New research report shows the cost to us all of fast food wages

Researchers at the University of California Berkeley released a report today:  Fast Food, Poverty Wages, The public cost of low-wage jobs in the fast-food industry. Some quick numbers: 52% of fast-food employees’ families are forced to rely on social safety net programs like food stamps or Medicaid. Fast-food is a $200…

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ICWJ urges state leaders to stop the confrontation

Read our response at https://workerjustice.org/about-us/media-coverage/an-open-letter-from-icwj-in-response-to-the-solidarity-sing-along-arrests/. Contact ICWJ Director Rabbi Renee Bauer with questions:  director@workerjustice.org   or 608.255.0376

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About ICWJ

The Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice of South Central Wisconsin (ICWJ), established in Madison in 1999, is a coalition of individuals, religious congregations, interfaith bodies, labor unions, and community organizations concerned about economic and worker justice. Our mission is to educate and mobilize the religious and labor communities of South…

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Preparing for Labor Day Weekend 2012 -A letter from ICWJ Board Member Pastor Marianne Cotter

(Use quick links on left to go directly to Labor Day resources for worship & sermon preparation.) Out of anger at the passage of Act 10 in March of 2011, and the resulting dismantling of collective bargaining rights of public sector workers in Wisconsin, a recall movement began to unseat…

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