The Living Wage Fight In Context: A Rebirth Of Worker Agency?

Sunday, June 8th, 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Room 442

Low-wage and minimum wage workers have struggled for decades as the cost of living has outpaced increases in pay and made it more and more difficult to support a family or escape poverty. Notably, there has been a recent upswing in high profile resistance to low pay at workplaces ranging from Wal Mart to McDonalds. This has gone hand in hand with significant victories in raising the minimum wage in cities and states across the country but there is still a long way to go. This panel will explore the current state of low-wage worker organizing, political opportunities on the horizon, and the relationship between fighting for necessary reforms and creating opportunities for deeper systemic change.

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