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|Low-wage America fights back|
|Date||Saturday March 15|
|Time||5:30 PM - 7:30 PM|
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Oakland Peace Center / First Christian Church
111 Fairmount Ave, Oakland
|Event Type||Panel Discussion|
|laney [at] norcalsocialism.org|
A national wave of organizing by low wage workers under the banners of Fight for $15 and OUR Walmart is making itself felt in Oakland in workplace organizing and the Lift Up Oakland ballot campaign to raise the minimum wage to $12.25 and mandate paid sick days. Join us to discuss the way forward for this movement and hear the case for a grassroots worker-led campaign for a living wage for all workers.
- Trish Kahle: Kahle is a Whole Foods worker, currently involved in the struggle for a Whole Foods cashier who was fired for taking a day off to care for her special needs son when schools were closed due to extreme cold, and part of the Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago.*
- Pamela Davis: Davis is a former Walmart worker who was fired from the Richmond Walmart for joining an Unfair Labor Practices strike in 2013, and a leader of OUR Walmart* in the Bay Area.
- And more TBA!
*organizations listed for identification purposes only