The Fight for Fifteen: Minimum Wage Increase Organizing Status, Strategy and Tactics


August 11, 2014 @ 12:00 am – 1:30 am
Niebyl-Proctor Library
Telegraph Avenue & 65th Street
Oakland, CA 94609

Green Sunday sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County:

Join us for a lively discussion about differing views on how we can best achieve a liveable minimum wage, both in the East Bay, and beyond.

Steve Gilbert is an active retired member of SEIU 1021. He worked with his union in developing the Millionaire’s Tax 2010 – 2012 and then on the Oakland minimum wage initiative that became the Lift Up Oakland Initiative ($12.25/hour and sick leave). He also was active with his union in organizing strikes at the Port of Oakland and Hayward.

Scott Johnson is a writer and activist who has been involved in organizing around police brutality and labor. He was involved with Occupy Oakland, the Occupy Oakland Labor Solidarity Committee, and Fight for Fifteen Oakland. Writings include: The Politics of Giving a Raise and: Oakland’s fight for less-than-15?

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs and discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. 


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