JFREJ Payment Questionnaire
JFREJ pays contract workers on a sliding scale.
The scale is meant to reflect our values of racial and economic justice, and result in the people who have experienced the most financial hardship at the hands of racialized capitalism being resourced more fully. It also supports the practical reality that we don’t have unlimited funds.
You decide where you land on the scale.
We encourage you to reflect deeply on your current, past and generational experience of class and money. This is not a comfortable process, and can be very confusing. People in the US aren’t encouraged to think or talk about class, and we haven’t had a regular process in our organization of having these conversations. For people who have experienced financial privilege, it can bring up feelings of guilt and defensiveness. For people who have experienced a lack of financial resources and stereotypes or judgments from others about it, it can bring up the pain of those experiences. None of us invented capitalism, and we can’t help what we were born into. What’s important is how we work to change the system now. This policy and questionnaire are part of how we disrupt the system.
If you need support thinking through these questions, please reach out to your JFREJ staff contact person for the contract.