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Power in Solidarity Interfaith Worker Justice

Annual Report 2010

Board Membership

President: Bishop Gabino Zavala, Archdiocese of Los Angeles Vice-President: Dr. Edith Rasell, Economic Justice Minister, United Church of Christ Public Policy Chair: Ms. Rosalyn Pelles, Dept. of Civil, Human and Women’s Rights, AFL-CIO Communications Chair: Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Jewish Funds for Justice Board Development Chair: Rev. Darren CushmanWood, Speedway United Methodist Church Finance and Fundraising Chairs: Rev. Bennie Whiten, Jr., United Church of Christ, Rev. Jim Sessions, United Methodist Church Dr. Charles Amjad-Ali, Luther Seminary Mr. Hussam Ayloush, Council on American-Islamic Relations – Southern California Mr. Jules Bernstein, Bernstein & Lipsett, P.C. Mr. Steven M. Birnbaum, Law Office of Steven M. Birnbaum Ms. Jennifer Butler, Faith In Public Life Rabbi Laurie Coskey, Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice of San Diego County Mr. Phil Cubeta, The American College Rev. Lillian Daniel, First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn (Illinois) Rev. Rebekah Jordan Gienapp, Workers Interfaith Network (Memphis) Imam Taha Hassane, Islamic Center of San Diego Mr. John Hill, General Board of Church and Society, United Methodist Church Ms. Arlene Holt Baker, AFL-CIO Mr. John Howard, Ignatian Spirituality Project Rev. Daryl Ingram, African Methodist Episcopal Church Rev. Dr Troy Jackson, Senior Pastor, University Christian Church Rev. Chris Johnson, Episcopal Church Center Rev. Jarvis Johnson, New Prospect Family Praise and Worship Center

Dr. Ken Brooker Langston, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Ms. Susan Leslie, Unitarian Universalist Association Rev. Dr. Leonard Lovett, Ecumenical Officer of Urban Affairs, Church Of God In Christ Dr. Joseph A. McCartin, Georgetown University Rev. Aaron McEmrys, Unitarian Universalist Association Mr. Todd O’Malley, O’Malley & Langan Law Offices Sr. Mary Priniski, OP, Catholic Committee of the South Rev. Frank Raines III, Dexter Baptist Church Mr. Ibrahim Ramey, Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation Ms. Kathy Saile, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Ms. Elena Segura, Office for Immigrant Affairs and Immigrant Education, Archdiocese of Chicago Rev. Bill Somplatsky-Jarman, Presbyterian Church (USA) Mr. David Wildman, General Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church Special Advisors: Bishop Jesse DeWitt,* Retired, United Methodist Church Rev. Jim Lawson, Holman United Methodist Church Rev. Joseph Echols Lowery, Southern Christian Leadership Conference Rabbi Robert Marx,* Congregation Hakafa Rev. Addie Wyatt, Vernon Park Church of God * Former Board President

Labor Advisory Board

Tim Beaty, Director of Global Strategies, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Tom Chabolla, Assistant to the President, SEIU Alan Freeman, International Representative, IBEW James Gibbs, International At-Large Vice President, United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Rev. Clete Kiley, Immigration Coordinator, UNITE HERE Charles Lester, Organizing Director, Amalgamated Transit Union Esther Lopez, Director of Civil Rights and Community Action, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)

Donna McDaniel, Assistant Director & National Coordinator of Minority Advancement, Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) Rosalyn Pelles, Director of Civil, Human and Women’s Rights, AFL-CIO Fred Redmond, International Vice President (Human Affairs), United Steelworkers Foster Stringer, Director, Human Rights & Community Relations, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Kenneth Zinn, Director of Strategic Campaigns, National Nurses United

IWJ Staff

Executive Director: Kim Bobo Deputy Director of Operations: Aina Gutierrez Bookkeeper: Allison Zidek Office Manager and Policy Researcher: Blake Valenta Assistant to the Director: Eric Boria Director of Development: Joan Flanagan Individual Outreach Coordinator: Cathy Junia Grants Manager: Honna Eichler Database Manager: Mayumi Swanson Student Programs Coordinator: Sung Yeon Choi-Morrow National Organizer: Jonathan Currie Workers’ Center Coordinator: Dianne Enriquez Workers’ Center Network Assistant: Joe Hopkins National Health and Safety Coordinator: Claudia Henriquez National Organizer: Ibrahim Ramey Director of Public Policy: Ted Smukler Director of DC Public Policy Office: Rev. Paul Sherry Public Policy Associate: Thom Shellabarger Communications Director: Kelly Fryer Online Organizer: Adam DeRose Graphic Designer: Jana Winch

Interfaith Worker Justice

Woe to the one who builds a palace by unrighteousness, upper rooms by injustice, making workers toil for nothing, not paying them for their labor. – Jeremiah 2:13

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Throughout 2010, Interfaith Worker Justice and its network of interfaith groups and workers centers reiterated the prophetic messages of Jeremiah. Those who employ people should treat workers fairly. Those who work deserve to be paid for all their work. Across the nation Interfaith Worker Justice combined its prophetic message with practical actions to make a real difference for workers. In 2010, IWJ helped convene and launch Faith Advocates for Jobs, a new national effort to engage congregations in supporting unemployed workers and lift up a faith voice on jobs. IWJ continued its groundbreaking national and local work on wage theft that has resulted in new wage theft ordinances, taskforces and campaigns. And when workers wanted to organize, IWJ supported their right to organize without fear and harassment. The year was a tough one for workers, but Interfaith Worker Justice remained grounded in the prophetic word and continued engaging people of faith in sensible campaigns to bring about a more just society. Support for the work came from many foundations, denominations, unions, congregations and individuals like you – thank you! Please read on to see the important work that you helped make possible.

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“What we would like to do is change the world – make it a little simpler for people to feed, clothe, and shelter themselves as God intended for them to do. And, by fighting for better conditions, by crying out unceasingly for the rights of the workers, of the poor, of the destitute…we can, to a certain extent, change the world.” – Dorothy Day, Catholic Social Activist


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POWER IN SOLIDARITY A History of Bringing People Together


hroughout history, people of faith have made significant contributions to the economic justice movement – from the key role that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. played in the Sanitation Workers’ strike and the Poor People’s Campaign to the work of the California Migrant Ministry in the Farm Worker Movement with Cesar Chavez. Interfaith Worker Justice believes that faith is indeed an intrinsic part of the struggle for economic equity, and over the last 15 years, IWJ has led efforts to further engage the religious community in issues of workplace justice. With the financial support and activism of people like you, IWJ has built a growing grassroots network of workers centers and interfaith groups around the country. We trained hundreds of students, seminarians and future religious leaders through strong internship programs and produced educational resources on worker justice issues tailored for and by different communities of faith. In 2010 IWJ once again stepped up and mobilized people of faith around issues of wage theft, jobs, immigration and the right to organize. It was an especially critical time for our work. The need for a strong prophetic and strategic religious voice and grassroots structures for protecting workers were extremely critical as working families continued to be battered by a harsh economy. This report highlights some of our and our affiliates’ victories, and how your support helped make all of that possible. At the end of the day, we can clearly say: We are all in this together!

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n 2010, Interfaith Worker Justice expanded efforts to advocate policy changes that impact the lives of workers, especially those in low-wage jobs. In October, IWJ opened a new office in Washington, DC, headed up by two renowned veterans of religion and justice work – Rev. Paul Sherry and Thom Shellabarger. With a stronger DC presence, IWJ strengthens its role bringing together people of faith to help American workers. IWJ has two priority campaigns, Wage Theft and Jobs, which both include efforts to achieve national legislation. Jobs – In December 2010, IWJ launched Faith Advocates for Jobs as a means to engage the religious community in supporting unemployed workers and advocating public investment in jobs. The campaign engages hundreds of religious congregations to support unemployed workers, advocate for good jobs, and educate and mobilize faith communities to provide a religious voice on the growing issue of unemployment. Wage Theft – IWJ continues to provide leadership and direction for a national campaign on wage theft. In 2010, more than 35 groups around the country participated in IWJ’s Wage Theft Day of Action, which helped broaden the general public’s understanding of this multi-billion-dollar crime against workers.

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IWJ has pursued a four part national strategy: • Stigmatize wage theft and educate the broader community, policy practitioners, unions, religious communities, low wage workers, and students about the nature of the wage theft epidemic, through media, publications, online resources, and national days of action. • Support grassroots wage recovery campaigns by local worker advocacy groups, including direct action campaigns, filing complaints with government agencies, and private litigation. • Develop innovative wage theft prevention partnerships between community-based worker advocacy groups and the U.S. Department of Labor and state DOLs. • Provide assistance and leadership for local, state and federal legislative campaigns to deter wage theft and improve enforcement. The movement to create and experiment with new approaches to wage enforcement is growing by leaps and bounds at the state and local levels. And in 2010, IWJ affiliate groups played instrumental roles in making things happen in Miami Dade County, New York, Fayetteville and Grand Rapids. (Visit www. for information on state and local victories) 5



espite the challenges on both the economic and political fronts, Interfaith Worker Justice continued to grow and strengthen its network of workers’ centers and interfaith groups. In 2010, conducted three national and four regional trainings and provided on-site technical assistance to more than 60 percent of its affiliates. For the first time in 2010, IWJ offered the annual “Organizing for Worker Justice” training in both English and Spanish, making the program accessible to a broader range of network members. By the end of year, the IWJ Network grew its membership to 24 workers’ centers and 48 interfaith groups in different parts of the country. (A complete listing is available at


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“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. We have seen the future, and the future is ours.” – Cesar Chavez

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“My work with IWJ this summer really impressed upon me a core dynamic of our economy: that opportunity favors those strong enough to secure its blessings. I have more or less taken this for granted, but getting to taste and see it first-hand was profoundly informative.” – Paul Drake, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary



nterfaith Worker Justice has a long history of engaging students and young religious leaders through internship and campus programs. In 2010, 19 undergraduate and seminary students participated in IWJ’s summer internship program. The program placed students at local unions, interfaith committees or workers’ centers across the country, where they gained hands-on experience in reaching out to the religious community on issues impacting workers and their families. For several years, IWJ’s internship programs have empowered students and motivated them to pursue a vocational calling towards social justice. In 2010, IWJ expanded efforts to reach out to more students and campuses by promoting the Alternative Break Immersion manual that provides faculty, campus staff and students the tools to set up programs that provide an intensive introduction to worker justice issues with a focus on reflection and action. In 2010, IWJ developed a new Campus Alliance Program – a new and exciting way for those on campuses to connect with both IWJ and other campus groups in mutual collaboration, support, and education around issues of economic justice and concerns that affect low-wage workers. A Worker Justice Reader: Essential Writings on Religion and Labor was released in April and has since become a vital resource for seminaries, congregational study groups, social justice committees, labor unions, and beyond.


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ince its founding, Interfaith Worker Justice has called upon core religious tenets and traditions such as justice, dignity and respect, in support of workers’ rights to organize and earn a living wage. In 2010, IWJ supported a number of organizing campaigns. IWJ also coordinated the annual Labor in the Pulpits/on the Bimah/in the Minbar, which was participated in by hundreds of congregations and thousands of people of faith around the country.

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$150,000 + Ford Foundation - Religion, Society and Culture Marguerite Casey Foundation Public Welfare Foundation W.K. Kellogg Foundation $50,000 to $149,999 Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Open Society Institute Ford Foundation - Civil Society French American Charitable Trust $25,000 to $49,999 Discount Foundation General Service Foundation Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment $10,000 to $24,999 The 21st Century ILGWU Heritage Fund The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Oxfam America Up to $9,999 The Berger-Marks Foundation The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors The Twenty-First Century Foundation


$200,000 + Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Susan Harwood Training Grant up to $100,000 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health



$50,000 + Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock $10,000 to $49,000 Presbyterian Church USA, Small Church and Community Ministry The United Methodist Church – General Board of Global Ministries $5,000 to $9,999 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Presbyterian Hunger Program $1,000 to $4,999 Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-Of-The-Woods The United Methodist Church - General Board of Church and Society The United Methodist Church - General Board of Global Ministries, Domestic Hunger/Pov. & Econ. Justice The United Methodist Church - Women’s Division Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations $500 to $999 The African Methodist Episcopal Church Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent DePaul Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit School Sisters of Notre Dame of St. Louis-Alms Committee Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Sisters of the Divine Savior Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary $250 to $499 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Sisters of Saint Dominic-Racine Dominicans Up to $249 Abbey of Our Lady of the Holy Trinity

Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville-Parish Social Ministry Church of Our Saviour Church of St. Joseph the Worker Community Church Congregation of Divine Providence Peace and Justice office Consolata Missionary Sisters Dexter Avenue Baptist Church Diocese of Venice in Florida Dominican Sisters - Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters of Hope Euclid UMC Franciscan Sisters of Chicago Franciscan Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Office Leo Baeck Temple Monastery of St. Gertrude Mount Tabor Benedictines Plymouth Congregational Church School Sisters of St. Francis Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community Sisters of Notre Dame De Namur Sisters of St. Francis (Ohio) Sisters of St. Francis (Iowa) Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange Sisters of the Most Precious Blood St. Bede Monastery St. John’s Roman Catholic Church St. Patrick’s Parish Temple Israel

$500 to $2,499 American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) International Brotherhood of Teamsters Int’l Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers UFCW Local 1473 United Auto Workers (UAW) United Steelworkers (USW)



$10,000 to $24,999 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Workers (AFL-CIO)

For more info on awarding Cy Pres funds to IWJ, contact Cathy Junia at 773-728-8400 x. 42 or e-mail

$2,500 to $9,999 Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA) Laborers International Union of North American (LIUNA) United Mine Workers of America (UMWA)

$5,000 + Faith in Public Life

$25,000 + United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)

$250 to $499 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union Hampshire-Franklin Labor Council IBEW Local Union 649 Iron Workers Local 84 Teamsters Local Union 705 Texas AFL-CIO Up to $249 Branch 9 National Association of Letter Carriers International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers Knoxville-Oak Ridge Area Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO Labor Council of West Central Illinois LIUNA - Local 265 Spokane Regional Labor Council, AFL-CIO Teamsters Local 777 UFCW Minority Coalition United Steelworkers of America Local 2155

$95,000+ Barkan Meizlish Handelman Goodin DeRose Wentz, LLP


$2,000 to $4,999 Fairfield University

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$500 to $1,999 Allison, Slutsky and Kennedy, PC College of the Holy Cross Cook Portune Logothetis LLC IF/W.H.E.N. Outten & Golden, LLP St. Mary’s College Up to $250 8th Day Center For Justice Alternative Schools Network Asher, Gittler, Greenfield & D’Alba, Ltd Causey Law Firm Community of Reconciliation Church Cupp & Cupp, PC Fiedler Law Firm Hawks Quindel, S.C. Law Offices of Jonathan Schlack National Consumer League O’Malley & Langan Law Office, P.C. O’Malley & Madden, P.C. Paul McAndrew Law Firm Penman & Winton Consulting Group Inc. Smith & Bryant, Inc St. Paul Building and Construction Trades Council Toledo Metropolitan Ministries University of Connecticut Unit 2068

INDIVIDUALS / FAMILY FOUNDATIONS $25,000 + Linda Lipsett and Jules Bernstein** $10,000 to $24,999 Fran Sullivan Jeanne Sullivan Landau Family Foundation $5,000 to $9,999 Bruce Boyens Stan Marek $2,500 to $4,999 Bethany Moreton Eleanor and John Yackel Sunflower Foundation $1,000 to $2,499 Charles Amjad-Ali** Steve Birnbaum FG Kim Bobo* FG

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David and Judy Bonior Norman Cram Darel Grothaus Lawrence and Suzanne Hess John and Laura Howard** Wesley and Shelly Kennedy Marie Ringwald and Michael Kerr Thomas and Kathryn Kochan Rabbi Beth Janus and Mr. Seth Lieberman Sue and Art Lloyd Nancy Maclean FG Rabbi and Mrs. Robert Marx Greg Mcgillivary Eileen Murphy Cynthia Nance FG Nancie and David Smith Rosemary Sokas Don and Bernadette Turner Theodore Von Der Ahe Sue Sporte and Bennie Whiten** Suzanne C. and Robert L. Wieseneck $500 to $999 The Ar-Hale Family Foundation Dennis Bade FG Jennifer Barger FG Howard Basler FG Robert and Sheila Berner Ken Brooker Langston** Ed and Nancy Burke FG Eliza and Jim Carney FG Phil Cubeta** Darren Cushman-Wood** FG Thomas Donahue Fred & Sarah Flosi Vince Gallagher Domingo Garcia Louise Clark and Jill Ginsberg Doug Sondgeroth and Aina Gutierrez* FG Charles Harry FG David and Tina Herpe Guy Austrian and Rabbi Jill Jacobs** Chris Johnson** Sharon Kleinbaum Joseph McCartin** Nancy McCormick FG April McGlothin-Eller Amy Newell Todd O’Malley David Roth

Cindi Saguibo FG Max Schott Dawn and George Schumann Paul Sherry* Evely Laser Shlensky Clayton Sinyai Robert & Ruth Walden Tom Welte James Whitehead Howard Wial Marilyn Widman Gabino Zavala** Ted Zelewsky FG $250 to $499 Elizabeth and Joseph Allotta Leigh Barker-Cheesebro Paula and Hal Baron Judith Beck FG Raymond Behrendt FG George Black Daniel Boyarin FG J.R. Boyd Walter Brueggemann Judith Brunell Maury Collins Charles Davoli John Dwyer FG Bruce Elder Cynthia Estlund FG Herbert Fain Edward Feigen Arlene Holt-Baker** Julia Huiskamp Cathy Junia* FG Milan Kamber Leslie Frane and Larry Kleinman Stephen Lerner Susan Leslie** Mark McDermott VJ Mohan Harvey Nathan Chris Owens Marilyn Pagan-Banks FG Arpi Paylan* FG Vartan and Hayganus Paylan Deborah Stone and Timothy Pitzer Jill and Ron Rohde Andrea Raila and Michael Rohrbeck Kathy Saile** FG

Jo Ann Schwartz FG Elizabeth Stake FG Glen Stassen Chris Bing and KT Sullivan Kathleen Summer Michael Swiontoniowski Phillip Tabbita FG Pauline Villapando FG Patricia Werhane David Wildman** Up to $249 Rachel Adler Margaret Ahmann Vince Allocco Noel Andersen Benjamin Anderson Nelvie Anderson Richard Anderson Barbara Andolsen Joe and Marilyn Antonik Robert Armbruster Stephanie Gewirtz and Gary Ashby C. W. Atwood John and Julie Auer Byron Austin Douglass Bailey Marjorie Baines Kimball Baker Rev. Dr. David and Gloria Baker Rosalina Baldonado Alice Ballard Therese Bangert Russell Banner Mike Barin Erv Barrett Julie Barton Trudy Bauer Nick Bazarian Aliza Becker Lawrence Becker Jane Beckett FG Tom Beer Don Beisswenger Albert Belanger Matthew Belcher Karen Bell Roger Bergman Charles Bernhardt Iris Biblowitz


Don Binkowski Margaret Blackshere Keron Blair* Doris Blake Karen Bloomquist Rick Goodman and Carol Blythe Anna Boekstegen Marvin Boes John Boonstra Vicki Bor Eric Boria Joy Borkholder Mr. and Mrs. E. Boston Elizabeth M. Bounds Joseph Bova Ben Boyce Arne Brage Ellen Bravo Suanne Breen Bob Breving Byron Broderick Tom Broderick Cynthia Brooke* Christina Brownlow Carol Brumer Cecelia Bucki Anne Buckley Eugene Buhr Mary Bunting Lorenzo Canizares Bill Carey Kevin Carey Helen Carlock Roger Carlson Lourdes Carrillo Hortensia Cartlidge Ellen and Stephen Casey Harley Chapman Martin Chartrand FG Mark Chaykin Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Chew Michael Childers John Cihi Ronald Cioffi Catherine Cody Bruce Cohen Perry Cohn Rev. Cristina and Thomas Condit Jeff Conn Nancy Lee Conrad


Matthew Converse FG Leslie Conway Gary Cook Carol Coston Aimee Crane Tom Creasser Beth Creighton Mary Crimmin William Crosby Jonathan Currie* FG Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cusack Diana Dale Jenny Dale Michael Dale David and Elsie Damcke Jean Darling Kasturi DasGupta Elizabeth and Ed Daub Cheryl Davis Don Davis Jim Davis Louisa Davis Theadora Davitt-Cornyn FG John De Leon Andrew Dean Mr. and Mrs. B. Craig Deats Yvonne Delk Alex Derderian Louise Deske Jesse DeWitt Jennifer Dillon FG Tony DiMeglio Daniel Dixon,Jr. FG Minna Morse and Rabbi Fred Dobb Rachel Abramson and William Dolnick Joyce Dow Lenore Dowling William Dummer James Eagan Barbara Eggleston Lauren Ekdahl Joan Elbert Joseph Eldridge Stephen Embry Frank Emspak Karen Endredi Norman Faramelli Frances Farenthold Joe Faulkner Ron Faust

Michael Feisty Walter Fircowycz Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Fischman Samantha Fisher Mr. and Mrs. Richard Flacks Mr. and Mrs. Roger T. Flaherty Joan Flanagan* Joan and Mark Fluharty Charlotte Flynn Edward Flynn Ken Fones-Wolf Deacon and Mrs. Jim Francois Julie Frank Victoria Freiheit Jeremy Friedman Patricia Friend Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fuchs Pat Funderhide Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fung Kay Furey Araceli Galindo Michael Galpern Nina Gregg and Doug Gamble Martha Garcia Eric Geist Linda Gertenbach Robert Gibbons FG Julia Gibson Mary Helen and Richard Gilbert Toni Gilpin Lilly Gioia Jonathon Glassman Mary Gocio Iain Gold FG Linda and Steven Gold W. Evan Golder Stella Marie Goodpasture Julie Goren Charles Gosselink Dorothy Gosting Jill Gowen Mary Graf Jill Graham Ann and Larry Graham-Johnson David Grainger Rosalie and Paul Greenberger Lisa Greene Kenneth Greening Karen Greenstreet Virginia Greenwald

Nina Grey Mr. and Mrs. David Griffith Elizabeth Griswold Albert Gross Sue Gunter Henry and Maxine Gutierrez Victor Haburchak Benjamin Hall FG Bruce Hall Suzanne Hamon Rebecca Hanscom Donna Harrison Mr. and Mrs. Skip Harsy Taha Hassane** Harriet Hausman Mr. and Mrs. John Hazard Ross Heckmann Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hefner Connie Hegeman Mary Heidkamp Walter Henry FG Matt Hersey Julie Dorfman and Jerry Herst Milton Herst Rebecca Herst Joe Hesla LaVerne Hickey Donna Hicks Charlene Higginbotham John Hill** Sue Hoffman Charles Hogan Jim Holiman Elizabeth Holland Joyce Hollyday Roger Holoubek John Honeck Michael Honey Irma Hopkins Sue and Ron Hopkins Robert and Irma Howarth Howard Hubbard Cathy Hurwit Yitzhak Husbands-Hankin Norman P. and Toba Isler Charlie Jackson Stephen Jackson Kermit D. and Lynn K. Johnson** Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Johnson Karla and Ben Johnston-Krase

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Rebekah Jordan Gienapp** Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Judd Wendy Kahn Rose Kamel Ellen Karp John Kasper Kirsten and Michael Keefe Yeprem Kelegian Catherine and Daniel Kelley Pam Kelly Jackie and Jerry Kendall Marlene D. Tack and James C. Kennedy Wesley Kennedy Howard Kilby Cyrus and Carolyn King Karen King Rev. and Mrs. Ross Kinsler Mrs. Janet and The Rev. Lloyd Kittlaus Rev. and Mrs. Daniel Klawitter FG Jennifer Klein Rev. Liza and Mr. Christopher Klein Annette and Bernard Kleinman Paul Knauer Steven Knight Louis Knowles Randall Knox Neil Kominsky Kathleen and Jeff Korgen Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kowaleski Jonathan Kraus Karl Kroger Kermit Krueger Jacqueline Krump John Kruse Robert Krzewinski Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kuhn Richard Kulick Vernon Kurty Alexia Kuwiec Kathleen Lamb Carolyn Lambert Susan Lambert Jeannette Lampron Robert Larick Carolyn Lauer FG Jack Leahy Marva Williams and David Leaman Laura Lein Ensign Leininger Karen Lemes

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Mary Lenox James Leonard Dr. Wayne and Susan Letizia Tom Levinson FG Sonia and Dan Levy Kent Lewandowski Jim Lewis David Lichtenstein Joshua Lichtman Mordechai Liebling Spence Limbocker Karin Lin Mary Jeanne Lindinger Allan Lindrup Barbara Hickey and David Linge Alan Litwak Lois Livezey Michael Lonigro Mr. and Mrs. Tony LoPresti Robert Ludwig George Lundy John Lynch Sylvia Lynch FG Patrick Lyons Ray Macnair Michele Magner John Magnesi Donald and Deloris Mahoney Mr. and Mrs. Donald Mahoney John Maine Pamela Malchow Kathy Maldegen Margaret Maloney Lewis Maltby Alma Manney Eliezer Margolis Matthew Marsh Michael Matejka Elsie McBride Margaret McCabe Mike McCarthy Mr. and Mrs. Pat McCormick Edwin McCullough Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Isaac McDonald FG H. Coleman McGehee Kathleen McGourty Mary McHugh Brigid McIntosh Jane McKeever John McKnight

Nedra McKnight Justin McMahon Pamela McNamara Ann McNeary Jim McNeill Tom Meiklejohn Margaret Meyer Eileen Meyers Channing Migner Jean Miller** Mary Miller George Mocko Rhoda Moeller Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Mohr Celeste Monforton Mary Monroe-Smith Susan Moon Mike Duran and Vicki Morgan Doug Mork Kathleen and Norio Morota Calvin Morris John Morris Elizabeth Morris Downie Richard Morrisroe Craig Mousin David Munroe Carol Murphy Patricia Murphy Nancy Murray Mr. and Mrs. Jack Murtaugh Mary O’Brien and Stephen Naculich Rev. and Mrs. Jonathon Nadler Alissa Nashold Raj Nayak Reginald Neal Helene Nelson Gregory Nielsen Elizabeth Nisbet Dr. and Mrs. William Nottingham Anne Novak FG Rafeeq Nu’Man Kathryn Oberdeck Mr. and Mrs. William O’Connell Mary O’Connell Williams Daniel O’Donnell Bill Ogg Robert O’Gorman Jane O’Grady Barb Olson Jack O’Malley

Sinclair Oubre FG Susan Ozuk Sylvia Padron Charles Paidock Maria Palacios Dilia Montoya Palgrave Juliet Panambo Julie Paone Jim Papian Mr. and Mrs. George Parker George Patrick Henry Patterson Michael and Mary Patterson Erwin Pauly Robert Pechacek Rosalyn Pelles** William Pelz Robert Periano Joyce Perry Tom Petersik Anne Peticolas Neil Pezzulo FG Barbara Pfarr Robert Pietrusiak Pat Plant Mary Anne Poeschl Richard Poethig Suzanne Polen David Polich Joan and Bob Pope Robin Potter Richard Preston Sister Mary Priniski** FG Frank Puskar Vincent Quatrini Peter Rachleff Donald Radtke Frank Raines, III** Edith Rasell** Darby Ray FG M. Elizabeth Eason and Brad Rayson Patricia Rector Sylvia and Dale Reese Joanne Reich Joy Reis Rev. and Mrs. Michael Relyea Socorro Reyes-McCord David Rhoads Jill Riddell Mrs. Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger and Dr. Joerg Rieger


Lavonne Ritter Pearline Roberson Ian Robinson Lawrence Robinson Ruth Robinson Maxine Phillips and Thomas Roderick FG Lida Rodriguez-Taseff Jen Roitman FG Daniel Romero Helen Rosales Diane Roseman Baer Ira Rosemberg Carl Rosen June Rostan Michael Rothbaum Rachel Rubin Byron Rushing John Ryan Robert Saks Edward Salmon Tex Sample Sharon & John Samuelson Rev. and Mrs. Hugh Sanborn Robert and Olgha Sandman John Saunders Mr. and Mrs. Robert Savard Gail Schechter Thomas Scheid David Schilling Andrew Schleicher Jacob Schlitt Rabbi Maralee Gordon and Mr. Leo Schlosberg William Schmitt Linda Schramm Martha Schultz Anthony Schumacher Marnie Schwartz Jeremy Schwartz Sarah Schwarz Elena Segura** Jim Sessions** Rev. Connie Shatz and Dr. Eugene Shatz Francele Sherburne Lynn Shoemaker Elizabeth Sholes Mr. and Mrs. Dean Sieck Gerald Siefken Lynn Silverman Sister Sharon Simon Rudy Simons


Greg Skiba Margaret Snyder Hildegard and Herb Sollenberger Harriet and Rav Soloff Elisabeth Solomon Joanne Kalnitz and Marshall Sorkin Mary Sotir Amy Spataru Adam Spilker Toba Spitzer Barbara Squires Leslie Stansbery Catherine Stanton Rev. and Mrs. Jack Stanton Susan Stearn Brian Stefan-Szittai Jonathan Steinberg Diana Stephen Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stephens Stan and Louise Stevens Joshua Steward Laura Stivers Rich Stolz Pablo Stone Andrew Straus Mary Lee Stretcher Nancy J. and Charles D. Striffler Robert Stropp, Jr. Jeff Strottmann Jack Stuart Jack Sullivan Edward Sunshine John Swanson FG Mayumi Swanson* FG Stanley Swart Mike and Erica Sweitzer-Beckman Aleem and Asma Syed Hazel Symonette FG Lynn Szwaja Thomas Szymanski W. Douglas Tanner, Jr. Katharine Tarpey Amanda Tempel Raymond Tetrault James Thindwa Dorothy Thomas Joseph Thomasberger Maria Timoney Paul Tobias Peter Tokofsky

Lena Tom Marian Towne Marcheta Townsend Samuel Trickey Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tschannen-Moran Merry Tucker Paula Tusiani-Eng Clint Twedt-Ball Margaret Tweet FG Lindsey Twin Micah Uetricht David Valenta* FG Tony Van Houten Janet Van Liere Yvonne Vanden Avenne Jim VanderWeele Mr. and Mrs. Richard Vanecko Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Vanek Kay Vlahos Roger Waha Michael Wallace John Walsh Malinda Waltz Dennis Warner Phyllis Berman and Arthur Waskow Kenneth Weare Anita Weinstein Sue Weishar Alex Weissman David Whitaker Steven Whitman Edward Wight Bob and Joan Williamson Thomas Windberg Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Wingeier Richard Witt Alice Woldt Kenneth Wolfe Sue Wood Helena Worthen Rosanna Yates-Bailey Jeffrey Young Kenneth Young Kim Zalent Andrew Zampini Joe Zanoni Margaret Mante and Elliot Zashin Barbara Zeluck Ken Zinn Susan Zucker

Jason Zuckerman John Zuraw Jerry Zurek FG – Faithful Givers Club * – staff ** – board member


Frank Anastasio Marjorie Baines Thomas Blumer Cynthia Emmer Julie Gorman Greg Greiwe Roxanne Hamilton Karen Hogue Mary Kavanaugh-Gahn Wesley and Shelly Kennedy Laurie Konwinski Bernadette Krehnovi Robert Morin Andrea Rubin Rachel Waldrop Mary Lee Welch Marcia Wolf AFSCME Local 171 Arkansas Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice Cincinnati Interfaith Workers’ Center Community of Hope UCC Corning Community College Creighton University Georgetown University – Center for Social Justice Kiwanis Club of Anderson Hills Loyola University Chicago - Institute of Pastoral Studies SEIU Illinois Council Southeast Laborers’ District Council Southern Tier Interfaith Coalition St. James Tompkins County Workers’ Center Teamsters Local 777 Waverly United Methodist Church Madison Workers’ Rights Center

SIGNIFICANT IN-KIND CONTRIBUTION Paula and Hal Baron Jules Bernstein Patricia Friend Jen Kern Martha Lawrence

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Celeste Monforton and Jim Steenhagen DMInet Consulting, Inc. Edgewater Presbyterian Church National Employment Lawyers Association Ruzicka and Associates, Ltd. St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church Taproot Foundation Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group


Charles Amjad-Ali CAIR - Southern California (Hussam Ayloush) Jules Bernstein Phil Cubeta Taha Hassane John Howard Joseph McCartin Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati (Jean Miller) Todd O’Malley AFL-CIO (Arlene Holt-Baker and Ros Pelles) United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries (Edie Rasell) United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (Kathy Saile) Elena Segura Jim Sessions Bennie Whiten Jewish Funds for Justice (Jill Jacobs) Unitarian Universalist Association (Susan Leslie) Adrian Dominican Sisters (Mary Priniski) Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation (Ibrahim Ramey) First Congregational Church, UCC (Lillian Daniel) United Methodist Church General Board of Global Ministries (David Wildman) Darren Cushman-Wood United Methodist Church General Board of Church and Society (John Hill) Episcopal Church Center (Chris Johnson) Seminex Ministries (Leonard Lovett) Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church (Frank Raines) Gabino Zavala

VOLUNTEERS Barbara Ostert Beverly Thompson Michael Monelly Ramil Mendoza Sylvia Lynch

2010 Annual Report


Andrea Bell Michael Bennett Helen Binkowski Keron Blair Kim Bobo Jephry Boisvert Ernest Bornheimer David Borrus Amanda Bossman Elli Brodsky Summer Brown Adam Burnison Sharetta Butcher Michael Cancer Daisy Carregado Sandy Clark Bruce Cohen Claude Cummings Jr. William Cuneo Darren Cushman-Wood Breanna Dahl Don Davis Jim Denomie Al Dohm Jack Donovan Annie Donyale Tom Drexler Frank Drumm Susan Adler and Ian Elfenbaum Anne Feeney Dan Flaten Jose Ramon Franco Gina Fried Jim Gerbel Shirley Gleditsch Ian Graham Linda Hefferin Reina Marylee Hernandez Bernie Hesse Alice Hoffman Shania Jefferson Suzy Jeffreys

Nancy Jones Gregg Jozwik Seth Kennedy Clete Kiley Rosa Lewis Ludwig Barbara Lupton Cindy Marble Robert Marx William McGlashen James Nauls Rafael Palacios Jannike Petroeska Equainess Price Miriam Rader Cynthia Ramirez Carmen Rojo Anthony Schirmer Lewis Schlitt Nathan Shephard Charlene Sims Mary Sommers Chris Strelzyk Robert Strelzyk Gelasio Tlantenchi Michael Wallace Virginia Weeks Lauretta Wenger Fadi Zaher Mary Anne Zollman Members of St. Maurice Catholic Church OSF Leadership Team All American Union Workers


Mimi Cooper Marie and Fierda Meier Stanley and Esther Kennedy Joan Luecke Moe Sullivan Fred Travis, Sr. Robert Hunt Regina William


2010 INCOME AND EXPENSES Foundations 61%

Government 4%

Religious Organizations 13%

Unions 3%

Program 78%

Individuals 11%

Internship and Registration 2%

Fundraising 12%

Corporations 5%

Other 1%

Total Income $2,191,177

Management and General 10%

Total Expenses $2,019,620

Net Assets $1,264,422


Interfaith Worker Justice

Your Faith in Action: Invest in the Movement for Worker Justice One of the goals of IWJ is to increase significantly the percentage of funds we raise from individual and organizational donors. These gifts include small, medium and major gifts, recurring monthly contributions, bequests, cy pres awards, gifts from unions, family foundations and religious groups.

HONOR SOMEONE WITH A GIFT TO IWJ Tribute gifts are a unique way to celebrate, honor and remember special friends, family and personal heroes. This is a good way to honor them as individuals and also celebrate their contributions to the American workforce.

Your unrestricted donations enable IWJ to build a permanent powerful national organization to advocate for worker justice and build more groups on the ground to fight wage theft and other injustices at the work place. Donate online at

STOCK AND FUNDS Give gifts of stock and mutual fund shares. It is a very simple way to significantly increase your ability to give and support workers.

BECOME A FAITHFUL GIVER Sustain the important work year-round by joining the Faithful Givers Club, IWJ’s monthly donor program. MAKE A SIGNIFICANT GIFT A significant gift – that could be anywhere from $500 to $50,000 -- is an investment in the future of our nation’s workers.

PLANNED GIFTS Planned gifts allow you to combine your philanthropic goals with your financial needs and support worker justice. At Interfaith Worker Justice we want to work with you to meet your needs. CY PRES AWARDS Attorneys and judges: designate residual funds from class action cases to Interfaith

Worker Justice. IWJ is an especially appropriate recipient of cy pres funds from cases involving worker issues. WORKPLACE GIVING AND MATCHING GIFTS Give to Interfaith Worker Justice through the Combined Federal Campaign IWJ #12481 or as a Donor Option to the United Way. Also, let IWJ know if your workplace has a matching gifts program. For more information and additional questions, contact Cathy Junia in the Development Department. E-mail her at or call 773-728-8400 x 42.

Help build the movement for worker justice with a gift to IWJ. Donate online at Connect with us on:

Interfaith Worker Justice

1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Chicago, IL 60660 (773) 728-8400 Interfaith Worker Justice is a national network that calls upon religious values to improve wages, benefits and working conditions for workers by educating and organizing present and future religious leaders, interfaith coalitions and workers centers.

2010 Annual Report