Rauner protest March 6th 2015
Black Friday Protests 2014
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Lasalle street tax sign-on letter for legislators

LST-Legislator-sign-on-letter PDF Governor Rauner, As elected representatives of the people of Illinois, we express our outrage at your proposed “Turnaround Agenda” for Illinois, including proposed budget cuts. The Agenda would slash funding for programs that are vital for Illinois communities and individuals. We are deeply disturbed by the callous disregard for the well‐being of Illinois’… Continue Reading

Community Meeting on the State Budget, Human Services and Attacks on Workers’ Rights!

Join Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice, Chicago Jobs with Justice, the Alliance for Community Services and allied organizations for a community meeting on the crisis over our state budget and the governor’s attack on union workers. Protect Workers’ Rights! Fund Vital State Services! Raise Revenue the Right Way! Sunday July 19th 2:00 – 4:00 PM… Continue Reading

Community Meeting on the State Budget, Human Services and Attacks on Workers’ Rights!

Join Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice, Chicago Jobs with Justice, the Alliance for Community Services and allied organizations for a community meeting on the crisis over our state budget and the governor’s attack on union workers. Protect Workers’ Rights! Fund Vital State Services! Raise Revenue the Right Way! Sunday July 19th 2:00 – 4:00 PM… Continue Reading

Lasalle street tax sign-on letter for legislators

LST-Legislator-sign-on-letter PDF Governor Rauner, As elected representatives of the people of Illinois, we express our outrage at your proposed “Turnaround Agenda” for Illinois, including proposed budget cuts. The Agenda would slash funding for programs that are vital for Illinois communities and individuals. We are deeply disturbed by the callous disregard for the well‐being of Illinois’… Continue Reading

Letter From Illinois Single Payer Coalition

NIJWJ recieved the following letter from the Illinois Single Payer Coalition. We as members of the Illinois Single-Payer Coalition Labor Outreach Committee (ISPC LOC) are writing to express both our thanks for Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice’s support of single- payer health care, and our desire to work together in the future. Specifically, we renew… Continue Reading

Taxing Finance – the Importance of an FTT

Why should finance be taxed? There are several good arguments. First, there is the issue of justice: the financial sector was the driver of the 2008 financial panic and subsequent Great Recession. They should pay. Second, there is the Willie Sutton argument –we face significant revenue shortfall and the financial sector is “where the money… Continue Reading

Black Friday Protests 2014

Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice PROTESTED WALMART because they pay their workers low wages, give them unpredictable and unreasonable work schedules, and retaliate against those workers who assert their rights to take action for better conditions. We Stand With Walmrt Workers Continue Reading

Fund-raiser for Illinois Fair Trade Coalition

This Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 2:30 PM start time at Third Unitarian Church of Chicago 301 N. Mayfield, Chicago, IL 60644 (This is two blocks east of Austin Blvd. and one block south of CTA Green line station at Austin). Program and light refreshments (NOTE: RSVP WOULD HELP TO DETERMINE REFRESHMENT PURCHASE) Speakers include… Continue Reading