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News from EPI Media Advisory: What can we learn from the Fight for $15?

On Thursday, June 30, at 10:00 a.m., the Economic Policy Institute will host a forum to discuss the innovative strategies being employed in the fight for economic justice. SEIU Local 775 Founder and President David Rolf, leader of the successful minimum wage campaigns in SeaTac and Seattle, will discuss his new book, The Fight for Fifteen: The Right Wage for a Working America. A panel featuring Elianne Farhat from the Center for Popular Democracy, Janice Fine from Rutgers University, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner from MomsRising, and a worker and organizer from the Fight for $15 will discuss the future of the economic justice movement, including the need for new norms in work hours and scheduling, labor standards enforcement, and paid leave, as well as successful wage campaigns.

What: Discussion of lessons learned from the Fight for $15

Who: David Rolf, Founder and President of SEIU Local 775
Elianne Farhat, Deputy Campaign Director of the Fair Workweek Initiative at the Center for Popular Democracy
Janice Fine, Associate Professor at Rutgers University
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director of MomsRising
A worker and organizer from the Fight for $15

When: Thursday, June 30, 2016
10:00-11:30 am

Where: Economic Policy Institute
1225 Eye St. NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005