Sep 5, 2013
Jobs with Justice is celebrating its silver anniversary with a new book: "Jobs with Justice, 25 Years, 25 Voices."
A series of moving interviews and first-person stories, the book gives voice to the community, labor, immigrant, student, and faith activists that have built JwJ. On each page, activists tell us why the organization's core principal – the power of solidarity between unions, community groups, and immigrant, student, and faith organizations – continues to drive its victories at the local, national, and international levels. They tell us how the belief in solidarity leads not only to short-term alliances, but also to transformed relationships and permanent coalitions. They tell us how it has led – and will lead – to concrete victories for social and economic justice.
It includes an introduction from JwJ founder and CWA President Larry Cohen, as well as perspectives from CWA activists Margaret Butler and John Ryan, newcomers like Ai-Jen Poo of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and the locally-based, working-class men and women who have built JwJ from the ground up.
Get your own copy at http://www.jwj.org/book.
Tomorrow in San Francisco, JwJ will be celebrating the release of the book at a Labor at the Crossroads forum, which will feature a presentation on labor community coalition building and innovative labor organizing strategies with Cohen.