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Shannon Garth-Rhodes (Fight for 15), 832.545.1851
SAN JOSE #FIGHTFOR15 WORKER MOVEMENT CELEBRATES LANDMARK RAISE FOR MILLIONS AS GOVERNOR BROWN SIGNS $15 MINIMUM WAGE INTO LAW
One of 10 sites across California where workers, labor leaders, and community members will commemorate worker-made history and vow to keep fighting
SAN JOSE — California workers and their allies will gather to see their Fight for $15 (#FightFor15) movement change history as Governor Brown signs into law a landmark minimum wage increase to $15 by 2022, and workers will pledge to continue fighting for change.
The Fight for $15 and a union movement has always been about more than a wage: it includes the enforcement of wage and hour laws, the enforcement of workplace rights such as paid sick days, and union rights and a strong voice for workers at work.
WHERE: SEIU 521
2302 Zanker Rd.
San Jose, CA 95131
VISUAL: Workers watching Gov. Brown’s signing ceremony on large screens
Workers “sign” a giant copy of SB 3, the bill they championed
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Service Employees International Union, Local 521 represents 40,000 public- and nonprofit, private-sector workers in the central Bay Area region and in the Central Valley. Under a Community First vision, we are committed to making sure the needs of our community, and the vital services we provide our community, come first. We believe our communities thrive when residents, leaders and workers recognize that we are all in this together when it comes to our safety, health, and well-being.