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December 10, 2015

Nike: Just Do the Right Thing

Nike recently announced it would no longer allow its factories to be inspected by independent monitors from the Worker Rights Consortium, instead insisting it would only allow inspections by an organization notorious for whitewashing sweatshop abuses – an organization funded by the very same companies it claims to monitor.

As the largest athletic clothing manufacturer in the world, Nike sets a standard that is followed by many other apparel companies. That’s why it’s so important we don’t let Nike get away with doing the wrong thing. Help us ensure more companies don’t shirk their responsibility to the men and women who work in their factories!

Take action now!

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November 23, 2015

Stand With Retail Employees – During the Holidays and All Year-Round!

No one should have to work during the holidays to make up for the low wages they were paid or the too few hours they were scheduled for during the rest of the year.

Large profitable retailers have been breaking the rules in favor of their bottom line – whether by staying open on holidays and keeping working people away from their families, or intentionally denying them strong wages, sane schedules and stable hours all year-round.

This Thanksgiving, Jobs With Justice is standing with retail employees and calling for fair wages and schedules throughout the year so that no one has to depend on working holiday shifts to make ends meet.

If you believe:

  • Everyone deserves to have year-round economic stability with decent pay, benefits and a say in the workplace,
  • work schedules should be fair, predictable, and sustainable,
  • and paid holiday leave should be the rule, not the exception.

then join us as we fight to change how retail employees are treated – not just around the holidays, but all year.

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October 21, 2015

Demand Urban Outfitters Drop On-Call Schedules!

All working people need schedules they can rely on, which is why it should be good news that Urban Outfitters has promised to give its store associates at least a week’s notice of their work schedules. But there’s a catch. The new policy only applies to employees at its New York stores.

If Urban Outfitters can end on-call scheduling in New York state, why not the rest of the country too?

Tell Urban Outfitters to adopt fair schedules for retail employees everywhere!

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October 6, 2015

Tell UPS: Drop ALEC!

For decades, ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, has successfully – albeit secretively – pushed a powerful Big Business agenda by promoting copycat state legislation essentially written by corporations. ALEC finally attracted major criticism for advancing anti-democratic voter ID laws, anti-union right-to-work laws and – most infamously – pro-violence “stand your ground” laws. Since 2011, ALEC-affiliated state legislators have enacted 11 laws to weaken or repeal the minimum wage!

Given the widespread outrage over ALEC’s terrible political agenda, companies like Coca-Cola, Kraft, Google, Wells Fargo – and even Walmart – ended their “pay to play” membership in the organization over the past few years.

It’s easy to see why UPS employees don’t want their company to be part of this radical organization. Will you support them?

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July 20, 2015

Working Families Need Overtime Protection

Update as of 8/26/15: We’ve submitted more than 5,000 of your comments to the Department of Labor. Stay tuned!

Hard work should be rewarded with good pay!

That’s why the Obama Administration has proposed a major fix to the problem of too many Americans who are forced to work overtime in low paying jobs for no additional pay. By more than doubling the amount eligible employees can earn while still getting the security of overtime protection, nearly 5 million people stand to benefit.

Of course, it’s not a done deal. You can bet the big business lobby doesn’t want the overtime rules updated, as they don’t want our time to become more valuable. They’re trying to kill this proposal and we can’t let that happen.

We need to make sure the Department of Labor knows that there is overwhelming support for reforming overtime rules. Send a message to the Department of Labor now! You can use our pre-filled letter, or tell your own story of why overtime protections need to be expanded.

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May 29, 2015

Tell the House to Vote NO on Fast Track!

Fast Track legislation has passed out of the Senate and is headed for the the House of Representatives. Any day now, your representatives may vote on this dangerous legislation that would grant Congress license to expedite secret job-killing trade policies written by the 1% for the 1% that will kill jobs.

Call your representative NOW and demand they vote NO on Fast Track!

Here’s what to do:

  1. Call 1-855-980-2349. You will be directed to your representative’s office.
  2. Use these talking points:

— Hi there, my name is [NAME] and as a [STATE] resident, I am calling to urge you to vote against Fast Track, which would pave the way for the Trans-Pacific Partnerships.

— I’ve had enough of bad trade deals that trade U.S. jobs to the lowest bidder and increase the power of multinational corporations and Wall Street over our democracy.

— I urge you to stand up to this corporate power grab and vote NO on fast-track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Thank you.

  1. Use the comment box below to let us know how your call with your representative’s office went! Were you able to leave a message or speak with someone directly? Did he or she indicate your representative’s position on the legislation?

Need more information on why Fast Track is bad for workers and communities? Here you go!

Once Fast Track authority is granted, Congress is allowed only limited debate on pending trade deals and is unable to offer improvements through amendments. That means it’s practically impossible for workers and consumers to have a voice on trade policies that may hurt them and their communities in the future – exactly as the corporate lobbyists negotiating these deals in private intended!

Fast Track wouldn’t allow adequate public scrutiny of significant trade deals and how they will affect American jobs, labor rights, the environment, food safety and other important issues. In other words, Fast Track would grant Congress license to expedite secretly negotiated trade policies written by the 1% for the 1%.

Trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, drafted by special interests in the backrooms of power, should be subject to vigorous democratic debate. “Fast Track” limits Congress’ ability to oppose specific provisions within trade agreements that would never pass on their own. We know from the record of failed trade deals like NAFTA that these provisions have a devastating impact on jobs, wages and communities. It’s time to learn a lesson from the millions of jobs lost because of trade deals passed under Fast Track authority.

Please call your representative now at 1-855-980-2349!

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April 16, 2015

Tell Congress to Vote NO on Fast Track

Fast Track legislation has just been introduced in Congress. Any day now, your representatives may vote on this dangerous legislation that would grant Congress license to expedite secret trade policies written by the 1% for the 1% that will kill jobs.

Call your representatives NOW and demand they vote NO on Fast Track!

Here’s what to do:

  1. Call 1-855-980-2349. You will be directed to your representative’s office.
  2. Use these talking points:

— Hi there, my name is [NAME] and as a [STATE] resident, I am calling to urge you to vote against Fast Track, which would pave the way for the Trans-Pacific Partnerships.

— I’ve had enough of bad trade deals that trade U.S. jobs to the lowest bidder and increase the power of multinational corporations and Wall Street over our democracy.

— I urge you to stand up to this corporate power grab and vote NO on fast-track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Thank you.

  1. Use the comment box below to let us know how your call with your representative’s office went! Were you able to leave a message or speak with someone directly? Did he or she indicate your representative’s position on the legislation?

Need more information on why Fast Track is bad for workers and communities? Here you go!

Once Fast Track authority is granted, Congress is allowed only limited debate on pending trade deals and is unable to offer improvements through amendments. That means it’s practically impossible for workers and consumers to have a voice on trade policies that may hurt them and their communities in the future – exactly as the corporate lobbyists negotiating these deals in private intended!

Fast Track wouldn’t allow adequate public scrutiny of significant trade deals and how they will affect American jobs, labor rights, the environment, food safety and other important issues. In other words, Fast Track would grant Congress license to expedite secretly negotiated trade policies written by the 1% for the 1%.

Trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, drafted by special interests in the backrooms of power, should be subject to vigorous democratic debate. “Fast Track” limits Congress’ ability to oppose specific provisions within trade agreements that would never pass on their own. We know from the record of failed trade deals like NAFTA that these provisions have a devastating impact on jobs, wages and communities. It’s time to learn a lesson from the millions of jobs lost because of trade deals passed under Fast Track authority.

Please call your representative now at 1-855-980-2349!

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March 4, 2015

Tell Your Representative to Oppose Fast Track!

Please make a quick phone call today to tell your representative why you oppose Fast Track!

Here’s what to do:

  1. Call 1-855-980-2349. You will be directed to your representative’s office.
  2. Use these talking points:

— Hi there, as a [STATE] resident, I am calling to urge you to vote against Fast Track, which would pave the way for the Trans-Pacific Partnerships.

— I’ve had enough of bad trade deals that trade U.S. jobs to the lowest bidder and increase the power of multinational corporations and Wall Street over our democracy.

— I urge you to stand up to this corporate power grab and vote NO on fast-track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Thank you.

  1. Use the comment box below to let us know how your call with your representative’s office went! Were you able to leave a message or speak with someone directly? Did he or she indicate your representative’s position on the legislation?

Need more information on why Fast Track is bad for workers and communities? Here you go!

Once Fast Track authority is granted, Congress is allowed only limited debate on pending trade deals and is unable to offer improvements through amendments. That means it’s practically impossible for workers and consumers to have a voice on trade policies that may hurt them and their communities in the future – exactly as the corporate lobbyists negotiating these deals in private intended!

Fast Track wouldn’t allow adequate public scrutiny of significant trade deals and how they will affect American jobs, labor rights, the environment, food safety and other important issues. In other words, Fast Track would grant Congress license to expedite secretly negotiated trade policies written by the 1% for the 1%.

Trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, drafted by special interests in the backrooms of power, should be subject to vigorous democratic debate. “Fast Track” limits Congress’ ability to oppose specific provisions within trade agreements that would never pass on their own. We know from the record of failed trade deals like NAFTA that these provisions have a devastating impact on jobs, wages and communities. It’s time to learn a lesson from the millions of jobs lost because of trade deals passed under Fast Track authority.

Please call your representative now at 1-855-980-2349!

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January 26, 2015

Tell McDonald’s to End Racial Discrimination Now!

They were told they didn’t “fit the profile” – and then they were fired. Ten McDonald’s workers were fired for no reason amid racial and sexual harassment – one McDonald’s manager said simply, “There are too many black people in the store.”

It’s not right – McDonald’s needs to end discrimination and harassment and pay these workers back pay and damages now.

Write to the company now!

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January 21, 2015

Say NO to Fast Track

Last night, in his State of the Union address, President Obama signaled his support for trade promotion authority, commonly called “Fast Track,” for trade deals. While it may have sounded appealing and reasonable in his speech, Fast Track turns out to be quite problematic in practice. Once Fast Track authority is granted, Congress is allowed only limited debate on pending trade deals and is unable to offer improvements through amendments. That means it’s practically impossible for workers and consumers to have a voice on trade policies that may hurt them and their communities in the future – exactly as the corporate lobbyists negotiating these deals in private intended!

Fast Track wouldn’t allow adequate public scrutiny of significant trade deals and how they will affect American jobs, labor rights, the environment, food safety and other important issues prior to authorization. In other words, Fast Track would grant Congress license to expedite secretly negotiated trade policies written by the 1% for the 1%.

Corporate lobbyists are convinced they can trick this new Congress into welcoming Fast Track. Those of us who care about democracy and transparency need to ensure dangerous Fast Track legislation doesn’t move forward.

Will you take two minutes to call your representative to vote NO on Fast Track? Call now at 1-888-804-8311. Here’s a call script to help you out:

Hi, as a concerned [STATE] constituent, I’m calling to urge you to vote against Fast Track. Please don’t give up your responsibility to represent me when it comes to trade policy. Thank you.

Trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, drafted by special interests in the backrooms of power, should be subject to vigorous democratic debate. “Fast Track” limits Congress’ ability to oppose specific provisions within trade agreements that would never pass on their own. We know from the record of failed trade deals like NAFTA that these provisions have a devastating impact on jobs, wages and communities. It’s time to learn a lesson from the millions of jobs lost because of trade deals passed under Fast Track authority.

Americans deserve a fair process that gives Congress the opportunity to influence trade deals and to send bad trade deals back to the negotiating table for improvement. If you agree, join with Jobs With Justice and groups across the country who are calling on Congress to say NO to Fast Track. Call your representative by dialing 1-888-804-8311 TODAY.