About us:

The Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan (EJAM) is a group of grassroots social justice organizations committed to achieving racial and economic equity for low-wage and working-class communities.

Formed in the fall of 2013, EJAM is born out of a long tradition of organizing in Michigan. Hundreds-of-thousands of voters across the state have joined with EJAM in the fight to increase the minimum wage, provide earned paid sick days for all workers, and require community benefit agreements when public monies or land is used to support corporate developments.


We Are:

Restaurant and low-wage workers, moms and caregivers, people of faith, Detroiters, and much more! Central to EJAM’s organizing is leadership development. Our current leadership development program Michigan Economic Justice Fellowship training. This training is designed to improve leaders’ ability to fight for their communities while advancing racial justice in Michigan.

The strength of EJAM comes from the members of the partner organizations. By strategizing, planning, and working together, EJAM not only has the ability to win on issues, but the alliance’s partner organizations and respective leaders continue to strengthen relationships to build lasting working-class power in Michigan.


We Build Toward:

  • Higher quality jobs
  • More secure families
  • Promising futures for all Michiganders!


EJAM Partners:

  • Restaurant Opportunities Center of Michigan (ROC-MI)
  • Detroit People’s Platform (DPP)
  • Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength (MOSES)
  • Mothering Justice
  • The Ezekiel Project
  • Pontiac Policy Council (PC2)
  • Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network (MUUSJN)