Community Conversation: One Job Should Be Enough!

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 6:30pm

Register here.

Every day, corporations across America put profit over people. Low wages force many working-class people to work two or three jobs to make ends meet. At the same time, immigrant communities are targeted to work in unsafe conditions and exploited as the victims of wage theft.

Here in Minnesota, a movement is brewing to push back against these trends. Workers - in both ununionized and nonunionized workplaces - are organizing. They're fighting for living wages, sick leave, adequate healthcare, and better working conditions. These groups are often led by immigrants and people of color, utilizing cutting edge organizing tactics to push back against management and win real victories for workers. Connecting with causes broader than their own self-interest, these groups are partnering in coalition campaigns for climate action, wrap-around services, and education funding.

This event will highlight workers and leaders from organizations and unions, as they share their stories of advancing justice for workers and immigrant communities.

Doors open at 6:00pm. Event begins at 6:30pm.

Free & open to the public. Advance registration is required for attendance. The event will take place in South Minneapolis. Full location information will be included in an email you will receive from Eventbrite on Thursday, March 12. Please note that backpacks, briefcases, and other bags larger than a purse or handbag are not allowed. All bags are subject to search.

Please call (612) 333-1272 with any questions, concerns, or requests for accommodations.

Media interested in attending should contact omar.press@mail.house.gov.