This longtime community ally really stepped up for the local labor movement in 2016, spearheading the campaign that will make Paid Family and Medical Leave a reality for half a million workers in DC. JUFJ also continued to deliver on their usual wide-ranging agenda of political work with labor throughout the year, including supporting striking Verizon workers for the duration of the strike. The annual Labor Seder has become one of the most popular and moving events on the local labor calendar, bringing together the Jewish, activist, labor, and nonprofit communities to celebrate the liberation story of the Exodus and connect it to present-day struggles in our region. Drawing on a tradition of Jewish commitment to justice, JUFJ has been an incredibly effective ally in the community, seeking to repair the world by concentrating on issues of local concern, including paid sick leave and the Fight for $15. photo courtesy JUFJ
This is the first in a series of profiles of the winners of the 2016 EWL awards, which will be presented at the 40th annual Evening with Labor on March 25 at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Click here for details on how to place an ad in the program book or purchase tickets.