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Interfaith Worker Justice, Chicago, Illinois

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Address: 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Chicago, Illinois  60660  
United States
Fax: 773-728-8409
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 15
EIN: 36-4063982
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Mission Statement


Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) is a network of people of faith that calls upon our religious values in order to educate, organize, and mobilize the religious community in the United States on issues and campaigns that will improve wages, benefits, and conditions for workers, and give voice to workers, especially workers in low-wage jobs.

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Formed in 1986, IWJ educates and mobilizes the religious community on issues and campaigns to improve wages, benefits and working conditions for low-wage workers. The organization engages in direct action and public policy to help working people, and continues to play a significant role in the strengthening of partnerships between religious and labor communities. IWJ encompasses a wide spectrum of religious faiths and includes affiliates across the country. When IWJ was first formed, 12 groups around the nation were strengthening religion-labor and worker justice partnerships. The number of groups has increased annually and has grown to include more than 60 IWJ affiliates. The most important work of IWJ is accomplished at the grassroots level, through its growing network of religion and labor groups. These groups continue to stand with janitors, nursing home workers, construction workers, locked-out steelworkers, poultry workers, and food service workers in their struggles for justice in the workplace, helping to win important victories. Over the last 10 years, IWJ has opened 15 Workers? Centers around the country. The centers offer direct assistance to people who need help but who may not hold union membership. Its national website, www.iwj.org, offers a full archive of issue briefs, educational materials, worker issue fact sheets and contact information.

Formed in 1986, IWJ educates and mobilizes the religious community on issues and campaigns to improve wages, benefits and working conditions for low-wage workers. The organization engages in direct action and public policy to help working people, and continues to play a significant role in the strengthening of partnerships between religious and labor communities. IWJ encompasses a wide spectrum of religious faiths and includes affiliates across the country. When IWJ was first formed, 12 groups around the nation were strengthening religion-labor and worker justice partnerships. The number of groups has increased annually and has grown to include more than 60 IWJ affiliates. The most important work of IWJ is accomplished at the grassroots level, through its growing network of religion and labor groups. These groups continue to stand with janitors, nursing home workers, construction workers, locked-out steelworkers, poultry workers, and food service workers in their struggles for justice in the workplace, helping to win important victories. Over the last 10 years, IWJ has opened 15 Workers? Centers around the country. The centers offer direct assistance to people who need help but who may not hold union membership. Its national website, www.iwj.org, offers a full archive of issue briefs, educational materials, worker issue fact sheets and contact information.

Mission Statement: Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) is a network of people of faith that calls upon our religious values in order to educate, organize, and mobilize the religious community in the United States on issues and campaigns that will improve wages, benefits, and conditions for workers, and give voice to workers, especially workers in low-wage jobs.

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