Fair Work Week Legislation

Unpredictable scheduling is on the rise across the country as the part-time and around-the-clock labor force expands, and there is a growing movement to give employees, most of them low-wage, more control over when they work.

Jobs with Justice is working with Coalition partners to introduce, lobby for and pass Fair Scheduling reform in the Massachusetts State legislature.

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Fair Share Amendment

Massachusetts Jobs with Justice is a coalition member of the Raise Up Massachusetts. The Fair Share Amendment is a proposal to amend the Massachusetts Constitution, creating an additional tax of four percentage points on the portion of a person’s annual income that is above $1 million. The new revenue generated by the tax would be spent on quality public education, affordable public colleges and universities, and the repair and maintenance of roads, bridges, and public transportation. To ensure that the tax continues to apply only to the highest-income taxpayers, the $1 million threshold would be adjusted each year to reflect cost-of-living increases.

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Immigrant Rights Organizer

Massachusetts Jobs with Justice (www.massjwj.net) is seeking a organizer to coordinate and carry out the overall work of the organization, including coalition building, campaigns, communications and administration of our community labor coalition in Massachusetts.

The Organizer will work with Jobs with Justice staff, partners, and activists to carry out the work of our organization and participate fully in the planning and implementation of our work-plan as outlined by our Steering and Executive Committee. The Organizer will work under the supervision of our Co-Directors based in our headquarters in Boston.

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Free Eduardo!

We are devastated to let you know that our beloved friend, leader, and mentor to many, Eduardo Samaniego, has been detained and put into an immigration detention facility near Atlanta. He went to visit family and friends for some needed rest, but instead has been caught up in the unjust immigration system. We are going to need all hands on deck to #FreeEduardo and support him in every way that we can. Please sign onto a petition which is forthcoming and be ready for additional solidarity.

Gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/emergency-fund-for-eduardo

#FreeEduardo #LiberarEduardo #AbolishICE #NoCreoEnFronteras

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How to help your loved one in Suffolk Detention Center (pdf)

This short guide helps you to navigate the Suffolk County system to help your loved one and includes information on how to Find your loved one, How to add money to commissary account, How to create a telephone account, How to visit (Attorney visits, Consular visits, Clergy visits, Spiritual support visits), How to write letters

How to help your loved one in Suffolk Detention Center (Google doc, Portugese)

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