Wednesdays, we will continue to leaflet Verizon Wireless stores across Rhode Island. We need to educate Verizon Wireless costumers to pressure Verizon for a fair contract! We are coordinating a Wireless Wednesdays. Get your union, community group or church to adopt a store and leaflet from 12-2pm or from 5-7pm. Sign up to take 2 hour shifts to help leaflet outside a Verizon Wireless store near you. Can you help leaflet next Wednesday, to make a difference in this important struggle?
Sign up for a shift to help leaflet at the Verizon Store closest to you. We want to make sure that we have stores covered from 12-2pm and from 5-7pm. To sign up for shifts go to:
PROVIDENCE: Providence Place Mall
WARWICK: 399 Bald Hill Road
SEEKONK: 20 Commerce Way Seekonk, MA 02771 (with Mass. JwJ)
SMITHFIELD: 371 Putnam Pike, STE A 305 Smithfield, RI 02917
NORTH KINGSTOWN: Space One 1310 Ten Rod Road
JOHNSTON: BJ’s 200 Stonehill Drive
COVENTRY: BJ’s 790 Centre of New England Blvd.
MIDDLETOWN: BJ’s 172 East Main Road
OR A STORE NEAR YOU!
For more information go to http://www.cwa-union.org/pages/adopt_a_store
DO NOT GO TO VERIZON WIRELESS STORES WITHOUT COORDINATING WITH RI JWJ
WE HAVE INSTRUCTIONS THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED!
email@example.com 401-338-1665 www.rijwj.net
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Dozens of Rhode Island citizens, outraged by the service cuts that have been proposed for the state’s public transit system, will come together to protest the proposals outside Providence City Hall near where a public hearing was being held on the reductions. If the cuts go forward as planned, 39 routes will suffer reductions in service, and 8 routes face elimination entirely.
Concerned citizens will talk about how they are outraged over the proposed route reductions. Residents will also hold signs and ask bystanders to sign petitions, to show that we must fund RIPTA sustainably rather than address its deficit by making cuts on the backs of the Rhode Island’s most vulnerable people..
WHEN: 1:30pm, Monday, August 1st media event outside Providence City Hall, 2 blocks from URI Providence Campus
WHERE: Burnside Memorial Statue in Kennedy Plaza, Providence
Join us August 5-7 at the National Jobs with Justice Conference! Click here: tiny.cc/rijwjsignup to register to be a part of the RI contingent!
The Jobs with Justice National Conference is just a few weeks away! We have some exciting program pieces coming together. Check it out:
-Stop the War on Workers Program: Strategize new ways to build worker power in our communities, our country, & our world!
-Workers Unite to Turn the Tide on Immigration Enforcement Program: Learn from each other about the corporate plan to divide workers and strategize the fight back.
-Caring Across Generations Program: learn more about the campaign & develop an action plan for the next stage of the CARE campaign.
Click here for more exciting updates on the JwJ blog!
Student Labor Action Conference:
Providence SLAP will be departing from the RI JwJ office (280 Broadway Ste 201 Providence RI) at midnight on the 4th and will drive overnight to DC. The rest of the RI Contingent will depart at midnight of the 5th from the RI JwJ office. For more information call 401 338 1665
Thursday July 14, 2pm - 4pm
Where: For those closer to Central Falls, meet at Fuerza’s office at 2pm. For those closer to Providence, meet in Conlan Memorial Park, at the corner of Waverly & Sorrento at 2:30pm. The Bakery is located at 598 Cranston Street, Providence. (map)
Why: These actions are being planned by Fuerzal Laboral and one of our members, Luis Lopez, to address the extreme labor exploitation that his former employer, Byron Juarez, is committing.
Wednesday, June 29th at 4pm
RI State House, Providence
In order for the Fair Contracting Standards legislation to have any chance of passing we need to have as many rank and file union and community members at the state house TOMORROW at 4pm.
Worker misclassification as independent contractors instead of W-2 employees deprives workers of their legally entitled wages. We view this as wage theft.
RI JwJ urges all to come to encourage your legislators to level the playing field for workers and our communities by passing H-5936.
RALLY AGAINST RACIAL PROFILING!
SUPPORT THE COMPREHENSIVE RACIAL PROFILING PREVENTION ACT!
TUESDAY, JUNE 28th, 3:30pm
RI STATE HOUSE
On Tuesday, June 28th, the RI House of Representatives will vote on the Comprehensive Racial Profiling Prevention Act (H 5263A). The vote was originally scheduled for June 21st, but was delayed one week.
A summary of the bill is available at http://www.riaclu.org/documents/2011CRPBillBulletPoints.pdf, and a fact sheet is available athttp://www.riaclu.org/documents/RacialProfiling_TheFacts.pdf.
We will rally to demand the passage of the bill, then go to the House floor to speak directly with the Representatives before going to watch the vote from the balcony.
This bill is supported by more than two dozen community organizations who see daily the consequences of racial profiling and the effect it has on all Rhode Islanders. The bill is the result of significant negotiation and compromise, and had the support of the Rhode Island Police Chiefs Association until they suddenly and inexplicably reversed their position a week after the bill was heard in committee. Racial profiling has continued unabated since the first racial profiling law was passed ten years ago. The community has worked for five years to get this vote. Don’t let racial profiling continue in Rhode Island for another year.
Take action to stop racial profiling by clicking HERE!
This bill is supported by more than two dozen community organizations who see daily the consequences of racial profiling and the effect it has on all Rhode Islanders. The bill is the result of significant negotiation and compromise, and had the support of the Rhode Island Police Chiefs Association until they suddenly and inexplicably reversed their position a week after the bill was heard in committee.
Racial profiling has continued unabated since the first racial profiling law was passed ten years ago. The community has worked for five years to get this vote. Don’t let racial profiling continue in Rhode Island for another year.With your help, we can stop racial profiling in Rhode Island!
This Thursday, June 16th, the Rhode Island Board of Regents will consider a proposal that threatens the health of Rhode Island public schools and the strength of our communities…
The Board will discuss the First Cranston Mayor Academyh, part of a network of 5 charter schools that would be run by Achievement First, a national education organization. The academy would divert funds and resources from Providence and Cranston Public Schools, taking jobs from local teachers and sending local taxpayer money to an out-of-state organization and their executives. It would also drain students from Providence and Cranston, thereby forcing the closure of more neighborhood schools and reducing school choice.
Join us at the Board of Regents Meeting on Thursday to say NO to this dangerous proposal and to defend public education in Rhode Island!
WHEN: 11AM, Thursday, June 16th
WHERE: Room 501, Rhode Island Department of Education, 255 Westminster Street, Providence
Cranston Bus Drivers need your support to stand up against privatization!
90 union members of Laborers Local 1322 are facing job loss because of proposed privatization of the Cranston School Bus Drivers.
4:30pm, Monday, May 9th at Western Hills Junior High School (400 Phenix Ave, Cranston, RI 02920)
Please invite your family and friends to attend this important rally and sign the petition to oppose the privatization of the Cranston School Bus Drivers:
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Make Providence Strong!
On Wednesday, May 11, Mayor Taveras is hosting “A Stronger Providence Day” at the State House to celebrate and showcase Providence. But we can’t make our cities stronger by weakening worker rights! We can’t make Providence Stronger by attacking workers or closing schools!
Join those who work everyday to make Providence Stronger at a solidarity rally: Wednesday, May 11 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the State House Rotunda.
Upcoming May Day Planning Meetings
May Day is coming, join us to plan for it!
10:00am, Friday, April 8 at DARE 340 Lockwood St. Providence, RI 02907
(Spanish/English interpreting provided)
5:30pm, Tuesday, April 11 at RI Jobs with Justice/Trabajos con Justicia 280 Broadway Suite 201, Providence, RI 02903
(English/Spanish interpreting & childcare provided)
Saturday, April 2, 2011
UFCW Local 328, 278 Silver Spring Street, Providence, RI 02907
Plan our future efforts together and vote on the new Organizing Committee
Each RI JwJ member organization is welcome to bring 3 representatives (maximum 2 staff) to our Steering Committee meeting.
Please let us know if you are able to attend and how many people you will be bringing from your group. Non-member groups are welcome to attend as observers.
- Hear recommendations from the RI JwJ Organizing Committee about potential JwJ campaigns
- Discuss and vote on the Organizing Committee for 2011
Light refreshments will be served & Spanish translation provided
Please call if childcare is needed
For more information contact: Rhode Island Jobs with Justice
401-338-1665, fax: 401-454-4768, firstname.lastname@example.org