The briefing will highlight findings and recommendations from IPS’ report, And Still I Rise: Black Women Labor Leaders’ Voices, Power and Promise, which examines the successful efforts of black labor women to organize into unions where on average they earn more than $2 more per hour and are 20 percent more likely to have health care; enact minimum wage increases and protections for workers who are not covered by current labor law; ensure that local development initiatives include local hiring practices and community involvement; and prepare black women for public service as elected officials committed to economic justice.
Speakers Will include:
Black women workers, labor leaders and economic justice advocates:
Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Helen Oh at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, June 5.