Monday, March 31, 2014

Thursday ! ATL Workers Raise Up Against Wage Theft!




Join local fast food workers & community leaders for a rally to stop wage theft.

WHEN: Thursday, April 3rd - 6 PM
WHERE: 495 Moreland Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30316
(Corner of Moreland & Glenwood) (Map/Directions)

ATL Raise Up + Atlanta Jobs with Justice are hosting our 2nd Atlanta Wage Theft Action highlighting the widespread issue of workers having wages stolen by their employers in the fast food industry.

Join us for a creative street demonstration highlighting the issue of wage theft and stand with local fast-food workers as they share their stories and fight to win back their stolen wages.

We will not stand by while fast food companies are robbing their employees of their already low-wages by forcing them to work off the clock, shaving hours off their time cards and not paying them overtime, among other practices. We demand that fast food companies like McDonald’s, which earned nearly $5.6 billion in profits in 2013, pay back the stolen wages and stop its illegal theft of workers’ pay.


Please join us this Thursday at 6pm, workers need your support!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Wage Theft Wednesday - March 19th 12pm

!Wage Theft Wednesday!
Join us for a  Rally + Press Conference to stand with local McDonald’s workers and fast-food workers from other companies as they share their stories of wage theft.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 19 - 12 PM
WHERE: Corporate Owned McDonalds
3531 Flat Shoals Rd Decatur, GA 30034

ATL Raise Up + Atlanta Jobs with Justice are hosting the first Wage Theft Wednesday highlighting the widespread issue of workers having their wages stolen in the fast food industry. We are joining a nationwide series of actions calling on the McDonalds to stop its illegal wage theft.

McDonalds is being sued in three states over widespread wage theft and we're finding that these issues exist here in Atlanta as well. We will not stand by while McDonald’s is robbing their employees of their already low-wages by forcing them to work off the clock, shaving hours off their time cards and not paying them overtime, among other practices. We demand that McDonald’s, which earned nearly $5.6 billion in profits in 2013, pay back the stolen wages and stop its illegal theft of workers’ pay.

Don't get Hamburgled by McDonalds!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Georgia Politicians Stop Playing Politics with Our Lives! Stand Against HB 990

Georgia Politicians are playing politics with our lives and our healthcare! They are promoting HB 990 a bill that will create more barriers to over 650,000 Georgians from receiving the healthcare that they deserve and for which they have been paying their hard-earned tax-dollars

For every year that Gov. Deal prevents the expansion of Medicaid, we know that 3,600 of our loved ones, family members, friends, coworkers, neighbors, and other Georgia citizens are at risk of dying from a lack of access to healthcare.

Please call Chairwoman of the Health and Human Services Committee, Senator Renee Unterman - 404-463-1368, to express your opposition to HB 990.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Georgia State Bus Drivers are Under Attack! Your action is needed.

Teamsters Right now, students in Atlanta are working to build a group to support bus drivers at Georgia State who are majority women of color and are under attack by MV Transportation, a private company on campus.

In spring 2013, MV Transportation was awarded the contract to provide student bus transportation on campus. The company immediately laid off 25 union bus drivers who were represented by Teamsters Local 728 and employed by First Transit, and reduced their starting wage overnight from $11.50/hour to $10.00/hour. 

Will you sign our letter to Georgia State President Becker and tell him to demand that MV Transportation pay a living wage to GSU bus drivers?

On October 14, MV agreed to recognize Teamsters Local 728 to represent the current Georgia State drivers after 90% of the drivers signed cards declaring their support to unionize. Teamsters Local 728 is currently in collective bargaining negotiations regarding Georgia State's bus drivers' wages with MV. In an outrageous move, the company wants bus drivers to make less than an hourly living wage.

In the coming weeks, President Mark Becker of Georgia State University will be given a demand letter to immediately establish a base living wage for all current and future contracted bus drivers and to tell MV to pay a living wage to Georgia State bus drivers.

Contracting services at Georgia State and across the country are broken. MV Transportation says that they received the bid to provide bus transportation because they significantly underbid the unionized contractor by offering savings through reduced labor costs. Such trends in contract services at colleges and universities act to drive down standards for contracted campus workers — especially those that have fought hard over years to organize a union and bargain to raise their standards.

Will you stand with students and workers in Atlanta and send a message to President Becker?

P.S. After you send your message to President Becker, become a sustaining member of Atlanta Jobs with Justice. A small monthly contribution supports actions like these and keeps our local organization fighting and growing.

Monday, February 17, 2014

We can Still Stop the Unemployment Cuts to School Workers in the Senate!

Yesterday The GA House passed the Unemployment Cuts bill HB714 largely along party lines. Passing it 111 to 60.

The bill will now move to the GA Senate where we have a chance of stopping this attack on school workers, many of which who took care of our children during the infamous snowjam that left thousands stranded on the frozen streets.

HB 714 bill would make the previously overturned unemployment benefit cuts imposed by GA Labor Commissioner Mark Butler permanent in state​ law and expand these cuts to most contract and seasonal employees across GA.

Tell your Senators to stop this attack on low-income workers and the unemployed and that they should be thanking these workers for being heroes to our children and focusing on improving jobs or creating new good jobs in Georgia.