Labor & LGBTQ Solidarity – now & forever

LGBTQ flag background with MO JWJ solidarity fist trio in the foreground

Labor and the LGBTQ+ community have a long history together. From the birth of the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement to the present day, our communities have worked side by side to achieve victories for working people of all races, genders, ethnicities, and sexual orientations.

Building Power Across Missouri – Paid Family Leave

For this month’s edition of Building Power Across Missouri, we’re spotlighting St. Louis and the fight for Paid Family Leave! As a new mom, with a new family, the fight for all workers to be able to be there for their families is deeply personal. No matter what we look like, where we call home, […]

Missouri politicians doubling down on the most vulnerable workers

As Missourians struggle to go to work and school safely, a handful of Jefferson City politicians continue to focus their energy on their own ambitions and special interests. They are actively working against Missouri families with efforts to drastically reduce unemployment benefits and repeal Medicaid expansion, which a majority of voters passed in 2019. Thousands […]

Power Up Solidarity: KC Google Workers Unionize!

Last month, KC Google Fiber temporary and contract workers won their union election to become the first official unit in the first tech union open to full-time, temporary, and contract workers. This month, these workers, now officially a part of Alphabet Workers Union-CWA, joined Missouri Jobs with Justice as a member organization! Corporations like Google […]

Putting People First: St. Louis Direct Cash Assistance Program

We are in a critical transition out of the pandemic. We know recovering from the fallout will impact us for years to come. Right now, we have the opportunity to tell Mayor Jones and the Board of Alderman to invest in the needs of our community. Last year, Missouri Jobs with Justice helped pass a […]

Bills to cut unemployment, repeal Medicaid, and gut direct democracy are on the move!

After weeks of deadlock, the Missouri legislature is back to business as usual. Unfortunately, for some politicians, it’s the business of attacking workers, healthcare, and democracy. As we enter this final stretch, we must keep the pressure up.  Protecting Unemployment Benefits At a time when all of us are doing our best, some politicians are […]

Real change happens on front porches

We always say that real change happens from the ground up, in church basements and union halls, at community centers, and on front porches. That is exactly what we experienced this weekend in St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Charles, and North Kansas City. The beginning of real power and relationships in our communities. A great […]

Legislative Update: One Month To Go

After weeks of deadlock, the Missouri legislature is back to business as usual. Unfortunately, for some politicians, it’s the business of attacking workers, healthcare, and democracy. As we enter this final stretch, we must keep the pressure up. Protecting Unemployment Benefits At a time when all of us are doing our best, some politicians are […]

Did your state representative vote to repeal Medicaid Expansion?

Did your state representative vote to repeal Medicaid Expansion? Did they vote to uphold the will of the people? Or did they vote to delay and defund Medicaid expansion? Scroll through to find your representative. Previous Next TAKE ACTION NOW: DEFEND MEDICAID EXPANSION *Find the full roll call vote here: https://house.mo.gov/BillTracking/PDFViewer/web/viewer.html?file=/billtracking/bills221/jrnpdf/jrn027.pdf#page=10

MO JWJ stands with striking Starbucks workers!

Starbucks workers at the Overland Park store are going ON STRIKE this Saturday, March 19th!These Starbucks workers have already organized a majority at their store, filed for a union election, and will be receiving their ballots this weekend! In typical corporate fashion, Starbucks is trying to bust the union and divide workers. These workers have […]