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Holiday Giving Campaign

Support WJW with your donations this holiday season! In a just and moral world, all employers would operate in good faith and treat their workers with dignity, fairness, and respect. All too often though, that’s simply not the case. Worker Justice Wisconsin (WJW) has the only worker center in our region where workers can come …

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Crushin’ It Apparel Workers Win Union

Crushin’ It Apparel Workers Win Union Vote! Previous Next The employees of Crushin’ It Apparel in Madison made their voices heard by winning their election for representation through the NLRB. These brave workers overcame months of exploitation, abuse, wage theft, and threats, and voted 6-0 to become new members of IUPAT DC7 to tell their employer enough is enough!  Please …

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Interview with Apolonio “Polo” Duran

 Apolonio “Polo” Duran comes to the WJW board from the Regional Council of Carpenters/Carpinteros Latinos Unidos. Here, Polo speaks about his experiences as a worker, union rep, and board member. Polo’s parents were agricultural workers as he was growing up, and Polo and his brother often chipped in on weekends and holidays. This experience shaped …

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WJW at LaborFest

Crushin’ It Apparel workers and WJW staff appeared together for LaborFest’s Solidarity Roll Call. These workers have stayed strong in the face of threats and retaliation from their employer, and at LaborFest they stood in solidarity with organizing workers everywhere. Thank you to everyone who signed our petition in support of these workers! (To read more …

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Wage Theft in the News–Brooklyn Wage Theft Front

Wage theft is far more prevalent than often acknowledged. In fact, in recent years, the cost of wage theft has consistently been more than the cost of larceny, robberies, and other types of theft combined. Though this graphic is from 2014, sadly, little has changed in the years since. In 2021, it’s estimated that around …

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Poor People’s Campaign: Clergy, Poverty, Justice, and their Intersections

By Rev. Ari Douglas (they/them), FCC (DOC) of Janesville, WI “Often we hear about workers, the poor, and clergy organizing together. Rarely do we hear about clergy being workers, or clergy being the poor. I have been both clergy and a worker and clergy and poor.” Rev. Ari Douglas (they/them) Often we hear about workers, …

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2022 First Quarter Newsletter

Worker Justice Wisconsin is excited to announce our First Quarter Newsletter is now available!  The first few months of 2022 have entailed many great changes for us, including a partial return to in-person work, re-vamping our Worker Membership meetings, collaborations with the Dignity at Work Coalition, and a new office!