Social Justice in the Jewish Tradition

 Local 800 is as diverse as the city of Los Angeles, with members of every religious and racial and ethnic background. There are some among us who have found work in Jewish communal agencies because of our own ties to the Jewish tradition. That tradition, like other great traditions in the world's heritage, is a rich reservoir of struggles for justice (“tzedek” in Hebrew), with many stories and texts that refer to the rights and dignity of workers.

The Jewish communal agencies in our city were all founded based on high ideals, and we as employees have the right to be treated with high standards of justice and fairness for the important work that we do.

See here for an article, "Labor Rights in the Jewish Tradition."  See here for Yiddish songs of work and struggle.