Watch this video! There will be an action on January 16, 2008 centered on TOXIC TOYS and free trade in general. More details to follow. For more information about the campaign, click here.



There will be a rally and protest demanding fair wages and human rights for tomato pickers on Monday, November 12, at NOON at the Burger King at Colfax and Kalamath. Please see the flyer posted below for more details.

SSA No-Match Victory Rally

On Friday, October 12, a few dozen people gathered in front of the Social Security Administration offices in Denver to celebrate the temporary injunction handed down by a San Francisco Federal Judge, ordering the SSA to not send out Department of Homeland Security letters threatening employers with fines if they do not act to rectify discrepencies within ninety days. Taylor Pendergrass of the ACLU of Colorado spoke at the rally explaining some of the details of the case. Leslie Moody, President of the Denver Area Labor Federation, made some comments about the potential harm this rule could cause to working people and their families in a country where labor laws have become severely dilluted over the past couple of decades. Reverend Daniel Klawitter of the Front Range Economic Strategy Center discussed the moral aspect of criminalizing work, and the importance of keeping this rule from being enacted. Following the speakers, Scott Kwasny, of Colorado Jobs with Justice, read a few lines from a no-match letter the group had to deliver to the Social Security Administration. The two foot by three foot letter was then signed by all those in attendence, joining a list of several organizations who represent the voices of thousands of people. Scott was surprised when the Social Security Administration actually sent a representative down to the lobby of the Federal Building to meet with him and receive the poster sized letter. Below are photos from the action and a video will be posted here by the end of the day. Thank you to all who attended. Because this is a temporary injunction, please contact the Social Security Administration and let them know that they need to STOP NO-MATCH PERMANENTLY!


Social Security Administration
1961 Stout St., Room 1052
Denver, CO 80294


Marching and chanting "JUSTICE FOR WORKERS! STOP NO MATCH!"

Scott Kwasny of Colorado Jobs with Justice. The Social Justice Emcee!

Taylor Pendergrass of the ACLU of Colorado.

Leslie Moody, President of the Denver Area Labor Federation.

Reverend Daniel Klawitter of the Front Range Economic Strategy Center.

Signing on to the no-match letter.

Our no-match letter.

The flyer from the rally.



There will be an action this Friday, October 12th, at noon at the Social Security Administration offices to protect the civil rights of workers across the country. This action is in response to a potential new rule that would turn the Social Security Administration into an organ of the Department of Homeland Security and cause harm to businesses, communities, and individuals. More information to follow.


Wake Up Wal-Mart!

Watch this new television ad from our friends at Wake Up Wal-Mart. They have also compiled a new report about Wal-Mart's "Always Low Prices" link to recent recalls of products produced in China.


Steering Committee Meeting

Thanks to all of you who made it to the meeting. The next steering committee meeting will be on Thursday, October 4th at 5:00. The location is TBD. To request agenda items please contact Scott at director@cojwj.org or 303.806.0818.


Supermarket Swindle

Robert Greenwald, director of Wal Mart: The High Cost of Low Price and Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism, is working on a new film called Supermarket Swindle. This latest effort chronicles the struggles of Southern California grocery workers in their fight for a just contract. Take a few minutes to watch the preview posted above and check out the website by clicking here for more information.


ACTION ALERT! - Justice for Janitors

Following the successful action at Park Meadows Mall on Saturday, the intimidation of the workers continued. From Kathy Michienzi of SEIU local 105:

After the action, two workers entered the mall with a union organizer all wearing their justice for janitors t-shirts. They were approached by security who required them to change their shirts in order to be in the mall. They all complied and returned to the mall so the workers could pick up their paychecks. While the workers were in the office getting their checks the union organizer was surrounded by 6-8 security guards...He was told that union activity is not allowed on Park Meadows property. This was all done in view of workers.


Call Pamela Schenck the General Manager of Park Meadows Mall at 303.792.2999 or email her at Pamela.schenck@generalgrowth.com.


Justice for Janitors - Video and Media Links

Here is the video from the action. There are also related stories from Colorado Confidential here and here.


Justice for Janitors

On Saturday, August 25th, about fifty people gathered outside Park Meadows Mall in Lone Tree, Colorado, to show support for janitors who are trying to unionize and are being threatened by their employer, the Millard Group. Among the supporters were State Representative Morgan Carroll, Reverend Daniel Klawitter of the Front Range Economic Strategy Center, members of SEIU local 105, supporters of El Centro Humanitario Para Los Trabajadores, and Colorado Jobs with Justice. We are proud to stand in support of the janitors in this fight for their right to form a union. Video from the action will be posted here soon.



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