Fighting for Workers’ Rights

Our multiracial coalition based in San Francisco won the country’s first $15 minimum wage, tuition-free higher education program and fair scheduling law for retail workers. Our victories make real differences in the lives of working people, and spark movements nationwide.

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current work

Workers don’t lead single issue lives — working families need secure jobs with living wages plus accessible healthcare, quality public education, affordable housing and a liveable climate.

Housing for workers

Together with a strong coalition of community, housing and labor partners, JwJ scored a major victory for the city’s low and middle income workers as we pushed for and won SF’s “Housing our Workers” legislation. Introduced by Supervisor Haney, the legislation will generate over $400 million in funding in under a decade for affordable housing for workers and transitional housing for homeless people—all paid for by developers building large offices in the city. In deepening our support for “Housing for Workers,” JwJ also partnered with UESF and SEIU 1021 to do tenants rights trainings for over 50 union members.

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covid & just recovery

The COVID pandemic has been a disaster for workers. Since the shut down began, JwJ has organized support for low-wage workers, workers of color, immigrant workers, undocumented workers, and nontraditional workers such as domestic workers, day laborers and gig workers, focusing on worker’s top economic priorities of income, benefits and housing.

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solidarity & racial justice

The most important thing we do as JwJ is to have each other’s backs when times are hardest. JwJ performs a crucial movement role of bringing groups together in intersectional solidarity and building power so that we can win bigger victories together.

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climate justice & just transition

Our climate justice work engages unions, worker centers, and community organizations in the movement to meet international climate goals  and create a just transition for workers into good jobs that benefit communities and the planet. With historically destructive wildfires, long-term droughts and power shut-offs now a regular part of life in California, the climate crisis has a devastating impact on working-class and communities of color. 

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victories &


Ten years ago, community and union leaders created JwJ to build lasting relationships, mutual solidarity and greater power. Together we won bigger.

Bay ResIstance

On the eve of Trump’s inauguration, Jobs with Justice alongside Bay Rising and San Francisco Rising founded Bay Resistance, a broad and diverse network of 50 organizations ready to defend our communities, our movements, and our planet.

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labor for black lives

In 2014, JwJ convened labor and community organizations to support the Movement for Black Lives, organizing actions and workshops, mobilizing labor contingents to marches and deepening member education around M4BL.

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free city college

JwJ helped build an exciting coalition of labor, community and student organizations who campaigned to make City College of SF tuition-free, as it was before 1983.

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