October 4, 2018
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Peter Pan Mini-Golf
1207 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704
We hope you and your family and friends can join us Oct 4 for: * BBQ from Austin's iconic Franklin Barbecue * Beer from Austin's worker-owned co-op brewery 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative * Locovore vegetarian fare * All the justice you can support
Entrance/Donation: $25/adult; $5/kids; $20/student;
(free entrance for sponsors' family and friends)
Food and a round of golf included; bottomless beer cup $10
Parking wranglers at the Peter Pan Mini-Golf entrance will guide you to safe parking.
EJC Has Now Helped Recover More Than $11 Million In Unpaid Wages
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.
The wage recoveries resulted from civil legal action brought by the unpaid workers themselves with EJC providing the workers skilled legal representation.
“This success is especially remarkable and gratifying, since low-wage workers and immigrant workers are so hard-pressed in our present legal climate,” remarked Bill Beardall, EJC attorney and executive director. “This shows how we can still enforce employment rights and move justice forward, when we put the law into the hands of the workers themselves, empowering them to act as ‘private attorneys general."