Monday, November 23, 2020

'Tis the Season for GA to BE HEARD!

With the January 5, 2021 runoff election ahead and federal pandemic relief programs expiring Dec 26, 2020 we say “’Tis the Season, to Be Heard!”. The fight for needed economic relief, effective safety nets, and true recovery continues in Georgia and needs expansion in 2021. This season Atlanta Jobs with Justice will engage and reach over 100k working families about the January runoff. While reminding folks to vote we will be surveying families that lost income and jobs in 2020 and needed the safety net to work in Georgia. The Georgia Unemployment System failed many families in 2020 and together we must turn the collective struggles into real systemic change in 2021. The dire nature of economic pain in Geogria requires we do more in our organizing model closing this year. In addition to strategically organizing for long term worker power, we will provide $50,000 of emergency relief to families who could not access needed unemployement benefits or benefits have expired in November or December 2020. We are thankful fo partnership with the Greater Atlanta United Way making this aspect of our winter organizing drive possible. 

How can you help? We would love to give more than $50,000 and we invite organizations to match this giving. Over 800,000 Georgians are about to loose unemployment benefits at the end of December and this effort is to help keep people in their homes in December and January. Let us know if you would like to partner with us to give more.

Cant't match with another $50,000, we totally understand and if you can, please purchase 1, 2, or even 10 we are "In this Together" stainless steel holiday ornament for just $20.00. 

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Each "In This GA" solid and "Together" outlined state ornament are cut from one piece of US steel to celebrate Georgia's collective strength and resilience. Every ornament purchased will help us reach over 125k Georgians before the election January 5, 2020 and add to the support for unemployed Georgians. Don't hesitate, order today, we want you to have your ornament in time for the all the holidays! 

Again we say 'Tis the Season, To Be Heard! Its been a rough year but we are closing it strong. Join us!!


 


Thursday, October 17, 2019

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AND WE ARE BACK!!! (on this website that is)

Below the important save the date for our collective greatness in 2020, you can find the next meeting to come fellowship and see all that has been 2019 plus what excites us about 2020! 

SAVE THE DATE - SPREAD THE WORD

ATLANTA IS HOST CITY FOR


 





Thursday, October 18, 2018

Trick Or Vote 2018!

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After Canvass Costume Party & Haunted House

Saturday, October 27th: 7 - 10 PM


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Join Atlanta Jobs With Justice for a spooky (but fun) evening celebrating the hard work our community is putting into getting out and voting this midterm. On the last Saturday of early voting in Georgia we will host an after canvass costume party complete with food, drinks, and a haunted house featuring political issues scary enough to go vote!! 

Go Canvass, get your friends and family to the polls, then Turn up for fun with all the squads that have been killing the pavement this cycle. Bring your kids, family, friends, and let’s get spooky together as we enter the final stretch.

Friday, April 27, 2018

#MAYDAGA 2018 - May 1st, 2018


9 AM - WORKERS 2 THE POLLS!!!
VOTE TO EVICT CORPORATE GREED

Leaders are voting together at following locations at 9 AM:

​​Fulton Locations:
Adamsville Recreation Center:
3201 MLK Dr. S Atlanta, GA 30311

Fulton County Government Center:
130 Peachtree St. SW Atlanta, GA 30303

Southeast Atlanta Library:
1463 Pryor Rd. SW Atlanta, GA 30315

DeKalb Location:
South DeKalb Mall:
2801 Candler Rd. Decatur, GA 30034

May 1st is International Workers Day!!
And Day 2 of Early Voting for the 2018 Georgia Primary Elections
Workers 2 the Polls!!!!

Working people will not be ignored this election May 1st. We are Voting to Evict Corporate Greed from Georgia. GA has been #1 for business while workers rights, safety, and wages are at the bottom of barrel. For the glory of God the state minimum wage is $5.15. 2 million Georgia Workers earn less than $15 an hour. Living wages and Job security are a dream vs a guarantee in Georgia!

On May 1st we take action at the polls and in the streets to EVICT CORPORATE GREED AND PUT GEORGIA WORKERS 1ST.

We demand candidates have a vision for expanded human and civil rights in Georgia. May 1st we will make it clear working people will be Voting with Justice every election in 2018! black, brown, women, immigrant, LGBTQ, elders, youth, homeless, sick, retired, unemployed, workers with disabilities, all workers earning less than $15! Everyone who is ready to struggle less is VOTING! WE ARE READY for our values of human life and dignity to be the policies we are winning 2018 and beyond!

STAY READY - Make sure your voter registration is up to date at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov and your shoes are laced up!


11 AM - TENANTS SAY NO TO TRUMP'S HUD CUTS!

GA Senator David Perdue's Office:
​3280 Peachtree Rd. NE Suite #2640 Atlanta, GA 30305

Trump's purposed cuts to HUD would effect 58,400 working class households in Georgia and bring a 38% rent increase to affected households.

Join HUD Tenant leaders and Housing Justice League Tuesday May 1st as we rally outside US Senator David Perdue's office calling on him to reject Trump's HUD cuts as they would have horrible consequences for working class people across the state of Georgia

Go to Housing Justice League FB Event for more details: bit.ly/NoHUDCutsATL


5:30 PM - DEKALB COUNTY WORKERS MEETING

Piccadilly Cafeteria in South DeKalb Mall:
2801 Candler Rd. Decatur, GA 30034

This International Workers Day all DeKalb County employees are invited to join AFSCME Local 3 and DeKalb County Elected Officials to discuss the issues and challenges workers are facing working for DeKalb County.

We are also encouraging all DeKalb Bus Drivers to take part in this meeting to call on the DeKalb school system to reinstate the fired bus drivers and to fully address the wage concerns the bus drivers had.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

2018 Q1: We've been in the Streets and Working with Our Partners!

Atlanta Jobs with Justice has been busy in the streets and collaborating with our partners since the start of 2018. Here is a brief update of what we've been up to for the first quarter of 2018.

Atlanta JwJ Celebrates MLK's Birthday in the MLK March

We started off the year with our workers and family members coming together for the annual Atlanta MLK March in Atlanta to fight for MLK's vision of justice, freedom, equality, and fair wages for all! That is why we #FightFor15!

Atlanta Demands Poverty Creator Chick-Fil-A Pay $15!

We kicked off 2018 with an action to demand that Chick-Fil-A pay $15 an hour to its employees. Atlanta community members watched as Dan Cathy, CEO of multi-billion dollar low-wage employer of Chick-Fil-A, spun the opening of his new Vine City Chick-Fil-A into a corporate PR stunt that supposedly involved 30 CEOs camping overnight before the opening in order to urge the “revitalization” of Atlanta’s Westside and call attention to homelessness. The Atlanta community could not accept the hypocrisy of this company and its CEO and immediately called on Chick-Fil-A to start paying $15 an hour to make sure their workers don't have to continue making poverty wages.

Atlanta JwJ 2018 Strategy Social & New Office Grand Opening!!!


We continued to kick off the year by opening up our new office to the public for its grand opening on January 30th. We invited Atlanta community leaders and our coalition members to come see our new office, to showcase our plans for 2018, and to discuss how we can come together to and support each others efforts and plans of action for the year.

Economic Freedom Leaders Kicked off Black History Month & Celebrated Transit Equity Day


Georgia Stand Up, The Poor People's Campaign, Fight For $15 and Atlanta Jobs with Justice came together to kick off Black History month and take action on Transit Equity Day at the Atlanta City Hall and the Georgia State Capitol to promote public transit as a civil right and deliver the demands of the 2018 Poor Peoples Campaign.

Atlanta honors the 50th Anniversary of the Memphis Sanitation Strike

Atlanta #FightFor15 took actin on Feb 12, 2017 to honor and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike. Fast food and service sector workers followed in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Memphis Sanitation workers by taking action in streets demanding that McDonalds and other wealthy corporations pay a minimum of $15 an hour to all workers! #FightFor15

Women build leadership at Work2Win Retreat and join Working Peoples Day of Action



We organized the Work2Win 2018: Race, Gender, and Economic Justice Retreat to build up a brand new crew of young women of color leaders. These women completed a three day intensive mind, body, and soul economic justice training and retreat that culminated in joining the national Working People’s Day of Action in solidarity with all our Union coalition partners!

Black Women's Economic Justice Day at the Georgia Capitol


On February 28th, the last day of Black History Month and to open Women's History Month, black women from Georgia came together at the Georgia capitol to make it clear that 2018 is the year for black women's economic, reproductive, and social justice issues to be the agenda that Georgia answers to. 2018 is the year to hear black women's demands and to follow their lead.

Time Worked, Time Paid Campaign Press Conference


Atlanta JwJ stood with the Painters Union IUPAT DC-77, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, Atlanta Labor Council, and Georgia Stand Up for the launch of the Time Worked, Time Paid campaign dedicated to stopping wage theft in the Atlanta area and making sure that workers get paid for the time that they work.