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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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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 …

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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 …

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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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International Female Labor Leaders

International Female Labor Leaders We would like to thank the Global Labor Justice’s International Labor Rights Defenders Roundtable for calling attention to and amplifying the voices of women union and labor leaders from across the globe. Worker Justice Wisconsin lauds the bravery, determination, and commitment to justice that these women have displayed. Allison Lee (Lee …

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