Save the Date: Fight for $15 hearing on Tues. Oct. 13 at the State House

Save the Date: Fight for $15 hearing on Tues. Oct. 13 at the State House

Join the Jewish community in supporting the Fight for $15.

The Jewish community is on board with the Fight for $15. In addition to the JLC’s support and involvement, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis both publicly stated their support for the Fight for $15 campaign. The Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action has made this a priority.

Now, we need YOU to come out and make sure these bills actually pass!

On Oct. 13, the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development will hear testimony on Fight for $15 bills. These include multiple bills to create a $15 per hour minimum wage for workers; a bill to ensure fair scheduling for workers; and a bill to raise the tipped minimum wage.

Join the JLC and our partners from the Raise Up MA Coalition at the State House on October 13th to show your support for these bills.

What is the Fight for $15?
The Fight for $15 has grown from an effort to raise standards in the fast-food industry, into a broader movement to improve wages and conditions for low wage employees across Massachusetts. In 2013-2014, the state legislature passed the highest State Minimum Wage in the country, as well as Earned Sick Time. But a minimum wage is NOT a living wage. We need to fight for better working conditions too.

What will the day look like?

Where:
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street, Boston MA 02133

When:
11:30 am Rally and march.
12:00 pm
Lobby – meet with your legislators. Meet in Room 437.
1:00 pm Attend the hearing in Room A-1.
2:30 pm Assemble at Grand Stair Case and proceed to a fast food action.

Let us know if you can make it by emailing newenglandjlc@jewishlabor.org or calling 617-227-0888.

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