Workers Rights

This May Day, Athens for Everyone was proud to stand in solidarity with our undocumented neighbors who are targeted by the detention and deportation system. A4E joins the Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition (AIRC) and Dignidad Inmigrante en Athens (DIA) in the call to end to all deportations. We marched together […]

‘No More Deportations’ Rally and March Recap

The True Right to Work featuring posters from the Works Progress Administration
A keystone of any free society is recognition and enforcement of the true right to work, the right to have a job with which one can decently support oneself and one’s dependents. Unless all willing and able adults are guaranteed employment at a living wage, our family, social, and political […]

The True Right to Work

For Immediate Release April 20, 2017 Victory Delivered With All Year-Round ACC County Workers to be Paid a Living Wage! As of July 1, all Athens-Clarke County year-round workers will be paid a minimum hourly rate of $11.60/hour as a result of the County compensation study findings and tireless work […]

Victory Delivered – All Year-Round ACC County Workers to be ...

Last night the ACC Mayor & Commission adopted a budget for the 2017 fiscal year that created a path for nearly 100 part-time county workers to be paid a living wage, but left uncertainty for the remaining workers. Since the fall of 2015, Athens for Everyone has been fighting for all county employees […]

County Budget provides “path” to Living Wages for Some but ...

MIT operates a service that looks at cost of living and calculates a living wage by geography. In Athens, this wage is $10.17 per hour. Tomorrow (Tuesday, June 7th) we ask that you join us at 7:00pm at City Hall (301 College Ave) to demand that the hourly employees of […]

Will the Commission give Living Wages to ACC Employees?

Athens For Everyone is proud to join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ (CIW) boycott of Wendy’s and strongly encourages others to do the same. Over the past several years, the CIW has targeted large corporate chains in order to secure basic but life-changing rights for the workers who pick tomatoes […]

Boycott Wendy’s to Support Our Farmers!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2016   Athens for Everyone Delivers Petition Demanding Living Wages for All ACCUG Employees   At the February 16th Mayor and Commission Agenda Setting meeting, Athens for Everyone submitted a petition containing approximately 650 signatures from residents and Athens workers. The petition demands that the Athens-Clarke […]

Athens for Everyone Delivers Petition Demanding Living Wages for All ...

#FightFor15 is happening in Georgia! On Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at 1pm at the Georgia State Capitol, the Georgia Senate Insurance and Labor Committee is having the first ever hearing on a bill to raise the Georgia State minimum wage from $5.15 to $15. This is a historic, big deal, […]

Help Convince Georgia Legislators to Increase Min. Wage to $15!