Good jobs. Strong contracts.
Paid sick days and family leave.
Funding for excluded workers.
Campaigns That Have Transformed DC
On October 24th at 3:00am, 120 Metrobus drivers employed by private contractor Transdev went on strike demanding equal pay for equal work. As soon as the strike began DC JWJ lept into action. Our demand was simple: We stand with workers and so should the WMATA board and DC Council.
Between 2006 and 2008, DC JWJ supported the first organizing effort among commercial security officers in Washington, DC, supporting them in winning a union at the four largest companies.
In 2003, most of the janitorial workers in the District of Columbia were working four- or five-hour shifts per night. It was unheard of that they would get health care benefits of any kind. But workers knew that they deserved benefits and were willing to fight for them.
During the spring and summer of 2004, DC JWJ organized community support for parking workers in downtown office buildings seeking to form a union with UNITE HERE Local 27.
DC Jobs with Justice helped anchor the Respect DC coalition, which fought to make sure Walmart could only come to neighborhoods after signing legally binding community benefits agreements that would make sure residents would benefit from new development.