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Saturday
Sep
10
2016
Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
Venue:
@
Samaritan Center
You won your election for Precinct Delegate - congratulations! Now what? If you're like most newly elected Precinct Delegates, you are super excited about taking your leadership to the next level and organizing in your community but may not know how. Join Good Jobs Now, a grassroots organization fighting for economic and social justice for "You Won...Now What? Precinct Delegate Training & Mobilization". Participants will learn how to build power in their community and will take action in advance of the November election. CONTACT Rebecca Thompson, Executive Director · rebecca@goodjobsnow.org · 2024922153
Tuesday
Nov
24
2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Good Jobs Now is a grassroots membership based organization that fights for economic and social justice for low-income Detroiters. We are building a powerful movement that will transform the city through issue and electoral organizing, legislative advocacy, and grassroots mobilization and we can't do it without you. Join us in the fight for economic justice for all Detroiters now! Dinner will be provided. Please email Rebecca Thompson if you need access to childcare. Rebecca Thompson · rebecca@goodjobsnow.org · 202.492.2153
Saturday
Oct
17
2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10am-1pm
10am-1pm
Venue:
@
Don Bosco Hall
Things are for Detroiters right now. Our poverty and unemployment rates are more than double the national averages; water rates are soaring (despite massive shutoffs and protests last summer); and crime in our neighborhoods is steadily on the rise. What's worse is that elected officials aren't being held accountable for decisions (and votes) that impact our communities. Enough is enough. It's time to build power in our neighborhoods. For the first time in 100 years Detroiters are electing city council members by district. We have the tremendous opportunity to build power in our neighborhoods and fight back when elected officials vote against our interests - but we need your help. Join Good Jobs Now as we begin rebuilding power in our neighborhoods one block at a time.
Saturday
Oct
3
2015
Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 10am-1pm
10am-1pm
Things are for Detroiters right now. Our poverty and unemployment rates are more than double the national averages; water rates are soaring (despite massive shutoffs and protests last summer); and crime in our neighborhoods is steadily on the rise. What's worse is that elected officials aren't being held accountable for decisions (and votes) that impact our communities. Enough is enough. It's time to build power in our neighborhoods. For the first time in 100 years Detroiters are electing city council members by district. We have the tremendous opportunity to build power in our neighborhoods and fight back when elected officials vote against our interests - but we need your help. Join Good Jobs Now as we begin rebuilding power in our neighborhoods one block at a time.
Wednesday
Apr
15
2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
A rally and march through the Wayne State University area calling for $15 and Full Time For All Workers." Meet at 5:00 p.m. at Peck Park, Brush and E. Kirby. People of all walks of life will join together in Detroit and 200 cities nationwide for a rally and march around the Wayne State University campus area. This is a historic moment in the fight for $15. http://April15.org
Thursday
Dec
4
2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
Southeast Michigan Jobs with Justice will provide you with more details as we get them
Tuesday
Mar
18
2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 9-11:30am
9-11:30am
Wages are stolen by employers of all sizes -- from giant corporations to shady small businesses. They steal from all kinds of workers from fast food workers to software engineers. contact: vas@goodjobsnow.org
Thursday
Mar
13
2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 6-7pm
6-7pm
Venue:
@
Detroit
Meeting at 2604 Fourth st. (Grand River), Detroit, MI 48201 Rally will take place at 10am with shuttles to the location. Come join fast food worker's who've experienced wage theft! Food is provided. A lawsuit has been filed against this injustice. We need your voice at this rally to coincide with the lawsuit filed against McDonalds.
Monday
Feb
3
2014
Monday, February 3, 2014 from 3:30-4:30pm
3:30-4:30pm
Help deliver Indiana warehouse workers' complaints to Matty Moroun's sweatshop company. afterwards Walmart 28804 Gratiot at 12 Mile, Roseville On January 5th the workers at a Walmart supply chain warehouse in Hammond, Indiana took direct action when bosses tried to force them to work in subzero weather. The unheated warehouse – heating equipment was removed when Walmart took it over – and the polar vortex made work unsafe. When management from Matty Moroun's Linc Logistics made threats the workers stood strong and shutting down the warehouse.
Thursday
Dec
5
2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 8-9am
8-9am
Venue:
@
Focus: HOPE
After a fun black Friday Wal-Mart rally yesterday with good press coverage and a big victory in Seattle with SEATAC $15/hr referendum that passed for all workers, we're tightening the pressure on the fast food industry and it's poverty wages for people. This Thursday, 8am we're having breakfast at Focus Hope with a major rally/action afterwards upon the fast food industry. This Thursday, Dec. 5 at 8 A.M. Good Jobs Now is having a breakfast in behalf of Detroit's fast food workers at Focus Hope, 1200 Oakman Blvd., Detroit. Details attached. (The West Conference room is in Focus Hope's Center for Advanced Technologies Building) After breakfast we will head to various rally locations. We aren't mentioning the restaurants where we will be rallying before strike day in order to protect the workers at those spots. Actions will begin at 9:30/10:00 AM. Jobs with Justice and the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO's Bernie's Brigade are asking you to join the support crowd for an hour and then help us drop fliers on residents' doors nearby so there's a second (or first) hit on their consciousness to the cause. This handout reads as follows: ____________________________________________________________________________ Hey, what's all that fuss about at McDonald's (Wendy's and Burger King and Taco Bell and KFC)? Fast food workers in Detroit and 59 other states are doing what autoworkers did in Detroit and Flint almost 80 years ago. They're getting together to demand a living wage and better working conditions. But all they do is flip burgers. And McDonald’s CEO is making $8.8 million a year for all that burger flipping. They say the workers are demanding $15 an hour. McDonald’s (Wendy's and Burger King, not the other guys) will have to charge $15 for a hamburger. A small carry-out burger and chicken sandwich spot in Dearborn Heights called “Moo Cluck Moo” is already paying its workers $15 an hour and their big-sized burgers only cost $5. If they can do it, why can't these major fast food chains do the same? What makes these burger flippers think they deserve $15 an hour? Every worker deserves a living wage. A full-time job should be a step out of poverty, not a permanent foot in it. If fast food workers get paid more, that means more money coming into their communities and everybody benefits from that, even McDonald's and Wendy's and Burger King and Taco Bell and KFC. Well, you got a point there. How can I help? Whenever you see a picket line at McDonald’s or Wendy’s or Burger King or Taco Bell, join it or at least don't buy anything from that place on that day. When you go, tell the fast food manager you believe the workers there should be better paid. Spread the word. Detroit is still a union town That means we still care about other people. We still have each other's back and we still fight for all. Southeast Michigan Jobs with Justice & Metro AFL-CIO’s “Bernie’s Bridgade”