Worker Justice

WJW Logo

For Workers

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 …

WJW at LaborFest Read More »

Crushin’ It Apparel: When an Employer Retaliates

“We have shifted to the importance of acting together rather than as individuals,” Rebecca Meier-Rao, Worker Justice Wisconsin Executive Director Previous Next The employees of Crushin’ It Apparel, a screen-printing shop, have been placed on illegal unpaid leave for exercising their right to organize.  On Friday, August 26, the shop’s workplace organizing committee submitted a …

Crushin’ It Apparel: When an Employer Retaliates Read More »

Socorro Cortez

Meet Our Staff Series: Socorro Cortez

Previous Next Socorro Cortez, one of our Worker Center Organizers, actually came to Worker Justice Wisconsin seeking our assistance. It was only a matter of time before she became deeply involved, volunteering whenever possible, despite putting strain on her own time and resources to do so. Eventually, Socorro became so involved as a volunteer that …

Meet Our Staff Series: Socorro Cortez Read More »

The Issue of Misclassification: WJW Supports Carpenters

WJW Stands with Carpenters to End Misclassification! Yesterday, WJW joined community allies, union members, construction workers, carpenters, faith leaders, and more to protest the contractor Suburban Drywall. Suburban Drywall benefits from the practice of misclassifying workers as “contractors,” which is not only exploitative but places significant burden upon state and federal resources as well. Read …

The Issue of Misclassification: WJW Supports Carpenters Read More »

DOL Finds Contracted Workers Deprived of $80,000 in Overtime Wages

This is a reprint from the U.S. Department of Labor. For original story on the DOL’s website, click here. SEATTLE – A U.S. Department of Labor investigation that uncovered a farm labor contractor’s already costly failures to protect migrant and seasonal agricultural workers took an unexpected turn when investigators found the same employer had denied …

DOL Finds Contracted Workers Deprived of $80,000 in Overtime Wages Read More »