Frankling High School @ 3013 South Mount Baker Boulevard, Seattle, WA 98144, USA
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Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:30am-9:30pm
Join 15 Now action groups, low-wage workers, union members and activists from all across the country who are part of the historic effort to raise the minimum wage. We will share our experiences and collectively discuss our strategy to take our movement to the next level. Across the country low-wage workers are rising up for a $15/hour minimum wage. In Seattle the movement is poised to be the first major U.S. city to achieve $15. But what will it take to win? Big business is now launching an attack on $15 and they will fight tooth and nail to maintain their profits on the backs of working people. We cannot rely on the political establishment – either the Mayor’s minimum wage advisory committee or the City Council – to deliver a real $15/hour minimum wage. Only by building a powerful grassroots movement that keeps up the pressure can we win. The April 26 conference will be critical for all those committed to the fight for $15 to attend. It is timed to allow us to come together to review the results of the Mayor’s recommendations to City Council and draw up plans for the next stage of the movement. The Conference will also launch – if needed – a drive to collect 50,000 signatures for a ballot initiative for a real $15 an hour minimum wage for all workers. The Conference will bring together low-wage workers, 15 Now Action Groups, unions, Occupy activists and community organizations from Seattle and across the country in an exciting day to educate, share our experiences, and hammer out a strategy to win $15 in Seattle and nationally. This conference is not only for Seattle activists. We encourage people from all around the country to attend in order to build a more united and cohesive nation-wide movement. If you’re concerned about the costs of travel you can apply for financial assistance in the form below. Please register today for the conference: https://www.15now.org/april-26/