22 January 2010

Jobs with Justice Links Community-Based Organizing and National Unions to Fight for Worker Rights

Jobs with Justice, a Ms. Foundation grantee partner, has been coordinating with the AFL-CIO and United Steelworkers in a major campaign to organize Los Angeles carwash workers.

"The campaign is seen as a national model of organizing low-wage workers with community support" said Jonathan P. Hiatt, chief of staff to the president of the AFL-CIO, the nation's largest labor federation.

Last week, Jobs for Justice held its first National Workers' Rights Board Hearing of the New Year. "We were able to support the CLEAN Carwash Campaign in their efforts to win justice and dignity for carwash workers in Los Angeles," said Chelsea Carr, associate director of development.

The Jobs with Justice blog and the Los Angeles Times blog reported on the meeting.

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