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Low-wage America fights back
Date Saturday March 15
Time 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
Oakland Peace Center / First Christian Church
111 Fairmount Ave, Oakland
Event Type Panel Discussion
Emaillaney [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.

Featured speakers:

- 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
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Feb 26th, 2014 6:59 AM
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