Title: Raising Wages — Fight for $15.
Location: ArtRage Gallery at 505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse
Description: Raising Wages — Make Minimum Wage a Living Wage
A panel discussion and Q & A with Sandy Arias, Rebecca Fuentes, Jesse Harasta and Howie Hawkins
Unprecedented productivity gains brought profits for owners and stagnant wages for workers. Our panel will discuss the effects on workers and those entering the workforce, the living wage, and organizing for change.
Sandy Arias is an activist with “$15 NOW!” and will discuss the organizing efforts in NYC and the success of Kshama Sawant and others in raising the minimum wage in Seattle.
Rebecca Fuentes is an immigrant rights activist and Coordinator of the Workers Center of CNY. Rebecca works with farmworkers throughout New York state.
Jesse Harasta is a teacher and researcher at Cazenovia College. He is working on the Syracuse Living Wage Study.
Howie Hawkins is active in the Green & Socialist parties. His 2014 Green campaign for governor advocated a $15 minimum wage. Howie is a truck unloader at UPS and a Teamster.
Cosponsored by CNY Reds and Syracuse Greens.
Start Time: 15:30
End Time: 17:30