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Overworked and Underpaid in the Silicon Valley (You're Not the Only One)
Date Thursday July 10
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Ironworkers Hall - South Bay Labor Council
2102 Almaden Road, Room 110
San Jose CA 95125
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorTamon Norimoto
SOUTH BAY FIRST THURSDAYS (SBFT) presents:

OVERWORKED AND UNDERPAID IN THE SILICON VALLEY (YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE)

We've all experienced the severe pressures of work: the looming, high-pressure deadlines, the lack of respect for work by our managers, being expected to work late or through the weekend just to "get the job done," the bitter taste of getting paid too little for what it takes to survive in the Valley. Unless you're a highly educated, highly skilled, upper income worker, there is little upside to being a rat in the rat race. Yet what's it like being a rat in the race when you do mostly invisible and unrespected work? Or when labor is back-breaking instead of paper pushing?

Please join us to learn about how the South Bay labor movement is helping working families in the service sector fight for economic justice and how you and your job in Corporate Cubicle Company can affect the implementation of progressive labor policies. Labor activism in the Silicon Valley looks very different then you think - our panelists will share real life stories about why and how they got involved in the labor movement and what difference it's making in all of our lives. Their stories about standing up and fighting for respect will inspire you in the most unexpected ways.

Thursday, July 10, 2008
7pm - 9pm - (Registration opens at 6:30pm)
Ironworkers Hall- South Bay Labor Council
2102 Almaden Road, Room 110
San Jose CA 95125

To RSVP, please visit our Evite: http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/ZBYXWSCYDENKMCJYDSCV/200807_Labor

Donations support refreshments, room rental, misc costs, and fee waivers.
Recommended donation for program and food: $10 - $20
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jun 18th, 2008 11:57 AM

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