Just Works e-newsletter

By Ann McNeary, AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison Thank you for the opportunity to speak this evening.  A seder is a new experience for me and I appreciate the chance to participate. The Cup of Elijah – which symbolizes future redemption – is a good indicator of the current struggle going on.  For many state and […]

By Rev. Eldonna Hazen of First Congregational UCC On Tuesday, March 29, about 30 clergy met with three of Governor Walker’s aides, to discuss concerns about some of the Governor’s proposals.  There was a good cross-section of religious viewpoints represented; but even though people came from many different traditions, they agreed that they had a […]

ICWJ invites you to a weekend of music for worker justice! On Friday, March 25th, First Unitarian Society is sponsoring an “Appreciation Concert for our Dedicated Wisconsin Public Servants”  by singer songwriter activist Sara Thomsen. The concert will take place at  7:00 P.M. on Friday, March 25  at the First Unitarian Society Atrium Auditorium, 900 University […]

This spring, the ICWJ will continue its work on the Living Wage Certification Project. This project will allow ICWJ to interview, certify, and publicize local businesses and restaurants that pay their workers a living wage and engage in fair labor practices. Through this project, the ICWJ hopes to encourage area employers to maintain good workplace […]

This is the time of year where I am very focused on preparing for ICWJ’s annual faith and labor breakfast. Preparing for our big annual event provides me with the opportunity to review where we have been since last year’s breakfast. I’m proud to say that we enter this New Year with a renewed energy […]

The new crown jewel of the University of Wisconsin is located on University Ave and North Randall Ave and is known as the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. The building was constructed through the combined funds of the State of Wisconsin, the private Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), and a private donation from the Morgridge family. […]

On December 10, the world celebrated Human Rights Day which marks the anniversary of the United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. This important document puts forth a detailed list of the rights that all humans are entitled. Among these rights is an important decree about worker justice. Article 23 […]