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Grassroots Organizing Wins at the Massachusetts Ballot Box

Workers throughout Massachusetts had something to celebrate after the November 4 elections: voters overwhelmingly passed an Earned Sick Time bill! Eight years of grassroots organizing, perseverance and hard work provided a million workers in Massachusetts the right to earn sick … Read More

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A JOIN Alum on Values and a Growing Multiracial Family

Union organizer and JOIN alum Corey Hope Leaffer wrote recently for the Kolot Project blog, tackling personal and political issues: being a Jew in the labor movement, being in a multiracial family and looking forward to the birth of her … Read More

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Logan Workers and JOIN Fellow ask Airlines and Subcontractors to “Clean Up their Act”

Current JOIN Fellow Rose Levy is working with service workers’ union SEIU 32BJ. In April, workers held a rally to draw attention to their exposure to hazardous conditions on the job. A similar campaign is taking place in Philadelphia, where … Read More

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JOINing in to Raise Up Massachusetts

JOIN fellows, alumni and staff braved chilly winds to Raise Up Massachusetts at the State House this morning! Over 400 workers, clergy, parents and organizers crowded the State House steps and met with legislators to call for a raise in the Massachusetts … Read More

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Kosher For Passover Fair Trade Chocolate. Because We Were Slaves In Egypt.

This article was originally posted in the Sun Sentinel on March 17th, 2014. Jews give out apples and honey on Rosh Hashanah for a sweet new year. On Purim, members of Congregation Shaarei Kodesh in Boca Raton will give each other, family and … Read More

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Sara Luria is building a Mikveh

JOIN alum, Sara Luria,  is building a community mikveh or ritual bath house in New York City “designed so that it meets Jewish people in their lived experience… It’s another Jewish home for people … any transition can be set … Read More

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City of Philadelphia to Raise Minimum Wage for Airport Concessions Workers

In Philadelphia, POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower, and Rebuild) recently won increases in wages for approximately 1500 food and retail workers at Philadelphia International Airport.  Due to POWER and local union’s campaigns for economic justice at the airport, the … Read More

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The Fight For Environmental Justice

Bess Beller-Levesque, community organizer with Toxics Action Center, and JOIN alum from 2012-2013, this March organized the 27th annual Local Environmental Action Conference, a day-long day of training on environmental organizing, which brought together 325 people from all across New … Read More

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Youth Jobs Rally Turns Out Over 1,000 Teens

Dylan Lazerow and Dan Gelbtuch organized with the Youth Jobs Coalition, a statewide advocacy group, and brought together 1,000+ teens to march on the statehouse for youth jobs funding on Thursday, February 20, 2014. The action received over 50 local … Read More

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Building community with JOIN for Justice

By Rabbi Adam Baldachin Having recently graduated from the Jewish Theological Seminary, working as a pulpit rabbi comes with its challenges. I find myself often doing things I had previously only seen mentors do or even just heard about or … Read More

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