South Florida Interfaith Worker Justice (SFIWJ)
South Florida Interfaith Worker Justice (SFIWJ) is an association of many diverse religious
leaders throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties who respond to the crisis of the working
poor. Established in 1998, SFIWJ is one of 60 affiliates of the national Interfaith Worker Justice
network based in Chicago. SFIWJ's volunteer Board of Directors is comprised of 13 faith leaders
from various religious and ethnic traditions.
SFIWJ provides a voice to educate, organize, and mobilize the religious community to serve low-wage
workers in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. We dialogue with communities about religion's historical roots and current policies for workers' rights -- including the struggle for better wages, health benefits, working conditions, and the right to have a voice at work. We advocate for the rights of low-wage
workers, the majority of whom are immigrants. Through our organizing efforts, workers' struggles are
transformed from just "bottom-line economics" into moral imperatives facing decision-makers. We also
provide a spiritual uplift and moral foundation to workers in struggle.
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