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Contemporary Jewish Labor Campaigns: The Labor Movement Begins at Home

Unit 1 , Lesson 8

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Contemporary Jewish Labor Campaigns: The Labor Movement Begins at Home

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Open the Gates of Justice is a clergy report on the working conditions at Hyatt hotels. You can also download the PDF of the full report.
Nathaniel Popper writes for the Forward about Jewish owners and Jewish organizers involved in a 2009 strike at Chicago's Congress Plaza hotel.
Read an account by a member of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) about a lobbying action for the Shalom Bayit campaign. More information about the campaign and how to get involved can be found on the JFREJ website.
Bend the Arc is working on the campaign for the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. They have also compiled sources that explain why fair treatment for domestic workers is a Jewish value.
Rabbis for Human Rights-North America supports the Campaign for Fair Food. Find resources, ways to take action, and information about the fact-finding mission to Immokalee, Florida.
Website for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a community-based organization of mainly Latino, Mayan Indian and Haitian immigrants working in low-wage jobs throughout the state of Florida. Organizing materials, information, and resources for learning more.
abUSed is a documentary about the 2008 immigration raid on the Agriprocessor, Inc. kosher meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa.
Website for Tav HaYosher, a grassroots initiative to create just workplaces in kosher restaurants. Includes a restaurant list, a description of standards, and resources for restaurants, workers, and community organizers.

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