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.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Atlanta Jobs with Justice 30th Year Anniversary Organizers' Ball

Spend your last Saturday in 2017 Celebrating 30 Years of Atlanta Jobs with Justice!

Date: December 30, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location: Westin Peachtree Plaza: Chastain Room (6th Floor)
210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Get Tickets at: bit.ly/AtlantaJwJ30Year

We are proud to celebrate and honor 30 years of Atlanta Jobs with Justice!

From 1987 until today in 2017, Atlanta Jobs with Justice has been working as a coalition with progressive grassroots leaders across Atlanta, bringing together labor unions, community based organizations, faith based organizations, youth organizations, and individuals to lead and support campaigns for economic and social justice in our workplaces and in our communities.

This December 30th, 2017 we launch the next 30 years of Atlanta Jobs with Justice as we celebrate with a fancy New Year's Eve-Eve Organizers' Ball.

In honor of our resilience, we will celebrate at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Downtown Atlanta. We first demanded justice with Westin workers in 1987 and we stayed on them for 20 years until they unionized in 2007. Congrats to our partners at UNITE-HERE 23, this is also their 10 year anniversary at the Westin! We a very excited to PARTY in this union hotel.

We look forward to getting fancy with all our friends, family, and coalition partners to celebrate together, reliving and retelling the stories and struggles we have been through together over the years!

Dress: Festive Formal Attire 🎩 e.g. Come Get Fancy With Us 🍾 🥂 🍸 ✨

Tickets:
$75 - 🍽 Dine & Dance Ticket - Includes Dinner & 1 Drink
$30 - 🎉 Party People Ticket - General Admission

Get Tickets at: bit.ly/AtlantaJwJ30Year

Atlanta JwJ Membership: Become a member of the Atlanta Jobs with Justice coalition as an individual or organization.

$60 - 📣 Individual Member
$100 - 💪🏾 Power Member (For Individuals & Small Organizations)
$500 - ⚪️ Pearl Anniversary Member (For Individuals & Small Organizations)

Organizers' Ball Sponsorship: Sponsors of the 30th Anniversary Organizers' Ball are honoring the legacy and investing in future growth of Atlanta Jobs with Justice. We are winning on the frontlines in the Fight For $15 in Georgia. Together, with your sponsorship, we will hold the line and push forward on our agenda for economic equity in 2018.

$1,000 - ✊🏾 Solidarity Sponsor
$5,000 - 📢 Movement Builder Sponsor
$10,000 - 🏆 Work to Win 2018 Sponsor
$20,000 - 💎 30th Anniversary Legacy Sponsor

You can buy multiple tickets, memberships, or sponsorships by increasing the quantity when you purchase them at: bit.ly/AtlantaJwJ30Year.

Atlanta JwJ Staff will contact sponsors to provide them their included tickets:
Solidarity Sponsors can receive 2 Dine & Dance or 4 Party People Tickets.
All Sponsors $5000 and above can receive 10 Dine & Dance Tickets or 20 Party People Tickets.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Is your candidate a CHAMPION or SUPPORTER of Justice? Find out in the 2017 #VOTEwithJUSTICE Elections Catalog!

We have been hard at work with our coalition partners making sure issues and real justice solutions stay central in the upcoming November 7th Elections. We are excited to announce that the 2017 #VOTEwithJUSTICE Municipal Elections Catalog is finally here.

You can view the 2017 Elections Catalog at:
www.VOTEwithJUSTICE.org right now!


Is Your Candidate a CHAMPION or SUPPORTER of Justice?

Over 20 organizations came together to ask candidates their position on solutions to 13 issues our communities face. See how the mayoral candidates fared right here:

*Candidates who supported this question have all stated it was done in error and they are fully opposed to any and all forms of discrimination against LGBTQ people. A no (oppose) vote is often a vote that protects our communities.

Check out and share their answers from the Atlanta JwJ Facebook Page.
Also, you can call us at 404-913-9595 to request paper copies.



JOIN THE ATLANTA JwJ STREET TEAM!!!

We will be canvassing sharing the 2017 Election Catalog every:

Monday - Thursday from 2 pm - 7 pm

Saturday & Sundays from 10 am - 3 pm

Meet us at the Georgia Hill Center Room 212: 250 Georgia Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30312

Join us on the doors we need your support!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

VICTORY! CITY OF ATLANTA WORKERS WON 15!!! #FIGHTFOR15


City of Atlanta Restores Commitment to Living Wages, Passing $15 minimum wage for City Workers

(Atlanta, GA) – The City of Atlanta unanimously approved raising all city workers to a $15 minimum wage as a part of the FY2018 Budget vote. City of Atlanta workers will receive at least $13 per hour on July 1, 2017, $14 per hour in 2018, and finally to a $15 minimum wage in 2019. Over 1000 firefighters, sanitation, parks & recreation, watershed, and other employees will now see their wages move up to at least $15 an hour, moving many of them out of poverty.

Seven year Atlanta parks and recreation worker Marquee Scales who earned just $12.85 before the move said “I am abundantly thankful that the Council and the Mayor have decided to prioritize the needs of all workers in this budget”.

Atlanta Jobs with Justice held the first fight for $15 rally in 2013 to support fast food workers going on strike for $15 and a union. The courage of workers that day showed that today’s victory for workers was possible. Atlanta Jobs with Justice has been working with city workers, community, labor, and faith organizations since 2016 to advocate that the City of Atlanta restore its promise of living wages from 2005.

“Now with this vote, city workers can see a brighter future that provides for their basic needs, especially as the cost of living in the city has been rapidly increasing.”, Neil Sardana Atlanta Jobs with Justice Coalition Coordinator.

Atlanta is the latest victory in the Fight for $15 movement which has swept the nation with workers of all backgrounds standing up for fair wages and the right to unionize. per hour for their employees. This win today is proof that Georgia and the South are still moving forward with a commitment to living wages and working families.

“Let this victory tell all working people that we must continue our fight for progressive values and our community’s needs in spite of the recent surge in conservative ideology.”, Shannan Reaze Executive Director of Atlanta Jobs with Justice

This policy stands in stark contrast to Georgia’s minimum wage of $5.15 an hour, one of the lowest state minimum wage policies in the nation. It also raises a concern over Georgia’s Minimum Wage Preemption Law which forbids city and county governments from raising the minimum wage in the private sector. Atlanta Jobs with Justice will continue to fight to make sure all workers earn a living wages.

The Atlanta $15 minimum wage ordinance championed in partnership between Atlanta Jobs with Justice, ATL Raise Up, AFSCME 1644, PACE Atlanta, Atlanta Professional Fire Fighters, individual city workers, Councilmembers Felicia Moore, Andre Dickens, and Carla Smith.