Tag Archives: Interfaith Worker Justice

Ensure Minimum Wage and Overtime for Home Care Workers

From Interfaith Worker Justice (http://www.iwj.org): As incredible as it sounds, some senators want to block the Department of Labor from making sure that home care workers are paid a minimum wage and receive overtime benefits when they work more than … Continue reading

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Interfaith Worker Justice Petition Calls for Stop to Attacks on Public Sector Workers

From Interfaith Worker Justice (http://www.iwj.org):   Recently the war on workers turned into a frontal assault on democracy itself.   “We Have Reached a Turning Point,” as one journalist observes (http://www.democracynow.org/2011/3/10/we_have_reached_a_turning_point), with anti-worker governors and state legislators resorting to nuclear … Continue reading

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Interfaith Worker Justice Summer Internships—Application Deadline April 1

From Interfaith Worker Justice (http://www.iwj.org):   IWJ’s Summer Internship (http://www.iwj.org/index.cfm/iwj-summer-student-internships) is a 10-week program for undergraduate and graduate students who want to be active in the worker justice movement. Participants are placed with labor unions, worker centers (http://www.iwj.org/template/page.cfm?id=181) and religion-labor … Continue reading

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New YouTube Video on Wage Theft!

From Interfaith Worker Justice (http://www.iwj.org):   Want to explain to a friend what wage theft is in a nutshell? This new YouTube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn6nr2PviIU&feature=player_embedded) sums it up in 5 minutes. Produced by Jan Muller, the video features IWJ leaders and … Continue reading

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Can My Boss Do That?

Allison Bovell, a summer intern at the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society, prepared a report cited on the GBCS website concerning wage theft and Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ, at http://www.iwj.org) efforts to address the problem. Here are … Continue reading

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Wage Theft—the Crime No One Talks About

Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) is leading a growing movement in the United States to stop unscrupulous employers from stealing workers’ wages. According to IWJ, wage theft has reached epidemic proportions, and with the current economic crisis, unscrupulous corporations and businesses … Continue reading

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