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News from EPI Today: Experts from EPI, NELP, Berkeley discuss federal minimum wage bill

As the U.S. House of Representatives moves toward passing a federal $15 minimum wage, experts from EPI, the National Employment Law Project, and University of California, Berkeley, will hold a press call today, March 26 at 11:30 a.m. ET, to highlight the growing movement for $15 an hour by cities, states, and companies across the country; detail the economic benefits of a $15 minimum wage; and analyze the effects of the major wage increases that have been ushered in by the seven-year-old Fight for $15 and a Union movement.

The experts will be joined by McDonald’s employee and Fight for $15 leader Bleu Rainer, who will speak firsthand about what a $15 minimum wage would mean to workers across the country.

WHO: Michael Reich, Professor of Economics and Chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE), University of California at Berkeley
Judy Conti, Government Affairs Director, National Employment Law Project
David Cooper, Senior Economic Analyst, Economic Policy Institute
Bleu Rainer, McDonald’s employee and leader in the Fight for $15

WHAT: Press call on Raise the Wage Act

WHEN: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
11:30 a.m. ET

WHERE: For dial-in info, please RSVP to