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NIJWJ recieved the following letter from the Illinois Single Payer Coalition. We as members of the Illinois Single-Payer Coalition Labor Outreach Committee (ISPC LOC) are writing to express both our thanks for Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice’s support of single- payer health care, and our desire to work together in the future. Specifically, we renew… Continue Reading

We Supported Workers This Week

Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice participated in the fight for $15 dollars an hour and a union for fast food workers on September 4th. We also joined in solidarity on September 5th with the newly organized mechanics of Al Piemonte’s Chevrolet in East Dundee, Illinois. They are on strike fighting for their first contract. All… Continue Reading

“Have A Heart for Immigrant Women.” That’s what immigrant women workers from Chicago Workers’ Collaborative (CWC) and their supporters called for on Valentine’s Day. The rally in front of Walgreen’s Chicago Loop store highlighted the complaint to the Economic Equality Opportunity Commission that CWC filed that day, charging the labor supply agency Staffing Network with… Continue Reading

The 2012 elections are over, and the American people have spoken. They voted for strengthening the working class and putting people back to work—not for job-killing budget cuts and attacks on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Voters rejected cutting health care and education to pay for tax breaks for the rich. As Congress faces urgent… Continue Reading

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Warehouse workers vowed to walk off the job this week if retaliation at a Walmart-contracted warehouse does not end. They plan to hold a rally and picket line Thursday morning in Mira Loma, California. “I was fired for trying to make the warehouse where I worked safer,” said David Garcia, a warehouse… Continue Reading

. Northern Illinois Jobs With Justice supports the Sensata workers’ battle for decent benefits — and that battle has escalated, with more than a dozen arrests at the plant just this week alone Continue Reading

Thank you for inviting the Laborers’ International Union of North America and Local 681 to participate in this important gathering. I would also like to thank The AFL-CIO, and the Neighborhood Founding Group. And a special thanks to the Chicago Workers Collaborative group, and the Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice. My name is Jose Zamarripa… Continue Reading

For the first time in the 50 years of the corporation, Walmart associates went on strike at several stores in Pico Rivera, California, to protest the company’s illegal attempts to silence them.We can’t let Walmart cover this up. Sign up to stay in the loop on what’s up at Walmart.Today’s historic strike is the latest… Continue Reading