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October 27, 2011

What does WINning look like?

More than 560 people attended (100 more than last year!) the Workers Interfaith Network (WIN) 9th Annual Labor Day Picnic. The day was a great success with fun for the whole family.  Face painting and MoonBounce for the kids, and music and entertainment for all.

WIN’s Memphis Workers’ Center is celebrating four years of seeking justice!  The Workers’ Center educates and organizes low-wage workers, many whose rights have been violated.  They help workers learn their rights; help them recover stolen wages and help injured workers get workers compensation. 

The Workers’ Center helped Fernando Santiago, former waiter, recover $13,000 from stolen wages – the largest amount ever recovered.  In his gratitude, Fernando gived $2,000 back to the Center. 

The Presbyterian Hunger Program just approved a grant of $4,000 to support WIN’s ministry. You too can support WIN by sending a gift online to www.workersinterfaithnetwork.org or by mail to:

WIN, 3035 Directors Row, Bldg. B-1207, Memphis, TN. 38131

WIN is encouraging congregations everywhere to take part in “Wage Theft Sabbath”  during November 19-20 to draw attention to the growing crisis.  You can get your congregation involved by requesting the Wage Theft Sabbath package at (901)332-3570 or email zach@workersinterfaithnetwork.org. And you can provide ongoing support and engagement by becoming a Partnering Congregation!