Thanks for Supporting EJC at our 17th Anniversary Celebration and Peter Pan Mini-Golf Fundraiser
Our October 4th fundraiser was an outstanding success, thanks to all those who supported EJC's work by helping sponsor the event and to the many of you who joined us in person or in spirit. The mini-golf fun and the justice camaraderie flowed every bit as freely as the beer from 4th Tap Co-op Brewery washing down the Franklin BBQ and Clay Pit vegetarian curry.
Even If you weren't able to sponsor or attend on October 4, it's never too late to Consider Donating or to Become an Event Sponsor, whom we will continue to celebrate throughout the year in recognition of your generous support for EJC, for workplace justice, and for immigrant justice across Texas.
As we now return to the vitally serious business of upholding justice for immigrant and low-wage working families in this challenging era, we are all the more grateful to enjoy the high-spirited and uplifting support we garner from people like you.
The Equal Justice Center continues to empower immigrant and low-wage working people to enforce their fundamental employment rights - even in this era when the rights of immigrants and workers are under widespread attack. Our clients' determined action, backed by EJC's legal representation, have recouped nearly $1 million in wage cases in the last year alone.
With our newest successes in 2018, EJC and its clients have this year surpassed a new milestone – more than $11 million total recovered in wage cases for low-wage working men and women, since EJC began its wage justice work with a small staff back in 2003.
These wage recoveries have come in cases brought by landscapers, restaurant workers, construction laborers, asbestos removal workers, agricultural and food processing workers, and cleaning service workers, among others. Their claims typically challenge employers’ complete non-payment of any wages; failure to pay workers for all of their work hours; or violations of laws requiring payment of minimum wage, overtime, or prevailing wage laws.
The EJC clients who have brought and won these cases include U.S. citizens, authorized immigrants, and undocumented immigrants. EJC provides legal assistance to working people regardless of their immigration status.