice to Issue Report Exposing Workers' Rights Violations at Ascension Health
On Thursday, July 15 at 10:30 a.m., Kim Bobo, Executive Director of Interfaith Worker Justice , will be joined by International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President James P.
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Monday, April 19, 2010
Historic Summit on Health and Safety for Latino Workers
Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) publicly offered its support for improving health and safety for Latino workers, along with more than 50 worker centers, coalitions on occupational safety and health, and grassroots community organizations, at the U.S.
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Friday, February 19, 2010
Momentous Step Taken to End Wage Theft
Miami-Dade County yesterday overwhelmingly passed the first county-wide ordinance in the country to combat wage theft , making it easier for workers to bring legal action against employers who fail to pay or underpay them .
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