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Friday, October 20 • 11:22am - 11:46am
We the People: Workers Rising for Fair Wages

Introduction by Nina Simons, Bioneers co-founder

Before the election, workers were already rising up all over the country and have continued to do so even more now, joining the campaign for “One Fair Wage,” demanding higher wages and the elimination of lower wages for tipped workers. The movement helped torpedo Trump's first Secretary of Labor nominee and is ramping up the fight for a $15/hour national minimum wage. Innovative, award-winning labor leader Saru Jayaraman says that, if we join together, we can end economic inequality in America. Director of the Food Labor Research Center at UC Berkeley, Saru co-founded the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, which has more than 25,000 worker members, 200 employer partners, and thousands of consumer members in a dozen states nationwide.


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Saru Jayaraman

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
Saru Jayaraman, the award-winning Co-Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United), Director of the Food Labor Research Center at UC, Berkeley, and author of Behind the Kitchen Door and Forked: A New Standard for American Dining, co-founded ROC after 9/11 with displaced World Trade Center workers. It now has more than 25,000 worker members, 200 employer partners, and several thousand consumer-members in a dozen states nationwide. | | To read more about Saru Jayaraman's work... Read More →
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Nina Simons

Bioneers
Nina Simons, co-founder of Bioneers and founding Director of its Everywoman's Leadership program (which includes "Cultivating Women's Leadership” intensives and CoMadres retreats), co-edited the anthology book, Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart. An award-winning... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 11:22am - 11:46am
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (VMA)
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