Who We Are

Missouri Jobs with Justice is a coalition of community, labor, student, and faith-based groups and individuals working to build transformative power for social, racial, and economic justice in our state. We bring people together, connecting them to a strong, statewide movement. 

We work to build long-term power while remaining agile and vigilant to quickly respond when immediate threats to our communities and values arise. We organize in our workplaces, our campuses, our congregations, and our neighborhoods to win real change and concrete victories on the issues that matter the most for working families. 

Missouri Jobs with Justice, as an affiliate of National Jobs with Justice and People’s Action, connects Missurians to national campaigns and grassroots organizations across the country who are building power, fighting for justice, workers’ rights, and an economy that benefits everyone.

The work of Missouri Jobs with Justice is led by our Statewide Executive Board, our Kansas City Leadership Team, and our St. Louis Leadership Team. The staff of Missouri Jobs with Justice is the team that keeps all these moving parts going.

Check out all the different types of individuals and organizations that make up our organization.

Individual Members

Individual members are the backbone of Jobs with Justice, because our power lies in our ability to strategically mobilize people on behalf of working people’s issues. Each takes the Jobs with Justice pledge to “be there” at least five times a year for someone else’s fight, as well as their own. That means joining picket lines, attending rallies, and participating in other actions or demonstrations for economic and social justice.

Individual members choose to what level they participate in the work of Jobs with Justice. Some are very involved, attending each monthly Organizing Committee meeting, hearing proposals from the community, and planning strategic action. Others become sustaining members and support Jobs with Justice financially by donating ten or more dollars per month on a recurring basis, while some simply ask to be placed on the mobilization tree because they want the call to be there at strategic moments for justice in their community. Become a donor or sustainer to Missouri Jobs with Justice.

Voter Action

Missouri Jobs with Justice Voter Action is a companion 501(c)4 organization to Missouri Jobs with Justice that puts new tools in the hands of the thousands of grassroots leaders and activists that have built JwJ through workplace campaigns, ballot initiatives, and other community fights over years. With MO JwJ Voter Action, working people are taking their power from the picket line to the voting line. Find out more about Missouri Jobs with Justice Voter Action.

Visit the National Jobs with Justice Web site at http://www.jwj.org/