Interfaith Worker Justice stands with workers who are struggling for justice through campaigns that focus on particular companies or particular industries. Many of these campaigns are union organizing efforts in which low-wage workers are coming together and attempting to bargain collectively with employers for better wages, benefits, and working conditions. Unfortunately, workers who organize unions routinely face harassment and intimidation by the managers who have power over their livelihoods. Workers also often struggle with employers who are unwilling to provide living wages and decent benefits even when companies are earning millions and paying executives handsomely.
IWJ supports union organizing campaigns and contract campaigns by educating, organizing, and mobilizing the religious community to stand publicly with workers seeking justice. IWJ's actions include fact-finding delegations, delegations of religious leaders to meet with employers, public reports on conditions for workers, press conferences, public prayer vigils, and civil disobedience.