Jobs with Justice Supports 9 to 5
and the Family Care Act
This past Tuesday, Colorado Jobs with Justice was proud to stand with our member organizations, 9to5 Colorado, as they rallied for the introduction of the Family Care Act. The Family Care Act is a state-level expansion of the Family Medical Leave Act, the twenty-year old, highly successful legal protection for workers who need to take extended time off for a new baby, a seriously ill child, or recovery from their own serious illness. The Family Care Act would expand the definition of "family" to include domestic partners, grandchildren, partners in a civil union, adult children, and siblings. Check out more photos from the event on 9to5's Facebook page here.
Inside & Outside the Unions
Why the "Labor Movement" Isn't What You've Been Told
It's one of those things "everyone knows" -- labor unions are dying, they aren't relevant to today's workers, today's workforce is too flexible and mobile to be organized. But what "everyone knows" is wrong.
On March 9th, at 3 PM at the Mercury Cafe (2199 California), Colorado Jobs with Justice and the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) welcome Bill Fletcher, Jr., and Saru Jayaraman to speak and join apanel of local labor movement leaders.
Bill is a long-time labor union activist and co-author of the seminal book on social justice unionism, "Solidarity Divided." His most recent book, "They're Bankrupting Us: and 20 Other Myths About Unions," takes on themisconceptions about the union movement.
Saru Jayaraman is a co-founder and co-director of ROC United. Her work over the past ten years has built a movement of thousands of restaurant workers, showing that these workers can be organized, and that the labor movement is both broader and more vibrant than is commonly believed. Her most recent book, "Behind the Kitchen Door" documents the conditions and organizing of restaurant workers across the country.
Tickets are $20 per person, $10 for students, elders, and striking or unemployed workers. No one will be turned away for lack of funds; for a scholarship ticket, please e-mail our organizer, Joe Thomas, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 314-620-9930.
Instead of purchasing individual tickets, you can also become a sustaining member of Jobs with Justice. Sustainers make a monthly donation of $5 or more, and all sustainers receive two free tickets! Space is limited, so get your tickets now by clicking here!
For more information on Bill and his books, see his website here.
For more information on Saru and her book, see the website for the book here.