Unions and the Fight for Fifteen

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On November 15th Portland Labor Notes and $15 Now Pdx presents an exclusive event with cutting edge union leaders from Seattle and San Francisco. They’ll be speaking at the Portland AFL-CIO hall about their experiences leading their cities successful campaigns for a $15 minimum wage.

Oregon unionists have much to learn from these movements that have poured fresh enthusiasm into the national labor movement. Come wearing your union shirt to learn and discuss how we can apply the experience of these cities in our own Fight for $15.

A light brunch will be served at 10:30am – please RSVP on Facebook:

  • November 15th, 10:30am
  • Oregon AFL-CIO hall: 3645 SE 32nd Ave, Portland Oregon

Our Guest Speakers:

  • Nicole Grant is a Seattle-based organizer for the IBEW, and was directly involved in Seattle’s $15 minimum wage campaign. She is the President of the Washington Young Emerging Labor Leaders (YELL) and is Vice President of the Washington State Labor Council
  • Alysabeth Alexander is Vice President of Politics for SEIU 1021 in the San Francisco Bay Area. SEIU 1021 was instrumental in leading the campaign for a $15 minimum wage that has since became a ballot initiative that voters are expected to approve in November.