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"Raising the Wage Floor: Living Wage, Minimum Wage and the Movement for Economic Justice
Date Wednesday September 20
Time 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
Petaluma Public Library
100 Fairgrounds Drive
(Near East Washington Ave and Fairgrounds)
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/Authorvia a list

"Raising the Wage Floor: Living Wage, Minimum Wage and the Movement for Economic Justice in America"

Wednesday, September 20th
6:30-8:30 PM

Robert Pollin, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Petaluma Public Library
100 Fairgrounds Drive
(Near East Washington Ave and Fairgrounds)

Dr. Robert Pollin is an economist at the University of Massachusetts at
Amherst and is considered one of the foremost academic researchers on the
living wage, minimum wage, and labor markets. His research on the fiscal
impacts of the Los Angeles living wage ordinance in the mid-90s laid the
groundwork for subsequent living wage legislation all across the United
States. Most recently, he has conducted research on the costs and benefits
of the Florida minimum wage increase approved by the voters in 2004 and he
has just completed a study about the fiscal impact of the proposed Arizona
minimum wage increase on the ballot this November. He is co-director of the
Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts,
and among his many books are: Transforming the U.S. Financial System
(edited with Gary Dymski) and The Living Wage: Building A Fair Economy
(co-authored with Stephanie Luce). Robert Pollin will speak on the origins
of the Living Wage movement, the structural economic conditions that are
driving this grass-roots nationwide campaign, and strategies for the
future. Please join us for an exciting evening with one of the leading
proponents for economic justice in America.

The event is free and wheelchair accessible. Please contact Living Wage
Coalition co-coordinator Ben Boyce for more information at 478-9663 or
545-7349 x 220 or (ben.boyce [at] sbcglobal.net). Please see our website at:
http://www.livingwagesonoma.org for further information.

Sponsored by the Living Wage Coalition of Sonoma County and New Economy,
Working Solutions (NEWS).
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Sep 13th, 2006 10:57 PM
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