Educating, advocating & organizing for quality jobs with living wages and benefits
The Economic Justice Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Athens, Georgia
The Workers Center at EJC
Our mission is to educate, advocate and organize for quality jobs with living wages and benefits, with an explicit commitment to build worker power within BIPOC communities in Northeast Georgia. We accomplish this through voter registration & civic engagement, case management for workplace grievances, incubating cooperatively-owned businesses, and collective action to support organizing workers. By empowering workers to connect their working-conditions and living-conditions directly to the policy and legislation impacting them, we are bringing about positive change in our communities.
Civic Engagement & Voter Registration
Our team of canvassers has a direct boots-on-the-ground approach to registering voters, helping registered voters update their information, and educating voters on the issues that are important to all of the candidates running in races, from the local races in their hometowns to the national races.
Worker Empowerment & Leadership Development
Through the Workers Center at the EJC, we educate and cultivate worker-leaders who are empowered by their knowledge of their rights and ability to negotiate. The Workers Center assists workers in organizing a union in their workplace, recovering lost wages, or improving their working conditions.
Cooperative Business Incubation
Often, the most marginalized workers look to build their own businesses so that they can implement better working conditions in their industries. We support the incubation of worker-owned cooperatives and offer guidance and assistance in the upstart process for a new business.
Recent News & Updates
Have you experienced wage theft?
When an employer fails to give their workers their earned wages, they are stealing labor from their workers.
Reviving the Southern Black Labor Movement
Southern Black workers have a long record of forming unions to press their demands for justice—we once again need to build power at work as we have in the past.
Know Your Rights: No-Recording Policies
A February 13 ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) clarifies whether employees can be disciplined for recording conversations with management officials.